Having all the advantages of internal gears - and with the option of using either a chain drive or belt drive - the Rolhoff takes thing to another level with an astounding 500% gear ratio and 14 different gears.
Fully protected Rohloff gears are sealed in an aluminium hub shell, making it resilient against dirt, mud, sand, grit, dust, snow and rain. - so maintenance is minimal (cable adjustments), and a minimum of service life 60,000 miles! Service interval every 3000 miles, which is an easy oil change. If something more serious happens to your hub, you will have to send it to your nearest service center. Paired with a Gates belt drive you should not have any troubles for quite a long time.
While the advantages are many, there are limitations. For starters this is a premium upgrade - expect to add at least $$1200 to the cost of the bike. It is also heavier. But hey if you want to have it all, the eBikes motor does the hard work of pushing the weight around.