FoldingBike365, a blog, posted a review of the Dahon Mu N360, which incorporates the Nfinity N360. The review contains detailed information on the use of NuVinci® technology for bicycles including two videos.
The complexity and difficulty of shifting has long plagued the cyclist and limited the growth of the bicycle industry for decades. In the late 1990s, an avid cyclist and eventual founder of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. set out to build the world’s fastest bike. He identified the derailleur system and its complex gearing as the biggest opportunity to improve and simplify shifting and pedaling. Then he wondered if the seamless-shifting of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) used in new, energy efficient cars could be made to work on a bicycle. If it were possible, he felt “it could make shifting as simple and smooth as adjusting the volume on a radio.” Fact is… it could!
Today, commercially available cycling components incorporating Fallbrook’s NuVinci technology have radically changed both shifting and the overall ride experience.
N360™ and N330™ Continuously Variable Bicycle Transmission System s
With an “infinite” number of ratios within its 360% (N360) or 330% (N330) range, the hubs provide smooth, seamless shifting that helps the rider always use the best available ratio. For more information, click here or on the image above.
Harmony™ and Harmony H|Sync™ Intelligent Auto-shifting Systems
Harmony and Harmony H|Sync incorporate a NuVinci Optimized™ transmission and deliver simple and smooth automatic operation for an incomparable ride quality, optimize motor and battery performance and extend vehicle range. For more information, click here or on the image above.
The NuVinci Optimized Experience
Cycling with a bicycle or eBike incorporating NuVinci Technology is an incomparable experience. To gain insights from actual users or to learn how NuVinci Technology works, click here or on the image above.
The first NuVinci technology product was the NuVinci N170. The ground-breaking technology took the name NuVinci as a tip of the hat to Leonardo Da Vinci, who sketched in 1490 what many believe to be the first CVT transmission. The NuVinci N170 was the first continuously variable drivetrain commercially available for bicycles and was heralded by industry experts the world over as the biggest advancement in bicycle drivetrain technology since the derailleur itself some fifty years earlier. It won the prestigious Dutch FietsVaK Tradeshow Innovation Award in 2007 and many awards since then. Fallbrook continued to advance its award-winning bicycle drivetrain technology – further perfecting performance and enhancing the rider experience with the NuVinci N171.
Click here to see a list of NuVinci Technology-related awards.
Fallbrook introduced an all-new NuVinci N360 drivetrain that is significantly lighter, smaller, smoother and easier to shift than its successful predecessors.
The introduction of NuVinci Harmony, the first intelligent bicycle drivetrain, redefined and enhanced the rider experience. Primarily for use with eBikes, it offers the cyclist for the first time a choice of seamless automatic or manual shifting. Shifting has never been easier or has the rider had more control and comfort throughout the ride. This game-changing shifting system marked the beginning of another new era in cycling.
The rapidly growing popularity of eBikes led to the development and the introduction of Harmony H|Sync™ as the next iteration of the already highly successful Harmony auto-shifting, continuously variable Harmony system for eBikes. H|Sync, which is based on the CAN bus communication standard, allows eBike manufacturers to offer a continuous automatic shifting experience similar to Harmony's, without the need for a separate shifting device on the handlebar.
NuVinci® In The News
NuVinci Optimized 10-page review
The Dutch magazine E-Bike & Trekking has recently published a 10-page NuVinci Optimized bike review, which is featured on the cover page.
The article includes various highly favorable comments and covers tests of seven NuVinci Optimized eBikes: Dutch ID Tour N360H, Flyer T8N, Gazelle Orange CX HM, Koga E-Nova NuVinci, Qwic P-MN360, Sparta MNb, Trek TM700+. There is also a comparison between NuVinci Cycling's technology and the automatic Shimano Steps Di2 system, which states that there is no alternative for cyclist, who wants a continuous variable system because the Shimano system does not shift under load and the shift feeling is less smooth/seamless than the NuVinci Optimized experience. The test coordinator of the article stated: "The real test winner is the automatic NuVinci Harmony. The ultimate option for every luxury e-bike."
Click here to read the article (PDF in Dutch).
eBike Portal Coverage in three languages
The NuVinci Optimized N380 together with Harmony and H|Sync have received some exensive coverage recently in an article available in English, Italian and French, on an "eBikePortal."
A2B, a UK bike and e-bike manufacturer, announced back on May 18 that its latest e-bike innovation, the Entz, had been nominated for ‘Excellent Product Design’ by the prestigious German Design Council. Recently, they tweeted the following:
[TECH TUESDAY] The superb NuVinci hub is available on the Entz. This video explains what all the fuss is about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCI4HrupnRQ