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Sturmey Archer 3-Speed Internal Fixed Hub

Sunrace Sturmey Archer has released a few images of the long rumored 3-speed internally geared fixed hub. Not quite a reissue of the legendary and highly collectible ASC, the pictured S3X is a modern incarnation with a proposed 160% gear range. Read more at the Sturmey Archer blog and keep your fingers crossed that this sees production, and that we can get a hub for review.


  1. scottSeptember 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    any clue why no company hasn’t produced these already? Is there really not a big enough market for them?

  2. amckimmeySeptember 3, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    A company already has produced these, “Sturmey Archer”. It was pretty normal in racing when people road raced with fixed gears. It kind of left the market after derailleurs became the normal with, 3, 5, 9…speed drive trains.

  3. T.HudsonSeptember 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Any idea on the price of these bad boys. Seems to me that would be pretty slick for a polo setup and commuter for all those fixie travellers out there. I want!

  4. jamesmallonSeptember 4, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    They are going to ruin the spacing (too wide). Check out my comments at: http://bikehugger.com/2008/09/fixednot_really_sturmey_archer.htm

  5. YakimaCanyonFebruary 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Is there any more news on this? I want to commute fixed but I have two massive hills to content with and getting on and off to change a flip-flop just seems like a mess to me.

    Sturmey if you are out there, Please Please Please make this available. Thanks

  6. Tim RutledgeApril 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Hello Sturmey fans!
    The Hub is proceading, and we at Seattle Bike supply will likely carry this as an after market item, but the cost will be in the $300.00 to $350.00 MSRP range–from early reports. Timing looks like fall 2009 from all current indicators.

  7. trackhubMay 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve been riding fixed for ten years now. Yes, I would buy one, should it become available. Would different models, with different spacing be available?

  8. ralffMay 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I have simplified my own built close ratio seven speed to a close ratio 4-speed fixed (only on paper)
    typical gears obtained 56; 62.2; 71.1; 81.8;
    is there any interest

    ralf, The netherlands

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