Corratec eBow - Yet another new crank drive system!

eddieo

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flecc

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First one's a concentric motor like the old Flyer F and the Optibike. These are mostly powerful but often not as refined as the crank drives we are more used to.

That second one in the chainwheel "add-on" style is unusual in complete e-bikes, more often seen in kits like the Cyclone.

Certainly no lack of choice in crank drives now, probably too many for the market in fact.
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eddieo

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The performance to weight ratio and non e bike look (except battery) of the Corratec is amazing dont you think?
 

flecc

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Actually I think the e-bow is more discreet, the motor hidden completely by the chainwheel and the rider's legs would hide the battery.

I agree the Corratec is fairly discreet in that view, but I think side on, the motor and drive to the chainwheel would be much more obvious then. Kids would love it though, but it would need to be £300 or less for them!