Probably the World's Best Folding Electric Bike from Airnimal

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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.

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.

BIKE SPECIFICATION

Colour: Black

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

Chain: Sram

Front Hub: Velocity 32 hole

Rear Hub: Velocity 32 hole

Rim: Alex DR13 (520)

Tyre: Kenda Koncept

Handlebar: Acor Crowbar

Stem: Acor

Saddle: Acor

Seatpost: Telescopic

Headset :Tange

Cassette: Sram 11-32 8 speed

Weight: 41.5lb (18.7kg) (subject to verification).

FRAME

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

Chainstay: 41cm(16.1")

BB to seat: Adjustable 38-90cm(15-35.5")

Head tube diameter: 1-1/8"

Seatpost: Telescopic

BB Type: British 68mm shell

BIONX SPECIFICATION

MOTOR

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

Characteristics:

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.

Batteries

Installation

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)

Recharge

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.

Command Console

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,
  • Tripmeter,
  • Odometer,
  • Chronometer,
  • 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:-

http://www.ebd.eu.com/productdetail.asp?search=bionx&id=1023&category=3

Call 0870 345 0775 for more details.

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