Riese & Müller Culture NuVinci Electric Bike
The Culture NuVinci from Riese & Müller is an elegant yet robust step through electric bike with a difference. Designed for everyday use with a low crossbar for ease, this 26″ wheel beauty has both front and rear suspension for the ultimate e-bike experience. There’s simply no other e-bike out there like the Culture.
As the name suggests, the Culture NuVinci boasts not only style, but the wonderful N380 seamless NuVinci hub gear for easy, straightforward and endless gear options. A simple, easy to use rotational control on the handlebar finds every gear without any fuss. A simple visual indicator shows clearly the gear status. capable of climbing the steepest of hills with ease, NuVinci gearing is a real joy to use. Furthermore, fitted as standard is the silent and bomb-proof Gates carbon drive belt for even greater pleasure. No greasy chains. No broken links. Some may say that it’s the epitome of luxury.
Beautifully designed, the frame of this unique e-bike is like no other. Striking in appearance, the Culture’s frame geometry makes the ride a sheer pleasure. Comfortable, stable and minimal. Built to last, the Culture NuVinci boasts a wealth of fine detail. It’s dual suspension ensures the smoothest of rides. Only an e-bike with true full suspension keeps ground contact on poor roads – and keeps you in full control. The active rear swing arm, optimised front wheel suspension and co-sprung carrier form the core of the ‘Control Technology’ as Riese & Müller describe it. Every bump and hollow absorbed. Vibrations and hard knocks like those experienced on cobbles or kerbs are significantly diminished. Luggage is also protected by the frame-mounted, sprung carrier. On the front is a nice RST Omega with 80mm of travel. On the rear is an X-Fusion Glyde, neatly and unobtrusively concealed in the frame above the motor. Even the most rugged terrain prevents no problem. Furthermore, Bosch’s high torque Performance motor coupled with a huge 500Wh battery ensures long and effortless rides.
Uniquely designed, the Culture NuVinci has a number of features not found on other e-bikes. One such feature is the integrated lock, located invisibly within the frame. Accessed at the rear of the bike, the lock is actuated by the same key as the battery. Another very interesting aspect is how low the step through is. The smaller 43cm frame is a breeze to step into, making it ideal for the smaller rider in conjunction with 26″ wheels.
If it’s a reliable and sturdy yet comfortable workhorse that’s required, then the Riese & Müller Culture NuVinci is a perfect example, crammed full of features and built to very high standards.
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