Alfine Oil

I have just bought a Shimano Alfine SG S700 hub gear. The cost of the lubrication oil for routine maintenance is very high. Can you recommend a suitable alternative at a reasonable price?

Harold Brown

Good results may be obtained using Automatic Transmission Fluid (or ATF), which is available from any auto parts store.

Richard Hallett

Cycle Technical Editor

​This was first published in the August/September 2015 edition of Cycling UK's Cycle magazine.

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