1. my first choice is especially for travelling the Speedhub Rohloff.
- more stable rear hub (not asymmetrical mount of spoke)
- less troubles
- easy shifting
- no noise due to chain
- chain is not (less) touching chain stay
- much longer life of chain, hub and teeth
- some more weight…less than 800g. Nothing in comparison to your body weight.
- can have a little impact on the “kinetics” of you rear suspension (I don’t feel it).
About the Rohloff:
2. Have the correct ratio of gear:
- Use that: http://www.gear-calculator.com/#KB=38&RZ=16>=RLSH&KB2=24,38,47&RZ2=12,13,14,15,18,20,23,25,29,34>2=DERS&TF=85&UF=2120&SL=2.65
- Having the correct gear is more important the how many watts are destroyed by the hub.
3. Trailer vs bags: see specific post!
- Yes! Leaving Santiago, I had at least 5 punctures and thanks to the “milk”, I had no need to do anything!
- Be sure that your tire will not be hurt by the milk. New solution has been delivered by Stan’s: the liquid contains less Ammonia that dissolves the rubber.
- Even riding tubeless, you will need tubes when the whole will be to large. Use them as spare parts for quick reparing.
- When the milk is not sealing anymore, you can use the same patches as for the tubes to repare the tire!
That list will continuarly updated…
any inputs are welcome!