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Hub Shell Material - 6061 Aluminum
Axle Diameter - 13/32” Slotted
Over Locknut Dimension - 28h = 111mm. 36h = 119mm
Axle Length - 148mm/ 175mm
Right Axle Protrusion Length - 18mm / 24mm
Left Axle Protrusion Length - 18mm / 32mm
Spoke Holes - 28 or 36
Pitch Circle Diameter - 67mm
Flange Width - 53mm
Spoke Compatibility - 13g or 14g
Sprocket Teeth - 13T through 22T
Chain Line: 1/8” Flat 45.6mm
Chain Line: 1/8” Dished 44mm, 47.4mm
Chain Line: 3/32” Flat 45.3mm, 45.9mm
Chain Line: 3/32” Dished 43.5mm, 47.7mm
Indicator Chain - HSA585
Weight - 1090g

NOTE: Includes SLS-50T 5 Speed Thumbshifter HSJ959 with Inner Cable and 18T Dished Chrome Plated 1/8" Sprocket HSL838
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Product Reviews (7)
Overall Product Rating 4.4 / 5
By Ralph A Betts
09 Feb 2020
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Conswrong part supplied initially
Pros5 gears, range, not much heavier, looks
I bought this hub as an upgrade for my 3 speed Brompton. I got SJS Cycles to build it into a wheel for me. It was a bit of a project but it is now working perfectly and I am delighted with the result. I did weigh the wheel and hub and it is only 35g heavier than the 3 speed wheel and hub. I love the 5 speeds, the increased gear range and the simple sequential shifting unlike the combined hub / derailleur shifting of Brompton's 6 speed.
I did have a problem with the gear indicator rod / chain. The part supplied had a yellow mark for adjustment - this is the incorrect part. The correct part is shorter and has a green mark. When the correct part is fitted, the gears work perfectly. This took a bit of time to work out but SJS Cycles customer service was excellent. I am disappointed that Sturmey Archer supplied the incorrect part with the unit but delighted with the hub now that I have it working correctly.
Excellent Brompton upgrade
By John P
16 Jan 2020
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consweight, sensative changing
Prosgear ratio range
I bought one of these to see how a 3 spd could convert to a 5 speed.
having built the wheel the fitting is identical to the 3 speed mounting except I used the existing nuts (all 3) for the axle fiiting and tensioner and the sprocket. I mounted the 5 speed trigger on the bike and used existing cable.
The 2 extra gears increase the weight by about 60 gm.
The range is much improved although there is some back friction in idle.
This is not for those thrashing through gears . The 5 speed system has close tolerances and needs to be used gently when changing. Otherwise really good
Potentially great wee hub
By Martin Liddell
31 Oct 2019
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Agonised for ages about this or custom built rear triangle and alfine hub.
In the end plumped for this as a built wheel kit. So once sorted it's pretty good-quick, pretty silent shifting and with 38/15 decent range ratios mid 60s down.
As supplied by SA hub had wrong gear indicator chain. Yellow painted marker means it's for a standard hub, for brompton you need green painted part.
To be clear when I contacted SA importer the boxed up new hubs on the shelf there were likewise fitted with wrong part from the factory so no fault on SJS part.
Before fitting correct part shifting unsurprisingly was pretty dire!
Anyway there we have it-good hub with right indicator, shame Brompton don't offer it as a factory option really. Only had it running properly last couple weeks so can't make any comment on longevity, hopefully better than 5spd sprinter hubbed brompton had 20yrs ago. 2nd gear didn't survive more than a few months though off roading with toddler in baby seat might not have helped....
Very Good replacement
By Jay Williams
05 Jun 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone as yet
ProsLighter than older units of 5spd
Bought to replace a 20yr old original, and all is well. Just waiting for powder coating and new paint job on the Brompton before fitting.
Wide Range Hub Gear
By Steve Brindle
08 Apr 2012
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsRange of gears a bit random
ProsWell built, looks sparkly
Bought to replace a standard AW 3 speed on my wife's bike go give better towing and hill climbing ability. The instructions are a bit lame (Step 1 build hub in to a wheel....), but you would only buy this if you knew what you were doing (you would hope).
Quality of the alloy hub looks excellent, and the shifter feels high quality and well thought out, if a bit retro. As with the other review the left axle nut does not fit, this is because the axle is designed for the hub with brake, or the wider versions. There are a number of solutions to this, be inovative! The cable routing has 2 options the traditional one unchanged from 1902, or a new plastic covered version, that hides the fully funtioning old school way of doing things. As noted in the other review this might get in the way out your shoes, but it does protect the cable / selector chain interface that can get damaged. Oh the instructions tell you to put the cover on last, but you actually need to thread it over the outer cable, so you can modify with a hack saw if you want to make it easier, or heed this advice and thread it through earlier. Adjustment is a bit more fiddly than the AW 3 speed, but once sorted shifting is good.
The only odd thing about this is that even with a 38 / 22 the top gear is massive, the bottom gear could do with being a bit lower (if you like somewhere hilly) and the steps are quite strage. If you live somewhere generally flat like London the gearing would be more than sufficient almost every situation.
Great Hub. I Love It.
By Anonymous
05 Apr 2012
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSubtle but constant ticking noise in most gears.
ProsWide gear range, no wheel dish, great hub!
The hub is great. It was easy to build up into a wheel, and the wheel is obviously much stronger than a dished wheel. If you are interested in converting a 120mm track frame into a multispeed bike, this is the way to go. Setting up the shifter and getting the hub set up for use was tricky, but certainly doable. Before you set up your bike, check out Sheldon Brown's gear calculator for the hub and make sure you have a good cog/chainring combo. The hub makes a bit of chatter in all but the direct drive gears, even when correctly adjusted. It sounds kind of like a gear on a derailer bike that needs to be trimmed. It is easy to get used to, but if that sort of thing is a deal breaker for you, you should be aware that internally geared hubs are not silent. Five gears is plenty for me, and the range is wide enough to take you through all kinds of situations. I actually plan to take my bike on a tour this summer, which would never have been possible in it's previous incarnation as a track bike. Anyway, great hub. I would recommend it to anyone.
Sturmey Archer S-Rf5 (W)
By Stefan
03 Jan 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consleft axle nut is too short
Prosshifting, shifter
I recently bought this hub at SJS Cycles and used it to replace a very old 3 speed hub. I laced it with 2.3 mm/ 13g spokes so the large spoke holes were a must for me. Mounting is very easy, but one has to choose between the old (with a special nut) and new way (with this roller under a big plastic cover). I tried both ways and found the new one much easier to adjust. The only problem is the big cover which can interfere with large shoes.

The hub itself is great. Shifting is very easy and fast. The standard shifter works very well. First and fifth gear are somewhat coarse, but it will probably run in.
Of course I can't judge the ruggedness after only about 150 km/ 100 miles, but I'm very confident.

The gear range is sufficient for urban cycling. I normally use four gears and have one "hill" gear in reserve".

The only problem I had was the left axle nut, which is to short, so I had to use additional washers.

Great hub, I loved it from the first meter.
Questions & Answers (33)
What kind of sprocket?
12 Apr 2021
What kind of sprocket should be used with this hub: flat, dished or deep dished?
Thank you for your enquiry, this hub will work with flat or dished sprockets but not deep dish

WD 12/04/21
Dust cap, spacers and circlip
09 Apr 2021
Hi, I bought the hub kit and spokes/nipples/rim to build into a new wheel. Before I start though, I'm struggling to see how to fix the sprocket, as there is no dust cap, spacers or a circlip. As these needed, or should I order them separately?

The dust cover should already be fitted, then you simply slot on the sprocket and use the circlip provided to secure.

Thanks 09/04/21
Is it possible to supply this with the DLS52 instead of the SLS-50T?
27 Feb 2021
I prefer a rapidfire shifter to the conventional trigger shifter and would like to avoid buying parts I can't use. Thank you!
Sadly not- this product is sold as a kit which we cannot split up.

JK 01.03.21
Can I use this with a Gates CDX sprocket?
24 Jan 2021
I think this one would be compatible and the right tooth count for my gear ratios - can you confirm please?

Would any other spacers or anything else be required? OLD on my frame is 120mm.

Sadly not, we have never fitted gates CDX to this so we cannot confirm whats parts will be needed to make this work.

Thanks 25.01.21
Can you confirm this hub would fit a steel road frame with 120 dropout width?
11 Dec 2020
And if so, would I need spacers?

Many thanks
As long as you went for the 36 holes (OLD 119) version you shouldn't need to use spacers, however, as the 28 hole option is 111 OLD then yes you will need spacers.

JK 14.12.20
Can you build this into a wheel for me? Thanks
14 Oct 2020
Hello, currently we are not undertaking custom wheel builds however we are more than happy to advise as to spoke lengths and refer you to a builder. Please email [email protected] with your request so we can help out!


JK 14.10.20
replacing original Sprinter 5spd hub (pre 2000)
02 Oct 2020
mine only has 4 speeds left, but I wonder if there are other options to replace the hub, like a 7 or 8 speed hub ?
Hello, With regards to hub slecetion there are so many factors we would need to know before making suggestions for suitable replacements. Factors such as spoke hole count, OLD etc we need to know before making suggestions. We so offer a wide range of internally geared hubs from many manifcatures, all the way from 3-14 speeds- however without additional information we cannot assist.
Hi can i swap the internals of this into my 3sp Brompton hub ?
02 Jul 2020
I have a 2008 M3L and would like to make this 5 speed. Can i just swap the internals over to avoid a wheel build ?
Unfortunately the shells are different so you can not swap them,

Thanks - 02/07/20
Raleigh 20 / Daws / Triumph recommendations.
09 May 2020
Hi, I wish to strip this bike and start from the beginning.
1. To replace the 3 gear hub do you recommend the 5 or 8?
2. Braked or unbaked hub?
3. Do you recommend any types of wheels?
4. I may wish to add a front wheel electric motor at a later stage.
5. How much difference is there from the 3 speed hub to the 5 or 8 ??
Many Regards
This question is too vague for me to reply with an essay, I am happy to talk about these questions, call me on 01278441522 any weekday morning cheers Robin
Can 28 hole version be used on 120 o.l.d frame?
26 Feb 2020
If you added 9mm of spacing and still had enough axle, yes.

Thanks - 28/02/20
Can i use band brakes?
01 Nov 2019
Hi, i just bought used japan bike brand sugimura. Currently the bike is single speed and using a band brakes. Is it possible for me to install this hub and using the same band brake?
The hub has no brake fitting, we would be unaware of how else you could use this hub.

Thanks - 04/11/19
Which One Rotary or Non-Rotary?
27 Sep 2019
Hi, I have a SRF5 (W) set up for a trike. I got the Hub from you guy's. By the way (LUV IT)!! I have been told by the Experts in this county that the Tsc50 will Not work with SRF5-(W) hub. I told all of them Sorry but that is the shifter on my trike with that hub. I can't find anywhere that says the SRF5(W) is a Rotary or Non-Rotary Hub. The next question is which Twist Shifter is the right one.
This is a non rotary hub; you need SJS Cycles part number : 32926

Thanks - 30/09/19
Hey Guy's, What shifter would
20 Sep 2019

the Sturmey Archer SLS50-T Thumbshifter - HSJ959 would work with this hub, SJS Cycles part number: 24028.

Could I use this on my 6 speed Brompton?
04 Aug 2019
So, to change it from a six speed to five speed. What other parts would I need? What else would I need to think about? Mine is the 6 speed 8% and would like a similar range. Thanks
This would fit, but the range is smaller and we do not feel this is as reliable as the 6 speed set up,

Thanks - 05/08/19
Spoke selection for wheel build
11 Jun 2019
I want to build a 16” wheel for this using a Brompton rim. Can you tell me what spokes to use? I’d be using the 28h model.
We would use Jtek spokes for this size of wheel.

Thanks - 11/06/19
Can I use this with 26859
11 Jun 2019
The Sturmey Archer 5-speed bar-end shifter?
Yes this would be suitable.

Thanks - 11/06/19
Is the internal interchangeable with X-RF5(w)?
20 Apr 2019
My X-RF5(w) has broken, but since it has been discontinued I cannot find any replacement parts for it. As a very close relative, is this gearbox compatible to X-RF5(w) - i.e. if I remove SRF5(w) internals, will they fit into my X-RF5(w)?

Thank you very much in advance!
Hi there,

Unfortunately, as we have never tried to swap out the internals we would not know if this would work I'm afraid.

Brompton 5-spd
21 Oct 2018
follow up: thanks for earlier answer, you say I need the shifter too, I still have the original 5-spd 'Sprinter' shifter is the spacing different?
Sorry yes, the w hub will ONLY work with the 24028 Shifter, not any older ones. RT 24/10/18
Brompton 5-spd
13 Sep 2018
I have old 5-spd brompton with poor shifting etc, can I build this into the rear wheel in place of the SA original? Anything else I need to change? Or I believe I may be able to just swap the hub internals, which would be easier - is that true?
Yes you can use this hub, no the internals will not fit. You will also need - SJS Cycles part number : 24028

S/A 5 Speed for 2018 Brompton
09 Sep 2018
Please can you tell me firstly can you get a Black Hub 5 Speed, and secondly what would be the cost to build this wheel with a Sun SR18 ABT 349 Rim with 14G black SS Spokes please.
We are unable to source this hub in Black, but we could certainly build the wheel for you, simply check out our wheel build options in the category Wheels then Wheel Build.

Sturmey Archer 13T Sprocket - 1/8 Flat - HSL854, with the Sturmey Archer S-RF5 5Spd Hub.
09 Aug 2018
Hello, I have a question if I could use the Sturmey Archer 13T Sprocket - 1/8 Flat - HSL854, in combination with the Sturmey Archer S-RF5 5Spd Hub.
Yes this would fit.

Suitable for sprockets with more than 22 teeth?
15 May 2018
The spec sheet says Sprocket Teeth - 13T through 22T but is there any reason why one can't use a larger sprocket like this one
Hi there,

When the hub/spec sheet was released there was no 24t sprocket option, so unless the sprocket size is too greater to physically fit in your bicycle, then it should be fine.

The Same or Different?
04 May 2018
I was told that The SRF5 (w) and TS-RF5 where the same hub. I am building a trike and I need a Dual sprocket hub. TS-RF5 does have the Flange sprocket. No where does it say the SRF5 (w) has a option for a flange sprocket making it a dual sprocket hub. Leading me to believe they are different hubs. Can you help me understand. Can you also provide both part#'s so I can research from my end. Thank you for your help in this Confusion of mine. ps I hope I explained it properly.
Hi there,

The SRF5 and TS-RF5 are built around the same hub; there is no dual sprocket option for the SRF5 as it is simply known and produced as the TS-RF5.

At factory an SRF5 hub is taken, and fitted with the dual sprocket and re-listed as a TS-RF5, they do not change the graphic on the hub as these hubs are produced in such small quantities it is uneconomic.

The SJS Cycles part number for the SRF5 is - 23913H36
The TS-RF5 is a special order only hub and not on the website, we simply have an internal code for it.

Can I use this hub with a Pashley Tricycle
03 Nov 2017
I need to replace the one that is currently in there which had an adjuster cable on each side. Unfortunately one of these adjuster chains has snapped and they no longer appear to be available

As long as the hub spacing/OLN measurement matches then there is no reason as to why you can't use this with your bike. You would however need a new shifter to go with it though.

36 Hole and 111 OLN Possible?
07 Jul 2017
Is this hub available with 36 spoke holes and the shorter 111 OLN axle? If not, can this be achieved by substituting available parts?

In theory as the flange widths are the same you could just remove the extra lock nut from the axle to reduce the spacing but this would leave you with extra axle protruding from the frame. The only other option would be to purchase the shorter axle along with the 36H hub. We stock these and they are SJSC part number 34746.

Is This The (W) Version?
04 Jun 2017
Is this the (w) version, as shown in the photos? The model number in the description does not have the (w) suffix. Could you also confirm, does the (w) version have 33% steps between gears, and the non-(w) version have 25% steps? Do you sell both versions?

Many thanks!

This is definitely the (W) version with the wider steps between the gears. The older narrow range version is no longer available.

What Else Is Required For This Hub?
12 May 2017
What else is required for this hub apart from the sprocket & shifter? e.g. do I need to buy a chain, cables, cable stops etc? Or are they included with the hub?

Also, is silver the only colour or do you have black?

Many thanks

The only things that come with this hub is in the image above. More information can be found in the instructions attached.

Is This Hub The Only Option To Upgrade A 3 Spd.
16 Apr 2016
Dropout width 120mm.

You could also go for one of Sturmey Archer's 8spd hubs which are also available in 120mm OLN spacing.

What Are The Gear Ratios?
16 Apr 2016
What chainwheel / sprocket combination would I need with a 700C wheel? Lower end more important than top.

The actual gear ratios depend on what size sprocket and chainring you run and this is completely personal, I'd recommend checking with a gear ratio calculator like the one from Sheldon Brown to work out which sized sprocket and chainring you want. The hub itself uses 3rd gear as direct drive with +25% and +25% for gears 4 and 5 and then is -25% and -25% for gears 2 and 1.

Compatible Parts
08 Dec 2015
Hi, I'm looking to get this to upgrade an old single speed bike: could I know what sprockets and shifters are compatible?

Any 3-notch hub gear sprocket (aside from any listed specifically for 8spd) will be compatible with your hub. All of Sturmey Archer's 5spd shifters will be compatible with this hub so you just need to decided on the type you prefer.

How Much Does This Weigh: 1090 Or 1540G?
05 Mar 2015

The 1090g weight is for just the hub (28H) where as the 1540g weight is for the whole unit with all of the fittings, shifter and sprocket.

Which 16" 349 Braketrack Rim For Sjs Wheel Build
27 Jan 2015
I found and purchased a pristine vintage 1987 singlespeed coasterbrake Dahon (114mm rear dropouts) folding bike that takes 16" 305 wheels which I want to convert to a 5 speed internal gear rear hub bike with caliper brakes for urban riding with hills. (Parts of bubble wrap still on bike, I like vintage items.) There are major issues finding quality name brand rims, tires, etc. for 305 wheels I have found, with much more variety available for the 349, so assuming issues moving to a bigger 349 rim (brake reach, etc.) can be solved, I think this is the way to go for me. I plan on using a Marathon Plus on the wheel, keeps width down to maintain frame clearance too. I think I can solve the brake issues, but my quesion here involves the rims. This hub in 28h (111mm OLD) is the highest speed internal gear that I can find that fits within the rear dropouts, the 119mm OLD 36h version being a stretch even though I would prefer more spokes. I am a very heavy rider (seat stem and folding frame integrity worries as well as wheel) so I really wish Rigida made a 16" rim I could use. You offer the 16" 349 Sun CR18 28h and a velocity Aeroheat rim is also available elsewhere in 16" 349. Both have their followers and seem to be good. Why do you not carry the Aeroheat as well? Do you feel that the Sun would be better than an Aeroheat for my needs (emphasis on durable, reliable, strong, stays true, weight less important, etc.). Would you be able to build the wheel with an Aeroheat, or only with the Sun? Any additional advice or comments you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

PS I am also saving up for a RididaAndra/Rohloff 26" SJS wheel build for my full sized bike for trail touring later.

Velocity parts are not available from any of our usual suppliers and we are happy enough with the performance of the CR18's that we have never needed to look for any alternatives. As we have never sold the Aeroheat rim we are unable to compare them directly to the CR18 rims but for your use the CR18 rims should be more than strong enough. If you were to supply the Aeroheat rims we would be able to build with them yes.

What 3/32" Sprockets Of 19T To 22T Are Compatible W/Hub?
20 Jan 2015

Any sprockets that use the 3 notch fitting (apart from the 8spd specific ones) can be used with this hub.