Electric bike news

NEC Cycle Show lines up 2017 electric bikes

Birmingham’s Cycle Show was once again the launch pad for new models from E-Bike Village exhibitors over the extended weekend show.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Another first for the show was the Bosch-sponsored indoor eMTB test track.

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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.

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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.

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New to the Amps stand this year were the Riese and Muller Delite trekking bike and the new Wisper folders.

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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.

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