The ZBIKE

THE ZBIKE

Lithuanian e-bike manufacturer ZBike announced that their initial stable will include two models, the Z1 and Z2. The bikes are manufactured in Lithuania.

The ZBike Z1 model has a composite carbon fiber/fiberglass frame (ISO tested) and a liquid-cooled rear hub (the only one that exists). It can go up to 100 km/h, at 10-kW continuous power and up to 14-kW peak, with up to a 220-kilometer range on one charge. The battery is easily swapped in about a minute. Charging time is from two to six-plus hours depending on the charger type. It has a throttle and mode that limits power and speed to 25 km/h to make it street-legal. The front wheel is 26 inches and the rear wheel is 24 inches, and it features Magura hydraulic brakes, and DNM front and rear shocks as the base option. The Z1 weighs in at 50 kilograms (110 pounds).

The Z2 has a 6082 T6 aluminum frame and fork, with 5mm and 3mm thick tubes, respectively. It also uses DNM suspension. It features a Bafang mid-drive, and a 1.4-kWh battery. Brakes are Magura MT5e and drivetrain is Shimano XT. If you go above the base model, they can spec the bike with suspension from Manitou, RockShox and Fox, and any components can be changed based upon customer needs.

Price: Z1, €8777.77; Z2, €5221.00

www.zbike.eu


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