The trike giant from Michigan has just announced a new trike with all three 20″ wheels and Enviolo stepless shifting. I really love this system for electric bikes and it can be a great solution for many people also on non-electric (bio/acoustic) bikes. Enviolo formerly known as Enviolo is a product of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. and was originally developed for gearing of electric motors. In the CT version available on the Rogue, it has 310% of a gear range and is very easy to operate.

More explanation from TerraTrike:
New for 2021, TerraTrike’s Rogue creates a whole new level of comfort and ease in cycling, a complete departure from the world of finicky, clunky shifting. The Rogue’s internally geared Enviolo hub offers an infinite range of seamless shifting – from a standstill or under load – without the noise of idler pulleys or the constant tuning of derailleurs.

Retailing at $1,599, the all-new TerraTrike Rogue comes equipped with powerful disc brakes, fast-rolling tires and a supple steel frame paired with a wide fixed seat for a comfortable but connected ride feel.“Just the quiet, smooth, easy shifting experience of this new Rogue alone would have made it a home run,” said TerraTrike Sales and Marketing Director Marshall Randall. “But the value at this price point is what really puts it over the top. Being the largest recumbent trike brand in the business allowed us to bring some economies of scale to the design table here, and the result is something really special.” The Rogue’s continuously variable planetary transmission, powered by Enviolo’s NuVinci-style City hub, offers an infinitely adjustable shifting experience that means no more “steps” between gears and no more limitations on when or how to shift – just seamless transition to any ratio within the trike’s gearing range, accessed through an intuitive bar-mounted controller.

Adjustable mesh tension straps and seat struts in the Rogue’s seat allow for a customizable ride, while adjustable handlebars offer plenty of real estate for accessories, like navigation aids, phone mounts and snack bags. The Rogue’s seat mesh also incorporates an integrated tool pocket and integrated flag holder for increased safety and visibility.

How the Enviolo works