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Buddy Bike, LLC manufactures and distributes The Buddy Bike® an alternative tandem bicycle that provides safe family fun and therapeutic activity for cyclists with special needs. Bike for autism, down syndrome, sight impairment and other disabilities.

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Buddy Bike Press Release

June 20, 2011  

Shelley Patterson
786.489.BIKE (2453)

NuVinci® N360TM CVP Transmission Featured on
The Buddy Bike - The Alternative Tandem Bicycle

Buddy Bike, LLC, the manufacturer of the Buddy Bike® - The Alternative Tandem Bicycle, has added Fallbrook Technologies Inc.’s award winning NuVinci® N360™ Continuously Variable Planetray transmission to its new bike model, the Buddy Bike Family Limited Edition. Introduced in May 2011, the Buddy Bike Family Limited Edition is based on the innovative Buddy Bike patented design that places the stoker in the front seat while the captain steers from the back. The majority of Buddy Bike customers are families with special needs children who are seeking adaptive and therapeutic cycling solutions.

Buddy Bike Family is designed to encourage novices, non-riders and special needs families to cycle. With the addition of the NuVinci N360 transmission to the Buddy Bike Family line, via the Limited Edition, Buddy Bike is strengthening its position on delivering novice-friendly features for this category of product. Buddy Bike’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, Shelley Patterson, says "Buddy Bike Family is developed with the goal of making it a less daunting endeavor for families and new riders to experience the benefits of cycling who might not otherwise consider it a possibility. We believe that the simplicity of the NuVinci N360 will eliminate novice-rider fears over shifting and will allow parents to focus on a safe ride with their children. We've also introduced a new metallic bronze color to promote visibility and safe cycling.” 

The NuVinci N360 makes shifting the Buddy Bike Family Limited Edition as simple as adjusting the volume on a radio. With the NuVinci N360, riders have an infinite choice of smooth, stepless speeds over a full 360% ratio range. It makes riding more enjoyable by allowing the rider to seamlessly and continuously shift, even under high pedal torque, without power interruptions, missed gears or dropped chains. The intuitive handle bar mounted shifter requires only a feather touch to easily increase or decrease pedaling exertion based on riding conditions. The NuVinci N360 is maintenance free and requires no adjustments. 

For more information on Buddy Bike Family Limited Edition featuring the NuVinci N360 (MSRP $2,025) visit www.buddybike.com

About Buddy Bike, LLC

Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of an innovative in-line tandem bicycle that places the stoker in front. They strive to provide courteous and timely service to their customers while providing a quality product that will encourage more families to bicycle, especially families with special needs children who might otherwise never enjoy the thrill of riding a bicycle. For more information on bike models, pricing and dealers visit www.buddybike.com or call 786.489.BIKE (2453).

About Fallbrook Technologies Inc.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. is a technology and manufacturing company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for vehicles and equipment. Fallbrook’s NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology is applicable to machines that use a transmission such as bicycles, electric vehicles, automobiles, agricultural equipment, and wind turbines, among others. The NuVinci CVP uses a set of rotating and tilting balls positioned between the input and output components of a transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio. The NuVinci platform offers companies the flexibility to design and produce next-generation products that are better tailored to their unique business, market and competitive requirements. Fallbrook has built an extensive portfolio of over 400 patents and patent applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.fallbrooktech.com.


Buddy Bike, LLC
2775 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Suite 118
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(Warehouse in Chino, CA)
786.489.BIKE (2453)

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