Shimano Nexus 8 vs. Nuvinci CVP
Thread started by cured1
at 05.22.09 - 1:15 pm
I'm looking to switch to an internal geared hub for my commuter bike.
Does anyone have any experience or opinions on the Shimano Nexus 8 speed Red Band or the Nuvinci CVP rear hubs?
Just curious if anyone has any first hand experience with these hubs. I know the nuvinci is fairly new and there probably won't be much first hand accounts on that one.
ive got the older shimano 7 (coaster brake) and i love it. i would have no idea how it compares though and dont know much about reliability since i have maybe only 500 miles on it.
05.22.09 - 1:30 pm
i just googled "Nuvinci CVP" and holy fucking shit so fucking cool. why would you even think about the nexus when you thinking about the Nuvinci CVP. get the Nuvinci CVP. SO. FUCKING. RAD.
05.22.09 - 1:51 pm
awww, the hub is 9lbs though.
05.22.09 - 2:04 pm
besides the weight I read that the nuvinci has a constant friction thing going on. It looks pretty amazing though based on a Leonardo Da Vinci design
05.22.09 - 2:50 pm
im a total car nerd and when i first learned about CVT in automobiles i got really into them, they are an awesome idea. the technology has been around for a long time used here and there. these days Nissan uses them in alot of their newer cars, i know in the 60s a dutch automaker DAF had used them. Its really cool to see one on a bike.
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05.22.09 - 2:52 pm