A recent trip through the Swiss Alps on E-bikes. We intentionally picked a route with a lot of climbing with one day ending at a 28 percent grade for six kilometers. If we were on normal bikes, it would have taken a whole lot longer, with a lot more pain.
In Europe, even cows are used to seeing E-bikes.
Pedaling the family around on my cargo bike.
Europe has accepted the E-bike as a normal transportation product. The U.S. is getting there, but still most people just don’t know enough about them.
In 2007, I was working with Cannondale in Europe. Some influential people at the time and one in particular led me to something called an E-bike (or electric bike). At first, I was a little hesitant but immediately changed my mind once I went on my first test ride.
I was thrown onto a project with a very small team to help develop a new E-bike system with Bosch, the same German company who makes drills and dishwashers. We worked with them to help develop an E-bike prototype that was mid-mounted in the frame. This was a new thing for the E-bike industry.
There have been a few more E-bike riders here at Design Concepts who have seen the light. It’s great to see. Here are their bikes.