Nuseti’s Radical New Internal Drive System
Mountain bike racing champion Gregory Zielinski has drawn from his 16 years of racing to design a bike that is unlike any other. The Nuseti Bike has been in the design stages for over the past five years, and now Zielinski has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £500,000 by August 30 to continue development and begin producing bikes.
Nuseti features the Inner Drive System (IDS), which is a completely encapsulated drive unit designed especially for mountain biking. It is permanently lubricated and impervious to mechanical malfunctions and weather factors. IDS allows Nuseti Bikes to go through any terrain, even muddy, sandy or rocky trails, with a complete elimination the risk of any drive’s failure. The IDS is also waterproof and environmentally friendly.
“Anyone who enjoys mountain biking will be stunned by the IDS’ potential. With this drive, you will simply discover mountain biking once again in a new, better way – free from any drive’s malfunctions and free form frequent maintenance. Whatever you were afraid to do with your bike on trails just because you thought that something could go wrong with your bike’s drive, now you can do it—and that makes a huge difference in riding comfort,” said Zielinski.
Zielinski, who has won seven national championships and also made it twice to the podium of European Championships, designed the bike based on his own experience. The visual concept was created in 2008, and the working prototype followed in 2010. Since then, the project has successfully passed through the number of tests related to the IDS’ performance. “We are currently working on developing a carbon fiber frame, which is the last stage of development in our game changing project,” said Zielinski.
Nuseti Bikes’ IDS claims to be very low maintenance and easy to use, not only allowing riders switch gears during full pedaling power, but also be able to switch gears without pedaling. Nuseti Bikes also feature a quick release rear wheel axle that allows riders to take off the wheel in just a few seconds.
The crowdfunding campaign will help finish the development stage, begin production of the bikes, and establish a global network for after-sales service and support. Supporters of the campaign will enjoy a variety of Nuseti products, ranging from clothing with a £20 contribution to a completely assembled Nuseti Bike for £3,750. Framesets for building a bike with preferred components are also available with a £2,045 contribution. Clothing and bike components can even be customized.
For more information, visit the Kickstarter campaign here.