Schwift Cycles makes custom titanium bikes and their custom Sport eCargo for this years Eurobike show is very impressive!
This is the “Fast Snail” or “Schnelle Schnecke” that features the new Bosch mid-drive motor system with the PowerTube battery housed in the “Boom Tube” (large bottom tube).
Schwift Cycles founder Zach Krapfl rides the Schnelle Schnecke with the 3 custom Bedrock frame bags.
Here is his description of this eCargo and it’s unique name “It is all in the name. Due to the “S-Cargo” (sports cargo) category, we decided we needed a name to fit just right. The S_cargo is all about carrying your goods with you, and doing so without compromise- on the gravel, on the pavement. The Snail seemed fitting since it carries its home on it’s back but needed to be quick So we called it the “Fast Snail” or “Schnelle Schnecke” going along with the theme of every @schwiftcycles bike starting with a “SCH” it only fit. #schnelleschnecke Ohhh, and escargot…..”
In addition to the new Bosch mid-drive system this S-Cargo features the Gates Carbon Belt Drive and Rohloff internally geared 14 speed rear hub with electronic shifting.
RLE recently launched their 2020 titanium eBike models at Eurobike with some of these eMTBs coming in weighing less than 33 pounds (15kg)!
The line up includes the classic models such as Urban, Highland, Gravel and 27.5+, and the limited edition Panamera and Autobiography.
The new Panamera is themed for Porsche car owners with its customizable leather trim and it weighs 32 pounds (14.5kg).
Some of the specs are a 250 watt rear hub motor with a stated range of 50 to 80 km from the internal frame battery house in the top and seat tubes.
The limited edition Autobiography model has “exclusive author airbrushing. The frame is painted using special technology using Kandy Concentrates – bright colors that give the surface incredible depth and a wide range of color changes from the brightest to the darkest.”
Here is another eBike story from the Ampler Challenge: “Andrew is a nurse consultant who suffered a tragic personal loss in 2011. The island of Iona was both the destination for his honeymoon in 1997 together with his wife, and 12 years later the place for their last trip they got to take together.
The one thing that has kept Andrew going was the notion that one day he would be able to make a return trip to Iona, but this time by bike. Ampler Challenge gave Andrew the opportunity to re-visit Iona on the 10-speed Ampler Curt e-bike.”
Bike Europe reports that various industry insiders are predicting that the European eBike market will triple in size in the next 5 years and that could be a conservative estimate!
“That demand for e-bikes continues to rise rapidly is underlined by sales in Europe’s biggest markets. In Germany it grew by 37 percent in the first half of 2019 to 920,000 electric bikes; almost the same number of the 2018 sales total. In the Netherlands turnover-wise sales upped close to 36 percent during the first eight months of this year.”
Gocycle is Hiring
Gocycle makes high tech and elegant folding electric bikes.
Here is Gocycle’s job description “This is your chance to join our US Sales Team and start your career with one of the most exciting ebike brands in the market today! It’s a ground floor opportunity potentially developing into you becoming a Gocycle Territory Manager. You’ll be spending a significant amount of time out on the road in the new Gocycle van helping to on board and support new Gocycle dealers across the wider United States. It’s time to get smart, it’s time to Go Electric! It’s time to Gocycle!”
Gocycle is also looking for German speaking territory reps for their European operations.