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    NuVinci Pugs

    Laced a NuVinci on a Rolling Daryl with a Nate for my Pugs. The NuVinci is really cool. No shifting noise or sensation. Its more like a volume control. Takes a little getting use to since I am use to Alfine 11's on my Jones'. Not too sure which one I like better yet. Need more ride time to compare.
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    I'm interested in what you like better also. I'm debating getting one for my pugs. I just don't know which one and this would help. Let us know what you decide.

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    Looks sweet.

    I saw some reviews on them and looks like the N360's are a clear winner.
    Shimano Alfine 11 vs NuVinci N360 - Results are IN - 'BentRider Online Forums
    Utah Trikes Reviews - Accessory - The Nuvinci CVP Hub Transmission - It's So Smooth!!!

    Though I would like your input using it on a fatbike, especially riding in the cold, through water, mud, etc.
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    I had one on my first Pugs and liked it, save for the narrow gear range. I'm interested to hear what you think of it in terms of climbing.
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    it may have been a fluke, but mine blew up after a very limited number of miles on my fat bike. began intermittently freewheeling forward, and then wouldn't engage at all. conditions did not change at room temperature and there were bits rattling around inside, so it wasn't just the cold. the company was accommodating and friendly with the warranty claim process, but I probably would never put one on a snow bike again out of fear of being stranded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlupfer View Post
    it may have been a fluke, but mine blew up after a very limited number of miles on my fat bike. began intermittently freewheeling forward, and then wouldn't engage at all. conditions did not change at room temperature and there were bits rattling around inside, so it wasn't just the cold. the company was accommodating and friendly with the warranty claim process, but I probably would never put one on a snow bike again out of fear of being stranded.
    Was this the N360, or the first generation model? I recall a few folks had slipping issues with the 1st gen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    Was this the N360, or the first generation model? I recall a few folks had slipping issues with the 1st gen.
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    Gnarly Traction

    The Nate on a Rolling Darryl at 14 psi has awesome traction. Riding the lake shore has never been so easy. I was able to go places where in previous rides the Endomorph and Larry lost traction. The NuVinci is working great.

    Note: The picture was taken before the engagement with mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    The Nate on a Rolling Darryl at 14 psi has awesome traction.
    How much do you weigh? That's pretty high IMHO. Closer to 8-10 will yield far more traction happiness for the average 175ish rider....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I'm about to build the same rear wheel for my pugs and was trying to do a quick sanity check (planning on ordering the parts now). Did you end up with some very short spoke lengths? I think my calculator ended up with around 231mm spokes. Not finding a lot of options at that lengths.

    Just kinda curious how you built yours up.

    Keep us updated as I'm interested in how it turns out for you. I figure it's a fun experiment (we're severely lacking snow here at the moment).

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    Running a Rolling Darryl. Spoke length I calculated and used is 231mm. 2X pattern. A 3X put too much of an angle on the nipple (no pun intended). I have a LBS that has a spoke cutter and is excellent to work with. So far the NuVinci is fantastic. There is a break-in period of about 100 miles. The shifting is like a volume control. Everyone that rides it just smiles. You are more than welcome to take it for a spin if you find yourself in my neck of the woods.

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    It would be awesome if nuvinci made a hub for mukluks.

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    A 170 would be great..

    Quote Originally Posted by niffenej View Post
    It would be awesome if nuvinci made a hub for mukluks.
    It would be great if they did made something for the other fatbikes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    Running a Rolling Darryl. Spoke length I calculated and used is 231mm. 2X pattern. A 3X put too much of an angle on the nipple (no pun intended). I have a LBS that has a spoke cutter and is excellent to work with. So far the NuVinci is fantastic. There is a break-in period of about 100 miles. The shifting is like a volume control. Everyone that rides it just smiles. You are more than welcome to take it for a spin if you find yourself in my neck of the woods.
    cool. what ratio are you running? i'm thinking of trying around 32-20 to start, but really need a little lower (32-22) to be able to make it up some steeper climbs. that falls under their 1:1.8 ratio, but from what i'm reading it doesn't sound like it blows up like an alfine 11 might.

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