Berlin bike and e-bike maker Schindelhauer has just revealed it’s new 2019 e-bike range.
The company majors in making lightweight, sleek machines for the urban riding environment and the new 2019 e-bikes are very much in this tradition.
The Karl is claimed to be “the first Bosch single speed e-bike.”
Optionally available are a frame-mounted front rack and Wingee mudguards with an integrated bracket for pannier bags.
Weight: 43.4 pounds 19.7 kg
Price: 3995 €
The Heinrich is billed as “the most versatile Schindelhauer model….thanks to the 8-speed Alfine internal geared hub longer rides over uneven terrain are possible.”
With the baggage carrier mounted directly to the frame, the handling is not impaired when fully loaded.
Additionally, pannier bags can be attached onto the rear fenders with an integrated bracket.
Weight: 52.3 pounds 23.7 kg
Price: 4395 €
Both the Karl and the Heinrich are spec’ed with the Bosch Active Line Plus motor which is known for its lightness and quietness and both come with 500Wh Powertube in-frame batteries.
The Hannah is a women’s 8-speed with Bosch mid drive. Full spec to be announced.
Weight: 52.3 pounds 23.7 kg
Price: 4395 €
The real lightweight surprise though is the fourth model announced, the Adam (claimed weight 29.5 pounds 13.4kg) that uses the discreet MAHLE eBikeMotion rear hub motor and it has a hidden battery inside the down tube.
Like all the new e-bike models it has LED lighting neatly integrated into the frame. It’s specifically aimed at those who don’t want to attract attention to the fact they are riding an e-bike!
Price: 3795 €
Ready for shipment Summer 2019. More details TBA.
All models will be European spec, 250W motor rating with max assist of 15.5mph
Haibike Flyon US Launch in 2020
Raleigh USA, who distributes Haibike in the US, have been in touch with an update about the launch of Haibike’s new, extra powerful Flyon models in the US.
“Because of the long lead-time to revise and prepare the drive and battery pack system for US and Canadian compliance to standards and top speed, the North American introduction will be delayed from the Fall of 2019 to early 2020.”
They are still taking pre-orders for 2020 on the following models with the following ‘target’ retail prices:
XDUR NDURO 10.0 $10,990.00
XDUR NDURO 5.0 $7,499.00
XDUR ALLMTN 10.0 $10,999.00
XDUR ALLMTN 8.0 $8,499.00
XDUR ALLMTN 5.0$7,299.00
Raleigh USA also commented that “based on similar specification package, a FLYON model Haibike will be approximately $2000 more than a comparable Bosch Power-tube model Haibike.”
Here is a look at the Haibike FLYON eMTB from Interbike:
Bike Share, Infrastructure and City Cycling
Lime Launches in Australia
The UK’s Bikebiz reports that Lime-E electric assist bikes are now available in Sydney and also that this news follows the launch of the first Lime-S electric scooters launched in Australia earlier this week.
On 7th November, US-based Lime announced it had officially crossed the 20 million ride threshold, “capping off a period of sustained expansion in the US, Europe and Oceania”.
In August 2018 US-based Lime signed a deal with Uber to provide them electric bikes for the expansion of their Uber Bikes service.
Cyclists Faster in Cities than Cars and Motorbikes
This article by Carlton Reid in Forbes confirms that data backs up what you might have suspected if walking around any busy city centre at rush hour, namely that in towns and cities bicycles are faster than cars and also often faster than motorized two-wheelers.
The data comes from the smartphones of Deliveroo, the delivery company that works with 30,000 riders and drivers in 13 countries.
The article details how the data has been collected and analysed thanks to Frank – the name of the routing algorithm that Deliveroo uses to help deliver thousands of meals everyday.
Apparently “The algorithm team employs data scientists with PhDs in computer vision, computer science, operations research, cognitive neuroscience, econometrics, machine learning, and physics”!
London Cyclists Far Ahead of UK Regions
Cycling Industry News details how a study undertaken by UK Cycle retail chain Cycle Republic has highlighted the big difference in the number of regular cyclists in the south of England and in other areas.
Amongst the findings were the facts that:
– London has the greatest number of riders with 853,581
– Cambridge has the highest percentage of cyclists in the UK – 54% of its population
– In the rest of England, the city with the greatest number of cyclists is Birmingham with 87,000 regular riders. Bristol came in second place with 76,882 and Manchester third with 62,783
– Many London boroughs matched larger cities, with Hackney outranking Leeds (56,392), Liverpool (48,796), Sheffield (46,103) and York (43,830)
Paris Centre to be Pedestrianised?
French Connexion has revealed that ‘Just weeks after the permanent pedestrianisation of stretches of road on the banks of the River Seine in Paris was ratified by a court, it has emerged that mayor Anne Hidalgo is formulating plans to take cars off the streets of the centre of Paris all together.’
It looks intriguing, with possible plans for autonomous electric shuttles into the centre, though it all appears to hinge on the whether Ms Hidalgo stands for and is successfully re-elected in 2020.
BPSA and People for Bikes Collect Data to apply for E-bike and E-bike Motor Tariff Exemption Request
Bicycle Industry and Retail News reports that “Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes are collecting data from the industry as the groups prepare to apply for exemptions from the 25 percent tariffs on Chinese-made e-bikes and e-bike motors imposed in August.
The groups plan to file an application with the U.S. Trade Representative for an exemption from the tariffs for e-bikes. They are gathering data before deciding on applying for a motor exemption.”
MAHLE buys Ebikemotion
Continuing the trend for automotive companies to get involved in the world of e-bikes, e-bike system supplier ebikemotion have recently revealed they have been taken over by supplier to the automotive industry, MAHLE.
The Stuttgart-based company MAHLE is said to be one of the 20 largest automotive suppliers in the world. Ebikemotion specialise in a lightweight rear hub motor system as featured in the Schindelhauer story above and also used on may e-road bikes such as Orbea.
Stay tuned for more e-bike news and reviews and thanks for reading!