A few years back, Continental stepped into bicycle transmissions with a belt drive solution to compete with Gates. Now, they’re going stepless, with the first CVT transmission for e-bikes.
The Continental 48 Revolution has steeples integrated gearing with a 380% range that can simulate 10 fixed speeds, but is really designed to “auto shift” smoothly to maintain whatever cadence you set. Pedal harder and it adjusts gear ratios to increase your speed without changing your desired cadence.
Another cool features is Walk Assist, which lets you hold a button and have the bike crawl along with you, which can make it easier to “walk” it up apartment stairs or ramps.