(PRWEB) October 10, 2006
Over the years Electric Bikes have improved in performance and technology, but this has rarely kept pace with the quality of ride.
Every electric bike today has been a compromise, until today.
Airnimal has taken a fantastic folding bike and motorised it, with the superb Bionx system.
The entire package weighs less that 20kg and has a range of up to 40 miles, additionally the system has regenerative braking, whereby you put energy back into the battery when you go downhill or slow down.
The Airnimal Joey folding bike is a joy to ride, and can be folded and packed into a suitcase.
The Bionx system has a handlebar contoller with 8 power modes, a Ni-MH battery pack and a rear hub motor.
Fork: Cro-mo steerer
Crankset: Tracer 52
Brakes: F,Acera V brake R,Acera V brake
Shift Levers: Sram MRX gripshift
Brake Levers: Acera
Bottom Bracket : Shimano
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Alivio
Front Hub: Velocity 32 hole
Rear Hub: Velocity 32 hole
Rim: Alex DR13 (520)
Tyre: Kenda Koncept
Handlebar: Acor Crowbar
Cassette: Sram 11-32 8 speed
Weight: 41.5lb (18.7kg) (subject to verification).
Geometry: One Size
Wheel size: 520" (ISO 520)
Wheelbase: 103.5cm (40")
Effective top tube length: 56cm(22")
BB height: 27.9cm(11")
Head tube angle: 71 deg
Effective seat tube angle: 73 deg
BB to seat: Adjustable 38-90cm(15-35.5")
Head tube diameter: 1-1/8"
BB Type: British 68mm shell
Power: 200 W continuous output power and 450 W peak.
Nominal torque: 7 N.m
Maximum torque: 25 N.m
4 power-assist levels: The strain gauge allows the BionX motor to measure the rider's effort and boost the thrusting power by 25%, 50%, 100% or 200%, according to the selected assist level.
Weight: 3.5 kg/7,7 lb
External case material: Aluminium
4 regenerating levels: The battery can be recharged while riding downhill or upon braking.
Safety: The motor is completely sealed so you can ride your bicycle in the rain and a thermal protection prevents any overheating.
The battery is installed on a rail using the water bottle holes allowing you to install and remove your battery within 5 seconds.
No other battery can be installed/removed so easily.
It is also possible to install the battery on a back carrier.
Type: 24V - 8 Ah NiMH
Weight: 4.1 kg (9 lb)
Capacity: 204 Watts/hr
Life Span: 400-500 charge cycles
Average distance covered with per battery charge:-
Bike (0): unlimited
Mode 1: 70 km/ 43.5 miles
Mode 2: 45 km/ 28 miles
Mode 3: 35 km/ 22 miles
Mode 4: 25 km/ 15.5 miles
(These averages were established with a 70 kg rider, without luggage, on a flat road on a windless day)
The BionX system includes a specific charger for each batter that detects and stops charging when the battery is full.
At all times you know if the charger is still charging or if the charge is complete.
NiMH battery charger (1.8 Amp/h): recharges in approximately 3 hours, whether it is completely uncharged or not.
As the Bionx system has a regenerative facility, it is also possible to recharge the battery while riding downhill or whilst braking.
Power-Assist: Controls the 4 assistance levels.
The analog display, indicates the power supplied by the battery.
Generation: Controls the 4 generative settings.
The analog display indicates the energy transmitted to the battery.
The console includes a multifunctional odometer that displays the following information:
- Current speed,
- Average speed,
- Time (NEW - on 2006 models).
The control console includes a battery charge indicator that helps you manage the battery charge in order to prevent running out of energy on the return trip.
The console also includes an alarm system with a 4-digit PIN (personal identification number).
When the alarm system is activated, two wheel turns are enough to set it off.
From that moment, the motor goes into generative mode 4 and the alarm sounds.
The power-assist maximum speed is adjusted to the regulations of the country where the system is delivered:
- Europe: 25 kph (15 mph)
The ride is incredible and at £1499 its a steal.
Our website is:- http://www.electricbikesdirect.co.uk
You can see this product using the link below:-
Call 0870 345 0775 for more details.