Old 01-06-19, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by snoopy20 View Post
I spent a small fortune on mine, it has a Nexus 8, SON dynamo hub, new wheels etc.

Despite this the Nexus 8 is noticeably slower than derailleur gears. I went out with a friend and normally we're evenly matched but on the foldy i couldn't keep up.

So I think it's up for sale.
What was he/she riding in comparison?

Personally I've never thought of a Nexus 8 as particularly fast its more city bike gearing, commuting etc. I've got a Carrera Subway 8 with a Nexus 8 and I'm sure I'm slower on it than one of my 3x8 mountain bikes. It's just low maintenance and easy to ride in comparison.
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