E-Bike Material Innovations: Ossby, Cyclik & My Esel

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Frankfurt, Germany Bicycle manufacturers continue to experiment with new materials – in their quests for greater sustainability, durability or just a better ride – with several major innovations on display at Eurobike 2023. While Madrid company Ossby attracted attention for the radical design of its Geo folding bike – and very rapid folding mechanism –…

Bosch Smart System Tweaks for Enhanced Flexibility

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Stuttgart, Germany Greater flexibility in lock activation and more opportunities to customise displays and drive modes are among Bosch’s tweaks of its Smart System for the 2024 season. Updates by Bosch eBike Systems to its eBike Flow App will allow riders to use their Bosch Kiox 300 and Kiox 500 displays to turn their bike’s…

Aussies at Eurobike 2023

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Frankfurt, Germany Chinese solar manufacturer Jangsu Snail Zhixing Technology had the distinction of exhibiting the only solar powered e-scooter at Eurobike 2023, amid a vast array of scooter variations on display. The company’s presence at this year’s trade show, with its Sunail S80 scooter, coincides with its push into the European market. Australian John Bauce…

Bosch Unveils its Lightest Drive System

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Frankfurt, Germany Bosch has targeted the lightweight e-bike market with its Performance Line SX drive system unveiled to coincide with Eurobike 2023, setting a new power-to-weight benchmark in the sector. At 2kg for the motor – and 4kg combined for the motor, battery, remote and system controller – the system produces 600w of power at…

Pinion First for Integrated Drive and Gearbox Systems

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Frankfurt, Germany The world’s first integrated e-bike drive and gearbox shift system to go into production has been unveiled by German company Pinion, 13 years after it revolutionised the market with the release of its 18-speed e-bike gearbox. The Pinion Motor Gearbox Unit (MGU) incorporate a brushless full-power electric motor and the company’s gearbox, with…

Riese & Müller Roll Out Subscription Service

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Darmstadt, Germany Global e-bike heavyweight Riese and Müller has announced it will be launching its own subscription service in Germany, with plans to roll the service out to its international markets. The German manufacturer will offer a £49 fixed monthly price for its UBN Five, UBN Seven and Nevo e-bikes and Multitinker compact longtail cargo…

Keego Poised For Australian Arrival This Year

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Frankfurt, Germany A Swedish-based company exclusively focused on supplying e-cargo bikes for commercial delivery services expects to expand into Australia by the end of the year. Keego, a young company which made its debut at Eurobike in 2022, says it is talking to three Australian distributors and is expecting to have its first order for…

Applications Open for Taipei Cycle Exhibitors

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Taipei, Taiwan Booth applications opened this month for 2024 Taipei Cycle, which will focus on four themes: Green Action, Micromobility, Innovation & Startups and Culture & Lifestyle. Next year’s event will be held from 6th to 9th March and will introduce digital advancements such as a Cycling e-Sports Pavilion and an immersive E-bike Demo Test…

Zoomo Partners with EAV to Target LEV Market

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Oxfordshire, UK Sydney-based last-mile electric fleet provider Zoomo has further stepped up its operations through a new partnership with light electric vehicle manufacturer EAV. The English company, with its headquarters in Oxfordshire, has confirmed Zoomo as its official fleet partner for the UK and European markets. The partnership “marries EAV’s cutting edge hardware with Zoomo’s…

VanMoof Bankrupt and Rad Power Retreats from Europe

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Amsterdam, Netherlands A former beacon heading the rise of urban e-bikes, VanMoof, has been declared bankrupt. On 17th July, the Court of Amsterdam declared the Dutch legal entities VanMoof Global Holding B.V., VanMoof B.V. and VanMoof Global Support B.V. bankrupt, confirming rumours about the Netherlands company that has been a darling of the industry and…