- May 30, 2009
I can live with the price, if it is a Rollex or Cadillac, NuVinci makes sense coupled to jack shaft which is on the lighter side which balances out the whole application.
However for my purpose I would need to mate it to a Staton box, then the whole thing would weigh twice as much as the engine.
Then my engine + a NuVinci hub + Staton box would weigh as much as my bike.
I need a MB capable of climbing trees for mountain off road tracks, yet light enough, so I can lift it and carry it over fallen trees, ditches etc.
On paved roads there is lots of choices, unfortunately I have not find solution for my needs yet.
weight is definitely an issue with the nuvinci...it weighs almost as much as the ht engine itself. But with heft usually comes bulletproof durability...
I would be interested to see how this unit does on a mountain bike on mountain trails... anybody with some experience they could share???