Take a Look Inside Honda’s Wild CVT for Bicycles

Honda developed three experimental gearboxes for mountain bikes, but destroyed all the prototypes once it was done winning races.

Mountain bike design has come a long way in recent years. From modified BMX rides that were first taken off-road and crazy creations like the Slingshot that was ridden in the late ‘80s, to the beastly electric monsters you see out on the trails today. Along the way, bike builders experimented with all kinds of tech to try and make their rides faster, lighter, and more reliable. And never one to shy away from dabbling in different sectors, automaker Honda even tried its hand at mountain bike design.

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