Sturmey Archer X-RF8 W 8Spd Freewheel Hub - 175mm - 28 Hole

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8 Speed internal gear hub without brake (freewheel). Patented modular technology. Rotary gear selector with no protrusions outside of frame.

- Hub Shell Material: 6061 Aluminium
- Axle Diameter: 13/32 Slotted
- Axle Length: 175mm
- Over Locknut Dimension: 120mm
- Right Axle Protrusion Length: 26mm
- Left Axle Protrusion Length 29mm
- Spoke Holes: 28
- Pitch Circle Diameter: 89.8mm
- Centre to Flange Right: 26.1mm
- Centre to Flange Left: 32.4mm
- Flange Width: 55mm
- Spoke Compatibility: 13g or 14g
- Sprocket Teeth: 20, 23 or 25 tooth
- Chain Line 1/8 Dished: 37mm
- Chain Line 3/32 Flat: 40.5mm
- Chain Line 3/32 Dished: 37.8mm
- Weight: 1770g

Includes 25T 3/32 inch Sprocket and TSS86 8 Speed Twist Shifter
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Overall Product Rating 4 / 5
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By azis shah
28 Jan 2021
4 / 5
I recommend this product
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Questions & Answers (11)
Would this fit a Dahon Curl i4? Thanks
17 Jul 2020
Please consolt the manifacture for technical specifications of your bike frame- we cannot advise without confirming this information.
If this is fitted to a 2016 Brompton, will it work with the stock derailleur?
14 May 2020
HI, Unfortunately without serious modification to your frame this hub won't fit. Thanks
Drop bar end shifting solution
30 Nov 2019
Is there any drop bar end shifter currently available for this hub? May be from Jtek or elsewhere? Thanks.
Unfortunately we are not currently aware of anything!

Thanks - 02/12/19
Price without cog and shifter
04 Sep 2019
This product says it includes twist shifter and 25 t cog. I’d like a thumb shifter and 20 t
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we will not be able to change the item, it is supplied to us in this way from the UK distributor in a sealed package & placed in our warehouse ready for picking. On this occasion you would need to order the shifter & sprocket as additional items.
Kind Regards. 04/09/19
12 Mar 2019
Rohloff is too expensive, what is the cheap and effective option? This one? Sturney?
Hi there,

Yes this would be your next best option.

Will it fit brompton h6l 2011?
12 Mar 2019
Will it fit Brompton h6l 2011?
Could you give some advice on what is the best value for money option how to encrease speed and have more speeds on my h6l Brompton?
Thank you
Yes this could be modified to fit, we would recommend at looking in a Rohloff option, see - SJS Cycles part number : 47991

Thanks - 12/03/19
Does this have direct drive on the lowest gear ?
06 Mar 2019
This is for a folding bike upgrade but, if it has direct drive on the lowest gear (smallest sprocket 20T), it will not give a useful range. 20" wheels and 48T chainring suggests a range of 15-48" ? Does this mean that I am limited to a 5 speed, whose direct drive is on Gear 3 ? With an 18T sprocket the 5 sp could give 34-83" range. Are my numbers correct ? Thanks for your advice.
Hi there,

The Direct drive of this hub would be on the lowest gear.

For Brompton 2003 MR6
28 Sep 2017
Hi, does this hub fit into the above mentioned model?


Unfortunately without serious modification to your frame this hub won't fit. This hub uses an OLN measurement of 120mm where as Bromptons are designed around an OLN measurement of 111mm.

Parts included?
04 Aug 2017
What parts are included? Is the a cable and the shifting chain included?

Everything except the shifter, inner cable (comes with the shifter) and sprocket will be supplied with the hub, this includes the outer cable and the shifting mechanism at the hub (the 8spd hubs don't use shifting chains like the older 3 and 5spd hubs).

Fit In Bike With Dropouts 120Mm Apart.
31 May 2017
Hi - Would this hub when fit into a bike where the rear dropouts are 120mm apart?

Hi yes - the Over Locknut Dimension is 120mm
30 Mar 2017
Does it include Hub fitting kit ?
I need 20T sprocket. Which reference is compatible ?

The hub fitting kit should be included wit the hub. The 20T sprocket for this hub is SJSC part 28968.