Daymak Inc. will be showcasing the EC1, a carbon fibre e-bike, at the EICMA show in Milan, which starts today. They have announced a recommended retail price of $1899 and believe that this will make it the lowest price entry carbon fibre ebike on the market today.
Daymak has chosen to develop this ebike using a carbon fiber frame because carbon is lighter, stronger, and more stable than both aluminium, titanium and steel frames.
Advanced carbon-fibre composites have been used in recent years to lighten the weight of aircraft. These materials can match aluminium and titanium in strength but at a fraction of the weight, and can be found in aircraft like the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380, reducing such jets’ weight by 20 percent.
“I have always wanted a carbon fiber frame bicycle but it always seemed that it was for a selected few due to the price. The future is now,” states Aldo Baiocchi, founder of Daymak.” Carbon is stronger than steel at a fraction of the weight. With the launch of the EC1, not only have we made an e-bike using a carbon fiber frame at an affordable price, but we have included an extra rim to convert it to a regular bicycle all at a very low price: 2 for 1.”
The EC1 (Electric Carbon One) is a full featured electric bicycle that comes with a 24V lithium battery pack and 250W motor weighing only 15.4kg. The EC1 e-bike comes with an additional wheel that can be used in place of the EC1 motorized wheel. By converting it into a standard bicycle, the weight is significantly reduced. Several upgrades are also available in different packages.
Daymak is offering early adopters an even more exciting price starting at $799 USD on Kickstarter until 3rd December instead of $1899 USD.
Daymak, a Toronto-based company, is a developer and distributor of personal light electric vehicles. Products successfully developed include the all terrain Beast ebike. In some ways it seems strange that a Canadian company should launch a bike at a show in Italy, but EICMA is the biggest event in the world dedicated to 2 Wheels with over 650,000 expected attendees for this year’s show, which runs from November 19th to 22nd.
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