The Efneo x3 replaces the front derailleur?
Are you like most people that really don’t like all the hassles and problems associated with a front derailleur? Now you have an alternative.
Efneo’s 3-gear front gearbox is perfect for trekking, hybrid, urban, single speed, city and folding bikes as well as for off road non-competition bikes and e-bikes.
Efneo has with a crowd feature on indie gogo already raised enough money to take the Efneo x3 in production and is already asking to pre-order on the site.
What is the Efneo Gearbox?
It is a 3-speed bicycle front gearbox that can replace your awkward front derailleur.
The Efneo look inspired by brands like Porsche and Apple makes it the most elegant and sleek bicycle gearbox on the market.
How it works?
Efneo is a planetary gearbox. One chainring rotating at three different speeds on each gear. It is an equivalent to a 28/40/50T front crankset.
What is important is that the gear ratios are pretty much the same as you would expect from a standard 3 chainring derailluer system. That makes it comfortable – the gaps between gears are not too big, not too small.
Please remember one thing. The Efneo Gearbox, like almost all other planetary gearboxes available on the market, has one specific feature:
- you can upshift with full load (e.g. you can push the pedals with all your strength and change the gear to the higher one).
- when you want to downshift, you need to stop pushing for a fraction of a second to let the gear change.
It’s very easy to get accustomed to it and after a while you will do it without thinking about it.
Top five advantages.
- Easy gear shifting. Much quicker and easier than with a front derailleur.
- Easy starting from the 1st gear. With Efneo you can reduce to the first gear in stand still.
- Great look.
- Reduced maintenance. No need for adjustments.
- No chain skewing. No chain skewing and chain dropping when paired with a rear derailleur.
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