Regardless of whether you want to know where you are or how far you’ve already come, the information console takes pride of place on the handlebars of the smart ebike. Meaning that you have everything firmly under control and all the information you need right in your field of vision.
The basic display, a standard feature, is the nerve centre of your smart ebike, allowing you to control basic functions such as drive and generator levels or light – or to check the time, trip kilometres or remaining power. As well as this, the basic display always shows you the current speed and, at the press of a button, the average speed as well. When removed, it serves as additional protection against theft, as the motor will only start when the basic display is fitted. With the optional smartphone cradle, your mobile device will have its own secure place on your smart ebike. In this way, for instance, you can use your smartphone to navigate easily to the destination of your choice. Thanks to the USB interface that comes as standard, you can also charge it during the journey. A smart ebike app is also available with special functions designed for the smart electric bike.
The smart ebike brings a whole new aesthetic dimension to cycling – an electric bike that bears the clear hallmarks of a smart, setting itself apart from conventional pedelec design. And with key components that were designed specially for the smart ebike. Thanks to the two-colour concept and the mix of materials the result is typically smart. The spokes that round off the overall look also have the characteristic smart style.
The brakes on the smart ebike offer two important benefits: the added safety provided by the premium disc brakes and the higher battery charge resulting from the use of released kinetic energy. The Magura hydraulic disc brake system ensures high braking power and braking safety, even in wet weather, thanks to the 180 mm perforated brake discs. The brakes additionally control energy recuperation. Operating the brake lever is all that is needed to trigger this function – it interrupts the assistance from the electric motor and the kinetic energy is channelled into the battery instead. The energy recuperation can also be set manually on the basic display. This is useful on long downhill slopes, for example.
It is the electric drive that makes a bicycle a pedelec, assisting your muscle power as you pedal. With every push on the pedals, you will see how easy it can be to master even the toughest routes effortlessly. This is made possible by the maintenance-free and brushless rear-wheel hub motor from BionX, which offers four levels in both drive mode and generator mode. This means that you can always decide how much assistance you want from the 250 WattFigure applies to Germany. Country-specific deviations possible. electric motor as you ride. The electric motor assists you up to a speed of 25 km/h, and higher speeds can be reached with conventional pedalling.
Needless to say, the smart ebike can also be used for regular cycling without power assistance. Simply switch off the drive system and continue pedalling in bicycle mode. Or you can select one of the four generator levels and decide to what extent you want to recharge the battery whilst pedalling, braking or riding downhill. Whether in bicycle, drive or generator mode, the gears are changed via a 3-speed gear hub from SRAM. Incidentally, pedelec riders don’t need any insurance or driving licence and are entitled to use cycle paths.
Carbon toothed belt.
By replacing the standard bicycle chain with a carbon toothed belt – 118 teeth on a high-strength carbon fibre belt – the smart ebike eliminates all the problems traditionally associated with bicycle chains. The toothed belt combines a number of important advantages: it lasts twice as long as a chain, requires neither lubricant nor maintenance, does its job quietly and weighs in at a mere 80 grams. And what's more it also looks good.
The smart ebike’s battery contributes to the clear design idiom, harmoniously integrated in the frame yet remaining a powerful presence every time you pedal. With 423 watt hours, the compact lithium-ion battery is among the most powerful on the market. This means that it can cover up to 100 km – depending on the cyclist, the cycling style, the topography of the route and the drive or generator level selected. The battery’s position also helps to ensure safe, stable handling: integrated in the frame triangle, it serves as an ideal counterweight to the motor in the rear wheel.