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Old 09-08-07, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
forget gears... CVT for bikes. They already have them for 3ton SUVs and cars, can't see how it wouldn't work for a bike.
The issue is that the high pressures required to make today's CVTs work eat up power. On an SUV you can just stick in a more powerful motor. A bicycle, on the other hand, has no power to spare.

My bet is it's coming but it's going to take a design breakthrough to make it competitive on a bicycle.
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