The electric mountain bike scene in Europe has been growing quickly as it provides a way for riders of all ability levels to enjoy a ride on a mountain bike.
Larry Pizzi, president of Currie Technologies, recently sent me some information on Haibike electric mountain bikes being introduced to the US market. Here is what he had to say:
“Currie will be the first to introduce a Bosch equipped ebike in North America beginning with model year 2014 products that will be introduced next summer.
We are working with Bosch on US standards and Haibike to make the perfect products for the North American market within this category. Haibike inverts the Bosch drive in a patented system that protects the motor, making it the perfect system for eMountainbikes.
We are showing the bikes now and will have them in the field to gauge both dealer and Consumer reaction. As you may know, they have been wildly successful in Europe and we expect the same will be the case in the US and Canada.
These bikes allow everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of off road cycling and eliminate the need to travel to a ski area for down hill runs. I can speak from personal experience, they are a blast to ride.”
The electric mountain bikes from Haibike are high quality. Below are some pictures of the models being introduced along with their specifications.