The Italian company Noko is debuting their new belt driven line of e-bikes on the market. Resembling the fashionable “fixie” the Forza is a maintenance free urban street cruiser with up-to-date style. A hub driven motor with the E part being virtually undetectable.
Almost unprecedented lightness, battery with up to 200 km range, a carbon belt drive –instead of a regular chain drive – that doesn’t get dirty, doesn’t require service and is also much quieter: these are some of the features of the urban e-bike NOKO, the Italian brand that introduces itself to the market by offering pre-booking of its e-bikes at EICMA.
The impressive weight of only 14,80 kg is suitable for quick trips as well as for longer journeys outside the city. The extra battery – as large and as easy to carry as a water bottle – added to the internal battery, allows to double the pedaling range to up to 200 km.
“This range extending battery – says Luca Coffa, the producer – will be gifted to those who are pre-booking their bikes at our NOKO exhibition booth (hall 13 stand M74)”.
The essentiality of the design makes NOKO particularly appealing to those who love having technical performances and stunning design combined with practicality and elegance.
The use of racing components in NOKO e-bikes translates not only in improved performances and less effort, but also in greater safety.
With this goal in mind, NOKO has built effective partnerships with some of the most prestigious names in world of racing components: FSA for the engine, the battery pack, the handlebars, and the seat post. VISION brand has been chosen for the wheels, while the hydraulic brakes bear the RAICAM or SRAM name. The frames, in aluminum alloy, are 100% Made in Italy.
Another feature of NOKO is also the customization: through the website nokobike.com the buyer can personalize its own bike by choosing the type, some of the components, as well as the color and the accessories.
Three models will be available from February 2022:
– FORZA: born for an urban use, this is the city bike with the traditional high top tube. The carbon belt drive guarantees a very quiet operation, no maintenance, and longer lifespan than older-technology metal chains. Available with straight or raised
– TEMPO: variant with a low top tube, for those who prefer the comfort this solution brings in the city or simply prefer the look. It offers the same technical specifications
as the previous model.
– VULCANO: designed for those who love gravel,-style bikes, alternating between asphalt and dirt roads. With its sculpted tires and 11-speed gearing it is ready to go everywhere.