Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Light, invisible e-bike drive

Third Quarter 2021 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

E-bikes are conquering cities, rural areas and mountains. Many existing systems provide powerful support but are heavy and sluggish to handle. With the Bikedrive Air, maxon presents an invisible e-bike system that weighs only 3,5 kg including battery and can be integrated into elegant frames by bike manufacturers. The system is so compact that it fits into a wide variety of frame designs – such as racing, gravel, urban, kids’ and mountain bikes. It is possible to build electric racing bikes that weigh less than 11 kg and E-mtb trail full-sussers less than 16 kg.

The centrepiece of the Bikedrive Air system is a mid-mounted e-bike motor that provides riders with a natural cycling experience and agile handling. The secret is the unique freewheel technology. Support is given only when it is necessary, which makes it feel like riding with a tailwind. The drive is almost completely hidden. Only an inconspicuously integrated control element on the top tube hints at the extra power hidden in the bike. Even the associated 250 Wh battery is elegantly hidden in the down tube.

Riders have the option of individually adjusting the support levels provided by their e-bikes and easily accessing important data at any time. To this end, maxon developed the maxon Connect app. With ANT+ or Bluetooth (BLE), other devices such as Garmin, Sigma, or o-synce, can also be connected easily.

For more information contact Hans Burri, DNH Tradeserve, +27 11 468 2722, hans.burri@dnhtrade.co.za, www.dnhtrade.co.za


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