The first electric or e-bikes were patented in the USA in the 1890s. While laying the groundwork for the technology to come, they never really took off with the public. Then in the 1990s, the commercial floodgates opened, and between 1993 and 2004, it is estimated that electric bicycle production grew by upwards of 35%. The e-bike had, after a century chained in the garage, finally arrived. The functional distinction between an electric bicycle and electric motorcycle exists in the pedals: if it can be driven by a motor as well as be pedaled, it is a bicycle. With no pedals, it is a motorcycle. The term for e-bikes that merely assist the rider is "pedelecs." It seems they could come up with a better one.
As the e-bike improves, the standard pedal version finds its luster tarnished and sales diminishing. They exist in numerous forms with specific applications which morph into each other as cross-over appeal is recognized. The mountain bike became the mountain e-bike, then mutated to become the electric fat-bike like the Izip Ebikes E3 Sumo. The mountain e-fat-bike has further mutated to become the urban e-fat-bike and it all just goes around and around. As greater numbers of citizens turn to energy efficient ways to travel or commute, the appeal of these bikes will continue to grow.
Cyclamatic has focused their e-bike prowess on the Pro Dual-Suspension Foldaway. The bike folds midway on the frame with a quick-lock release mechanism and removable front wheel. It can be assembled and ready to ride in less than 5 minutes. Its 250-watt motor provides power-assist to make 15 mph cruising a breeze, and the heavy duty lithium-ion battery has a low discharge rate and over 20 miles of range. 20-inch wheels with steel spokes are light and strong, and the twist-shift acceleration makes shifting gears smooth and easy. Hills that once seemed impassable have now been rendered possible.
It is literally one of the best investment I have ever made. I encourage all city people to take a look at these kind of products.
So glad i purchased it. It looks good, very comfortable with the suspension. And because it assists me up steep hills, I have much more energy for the gym now.
I'm in love with it! Very well built, very quiet, heavy but smooth to pedal, long life battery and beautiful!
Great bike! Built very well!
Can now ride up hill great power on assist love it.