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NuVinci Hub First Impression

There’s nothing like riding to work on a new bike… OK, so the B27-R is not a new bike, but with the NuVinci hub installed, it feels like a different bike. This is nothing like I ever ridden, it’s kind of hard to describe…

As I started pedaling to work, I rotated the CruiseController to a cadence that was neither hard nor easy, it was just right. As I started increasing my cadence, I also adjusted the CruiseController and I started to roll at a very comfortable speed. When I reached the stop lights, I simply moved the CruiseController to an easier setting and I started pedaling with ease, the “pedal mashing” feeling that you get when you ride single speeds or fixies was gone. Also gone is the “clack-clack” noise and the “half-pedal” revolution of a multi-gear bike.

The drawbacks? The hub is heavy and you can feel it. But since I’m not riding a Crit or an XC race, the weight is forgotten once you reach a comfortable speed. My first impression is based on my short 9.6 mile commute, I’m planning to ride with the NuVinci hub on my longer 22 mile commute that features a couple of small hills and see how it does. Come back for more updates!

Xtracycle Update

I swapped Ibex frames on my Xtracycle. Now I’m sportin’ this fancy schmancy Ibex B27 Frame. They don’t make this frame anymore so this makes my bike even cooler.

Check out how my Sweetskinz Scorch reflect ever so brightly in the night…ooooohhhh aaaahhhh
xtracycle

Here’s how it used to look.
xtracycle

I know you’re jealous…don’t hate the playa, hate the game!