By Yokota Fritz
their exclusive on the Shimano Coasting Components
last fall, but now the
tech-geek blogs have picked up
on Shimano's new 3-speed
automatic transmission for bikes
opened up their coasting.com
website for public perusal, featuring Coasting-equipped bikes from Trek, Giant, and Raleigh. Shimano has recognized this trend toward easy-to-ride bikes for anybody.
is known for their "AutoShift" technology to address this need for a bike that you don't have to think about shifting. More recently,
introduced a Continuously Variable Transmission for use on bicycles. They demonstrated their NuVinci Continuous Variable Planetary system on
Ellsworth concept bike last fall at Interbike
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