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  1. #1
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    NuVinci & HammerSchmidt Combo Anyone?

    <hr style="color: rgb(183, 183, 183);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> Sounds crazy, but has anyone ever tried a Fallbrook Technologies NuVinci hub in back with a SRAM HammerSchmidt up front? Sounds like it would be a "seamless" shifting setup with a lot of range....
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    On paper, the ratios look like they might work, except for one little problem:

    NuVinci calls for a <i>minimum</i> chainring:cog ratio of 2.0:1.

    The Hammerschmidt is 24/38 gearing, and NuVinci's recommended gearing is 38:18 (2.1:1).

    In theory, running Hammerschmidt + a 16T cog would extend your upper range and give you a whole bunch of low gear to play with, but 24x18 would result in a 1.3:1 ratio -- definitely below their suggested minimum.
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