I finally finished installing the wheel with the NuVinci hub on the Ibex B27-R. I went out for a test ride around my neighborhood. I actually rode for a couple of miles and I rode a couple mild hills to test the capability of the hub.
One word can describe the ride: SMOOTH. As I played around with the “Cruise Controller” the gear ratios changed smoothly and I was able to adjust the “gear” to the demands of the road. Riding uphill was easy, riding on the flat was fast, even riding downhill I was able to pedal and really go fast.
After also having ridden the Nirve Streamliner Ultra with auto shifting, I believe these two systems will revolutionize the way comfort/hybrid/commuter bikes are made.