Miles wrote:This is all a bit simplistic. Why don't you report back when you've got some real data.
I've got my own bike that has validated everything I've written about so far. My shift points, power behavior have all been very close to the theoretical models. So what I've been presenting is more of the "post data analysis" than anything else. This is the way things work in practice... in the "real world". (or at least as close as a model can be made to mimick the "real world")
I collected the data first... then created (and adjusted) the models second... which is the best way to do it.
But as far as the NuVinci hub I have no data because I don't own one. Given what I see of the calculations I'll save my money becuase a 6% difference isn't worth it. That's where the theoretical models can instruct my future behavior becuase I can see that the advantage is "real" but likely small compared to a regular 8-Speed gear setup.