Oh sorry. I just saw this message. As I mentioned on the Trading Post, I'm not yet giving up on the geared hub. I'm pretty slow to new things. Took me more than two seasons of snowboarding every weekend to learn that skill. I've had my Schlumpf for about 9 months and I have just started liking it. I'm really hoping it's a keeper. If not I will let you know. If so, my husband will cry when I tell him I want another one for my 29er.