Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC DB PM XL (170mm)


Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC DB PM for frames with Postmount disc brake mounts.
Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC DB PM XL – 170mm O.L.D. – black only!
Kit includes: Hub with quick release axle, Hub-cap with mount for special brake rotor, Twist shifter, Shifter cables, External Gear Mech and PM axleplate to anchor the output torque to the rearmost mounting hole of a Postmount brake caliper mount.
Attention – PM Bone (#8555) required – available separately. Brake rotor not included!
The next-largest brake disc will be required because the PM Bone also acts as an adapter. Must be ordered separately.


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Get to know the Rohloff 500/14 Speedhub.

The Rohloff Speedhub is a planetary gear system with 14 gears. It is unique on the market with its large transmission range. It is at the top of the gear hub market, deservedly winning the most reliable gear hubaward. With proper maintenance, it has an exceptionally long service life. Thanks to its closed oil system, it’s a clean, low-maintenance solution that you don’t have to worry about when you use it in wet, muddy conditions.

Advantages of the Rohloff gear hub

Reliability and durability

The gears in the gearbox are very precisely and strictly controlled components, which is why the lifespan of Rohloff hubs is exceptionally long.

Wide gear range

Thanks to the 14 gears, there is no mountain that can be an opponent when climbing, and even speed hunters can step on the pedals comfortably. The name of the Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 refers to the large gear range. The total speed range is 526%. (The highest gear is 5.26 times higher than the lowest.)

Precise and smooth shifting

Thanks to the precise design of the gears, a very precise shifting experience is created. No stretch, no inaccuracy. Self-adjusting system, so readjustment is not needed.

Easy to use

It can be easily operated both while driving and in a stationary position. Do not shift gears under torque.

Low maintenance

The system is sealed, so it is enough to change the oil every 5000 km.

Value retention

Thanks to its reliability and durability, it is also in high demand on the used market and can be resold at a very good price.

Who do we recommend?

Bicycle tourers

If you’re going on long-distance bike tours, the Rohloff Speedhub can be extremely useful. Due to its reliability and durability, it provides reliable performance even on longer trips, and the easy handling helps you switching gears on different terrains.

Off-road and mountain bikers

The Rohloff Speedhub has 14 gears, making it an ideal choice for mountain biking. The wide speed range allows you to find the right speed for riding on steep climbs and technical terrain.

Cyclists who face extreme weather conditions

The closed system design of the Rohloff Speedhub hub makes it resistant to weather conditions. Therefore, it is recommended for cyclists who often find themselves in wet, dusty or muddy environments.

Cyclists who want to minimize the need for maintenance

The Rohloff Speedhub hub is low maintenance. The closed system protects the parts from dirt and grime and requires no frequent maintenance except for oil changes. This can be an ideal choice for those who do not want to spend too much time and energy on regular maintenance of their bike.

Operation of the Rohloff gearbox

The operating principle of the Rohloff gearbox is relatively simple. Its internal structure consists of three sets of planetary gears, the first two of which provide seven ratios, and the third a halved. This effectively doubles the number of gears to fourteen.

Shifting is provided by a handlebar-mounted bolt-on shifter with two cables that actuate an indexing mechanism in the hub, shifting up or down. When reaching seventh gear (shifting up or down), the hub changes from high to low (or vice versa), moving through the seven gears.

The indexing is controlled by a transfer box mounted in roughly the same place as the rear derailleur (on the opposite side). This receives the cables from the derailleur and transfers the rotational action in the box to the indexing mechanism inside the hub. The transfer case is easily detached by loosening the single hand-release screw to remove the rear wheel.

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Maintenance and servicing

Oil change

The Rohloff Speedhub runs on oil and requires an occasional oil change. The manufacturer's requirement is that once a year or approx. change the oil after 5,000 kilometers. The hub contains 25 ml of oil, which you can buy from our webshop. Changing the oil is important for proper operation and smooth shifting. The oil change can be performed by anyone who knows the specific maintenance process of Rohloff hubs using the oil change set

Inspection and cleaning

From time to time it is worth checking the condition of the gearbox and cleaning the external surfaces. Check the transmission for visible damage, cracks, or other problems. Clean the exterior surfaces with a soft cloth or brush to remove dirt and grime. A small oil leak is normal, but you should pay attention to a larger oil leak.

Expert help

For more complex maintenance tasks or possible repairs, the hub must be taken to the official partners of the worldwide service network on the Rohloff website. Official Rohloff service partners are professionals trained by Rohloff who meet Rohloff's requirements. In almost every country, there are official service centers that you should contact for repairs in the event of a problem.

Spare parts supply

You can find all spare parts for Rohloff systems on our webshop, be it replacement parts, parts for installation or tools for maintenance with a transparent filter system, thanks to which you can easily find the part you need.

For more detailed maintenance information, click the button below:

Rohloff maintenance

Which Rohloff hub is suitable for my bike?

It is worth researching carefully before buying to make sure that the right version is selected. You can find the exact technical information at the following link:

Rohloff types

Booda Bike Pulse

Series bike with Rohloff hub gear and belt drive

Belt drive bike with Rohloff Speedhub hub, carbon fork, Supernova hub dynamo lighting. A true touring bike.

Booda Bike Pulse
Rohloff box

Contents of the Rohloff hub replacement set

Every Rohloff hub order comes with other accessories. The following products can be found with all Rohloff hubs. In addition, depending on the type of the hub, there are also other parts that you can find in the short description of the product.

Rohloff shifter

Twist shifter light

Rohloff shifter cable

Cable and cable house with ferrules

Rohloff oil


Rohloff Warranty

Rohloff guarantees a flawless and technically fault-free Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 operation for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Excluded from this warranty are components subject to regular wear. Wearable components are those parts which are subjected to acceptable levels of wear while performing their function.

Wearable parts:

hub seals
jockey wheels on the chain tensioner
shifter cables (internal gear mech)
grip rubber of the twist shifter
break discs

Non-wearable parts:

encapsulated gear box bathed in oil
hub case
twist shifter housing (external gear mech)

For further warranty information, please visit the manufacturer’s website.

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