In any major city, push bikes are omnipresent. Mountain bikes, Brompton folding bikes, fixed-gears to full on street racers. Now, an electric bike that looks like any other bike is here. The Budnitz model E is the lightest electric bike ever built with a range of up to 100 miles helping the rider travel assisted up to 15mph.
The solid frame is built of titanium or steel uses a twin-tube single arc cantilever that does away with the need for shock absorbers. The frame flexes to absorb shocks from daily use such as gravel, curbs and rough pavement. Don’t expect the damping to be as absorbing as a full on off-roader though. The bike weighs in at 13 kg with a 250W all-in-one electric hub in the rear wheel. Instead of a traditional chain drive, the Budnitz Model E uses a carbon belt drive which is not only grease-free but apparently impossible to de-rail, quieter and lighter than a normal chain. Not only that but as it all encased in one hub, it is technically maintenance free. The multiple modes and power delivery can be set through the Bluetooth interface. How do you recharge it? Either coast downhill or pedal backwards.
The company is so sure of its product it is guaranteed for 100 years and if you don’t like it after 100 miles of use, you can return it for a full refund. There are three choices of models starting from $3,950 which you can buy from here.