Forward-thinking Speedhound rider Stephen Y. built out his 61 cm ONLY ONE with the disc brake option, Gates CenterTrack belt drive and a NuVinci hub. With its New Black paint and all black components, it’s very stealthy, especially with that smooth and quiet belt drive. Stephen wrote “Went out for the maiden voyage yesterday. Wow, this drivetrain is smooth.”
The 55 tooth front and 24 tooth rear sprockets give the NuVinci hub a very usable range of ratios for the road. Low gear is 30.7 gear inches (equivalent to a 39 X 34) with a top gear of 110.5 gear inches (equivalent to a 53 X 13). The hub is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), so it provides an infinite number of ratios between low and high. “Bottom line – this whole belt drive, IGH, and disc brake setup is fantastic” Stephen told us in an e-mail.
Sometimes we get writer’s block at Speedhound HQ, so it’s great to have a Speedhound rider help us out. “I could not be happier with the new bike, and I would heartily recommend SpeedHound Bikes to anyone who asks. I am equally impressed with the quality of your frame and your post sale support. Count me as a fan.”
Thanks for the shout out and pix, Stephen!