Author Topic: Enviolo "stepless" gears  (Read 368 times)

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Enviolo "stepless" gears
« on: July 31, 2020, 10:50:43 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS0ubxmOFL0

They seem to be A Thing, according to this video on e-bikes. Does anyone have any experience of them?
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Re: Enviolo "stepless" gears
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 11:02:44 pm »
No experience but it looks like it is a renamed NuVinci hub.

Re: Enviolo "stepless" gears
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 11:15:22 pm »
that is exactly what it is; same old crap in a differently named bucket.

cheers

Re: Enviolo "stepless" gears
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:38:03 am »
Was Nu Vinci not good?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Enviolo "stepless" gears
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 08:48:27 am »
It is a lovely bit of kit but it is expensive, efficiency is low and the gear range is not as great as some alternatives. Works wonderfully with electric assist but not so much with legs alone.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Enviolo "stepless" gears
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 12:31:17 pm »
It also prefers to shift under load, which makes it a pretty good companion for mid-drive motors.

There's an option to control it electronically, like STEPS with a Di2 gear hub in automatic mode, without the clunky gearchanges.  This gives you a knob to tweak your desired pedalling cadence and the system makes it so, which is Pretty Cool.  Alas I've only seen a bike thus equipped once, and didn't have the opportunity to ride it.
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