Within the information this week:
- World’s Lightest eBike
- BULLS New Pace Pedelec eRoad Bike
- eBikes for Child Boomers from Islabikes
- UK’s Evans Launches Finances Priced Hub Motor Mannequin
- JackRabbit – the New Microbility Answer
- Evari eBike of the Future?
- New Tire Developments from Puncture Proof Specialists Gecko and Tannus
- Eurobike Goes Forward
- Stella’s Spectacular New Battery Manufacturing facility
New eBikes & eBike Programs
It’s Official – That is the World’s Lightest eBike
The Freicycle from Germany has been confirmed because the world’s lightest e-bike. The one-off e-bike (no, sadly, you possibly can’t purchase this within the retailers but…) relies on a Merida Scultura Superlite LTD, and in accordance with Freicycle’s web site GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has formally confirmed the report.
In response to Guinness World Records ‘The lightest electrical bicycle prototype weighs 6.872 kg (15 lb 2.40 oz) and was achieved by Dennis Freiburg (Germany) in Dortmund, Germany, on 3 December 2019. Dennis is a mechanical engineer and was, impressively, learning for his doctoral diploma in Dortmund whereas enterprise this challenge. The development of the bicycle began in October 2018, so taking simply over a yr to finish.’
The e-bike is powered by a specifically developed friction curler drive. The motor could be switched on or deactivated whereas driving. The e-bike is a pedelec and solely helps in case you are actively pedaling.
Though the report was achieved on the finish of final yr it appears to have been little-publicized since then.
BULLS Launches Desert Falcon EVO, Class 3 eRoad Bike
BULLS Bikes USA not too long ago introduced the discharge of the all new Desert Falcon EVO, the primary true electrical highway bike launched by BULLS within the U.S. The Class 3 eRoad bike makes use of the most recent Bosch Gen 4 speed-equipped mid-motor that may help as much as 28mph.
Different options embrace Bosch 500Wh Powertube that sits in a 6061 aluminum body, carbon fork and Shimano GRX Di2 1 x 12 derailleur gear shifting and hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.
New Light-weight eBikes for Child Boomers from the UK’s Islabikes
UK bike producers have a protracted monitor report in producing high-quality kids’s’ bikes however have now produced their fist e-bikes and they’re aimed on the older era who need light-weight, straightforward to make use of, low geared fashions.
There are two fashions, the urban-focused eJanis and the emtb eJimi. Claimed weights are 13.5kg and 13.8kg respectively. Each fashions use the Ebikemotion rear hub system and have non-removeable (by the tip person) frame-incorporated, modestly-sized 250Wh batteries. There are additionally 4 body sizes together with a brilliant small 14″ one.
Each fashions function step by way of frames, very best for older riders, carbon entrance forks to assist maintain the burden down and super-low gears for making hill climbing straightforward on creaking knees. They’re additionally designed to be straightforward and quick to pedal ought to the battery run out or if merely don’t really feel the necessity for electrical help. Each fashions retail at £2499 and are at the moment delivery within the UK solely with potential abroad delivery in September.
Evans Launch £1100 Pinnacle Mercury
Evans are a well known excessive avenue chain of motorcycle retailers and not too long ago launched a brand new finances priced e-bike, the Pinnacle Mercury. The spec is spectacular for a finances priced e-bike. It contains absolutely frame-integrated 374W/h battery, Bafang G020 rear hub motor with 45Nm of torque, hydraulic disc brakes and high-volume 2.2″ vast tyres on 27.5 MTB format rims . There are additionally mounting factors for water bottles, rear rack and mudguards.
JackRabbit – The Mini Light-weight eBike Crowdfunding Quickly
The JackRabbit is billed as ‘the very best of bicycles and the very best of scooters’. It has a claimed weight of simply 23lbs / 10.4 kg. It’s pedal-less and options comparatively massive wheels on a small body, that means it’s straightforward to get on and off and put your ft down, while the 20″ wheels with fats tires give stability of dealing with. Stopping energy is through a rear mechanical disk brake. The small general measurement can be aimed toward riders who need to have the ability to deliver the bike indoors or wheel it onto mass transit. A throttle powers a rear hub motor as much as 20mph and the batteries are within the body. The handlebars fold down for simpler storage, there’s a kickstand and it may also be fitted with a rear rack.
JackRabbit say ‘Electrical scooters and skateboards are enjoyable however they face challenges in security and prolonged ride-ability. Different quirky “micromobility” devices are on the market too however their weight, complexity, and prolonged trip issues of safety trigger them to finish up in landfills too usually.’ In different phrases JackRabbit imagine they’ve a brand new and higher type of micromobility.
Kickstarter crowdfunding begins on eleventh August.
Evari – eBike of the Future?
Slated for launch on the finish of 2020, the Evari e-bike is a real excessive tech, excessive finish design. If touts a carbon composite body and forks, alternative of single pace or Rohloff hub gears and a Bosch Efficiency Line CX mid-drive. Weight is claimed to start out at lower than 18kg.
New Gecko Slim Profile Puncture Proof Tyres
Gecko mobile rubber tires are puncture proof and have been round for some time – EBR has tested them and favored them for e-bike purposes. Now comes a a lot narrower profile model due for launch round September and with new advantages as outlined by Gecko:
• It’s light-weight i.e. lower than half the burden of the present Gecko 700 x 40 tire and so has much better free rolling properties and so e.g. a ‘low weight/low inertia’ trip.
• It, subsequently, has much better free rolling properties with a decrease rolling resistance when biking.
• It has a better stage of consolation
• General, with the wonderful grip (in each moist and dry circumstances) it gives a much-improved trip high quality over all different identified puncture proof bicycle tyres.
EBR has a set of prototypes and a short check trip certainly confirms they really feel a lot quicker and as we fitted them ourselves we will additionally verify that could be a sensible choice – the ‘clip beneath the rim bead seat’ system utilized by many puncture-proof tires has prior to now merely proved too tough for us. Watch this house for a full evaluation after we’ve put much more miles on them.
Tannus Introduces ‘Lighter, Sooner, Simpler Tubeless Tire Insert’
Tubeless tires get rid of the separate interior tube often discovered on pneumatic bicycle tires. In recent times the design has improved and so they have develop into extra common, not least as a result of they are often run at very low pressures for off-road grip (tires with interior tubes undergo from pinch flats at low stress) and so they additionally usually make the most of tire sealant to plug any puncture within the tire itself. Some e-bikes, usually eMTBS, include rims which are tubeless prepared so you possibly can convert to a tubeless system if you wish to.
Right here’s a lowdown on going tubeless so you possibly can see what’s concerned:
One downside that rims working a tubeless system can encounter is harm to the edges themselves, particularly if run at very low stress over tough terrain. Tubeless inserts have been developed to guard rims in these circumstances and Tannus have launched their newest mannequin of of tubeless tire insert.
Tannus describe themselves as ‘…the world’s primary model of airless tires and is an innovator of tire inserts.’ Their new tire insert is manufactured from their Armour product, constructed of Aither 1.1 foam, the identical materials used to make safety inserts for pneumatic tires. Tannus say it cushions the rim, defending it from harm, and likewise provides a smoother trip.
Biking Designs New Cyclesight Video
Cycling Designs have been growing the Cyclesight rear view monitor for cyclists for some time now although nothing seems to be avaialble to customers as but. They’ve, nevertheless, made this new video which explains the idea clearly:
New eBike Magazine From the UK
London-based Dennis Publishing not too long ago launched the print journal Cycling Electric, full of e-bike opinions and options.
Eurobike for November
Eurobike, Europe’s greatest bike commerce present (and likewise one of many greatest on the planet) is all set to happen in late November. The organizers say ‘The particular version Eurobike present in November is the perfect alternative to conduct essential face-to-face talks on the finish of the season and to kick off the brand new 2021 bike enterprise yr,” explains Klaus Wellmann, CEO Messe Friedrichshafen, within the run-up to the important thing trade get-together on 24 to 26 November 2020. The brand new corona ruling by the state of Baden-Württemberg has laid out the necessities for a protected and safe commerce truthful. With detailed tips and hygiene measures in place, the present allows exhibitors and guests to plan forward with certainty.’
Stella’s New Additional Protected Battery Warehouse
Dutch e-bike producer Stella suffered lithium-ion battery fires at its storage services lately and has simply responded with their new further protected storage facility. Bike Europe reports that ‘In response to Stella E-bikes, “the technical specification of this battery warehouse exceeds the necessities laid down within the idea of the brand new rules within the Netherlands. Our new storage is seen for instance for others within the trade to develop their very own battery warehouses.” The brand new rules on lithium-ion batteries (PGS-37) shall be enforced in 2021.’
The article provides extra element on the logical storage system designed to isolate any hearth incident in order that it causes minimal harm, ‘The warehouse with a capability of 36,000 batteries is subdivided into 13 hermetic compartments as a way to scale down any calamity. Within the occasion of an emergency, the related compartment is closed and is crammed with a particular aerosol to cease the ignition inside 30 seconds.’
Keep tuned for extra e-bike information and opinions and thanks for studying!