Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2015
Santa Monica, California based E-Glide, has started production of their ultra light high performance electric bike, the E-Glide SS (single speed).With industry leading performance without the expensive price tag, its simplistic design offers a fast, nimble, and responsive riding experience.
For a limited time, the SS can be purchased for $999, MSRP is $1,499.00 Other electric bikes on the market, with comparable high-end features, are sold at significantly higher price points, and still weigh much more than the SS, according to the company’s President, Dave Lohrli.
At 39 pounds, it is one of the lightest electric bikes on the market today. Traveling a legal speed of 20mph, and 20-30 miles per charge, the E-Glide SS uses a high capacity 36 volt Samsung battery, brushless 350 watt hub motor, resulting in much more power then common store bought electric bikes. Riders experience longer run times and faster acceleration as a result of the high-end electric drive components, and efficient overall design.
The SS is a direct single speed drive system, eliminating troublesome gears and derailing systems, which are problematic parts of an E-Bike. With its light weight and powerful motor, gearing isn’t necessary, the motor IS the gearing.
A cadence sensing system provides pedal assist at three levels, and thumb throttle can be used for full power boost when desired.
According to Dave Lohrli, CEO of E-Glide “The SS E-Bike rides, feels, and looks like a normal performance single speed bike. At 39 pounds it’s as light as many non electric bikes, but it provides the power of a professional cyclist behind you. It also pedals well without power, and will easily exceed 20MPH with assisted pedaling. With its stealthy low profile look, it fits right in on bike paths and bike lines, it doesn’t look electric.”
E-Glide has been manufacturing electric skateboards and powerboards in their Santa Monica facilities for eleven years, and is the oldest existing electric skateboard manufacturer in the US. The introduction of the E-Glide GT aluminum powerboard five years ago changed the perception of an “electric skateboard” with it’s all terrain and daily commuting capability. There new SS E-Bike is designed for those who want a simple, high quality, and affordable performance E-Bike.