Look Ma, No Gears – Living with NuVinci’s Revolutionary Bicycle Hub
There are no good figures for the number of Americans who ride bicycles. Back in 2007 the National Sporting Goods Association generated this factoid:
“The number of Americans who ride bicycles is greater than all those who ski, golf, and play tennis combined.”
We know the number is in the tens of millions, and we also know, based on bicycle sales that the number of bikers is increasing by double digits, as are the number of bicycle commuters. Millions of Baby Boomers are among the cadre of avid cyclists. Yet, as we age, our biking needs change. Going up hills is more daunting. And it turns out that even shifting gears has proven to be an impediment inhibiting Boomers and seniors from taking up the sport. But now there’s a revolutionary technology that allows you to adjust your bike’s ability to conquer almost any terrain without using real gears. It’s called the NuVinci Continuously Variable Planetary Drive. And yes, that’s a mouthful. But it means that you can go from what traditionally would be a low gear to a high gear without having to move the chain from one gear to another.
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