The following table compares the gear ranges of popular internal gear hubs to a typical 11-28T 9-speed rear cassette.
|*9-spd Cassette (11-28T)||255%||9|
|SRAM i-Motion 9||340%||9|
|Shimano Alfine/Nexus 8-speed||307%||8|
|Sturmey Archer 5-speed||225%||5|
|SRAM i-motion 3||186%||3|
|Sturmey Archer 3-speed||177%||3|
A gear range represents the difference between the lowest and the highest gears within a drivetrain. To use the Rohloff’s 526% gear range as an example, the highest gear is 5.26 times greater than the lowest gear.