Grace MX II: America’s E-Bike Solution?

Americans love their SUVs and 4×4 pick-up trucks. Even if they are only using them to drop the kids off at baseball practice or for commuting to their office jobs. The sight of a skinny-tired, aluminum-fendered, step-thru commuter bike draws a collective yawn from the majority of people thinking about an electric-assisted bike. This fact is not lost on Germany’s Grace Company, who offers the very rugged-looking Grace MX II. The MX II captures the durable looks of an SUV but delivers all the benefits of an electrically assisted road bicycle.

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The MX II defiantly has the looks of a mountain bike but stops short of adding complicated suspension and knobby tires.
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The tires will roll smoother than a knobby saving the owner in tire costs while improving control.
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Ditching the chain in favor of a Gates Carbon belt drive system is a smart upgrade for an electric bike. The MX II is the work of a Californian designer. Sure looks like it.