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Limited Edition Nuvinci Equipped Buddy Bike Family

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In an attempt to make cruising with the family even easier, Buddy Bike is now offering a special edition Buddy Bike Family complete with a Nuvinci N360 CVP rear hub. If you’re not familiar with the Buddy Bike, it is an interesting alternative to a tandem where the shorter stoker actually sits in the front of the bike. This set up is particularly handy for those who wish to ride with kids or small adults with special needs.

Now, for the first time the Buddy Bike is offered with a Nuvinci hub to make riding even easier. The captain can simply rotate the twist shifter to any one of infinite positions in it’s 360% gear range. In addition to making shifting easier, the lack of a derailleur should decreased needed maintenance, make transporting the Buddy Bike easier, and keep the chain from falling off the gears. Basically, making a family outing as easy as possible, which is a good thing.

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  • Aluminum frame, Metallic Bronze and Cream
  • NuVinci N360 CVP Drivetrain MORE INFO
  • Bike weight 53 lbs.
  • Holds two adults to accommodate riders of all ages
  • Wheel base (center front to center rear wheel) 57.125″
  • Bike length 83.125″
  • Width between steering handlebars 33″
  • Tektro V brake levers on main handles
  • Captain: Front & rear V brakes
  • Stoker: Rear Standard Caliper Brake
  • 26″ wheels
  • Kenda K892-007 26 x 1.95 tires w/thorn resistant tubes
  • Seat posts 30.4 mm alloy silver (front 300 mm, rear 280 mm)
  • Top of front rider seat post to pedal at bottom position distance 22″
  • Bi-pod, double leg kickstand
  • Buddy Bike head badge
  • 2 sets water bottle mounts
  • Owner Manual

  • Owner Manual NuVinci N360 CVP Drivetrain
  • Wide Ratio Range N360 offers an “infinite” number of ratios within its 360% range. Finding the perfect ratio is easy and spontaneous.
  • Continuously Variable If you adjust the volume on a radio you can continuously and seamlessly shift the N360 to maintain the perfect cadence throughout the ride.
  • Enjoyable With the N360 continuously variable drivetrain, you’re always in control in a way no other fixed gear system can match. Smoother, simpler and more enjoyable for all. Never fear shifting again.
  • Less Strain Your body will thank you. Gone are jolts to your knees, hips and back. You’ll tire less, ride longer and feel better when you get there.
  • My Own Gear Never be compromised by “fixed gear” systems again. Choose from an “infinite” number of ratios to fit the conditions and your exact riding style.
  • Maintenance-Free Sealed for dependable, maintenance-free performance.
  • Owner Manual NuVinci N360 CVP Drivetrain
  • NuVinci N360 CVP Drivetrain MORE INFO
  • 1.25 inches set back seat post
  • Fold-out foot pegs w/mylar tape
  • EZ Sunray bike seat with back rest
  • Bike packaged dimensions: 70L x 9W x 29H in
  • Bike packaged shipping weight: 64 lbs.
  • Volume weight: 110.06 L
  • National Motor Freight Classification NMFC 189800-04
  • Domestic shipping class: 150, 0.3 cbm or 10.6 cubic feet
  • Packaging: 5-ply carton w/one bigger box enclosing original box, Buddy Bike logo on exterior
  • 90% assembled (additional tuning will be required)

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ABQ Steve
ABQ Steve
12 years ago

Not sure who set this bike up for the photo but I think the handlebars for the front position are 180 degrees from where the should be … unless the stoker will be a chimp with ridiculously long arms.

12 years ago

@ABQ Steve – thought the exact same thing when I saw those bars, but check the website: http://buddybike.com/SpecsBB102-AL-NU.html
Looks like it makes sense to have the smaller front bars forward.

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