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Old 03-17-14, 05:52 PM   #1
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Smokin Deal on Nuvinci N360 on ebay...few question

Few questions.

I'm looking to put a Nuvinci on my old cromo bike with v-brakes, and a new build with hydrualic discs.

They have a version of the N360 for disc and for rim brake.

If I buy the disc brake version for the rim brake bike bike, will it still work. I'd imagine only if I purchased the rim brake version for the disc bike it would not, correct?

Now for price. There is a listing for some old stock 2012 model year N360's for about 50% off current retail price. Nuvinci N360 Internal Gear Bicycle Rear Bike Hub 32 or 36 Disc Roller Rim Brake | eBayOnly thing is, i don't know why this guy has a bunch of current model, old stock units floating around. Did they make changes to the newer 2013-14 N360 hubs that make them better...or is the 2012 model the identical product?

I've asked nuvinici themselfs and the ebay seller, but have gotten no reply from either.

Thanks kindly!
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Old 03-17-14, 06:59 PM   #2
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You can absolutely use the disc brake version with rim brakes. I'd go that route given the choice as it makes the hub more versatile for future uses.
I believe the N360 is the updated version.
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You can absolutely use the disc brake version with rim brakes. I'd go that route given the choice as it makes the hub more versatile for future uses.
I believe the N360 is the updated version.
I wonder what changes they made to the new one? Is it worth x2 the price?

This way I can outfit 2 bikes with the nuvinci at the price of one!
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I wonder what changes they made to the new one? Is it worth x2 the price?

This way I can outfit 2 bikes with the nuvinci at the price of one!
To be honest, I don't know that much about them. The only exposure I've had was to build one of the old models into a wheel. I didn't do the install and setup in the bike.
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wasnt the older version less than a 360% range..

new ones seem OK 180 % up or down .. SA 3 speed are 177%
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wasnt the older version less than a 360% range..

new ones seem OK 180 % up or down .. SA 3 speed are 177%
I remember people complaining that ratio range was not published, and Fallbrook would not answer the question.
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I guess one would just have to do a DiY and count the times the wheel went around
at the ends of the overdrive and reduction ratios..
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I remember people complaining that ratio range was not published, and Fallbrook would not answer the question.
I've been looking into these for a while. From what I've heard, the only thing Nuvinci won't publish is the efficiency numbers. This is because they are lower than a regular IGH, but none the less, they are not published.

The N171 was the previous version, 171% ratio. The new N360 is 360% ratio. I heard back from Nuvinci, and they say the 2012 N360 (still 360% gearing) is the same as the new models, but lacks the ability to convert to the Gates Carbon Drive system.
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The N360 is lighter than the N171, by a few pounds, and has a more compact form factor.



The N360 twist shifter also only takes 3/4 a rotation, while the N171 is like 2 and a half rotations. I've tested N360, and I'd say it would be equivalent to an 11 speed geared hub in range, but without the drawbacks of geared hub shifting.

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