Nuvinci n360 equivalent gear ratio

Tom R

New Member
I am considering the purchase of the EVELO Orion ebike. I am trying to determine what the effective gear ratio is when the n360 is in high gear. That is, for one complete turn of the pedals, how many turns are there for the rear wheel? So is there anyone out there with the Orion model willing to check this out for me. Thanks.
 

Tom R

New Member
When researching the bike I was trying to figure out just how fast this thing would go. A waste of time. Bottom line is that on a flat road pedaling hard in high gear you get about 18-19 mph. Seems like you get most of that from the electric motor and your hard pedaling might get you 2 more mph. -dealing with motor off is difficult. I think the CVT offers a lot of resistance. Hindsight, would like to try the bike with a conventional gearing. My guess is that it will pedal a lot easier. All in all, fun bike to ride.
 

TrikeKentucky

New Member
Ya, I'm new to the hub/mid stuff but gearing with cogs I'm good. What I know is that the CVT would work good for stop and go where you need to change gears on the fly. It might be good for newbies also. In my world the high and low end of the CVT is not enough. Its not near as high as a 52/11 or low enough as a 24/28. My Kmx Trike which is alluminum weighs 48 lbs with racks and etc. I changed to a 24/28 from a 28/28 so I good get some leverage on some hills, even if I was going slow. The CVT won't come close to that so if I'm riding the same hill with an electric Evelo it either needs a 24 or 28 in the front and at least a 28 in the rear cause the Evelo is heavier than my trike. This is guessing that you have no battery left because you can't always figure that you will have any left. You can tell from the chart that it doesn't cover from end to end of the gearing spektrum like a triple set could.
 

TrikeKentucky

New Member
If you switch off the motor you should be able to self power it above 20 mph. I would think it would be subject to your strength and fitness. The mid motor shouldn't be holding you back but I'm not sure about the CVT holding you back
 

Nirmala

Active Member
If you know the number of teeth on the front chainring and rear cog, you can calculate it easily enough:

# of front teeth divided by # of rear teeth x 0.5 x size of the wheel is the lowest low gear of the Nuvinci

# of front teeth divided by # of rear teeth x 1.8 x size of the wheel is the highest high gear of the Nuvinci

(You can also multiply the result for the lowest low gear by 3.6 to get the highest high gear.)