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'The Ride' Uses NuVinci CVP Drive

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Jun 14, 2007   Updated: Apr 28 2011 • References: wired and 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.