Detroit bike’s new affordable commuter builds on the success of their $400 aluminum sparrow by putting a motor on it – enter the E sparrow.
While the real pedal version was dubbed the best city bike, this new all-aluminum bike packs even more worth with a rear hub motor, frame-mounted battery, and disc brakes.
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Based on the aluminum lightweight frame and fork of the real crowdfunded sparrow launched last year, this latest E-sparrow gets an e-bike powertrain and disc brake update to improve its usability.
That powertrain consists of a 250W Bang rear motor and 280WH Samsung 36 V battery lithium for a pedal-assist range of 40km/24 mi.
The alloy unicrown and frame fork gets eyelets for fender, IS brake tabs to mount TEKtro mechanical brakes, room for big volume road tires like the 700x28mm WTB Thickslicks, and even looks to spec internal cable routing via the front triangle.
These framesets are not among those produced fully in America, but Detroit assembles the E-sparrow in America and builds their wheels in-house before shipping out to uses ninety-five percent pre-assembled.
The latest Detroit bikes E-Sparrow is accessible now for pre-order with a fifty percent deposit of $450 in 4 frame sizes based on the Ben Serotta-designed sparrow geometry.
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The remaining half of the $899 pre-tax price will need to be paid when the e-bike ships in 2020 September, with free US delivery.
“it was about time we got into the e-bike area, says Detroit bikes founder Zakary Pashak.”
As charming a system as a human-run bicycle is, the accessibility and fun of e-bikes provide them the chance to really replace the face of urban transportation.
To hit the e-bike market with a powerful, fun-as-heck bike for $899 is going to give Detroit bikes a competitive edge at the forefront of new urban mobility.
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