frequently asked questions
New Motion Labs
How can I work for New Motion Labs?
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Why do you only make single-line drivetrains? (for 2x chainring, single-speed and hub gears)
Our unique patented tooth profile is currently only optimised for 2x chainrings. Testing and research to enable us to optimise for further shifting are underway.
What is Enduo™ Technology?
A revolutionary chainring and sprocket design that work’s with roller-chains to create drivetrains that transfer power far more effectively, efficiently and with significantly less wear. This enables us to create groundbreaking drivetrains – including the fastest and strongest, most durablie drivetrains in the world.
Enduo for Competitve Cycling
Enduo for Competitve Cycling
How can I stay up to date with new developments and product release dates?
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Could Enduo™ replace any chain drive in the world?
Yes! We may not have the product refined for your specific application right now, but Enduo™ has benefits for thousands of applications from Cycling to Industry to Automotive and more!
Message us if you think your application needs Enduo™.
What makes Enduo™ Cargo the strongest, most reliable drivetrain in the world?
Enduo™ Cargo combines industrial strength chains with revolutionary stainless-steel sprocket and chainring technology with a patented tooth profile, allowing cargo and eBikes to go over 3x further before their chain drive needs replacing.
While conventional drivetrain products on the market typically last up to 3-5,000km, Enduo™ Cargo allows riders to reach over 15,000km before maintenance or replacement is necessary.
How do you install Enduo™ Cargo?
Everything related to installing, removing, maintaining and adjusting Enduo™ Cargo is covered in this YouTube playlist.
Why does my Cargo or eBike need Enduo™ Cargo?
Due to high power motors, heavy loads and high frequency of use, cargo and eBikes stress and wear the drivetrain at rapid rates, especially when compared to a normal bicycle.
In order to deal with regular use, heavy loads and powerful motors, the bikes need a stronger, more durable and reliable drivetrain to avoid breakdowns and keep maintenance to a minimal.
This is especially true for delivery fleets who use the bikes for over 8 hours a day, pushing 1,000’s of KG’s every day!
Enduo™ Cargo is designed for heavy use with significant loads (<450kg), allowing cargo bikes to travel 3x further before the drivetrain needs replacement.
Will Enduo™ Cargo help my bike go faster?
Unlike Enduo™ Track, which is optimised for maximum efficiency and speed, Enduo™ Cargo is built for durability and longevity and enables cargo and eBike fleets to maintain minimal maintenance costs and reliably deliver to customers.
It is possible that the cargo version could increase bike speed and efficiency, but this is yet to be tested fully.
What makes Enduo™ Track the fastest cycling drivetrain in the world?
Enduo™ Track uses chainring and sprocket technology that has been tested against the best existing drivetrains in the world, both in labs and by the best national cycling teams and riders, which has proven that Enduo is far more efficient than our competitors.
We recommend combining the Enduo™ Track package with the Shimano Dura-ace chain for the maximum possible efficiency and speed.
Do you have a setup for derailleur bikes?
We only produce single-speed and 2x chainring drivetrains. A derailleur-friendly setup is currently in development.
Why is Enduo™ the fastest drivetrain in the world?
Our revolutionary tooth profile reduces the load and movement on the internal surfaces of the chain, which typically lead to frictional losses of the chain during articulation.
With our tooth profile, the chain drives off both sides of the tooth instead of just one, which eliminates the relative motion of a conventional chaindrive.
How do you know it is the fastest?
We have done extensive and comprehensive testing on a purpose-built, high-performance rig at the University of Bath in the UK.
What measurements did you do?
We measured input & output power (with an accuracy of 0.1%) to understand the drivetrain’s frictional power losses. This process was repeated for all the top track set-ups in the world, with a standardised test methodology to eliminate as many variables as possible between drivetrain set-ups.
How many watts will Enduo™ save me over other chainring brands?
We more than halve the power losses compared with the most popular drivetrain at the last Olympics, offering savings of 6.51w* (@500w, 100RPM, vs Digirit/EAI).
What kind of chain do I use with an Enduo™ Track chainring?
We recommend a Shimano Dura Ace 11–speed HG901 chain for the highest efficiency, however, any 11-speed chain should be compatible. For the product’s longevity, we don’t recommend that you use a 1/8” track chain with these components.
Is it UCI Legal?
Can I use ‘normal’ sprockets with an Enduo™ Chainring?
You can. However, it won’t be the fastest drivetrain in the world. We also highly recommend that you ensure any components are compatible with an 11-speed chain, not a 1/8” chain in the interests of longevity and safety.
Can I use a ‘normal’ chainring with Enduo™ sprockets?
The answer is very similar to the question above. You can, but we don’t recommend it & if you do, ensure the components are designed for an 11-speed chain.
What size chainrings do you offer?
50 – 70 tooth equivalents, even sizes only. The reason we say equivalent? Because for every two teeth on a conventional chainring, an Enduo Track ring has one.
Why isn’t everyone using Enduo™ Track if it’s the fastest in the world?
Good question. Firstly, our Enduo™ technology is pretty ground-breaking and not everyone has heard of us. We’re working hard to change that. Secondly, drivetrain efficiency has traditionally been very hard to measure, meaning few people know what is truly the fastest. We’re working hard to change this, too.
Why do Enduo™ chainrings have less teeth than a ‘normal’ chainring?
Enduo™ chainrings and sprockets use our patented tooth technology to improve the performance of the chain drives. The ability to engage only every other link of the chain combined with the tooth profile geometry is where the performance benefit comes from.
Will my chain slip off with less teeth?
The short answer is no. We have run countless real-world tests and not once have we experienced a chain drop. The wide tooth profile also helps to ensure a secure interface between the chain and drivetrain components.
Do I need a chain guide or catcher?
Up to you, but they are by no means a requirement.
Can you cut any bolt pattern and BCD?
We produce products based on performance and customer demand. Reach out to the team if you’ve got any good ideas!
Do you supply chainring bolts?
Not at this time.
Do you supply chains?
Not for our performance lines. We only sell chains as part of our cargo drivetrain packages.
Where are Enduo™ Track products made?
All Enduo™ Track products are currently manufactured in the UK; Totnes in South Devon specifically.
What are Enduo™ Track products made from?
Chainrings: Anodised Aluminium 7075 T6
Sprockets: Stainless Steel
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes. Please note that shipping prices vary depending on location.
Do you offer athlete sponsorship?
Not at the current time. However, feel free to get in touch to discuss further.
I’m a team manager, can I get a discount?
As above, please get in touch with our team to discuss.
How do I stock Enduo™ Track in my shop or online store?
Get in touch with our performance sales manager, email@example.com