A former professional cyclist Greg LeMond, who has won the Tour de France three times, entered the e-Bike market with the brand LeMond. His personal company has launched two new pedal-assist bicycles: the LeMond Daily and the LeMond Dutch. One is aimed at daily use, and the other is for cyclists with sportier ambitions.
Instead of bringing the cheapest, most powerful, most enduring, shocking e-bikes on the market, LeMond pays more attention to its weight and design in order to achieve extraordinary usability. Built almost entirely from carbon fiber, the two bikes are distinguished by their very minimalistic aesthetics, further from certain proposals with a more “futuristic” design such as the HIMO H1. Both LeMond bikes have carbon fiber frames, seat posts and, fenders and weigh only 12.3 kilograms, which is pretty light for an e-bike.
It should be noted that the only difference between the two bikes is the design. The Daily has a traditional ‘double diamond’ design, while the Dutch have a low-step frame and swept-back handlebars. The company has made it possible to integrate all the components into the body – frame-integrated lithium battery, built-in LED head- and taillights, a 250-watt Mahle ebikemotion X35 rear hub motor – which results in a very clean and minimalist aesthetic.
The motor can deliver up to 40Nm of torque at the rear and an assisted top speed of 16 mph (26 km/h). The LeMond Dutch and Daily will integrate a 250W battery in the downtube that should give you a range of up to 46 miles (75 km) per charge. The company has also confirmed that both bikes will be compatible with a 250W add-on battery that attaches to the frame for a longer range.
LeMond Dutch and Daily, which are among the lightest models in the market and beautiful details of built-in fender systems, focus on urban use and adopt a simplicity-oriented structure. By default, the bikes have a Shimano GRX hydraulic 1×11 drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Spurcycle bell, and a Selle Royal saddle.
The price of the LeMond models starts at a high level of $4,500. Many customization or upgrade options are also offered here.