More special video from Matt at Eurobike for our Premier Users. Everyone says that the future of bikes is in electric power but so far the results have been a bit lacking. In 2011 things might change..
First we get shown around an electric powered 170mm travel enduro bike from Ghost that has a battery in the downtube powering motor around the cranks that gives three levels of pedalling assistance (read cheating). In the first mode you get a bit of help for those long uphill stretches – Ghost claim will make riding this chunky bike uphill feel like you’re on a racy 80mm hardtail – but the really fun (read dangerous) bit is level three, where you’ll be able to wind the 26kg bike up to 25kph on the flat. Perfect for making the duller bits of linking trail that much more fun. The suspension layout is a four bar linkage with an idler just to make it even more niche..
After that there’s even more electric madness from Cannondale, with an urban bike with single sided rear end and a Lefty Headshok (Ledshok? Hefty?), a leather covered Ave and the fabulously bonkers 1,300W Grace that is welded by Nicolai, stuffed with fast charging batteries and will top 65kph. It’s got working brake lights and a horn – you’ll need a motorbike license for it…
So, the future is electric. No need to worry about that belly, batteries are here to save you…
Posted on: September 1, 2010