SAN DIEGO, CA — April, 2013 – Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) and Breezer Bikes have announced that the 2013 Breezer Beltway Infinity, featuring Fallbrook’s continuously variable NuVinci N360 transmission with the Gates Carbon Drive CenterTrack™ Belt Drive system, is now available at Breezer dealers throughout North America. The NuVinci N360 is the latest generation of Fallbrook’s award-winning continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission for bicycles.
“We’re excited to introduce another Breezer featuring the NuVinci N360 drivetrain,” said Joe Breeze, founder of Breezer Bikes. “NuVinci’s infinitely variable transmission enables the Beltway Infinity to excel as a long-range commuter bike, giving riders smooth shifting and letting them find the exact gear, every time. With the NuVinci N360 and the Gates Carbon Belt Drive, the Beltway differentiates Breezers from the competition while delivering a smooth and quiet ride that’s maintenance and hassle free.”
The Beltway follows the success of the Breezer Uptown Infinity, also featuring the NuVinci N360 drivetrain; it has been one of Bicycling Magazine‘s top commuter bikes for the last two years.
The award-winning NuVinci N360 provides cyclists with an infinite number of gearing choices between the highest and lowest ratios; a full 360 percent ratio range. The CVP transmission makes riding particularly enjoyable with seamless, continuous shifting (even under high pedal torque), without power interruptions, missed gears or dropped chains. The intuitive NuVinci shifter’s feather touch and visual display are easy to use, allowing the rider to easily increase or decrease pedaling exertion. The NuVinci N360 hub is a compact, weather-sealed system requiring no maintenance.
“We are pleased to have Breezer select the NuVinci N360 as the drivetrain on this new model and for expanding its use on one of the industry’s top commuter bike brands,” said David Hancock, executive vice president of Fallbrook’s Product Business Units. “As the demand for city and e-Bikes continue to grow as a popular mode of transportation, the NuVinci N360 continues to gain acceptance as the drivetrain of choice — enhancing the riding experience, whether it’s a quick trip across town or a long-distance commute to work.”
The Gates Carbon Drive system uses a carbon-reinforced belt instead of a chain, which is exceptionally long lasting, virtually maintenance free and nearly silent. The system requires no lubrication (no greasy chain to deal with) and comes with a full-length chain guard to prevent clothing from getting caught in the drive. Beltway Infinity features include a Breezer D’Fusion hydroformed aluminum frame with integrated head tube, 700x35c Schwalbe Marathon tires with Green Guard, Tektro Auriga hydraulic brake set, full fenders with stainless fittings, B&M Lumotech LED headlight with auto sensor and B&M Toplight Plus LED rear light, Breezer Performance dual-density saddle, and aluminum tubular rear carrier. The Beltway Infinity is available in Gloss Dark Blue with Silver in a step-over model only — (S to XL). MSRP is $1,599.
For more information on the Breezer Beltway Infinity featuring the NuVinci N360 and to find the nearest Breezer dealer, visit www.breezerbikes.com.. To learn more about the NuVinci N360 drivetrain, visit www.nuvinci.com/cycling.
About Breezer Bikes
Joe Breeze was one of the central figures in the development of mountain biking and the growth of commuter cycling in the United States. In 1977, he designed and built the first modern mountain bikes, helping to jumpstart a global sport that has gotten more people on bikes than at any time since the 1890s. In 2001 Breeze turned his attention to transportation bikes, producing a line of award-winning commuter bikes that are fully equipped with everything needed to make them a safe and comfortable alternative to a car. Check out Breezer’s full line of Mountain, Transportation, Range and Road bikes at www.breezerbikes.com.
About Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
Fallbrook’s NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology improves the performance and efficiency of machines that use a transmission, including bicycles, electric vehicles, automobiles, agricultural equipment, wind turbines and others. The NuVinci technology offers companies the flexibility to design and produce next-generation products that are better tailored to their unique business, market and competitive requirements. Fallbrook’s latest innovation is the Harmony™ automatic shifting system for bicycles, which generates a totally new and efficient e-bike riding experience.
Fallbrook has built an extensive portfolio of over 500 patents and patent applications worldwide. The company intends to continue its research and development activities to enhance the performance and capabilities of NuVinci technology. For more information, visit: www.fallbrooktech.com.