Birmingham’s Cycle Show was once again the launch pad for new models from E-Bike Village exhibitors over the extended weekend show.
Design, European build quality and hidden batteries were the headlines for Batribike’s launch of 6 new models. The classic styling of the Quintessential, in gloss Garnet red, features a saddle bag to conceal the battery, 7 speed Shimano hub gears, 5 assistance levels and weighs in at 23.6Kg with the standard battery. The new blue Perdu Dutch style step-through similarly conceals the removable battery in the chaincase.
The Omega’s step through frame comes in choice of brown, green or white with colour co-ordinated saddles, grips and tyres. Also available in those colours is the Alpha, a hybrid for the commuter with Shimano Altus hydraulic disc brakes.
With 20” wheels, the folding Sigma is a low step through, while the new Delta takes on the hardtail eMTB burgeoning market.
Momentum Electric were displaying their 2wenty model alongside the familiar Upstart and Model T. The 16.8 Kg compact frame is designed for caravan and motorhome owners who need an e-bike that’s easier to tuck away but doesn’t need folding. The seatpost and handlebars extend to ensure a comfortable rider position, with the 20″ wheels offering easy manoeuvring.
New from Momentum Electric this Autumn is the mid-motor VIT-S. Founder, Ying Tsao-Tan, has been working with Japanese motor manufacturer, Nidec, since 2013 with the VIT-S (a play on the French word vitesse) aiming for efficiency and power from the high-torque 250w rated motor. The company say currently only three other manufacturers are using Nidec motors. Weighing 20.9Kg, the e-bike will debut on Kickstarter for discounted pre-orders during Autumn 2016.
E-rider’s first show at the NEC saw the debut of the E-Shopper, which the company have exclusive UK sale rights for. E-rider say the 250w scooter-style electric bike increases rider safety with pre-fitted wing mirrors, indicators and lights.
Another first for the show was the Bosch-sponsored indoor eMTB test track.
Also new to the show were Kwikfold, with electric models available in black, white and apple green. Able to carry a maximum load of 110Kg, the e-bike comes with Kenda tyres, hydraulic disc brakes, shimano 6 speed gears and weighs 22Kg with the battery.
Silverfish displayed the Mondraker e-Vantage and Crafty – both models in their second season – alongside the new Bosch e-Prime Carbon – as the manufacturer turns its attention to the growth in high end eMTB trail category.
New to the Amps stand this year were the Riese and Muller Delite trekking bike and the new Wisper folders.
Juicy Bike also presented the recently launched Roller on their stand. Weighing 19.5Kg, the latest addition to the range was showcased alongside the classic designs and colours of the Juicy e-bike range and accessories.