Heute habe ich eine Nachricht von Kindernay erhalten, das nun (endlich) die hydraulische Kindernay XIV 14 Hinterrad Nabe bestellbar ist. Die Erst-Serienproduktion wurde bereits an Kunden versendet und ist nun in etwas grösserem Umlauf. Der zweite Produktionsbatch ist nun im Gange und wird ab Mitte Juni 2019 ausgeliefert werden. Einige wenige Naben werde nun frei bestellbar sein nach First come, first Serve Prinzip verkauft. 


Das Kindernay XIV 14 Packet enthält folgendes:


- Kindernay XIV 14 Gang Nabe (für 135, 142 or 148mm Achsstandard)


- SWAP Hülle (28 Speichenloch)


- HYSEQ hydraulische Schalteinheit mit Lenkshiftern, Züge und Kleinteile.


- 14T Antriebsseitiges Ritzel und 2 unterschiedliche Rotoren sind erhältlich


Der ladenpreis is rund 1075 Euro  respetive 1250CHF.



Wer möchte das erste HILITE Titanbike mit hydraulischer Kindernay 14 Nabe? 



Kindernay XIV The K’ay XIV is a new internal gear hub, the first internal gear hub designed to accommodate a 12mm through-bolt. At 1400 grams, it’s the lightest full-range 14-speed gear hub on the market. This is made possible by our innovative and advanced planetary gear design, which yields a total of 14 speeds out of just three simple planetary series. To make the technology practical, we designed the XIV with a wide gear range of 543% between the first and fourteenth speed, and even 13.9% gear intervals. This range is wide enough for most riders, and the intervals make speed changes intuitive and natural. The internal clutch design is also innovative. Power torque from the pedals through the chain to the hub shell transfers through our specially designed clutches, with a large diameter and great number of engagement points. This gives the feeling of rapid and direct pedal engagement, with no pedal flex or mush when you stomp hard. Make no mistake – the Kindernay XIV is made for performance-oriented riding. For a sleek look on your high-end bike, the hub diameter is no larger than ~10 cm (4 inches). And for comparison, the gear range is wider than an external chainring and cassette setup with e.g. 1x12 and a 50 large cog (e.g. 10x50 yields 500% range) or 2x11 (26x38 up front and 11x42 in the back). Just that the XIV is internal and lasts longer, with minimal maintenance…


Summary of features:


- 543% gear ratio with 14 speeds in sequence, and even 13.9% intervals


- Lightest 14 speed gear hub ever, approx. 100 grams pr. speed


- The first multispeed gear hub with a full-length tunnel extending all the way through, for receiving standard 12 and 10mm through-axles


- Multiple axle stub versions available, for both 142mm/197mm x12mm and 135mm/190mm x10mm frames


- Rigid axle mount with minimal torsional flexing, for a stiff rear wheel


- 24 engagement points per revolution, for rapid pedal engagement at any time


- Large diameter clutches, for high torque-capability and gear strength


- Instantaneously shifts – once the shift-click is heard, the shift has been completed


- Shift standing still, shift coasting, shift while airborne, shift under load


- Low maintenance, very long service life


- Outlasts your bike – move it on to your next bike, or sell it and upgrade to a next-gen version


Naja, beim letzten Punkt bin ich mir bei einem Titanbike nicht ganz so sicher ;)