Shimano stand by its products
Have been thoroughly satisfied with Alfine 11 speed internal gear hub, 12,000Kms on hub and Shimano replaced internal hub assembly at no cost after knocking sound.
22 December 2015
Overal you can see shimano quality in the manufacturing of the kit, really easy to set up and super functionality.
01 December 2014
It does what it says on the tin
If you want to use a Shimano Alfine 11 speed rear hub then you have on option but to use one of these as well.
Red index marks for easy installation, but you can fit it 180 degrees wrong and you won' t find out until you fit your wheel and then it will be obvious what you've done!!
Easy to put right though.
Clear yellow index marks for correct gear adjustment,
Comes with parts for vertical drop outs only, so if you have horizontal ones more parts are needed.
26 March 2014
works well enough
Brought this kit to convert my electric bike from 8 speed to 11. Not much difference in design between the 8 and the 11 speed kit other then this one has a handle which makes connecting and disconnecting the gear cable much easier but you have to use the correct kit for your hub of course.
The kit has everything you need if you have vertical drop outs. If your frame has horizontal dropouts (which is much better for a geared hub especially the Alfine) then you will need to find suitable none turn washers. I don't know why they don't include them in this kit?? Rip off ???
The only problem I have had in the past is these none turn washers TURNING in the soft aluminium dropouts of the frame and chewing it to bits. These none turn washers are a crude solution for preventing the axel turning. You must make sure the axel nuts are really tight or risk the whole lot of ripping out of the drop outs. This happened to me whilst pulling away hard at traffic lights. Rohloff use a torque arm to prevent this problem. Other then this I have found the Alfine system works very well, very tough and reliable both 8 and 11 speed provided you keep the cable adjusted as per the instructions.
Another tip is make sure the rubber boot doesn't prevent the cable moving smoothly, it can jam the cable and cause rubbish gear changes and slipping.
30 August 2013
Essential components for a recent Alfine conversion I did on my hybrid. Genuine parts but recommend you check fully what you need on the Shimano tech website to make sure.
27 April 2013
alfine parts kit
received it 7 days after purchase which is totally cool from UK to Sydney Australia
all packaged neat like and all good condition with a very competitive price. I recommend wiggle.
04 September 2012
I bought this for an Alfine 11 speed wheel I was building and going off the picture assumed that it came with all the different non-turn washers for different dropout styles (I didn't see the previous reviewers comments).
The picture that shows 2 sets of washers is actually a picture for the 8-speed version, the 11-speed only comes with the vertical dropout washers. If you have anything else you will have to find the correct washers elsewhere and there are other places that do stock just the washers.
Appart from that this and the rest of my order got delivered in super speedy time given I am living in a small town in Italy so no complaints there.
16 July 2012
Alfine 11 Compatible
The Shimano Alfine Cassette Joint and Fitting Kit is compatable with the new Alfine11 Speed Disc Hub. Be sure to order a sprocket and Centerloc Disc if needed as well. This kit is for bikes with vertical dropouts
23 January 2011
I'm reading that the standard Alfine 11speed fitting kit does not include the correct washers for fitting to horizontal dropouts. Can they be had here on Wiggle? I'm fitting to a Surly Troll frame. Thanks.