Touring - NuVinci CVP hub for touring?
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eric von zipper
05-16-08, 02:31 PM
I did a search but didn't see any threads about this hub in touring. Anyone do any touring with a NuVinci CVP hub? I understand it's a little heavier than other internal hubs, but also read that it's a solid hub. I checked out video and it has peaked my interest .
Btw, Harris Cyclery is now selling them.
05-16-08, 03:30 PM
They're very new, and tourers rarely go for the bleeding edge of technology. ;)
My feeling about the Nuvinci is that it's a solution in search of a problem, and a slightly inefficient one at that. Since the gearing range is no wider than other IH options (as best I can tell), I don't see the merit in it -- particularly given the weight, the newness, the "twist shifter only" aspect, and the inevitable issues with field repairs.
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