Shimano Nexus Inter-3 (3-speed)

Follow  
AVERAGE RATING
4.00 out of 5
WHERE TO BUY   beta
MSRP: $60
Loading...
I Want One  
Rider Questions
 
Members' Gear
 
Owner
1 owners
 
 
 
Top Rated Gear From Shimano
Shimano XT Hollowtech II
Shimano Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake Caliper and Levers
Shimano XTR 970 Rapid Rise Rear
Shimano XT Front
Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech II
Shimano Deore XT M780, 10 speed
Shimano Deore XT M780 Shadow
Shimano SH-M088
+ Add review
 
Bombardier on November 19, 2007
1 out of 1 readers found this useful
 
Pros: - Reliability - Durability - Coaster Brake

Cons: - Not easily serviced by the user. - First gear isn't low enough, especially without a granny-gear chainring. - Mediocre power coaster brake - Weight (2-1/2lbs or 1120 grams)

Recommendation: This geared hub is a good choice for a mountainbiker looking to turn his/her vintage Schwinn or Columbia into an off-road klunker. The Nexus 3spd hub is relatively inexpensive, and will afford multiple gear choices on a bike that is unable to mount a standard derailleur. However, while it is lighter than other quality geared hubs, it still adds a bit of weight to the wheel. The comparable SRAM 3spd hub w/ coaster brake weighs in at 1390g, or 3lbs. The coaster brake is also not as powerful those found on a single-speed hub. It does the job, but will not lock the wheel up. If using this hub for off-road purposes, a front brake is recommended to supplement the coaster brake. For on-road (cruiser) bikes, this hub is nearly perfect, as weight & stopping considerations are a lot less pressing. For either purpose, the low gear is still not low enough for anything but tiny inclines. For off-road use, multiple chainrings are recommended for versatility and increased climbing power, especially if being fitted to a vintage klunker.

Was this Review helpful? Yes | No
 
 
Shimano Nexus Inter-3 (3-speed) 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.