Saturday, September 7, 2013

Check out the nuvincii hub video

Ever wonder how the NuVinci Hub works?  I didn't think too much about it until my wife asked recently and I had to admit that I really had no idea.  So, I looked it up on the interweb and sure enough it's really cool.  Of course, I'd expect nothing less from Organic Transit!  Check out this demonstration which does a pretty good job of explaining the magic:

And here's a link to the full site:  Fallbrook Technology NuVinci 360


  1. but what's the gear ratio at low and what is it on high? Can it let you peddle over 30 mph? over 40 mph?

  2. I don't know the actual ratios, but downhill it gets up to about 32 at normal pedal speeds. You could probably get it up to 35 or so pedaling fast but then wind resistance is probably more of an issue than gear ratio.

  3. the gear ratio would be very helpful. On the simple 3 speed I can pedal 30 mph so they may cover the same ranges.

    Also when I removed my front tires, so I could get them flat proofed at a local bicycle shop- I had to remove 2 bolts on the from fenders or the wheel would not come all the way off. I'm thinking of cutting the lip off my fenders so next time it's quick and easy.
    If I even get a flat I want to park and lock the ELF, take the wheel to get fixed and come back and put it on. Towing and trucking the ELF would be so unGREEN.

    The rear tire is even harder with lots of adjusting once back on!

  4. the ratio is very important. I can go about 30 on my simple 3 speed hub.

    When I took my front wheels off to get them flat proofed at a local bicycle shop I had to remove 2 fender bolts or the wheel would not come off. What a pain. I may cut the lip off the fenders for next time.
    If I ever get a flat I want to take the rim off, take it for repair and then pop it back on. towing or trucking the ELF would be too ungreen!

    The back wheel is even hard to remove with lots of adjustments to get it back on and lines up just right.