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Grace Selected Fallbrook’s NuVinci hub for Grace MX

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It was one of the eye-catchers at the Taichung Bike Week last year November and now it is ready for production: the Grace MX. This Berlin-based e-bike manufacturer Smart E-Bikes is the first to integrate belt drive, a Bosch electric system, and the NuVinci hub for series production.

Grace Selected Fallbrook’s NuVinci hub for Grace MX

 

It was one of the eye-catchers at the Taichung Bike Week last year November and now it is ready for production: the Grace MX. This Berlin-based e-bike manufacturer Smart E-Bikes is the first to integrate belt drive, a Bosch electric system, and the NuVinci hub for series production.

The 2011 concept will be available as an e-city and e-MTB. Under the name ‘Grace MX’ the bike is made in line with Grace’s philosophy of a fully integrated vehicle concept. The production will take place on-site in Berlin.

“The N360 works together perfectly with the Gates Carbon Drive and ensures a worry-free driving pleasure,” explains Grace Product Manager Benjamin Boerries. Next to that the Gates Carbon Drive belt drive is in itself a quantum leap in the area of the belt drive technology. A 20% higher tensile strength compared to conventional bicycle chains, a slimmer profile, and vastly improved functionality in dirt and mud speak for themselves. Low maintenance costs, much more pleasant to use and durability makes the combination between Gates and the NuVinci hub N360 most promising.”

The heart of the e-drive system is the integrated Bosch mid-engine which is rotated by 45 degrees. “This motor is ideally suited as it is very strong and makes it possible to create a perfect weight distribution.”

“Grace is known as design-oriented manufacturer, who preferred to use quality products and they have chosen our product. It is great to see how Grace has formed the Nicolai-Konzeptrad in a production-ready premium product in such a short time frame”, said Jack Brandsen NuVinci EU Sales Manager. “Nearly 40 European brands are specifying Fallbrook’s NuVinci N360 drivetrain system in their product lineup.”

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