The rotating grip of the Nexus 8 gear hub
Gears on an adapted bicycle by Van Raam
Nearly every Van Raam bicycle is equipped with gears. Several Van Raam bicycles come with gears as a standard. Bicycles that don’t have them by default, are available with gears as an option. Only the Husky tricycle for children and the City walking aid cannot be ordered with gears.
The gears on the Van Raam adapted bicycles are easy to operate. You can set the gear by turning the relevant handle. When you start cycling it is useful to make sure that you have the gears in a light range so that you can cycle away easily.
Gear types on Van Raam bicycles
Van Raam uses two types of gears: the Nexus 8-gear hub from Shimano and the Enviolo City’s continuously variable gear hub.
With the Enviolo gear hub, keep in mind that as soon as you turn the gear handle towards you, you get a heavier gear (you pedal slightly harder), and you have a lighter gear when you turn the handle away from you (you pedal slightly lighter). With the Enviolo gear hub, you can only change gears when you are in motion, whereas with the Nexus gear hub you can also change gears when you are at a standstill.