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I met up with Urbana Bicycles at the NuVinci booth to check out their redesigned bike. First thing they added was a NuVinci hub.
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Then they beautified their frame by smoothing out the welds.
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Their famous RNR rack is still on the Urbana, by the way, this rack is rated to carry heavy objects, as much as an adult.
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They outdid themselves by going with the reliable Gates Belt Drive.
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The rear drop out had to be redesigned to make the belt drive serviceable.
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I noticed something on the frame and I asked what it was supposed to be. Turns out they’re working on a front rack that connects to the frame. Unlike most front racks that are connected to the fork, this design promises to be more stable.
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Another thing I noticed was the bike itself looked shorter. Turns out the Urbana engineers tweaked the head tube angle and brought it in closer. I forget the exact numbers, but the shorter wheel base will help the Urbana become more nimble and easier to handle.
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