NuVinci Introduces New N380TM Hub
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – NuVinci Cycling is introducing the N380 bicycle and e-bike continuous variable planetary (CVP) transmission in conjunction with the launch of a new portfolio of NuVinci Optimized products. NuVinci Cycling will show all new products at Eurobike booth A2-313.
The N380 enhances and succeeds the popular and proven N360 with no increase in cost. It features an increased ratio range of 380% and is warranted to support higher-powered mid-motor e-bikes (up to 350W) as well as cargo bikes (up to 250W and 168 kg).
Like the N360, the N380 is upgradeable to an intelligent automatic shifting HarmonyTM as well as Harmony H|SyncTM group set, which integrates the controller functionality in the user interface of the e-bike drive train. Additionally, the N380 will be available as part of the NfinityTM group set with the C8TM and the new C8sTM high-end manual controller.
The N330, which was previously introduced in March 2015, is a more affordable counterpart to the N360 with a slightly narrower (330%) ratio range and a new lower-cost C3TM controller that provides the same shifting experience as the N360 but without a display. Both the N380 and N330 offer the unique characteristics of the NuVinci technology such as smooth, seamless shifting, shifting under load, a maintenance-free sealed hub, and an enhanced ride experience.
“Consumers and OEMs, alike, have been asking for additional NuVinci Optimized options for luxury, mid-range and lower cost bike and e-bike market segments,” stated Roland ten Brinke, Sales Director, Europe. “With N330 and N380, we also now offer a number of different manual controllers and automatic control interfaces. This provides a portfolio of products that can meet the requirements of many different bike and e-bike categories and price ranges.”