Can anyone verify this info?
From the long-term use Alfine 11 information I've read, the new 7001-11 (and 7051-11 Di2 model) have finally gotten the biggest issues worked out. I think the first model of the Alfine 11 gear hub was indeed deficient.
The page I looked at says the 11 Di2 is 5 grams lighter than the 1,670 gram 8 speed DI2. 11 speed hub is about $400 and 8 speed hub about $200.
I was thinking of getting an Alfine hub for my 2009 Fargo, perhaps DI2. Honestly, I don´t ride the Fargo all that much anymore. I would roll on thousands of miles, but not tens of thousands. I have a couple of old Crest rims I have not used, and time to lace up a couple of wheels.
Anyone see a reason not to use the new model 11 speed for a little back road touring in the western US and or northern Mexico? Maybe even an XT dyno hub on the front?
If my foggy old memory serves, they used to say the 8 was more reliable than the 11. IGgear seems to think the new model is good to go¿