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Chappelli’s new NuVinci: infinitely geared, definitely desirable

We’ve released a new range of our design award-winning NuVinci® bicycles, Australia’s first to feature an innovative ‘infinitely geared’ hub for the smoothest possible ride.

The NuVinci series has received industry acclaim for its continuous gearbox created by Fallbrook Technologies, which allows riders to change gears with the fluidity of turning a radio dial, eliminating jarring gear jumps or body jolts.

The NuVinci Nero, looking totes mean!
The NuVinci Nero, looking totes mean!

> Read the Bike Exchange review of the NuVinci Pistola

In 2012, our NuVinci Platinum won the Sports and Leisure category of the Australian International Design Awards.

The new NuVinci range has been optimised for a wider market, allowing more riders to enjoy a smoother ride at the most affordable price.

The bikes are available in light metallic blue (Celeste), gunmetal grey with chrome rear (Pistola), and a metallic gloss black (Nero), and in the two most popular sizes 54 and 58.

In addition to the unique gearing system, the NuVinci has a hand-crafted and hand-painted lugged CRMO frame, leather grips and seat, and an integrated lighting system that allows 360° degree visibility for the rider.

NuVinci gear "radio dial"
The continuous gear can be turned like a radio dial.

Chappelli’s co-founder Pablo Chappelli said the company looked at ways to bring the NuVinci series to a wider market following extremely positive response from consumers about the NuVinci Platinum.

“We’ve been working hard to bring the NuVinci® technology to a price point where more people can afford it,” Pablo says.

“Now more people can get their hands on the latest in bike technology while still benefiting from the aesthetic design and quality for which our bikes are renowned.”

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Chappelli Cycles wins International Design Award for NuVinci® bicycle

Chappelli Cycles’ NuVinci® bicycle won the Sports and Leisure category of the prestigious Australian International Design Awards on Friday.

> Download the press release

The Chappelli NuVinci® is the first Australian bike equipped with continuously variable gearing. Riders can select their preferred gear ratio as easily as turning a radio dial and without fear of jarring gear changes or body jolts.

Tom and Pablo accept the award.
Tom and Pablo with the award.

Accepting the Award, Chappelli co-founder Pablo Chappelli said it was “an absolute honour.”

“We are immensely proud to win this recognition for the NuVinci® and also for Chappelli which we only started two years ago.

“Given the quality of this year’s competition, including esteemed design companies such as Nokia, Range Rover, Bose and Dyson, we are particularly honoured. This award proves that the spirit of design is alive and well in Australia.”

The bicycle is the result of a 12-month collaboration with US-based Fallbrook Technologies, pioneers of the world-first ‘infinitely variable internal hub’ gear system. The system’s 360° ratio equates to the equivalent of 10 traditional gears.

Getting their 15 seconds...

In addition to the unique gearing system, the Chappelli NuVinci® won praise for its

simply design aesthetic and smooth ride. The bicycle has a hand-crafted and hand-painted lugged CRMO frame, deep dish chrome rims, leather grips and seat, and an integrated lighting system that allows 360° degree visibility for the rider.

The NuVinci® was also nominated as one of nine finalists for the overall Australian Design Award and has been selected by the Australian PowerHouse Museum to be displayed in an exhibition of Australian design excellence.

The Australian International Design Awards is a showcase for the best-designed products from Australia and around the globe.