The roller brake on an internal geared 7 speed Shimano Nexus IGH hub is heavy. Works pretty good though.

“>The weight of the roller brake for theShimano Nexus 7 speed hub is 18.20 ounces

The weight of the roller brake for theShimano Nexus 7 speed hub is 18.20 ounces

 

 

Does require some maintenance, the outside nut had become uncomfortably loose.

“>Inside view of Shimano Nexus hub roller brake

Inside view of Shimano Nexus hub roller brake

 

Over its life the brake had heated so much that it caused damage to the nearby graphics and cooked the grease inside the hub.

“>The decal on the chainstay got scorched from the heat of the roller brake.

The decal on the chainstay got scorched from the heat of the roller brake.

 

A view of the internals of the roller brake of the Nexus 7 speed internal gear hub IGH.

A view of the internals of the roller brake of the Nexus 7 speed internal gear hub IGH.

 

 

  2 Responses to “How Heavy is the Roller Brake on Your Internal Geared Hub, Nexus 7 IGH”

  1. Interesting – but I can’t help but wonder if the discolouration on the decal was caused by the rubber on the clamp over time rather than heat (which could have melted any rubber first?)

    • Hmmm, yes, good thinking; it could be something other than the heat. However, there is no rubber under that clamp.

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