NuVinci Cycling Goes Sportive with New CVP Gear Hub
CEDAR PARK, USA – NuVinci Cycling extends its product portfolio by introducing the N380x continuously variable planetary transmission specifically designed for sportive and cargo bicycle models. According to NuVinci, “The N380x will extend the benefits of the NuVinci stepless technology by making it available to additional bicycle types, use-cases, and riders.”
Scott will be the first OEM to launch a model with N380x at Eurobike. “With our newest project, the E-Silence Evo, we want to offer our customers an urban e-bike with a sportive appeal,” explains Thomas Berger, product manager at Scott.
Sportive target group
“The new N380x fits perfectly with the high-end concept of our bike. With its high-performance attributes, it allows us to shift steplessly under full motor power. With the modern design, it is the ideal combination for our sportive target group. In addition, by integrating the shifting system into the e-bike controls, we are able to offer a clean handlebar and an intuitive control,” summarizes Berger.
NuVinci developed the N380x to anticipate on the increasing number of newly launched bicycle models that are influenced by sportive design approaches but are being used in a non-performance environment.
“There are quite a few new types of bike models emerging, both in the e-bike and traditional bicycle market. Consumers are looking for sportive products to fit into their usual day-to-day commute and new hybrids between city and mountain bikes are meeting those needs. Therefore we developed the N380x, specifically designed to meet the needs of the emerging and more sportive models and more importantly, the riders’ needs,” says Anne Guethoff, Director of Marketing at NuVinci Cycling.
With its ratio range of 380%, and a maximum continuous input torque of 100Nm in certain conditions, the transmission was developed to offer maximum performance for sportive and speed pedelec bicycle types, used under full load acceleration. The 10*135, 12*142, and 12*148 dropout options enable compatibility with B+ tires for better traction.
The N380x comes with all common thru axle adapter types, allowing increased frame stiffness and easy maintenance. It is also available with the Harmony automatic shifting system. Finally, several internal components in the N380x are upgraded from the N380 transmission. These upgrades increase durability and robustness more than any previously produced NuVinci Optimized transmission.