The Lapierre Overvolt FS900 full suspension electric mountain bike with Bosch mid drive system.
Lapierre is a French brand that is bringing their Bosch powered full suspension (FS900) and hardtail (HT900) electric mountain bikes to the US market for 2015.
I had a chance to ride the FS900 with Claus Fleischer, the director of the Bosch e-bike division, at the Interbike Outdoor Demo mountain bike trails.
The FS900 did an excellent job of handling the rough trails at Bootleg Canyon and it was a great way to get to know the director of Bosch; on the trails!
Claus said that he is excited about everything e-bike; from the sport style electric road and mountain bikes, to the commuter/touring bikes, to the utilitarian cargo bikes. He believes that e-bikes enable more people to enjoy a bike ride.
And for those that think that electric bikes are cheating, Claus says “how can you cheat on fun?”. Well put!