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Just got a Nuvinci Bike up--amazing

Old 04-20-16, 08:26 PM
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Just got a Nuvinci Bike up--amazing

I finally got a NuVinci N360 up and running on my bike. Took a lot of work, but it works.

Thing is pretty amazing. It is the first gear hub that I really have confidence in that it won't slip, so standing isn't a big deal. For that matter, it feels more solid than a derailleur bike.
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Old 04-20-16, 10:03 PM
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Post a picture of this dream bike. We all want to see.
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Old 04-21-16, 06:10 AM
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That's pretty awesome. Nuvinci is continuous variable, is it not?
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I have been using a Nuvinci on my commuter for several years. My reason for going with it was that it is, essentially, no maintenance. The infinitely varaible nature allows me to put it exactly where I want it depending on speed, load, and wind.
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Old 04-22-16, 10:07 AM
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Are they extremely heavy? Are they extremely inefficient, so you're always going slow? I had the original version, the Gen 1, made in Kentucky, and I had issues with the weight and inefficiencies. That experience made me paranoid to try the N360 version. I wish I could demo one somewheres.
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It is heavy but I you don't notice it when you are riding it. I can't say it's inefficient at all (other than the extra weight). I wouldn't say it's any slower than the rest of my around town bikes but it isn't built for speed, it's built for utility. Want a good IGH for a commuter, cargo or all around bike? It's awesome. Want something to win some local crits? Probably not going to happen.
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Old 04-23-16, 05:15 PM
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I've got over 10,000 miles on my NuVinci equipped commuter/tourer. I'm extremely pleased with the CVT aspect, particularly for commuting and urban utility. (Next long distance tour, I'll probably opt for a Rohloff.) I'm less enthusiastic about the NuVinci company. They've been wholly unresponsive to queries regarding minor issues.

By the way, be prepared to wear through grips (on the shifter side) faster than ever before! It's the cost of continuously staying in the perfect gear ratio.
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