NuVinci Launches Entry-Level N330 Hub for E-Bikes
TAIPEI, Taiwan – NuVinci Cycling is launching at Taipei Cycle an all-new, entry-level product line built around the N330, a new NuVinci Optimized transmission.
The N330 hub provides the benefits of N360-based systems – such as smooth, seamless shifting and an enhanced ride experience – at a lower price and with almost all of the features for which the N360 is widely known. The lower price point will make it possible for bicycle manufacturers to offer NuVinci Optimized transmission systems on lower-priced bicycles and e-bikes.
Together with new controllers
Scheduled to be available in the market as early as mid-season this year, with a wider launch in 2016, the new product line features the N330 together with a new entry-level C3 controller for mid-range pedal and e-bikes and a new H3 controller for Harmony-equipped automatic shifting e-bikes.
Limited ratio range
The N330 is, like the N360, optimized by the award-winning NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology, which enables smooth, continuous shifting and a quiet and comfortable riding experience. The N330 is the same type of sealed, maintenance-free hub as the N360, but the N330 has a slightly more limited (330%) ratio range.
Combined with Harmony
For automatic shifting, the N330 transmission can be combined with the Harmony shifting system using a new HHI3 interface and a sleek new H3 controller (formerly known as Harmony Base controller). This new Harmony system offers three cadence modes, ease of use, and automatic performance for less expensive bikes. It is warrantied on all front-motor e-bike drive systems and on mid-motor e-bike drive systems with power up to 250W.