'The Ride' Uses NuVinci CVP Drive

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Jun 14, 2007   Updated: Apr 28 2011 • References: wired & ellsworthride
That's right, it's a bicycle called “The Ride” by Ellsworth with the self proclaimed “revolutionary” gearless NuVinci™ Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) drive. If their claims are accurate, this transmission system does sound revolutionary and not just a gimmick to justify the almost 4K price tag. In addition, The Ride Signature Series features a belt drive and carbon fiber components.

Implications - The Ride claims that its glide is so smooth that it's almost silent. The design of the bike has a pretty rugged frame and actually looks a lot like a beach cruiser. Each of the components you see on the design have been created specifically for this model, so you're getting the full custom treatment from Ellsworth. Stats for Gearless Bicycle Trending: Older & Buzzing
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