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A shaft drive has several advantages over a chain drive:

  • Maintenance: Very low maintenance due to internal lubrication and the semi-closed system.
  • Safety: A very safe system due to no kick-through gears and no external moving parts.
  • Hygiene: No oil, grease or dirt on your trousers while cycling and your chain cannot come off either.
  • Energy transfer: 3 to 4% you don’t notice this while cycling, a normal bike has about 2% loss but this is with the perfect adjustment and when the chain is freshly lubricated.
  • Practical: Changing a rear tyre is very practical by loosening a few screws and bolts and dismounting the wheel.
  • Noiseless: A properly adjusted Shaft drive shaft is low-noise

Furthermore, the wheel is still removable and you can also choose different gear hubs for the shaft drive.

A shaftdrive is part of the Brikbikes frame

All Brikbikes model frames are specially designed and engineered for the shaftdrive. The shaftdrive is integrated as chainstay in the frame. In combination with the special designed mounting points and high quality frame construction makes the frame very solid and unique.