It’s been over a year and a half since Leaos, a young company born in 2013 from an idea by Armin Oberhollenzer, introduced its “Pressed E-Bike.” Now there is an exciting news about the e-bike with the invisible drive, which was presented for the first time at the Eurobike Show 2018.
The South Tyrolean company will soon launch a campaign on Indiegogo to reduce the costs of industrializing series production. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will start with up to 40% discount on the bike in order to industrialize the frame production in Bologna (Italy).
The Pressed E-Bike is an electric bike with an innovative, agile frame and with a powerful 360-watt battery. The innovative pedelec, the removable battery of which was developed in collaboration with the German company Smart Battery Solutions from Kleinostheim near Frankfurt, is available in several versions. It can either be ordered with a 5-speed gear, making it ideal for use as a city eBike or touring bike. Or you can order the model as a single-speed, which should then be clean, low-maintenance, and stylish, ideal for a younger target group.
The powerful rear-wheel drive is always on board. The 250 watts rear motor (40 Nm), in combination with the integrated 362 Wh battery, ensures the right mix of weight and range. The pedelec supports its rider up to 100 km (62 miles) before it has to be recharged in 1.5 hours using the fast charger. If the battery is exhausted, the Pressed E-Bike is like a normal bike due to its low weight. This ultralight bike weighs only 15 kg and manages to travel over 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
Other features of the bike include Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, digital display, 28-inch wheels, leather grips and saddle, and luggage rack with 25 kg load capacity.
The Presse E-Bike’s retail price will be €2990 ($3290), while with the 5-speed gear, the price goes to €3450 ($3797). On the Indiegogo campaign, the single-speed bike will be available at the price of €1990 ($2190) with a 40% discount (as mentioned above).