IB13: Sturmey Archer introduces new 5 speed hubs for 2014, adds new 2 Speed Disc Hubs in 135mm and 120mm spacings
New for 2014, Sturmey Archer has the C50 5 speed hub range. The final details are still being worked out, but for now, four models are planned. They include an option for a coaster brake, drum brake, disc brake, and a freewheel model (rim brake). The overall gear range is 242% and is achieved with a new rotary gear set (read: no indicator chain). They hubs will be load shiftable, and should be easy to adjust.
Two speed disc hubs and a funky dyno after the page break.
In their booth, they also had this oddly specific “front” hub that features a drum brake and dyno. It’s primary use is for the rear wheel on tadpole recumbent trikes. It has the moniker XL-SDD and no release date or price is available as of now.
There’s also a new two speed disc Sturmey Archer S2K hubs. It comes in both 135mm and 120mm spacings. Which builder is going to make that 120mm spaced two speed disc SS (fixie?) first? Those TRP single speed hydro levers would really round out the build!