The Rohloff speedhub is a credit to German engineering - a range of 526% in 14 equally-spaced gears, in a fully enclosed unit. This is perfect for us because it affords us instantaneous shifting, easy maintenance, and no redundancy. And a proven track record for remote, long-distance cycle touring.
Rohloff Australia has supported Steppe by Steppe with a hefty discount on the two units for the Quike. Thanks Rohloff!