Sachs Elan/ E12
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Category:  Geared Hubs
Name:  Sachs Elan/ E12
Brand:  Sachs
Model:  Elan/ E12
Years:  1996 - 1999
Country:  Germany
Weight:  3,500 grams
Added By: wiel on 08/13/10
Updated By: wiel on 11/13/10
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Sachs Elan/ E12
Hub MarkingsGear Count12
Spoke Drilling36Includes BrakeNo
Lockout Nut Spacing135mmShell MaterialAlloy
Gear Ratios  
General Information
The Elan 12 speed was a complex and heavy hub, that should have been the great leap forward for Sachs. There was a lot of money invested in a new factory, computers, robots etc. The productionline did not start as hoped, there was trouble with the first series delivered  to customers; customers would think the hub was to heavy and to expensive. This was a big financial problem and Sachs was taken over by SRAM. The model was renamed from Elan to E12 but still difficult to produce and to sell. One year later SRAM stopped the production. The black tube in the picture is the gearchange adjuster; it will be fitted on de rearfork and is easily damaged. Spares are rare.
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 German conglomerate, which absorbed much of the French industry at the beginning of the 1980's, including Atom/Maillard, Huret, and Sedis.
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