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Thread: New 14 Speed Hub from Norway

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    Default New 14 Speed Hub from Norway

    I just found about this hub, which looks similar to Rohloff 14 Speedhub, but the patent was applied for since 2011, and granted in 2016 in the US. It has 543% gear ratio compared to 525% for Rohloff Speedhub. Currently you can preorder it for 900 Norweigian Krone, which is about $108 USD. The price would go up later, but they don't say by how much. See their FAQ page.

    http://www.kindernay.com/

    Link to patent:

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US9279480B2/en

    Rohloff Speedhub patent has or is about to expire(by late 2018 at most), and this means any company could make a replica, but this doesn't mean it would be of the same quality.

    Patents normally last for 15 to 20 years.

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    The 900 Krone you cite is just a deposit. Early bird US (non VAT) price for the wheel and shifter is around $965 US.

    http://www.kindernay.com/product/pre...kindernay-xiv/

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    I guess that means it costs $108 or less to make.

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