9.03.2008

Sunrace Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Fixed Hubs

That was a mouthful. It seems the legendary Sturmey Archer is making a 3-speed internal fixed hub! They look beautiful. A real piece of work and for inquiring minds, here's the break down: The first batch of prototype Fixed Gear 3 speeds is finished. The new hub will be called the S3X. The hub will be made using a much stronger aluminum hubshell. Overall gear range will be 160%.
  • 1st Gear -37.5%
  • 2nd Gear - -25%
  • 3rd Gear - Direct Drive
  • Gear step gear 1 to gear 2: 20%
  • Gear step gear two to gear 3: 33%

Shifters are still up in the air but we have had many requests for a bar end style shifter. Also we are still planning on the possibility of doing some anodized colors with laser etching instead of screen printed graphics. Please comment on what you would like to see in the way of shifters or color choices.

2 comments:

Brian said...

I say Nitto-style anodized red ftw!

Phillip said...

I was gonna try to make one from the tutorial on FFG a long time ago… I wanted to make a long distance FG. Even priced some ASC's on ebay (all over $200). But i have to say, I'm over it now.