Here’s a bike that you are unlikely to see in North America any time soon. This is an example of what happens when politicians of the “nanny state” want to protect the public from ourselves. I first heard about it from an Australian poster who needed something he could legally ride on public bike paths.
Since it’s a pedelec, you only get E-power if you are pedaling, so no tickets from police with itchy “ticket writing” fingers who see you accidentally speeding along while you are not pedaling…because you installed a throttle and are using more than the allowed limit! (200W in Australia/Europe, 500W in Canada, 750W in the USA)
This was no uninformed newbie, it was endless-sphere.com senior poster Kepler who has built up a 125V Stealth Fighter! (featured here) A typical upgrade for an off-road system would be using 72V, but as they say…once you’ve had a taste of power, it can be addictive!
The pic above shows the full-suspension frame, but the E-motion Jumper product line can also be had in a more affordable hardtail, in either a top-bar or step-through frame, and it’s also available in carbon-fiber.
The front wheel has a quick-release axle and since it’s coupled with a disc brake, the front wheel is very easy to quickly remove for transport on a car-carrier, or for storage.
The battery is somewhat small at 9-Ah, but it is built into the frame, making this E-bike very stealthy.
Read our full review and ride report found here
The E-Motion retail website can be found here.
A discussion about the E-Motion jumper can be found here.
Here’s a video of the E-Motion presentation at the Interbike convention.
Motor: 36V 350W geared hubmotor in the rear wheel
Battery: 9Ah 36V (324WH) Samsung Lithium Manganese (LiMn)
Gears: 30-speed Shimano Deore Derailleur
Shifter: Shimano Rapid-fire thumb-shift
Brakes: Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes – Front and Rear
Wheels: 26″ – Quick release front
Tyres: 26 x 2.25 Schwalbe Rapid Rob
Forks: Rock Shox XC32
Rear Shock: Suntour Epicon Lord 120
Rear Rack: [Optional]
Pedals: MTB Aluminium
Saddle: E-motion Cross
Handlebar: E-motion Cross Alloy
Cycle Computer: Yes
Modes: Off, Eco, Normal, Sport, Boost
Range: 20-miles depending on mode, terrain and rider input
Weight: 22kg (49lbs) Including Battery
Size: Available in frame size: 49cm (19”)
Max. Rider Weight: 120kg (265lbs)
Warranty: Two Years [Bike and Battery]