EN Shift:R Tour Rohloff

I have questions about use

My Shift:R creaks or feels “scratchy” on one or both sides when shifting.

This is caused by too much shift cable tension, causing one of the pawl mechanisms to remains in contact with the gears. Reduce the tension of the opposite (!) lever until the switching noise disappears. See instructions.

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Shifting is not possible, the levers will not move.
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How come I can only shift one gear?

Depending on the pawl position, a bit of “backlash” can occur. That means, if you change shift direction then a small gap must be closed before shifting engages. If you can only shift one gear if you have not changed direction, increase the tension slightly. (see instructions)

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Can I shift under load?

Somtimes. Gearbox gears without a clutch cannot be shifted under high load, unlike derailleur systems. It is not necessary to completely stop un-weight your pedal stroke, only to reduce pressure.

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Can I use the Shift:R year-round?

Of course! Please note that in winter conditions the demands on the material and the possibility of corrosion are increased due to road salt. As with all components, this can results in increased maintenance and servicing costs.

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After shifting when the lever returns to its original position, I hear a ratcheting noise. Is this normal?
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Can I also use the Shift:R Tour on mountain bikes?

There is no reason not to use the Shift:R Tour on mountain bikes. That being said, the Shift:R Tour series is not necessarily designed for “advanced” or “hardcore” mountain biking in mind as the shifting behaviour in combination with the gearbox is not as defined, and the ability to shift under load is limited in comparison to a modern derailleur. Technically, however, there are no problems in this application.

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