Much awaited new version of the product features robust hardware components and is now available to dealers and OEs
ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS / CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – October 18, 2016 – The upgraded
Harmony automatic-shifting product is a result of more than four years’ worth of usage data, reflected from field experience and analyses, combined with internal validation data. It includes new sensors which improve Harmony’s accuracy and reliability as well as the longevity of the entire system. While the product performance in general has been exceptional, the improvement of these components will make Harmony even more stable.
In the process of designing the new version of Harmony, NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc., set an aggressive goal of zero failures for the new key components. As a result, the life expectancy of the new sensors, compared to the old ones, increased by an order of magnitude. “We completed all pre-launch product reliability testing with no failures, and were not able to induce any failures in the new sensors in any of our tests,” says Brian Sweet, Manager of Engineering Design at Fallbrook.
Harmony will again deliver on NuVinci Cycling’s mission “to move people better.” Benefits include continuous stepless and automatic shifting, effortless shifting even under load, greater gear ratio range than many conventional shifting systems as well as comfortable pedaling at your desired cadence.
The new version supersedes the existing version of Harmony and is identified by the serial number being located on the bottom of the unit instead of on the back. The overall branding and naming towards the end-user will stay the same.
A video with instructions on how to install the new Harmony interface is available by visiting: www.nuvincicycling.com/en/video-gallery/installation-of-harmony-hubinterface.html. In case more support is needed, the technical service team can be contacted on +31 38 7200711.
With the new and upgraded Harmony, NuVinci Cycling is looking forward to once again enable the unique NuVinci Optimized™ riding experience that riders have come to love.
About NuVinci® Cycling
NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc., moves people better through its product portfolio of smooth, stepless, automatic and integrated shifting products for bicycles and eBikes. The NuVinci technology incorporated in continuously variable transmissions (CVT) for bicycles has been providing the best rider experiences since 2006. NuVinci Optimized cycling products include the Nfinity and Harmony group sets, utilizing the latest versions of the transmissions and controllers. Products from NuVinci Cycling, the leader in CVTs for bikes and eBIkes, are available globally in over 100 bicycle brands. For more information, visit www.nuvincicycling.com.
About Fallbrook Technologies
Fallbrook Technologies is the inventor of the revolutionary NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology, which enables performance and efficiency improvements for any machine that uses geared transmission systems – from urban mobility vehicles to cars and trucks and from industrial equipment to marine applications. Fallbrook has a unique collective development model and community through which NuVinci technology licensees share enhancements, which adds to the value of the technology and accelerates product development. This approach enables forward-looking companies, who wish to create visionary new products with NuVinci technology, to move quickly from concept to market commercialization. Fallbrook is based in Cedar Park near Austin, Texas, USA and holds rights to over 800 patents and patent applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.fallbrooktech.com.
By Anne Guethoff for NuVinci Cycling and Trammie Anderson for Fallbrook Technologies, Inc.