Now Canyon is unveiling the new Commuter: ON and Precede: ON e-bikes, both designed for more urban riders.
Canyon Commuter: the ON electric bike announced
The Commuter: ON uses a Fazua electric bicycle drive system, which allows both the motor and the battery to be completely removed from the bicycle, thus transforming it into a pedal bicycle and reducing its total weight by 3 kg ( 6.6 lb). The motor is nominally a 250W system, although it produces more peak power and also offers 50Nm of torque for powerful hill assist.
The system includes a 252 Wh battery which Canyon says will be sufficient for 75 km (46.6 mi) of range. Like most European e-bikes, these are pedal-only e-bikes with a top speed of 25 km / h (15.5 mph).
The 17 kg (37 lb) bike features fenders, discreet rear rack, integrated lights, integrated display, Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
The Commuter: ON uses an aluminum frame available in two styles, a step and half step frame. Both options start at € 3,299 (approximately US $ 3,900).
Canyon Precede: the ON electric bike announced
The new Canyon Precede: ON mixes things up a bit, replacing the aluminum frame with carbon fiber, the chain drive for a Gates belt drive, the Fazua center drive for a Bosch mid drive and the Shimano drive to 12 speeds for an automatic transmission Enviolo continuously variable transmission.
The Precede: ON claims to have no visible cables or wires, in part thanks to the Bosch Kiox display and specially integrated brake levers that create a unique unified handlebar setup. However, that illuminated button that activates the ultra-bright Supernova Mini 2 Pro seems rather wired to me.
The drive unit is a Bosch Performance Line CX which produces a whopping 85Nm of torque and is sure to tackle anything an urban rider can throw at it. The motor is associated with a Bosch PowerTube 500 Wh battery with a range of 65 km (40 mi).
The Precede: ON is available in two frame styles, a step-over and a step-through, both priced at € 4,999 (approx. $ 5,950).
The Canyon Precede: ON and the Commuter: ON will be available for deliveries in Spring 2021.
Canyon Podbike Concept electric pedal car
While Canyon’s new e-bikes are definitely on the market, the company’s new concept vehicle doesn’t have as much certainty as a future. Designed to demonstrate Canyon’s vision for the future of mobility, the electric pedal car is still an interesting look at how e-bikes and their components can continue to evolve into solutions suitable for the widest range of commuters. .
The design follows the concept of a casual recumbent electric bike, while offering four wheels as a quadricycle.
The Canyon Concept 95 kg (209 lb) electric pedal car uses a fully sealed design to protect riders from the elements. As the company explains:
“How to provide total protection against bad weather to an electric bicycle?” This is the question our designers and engineers had to answer with the Future Mobility Concept. The solution is a fully sealable interior surrounded by an innovative panoramic capsule that perfectly combines form and function.
When not sealed for protection from the elements, the capsule can be slid forward along two rails to open the cockpit. This “open mode” is ideal when the weather is hot or if the driver wants that cool breeze feeling that comes with driving a convertible. The capsule even has enough space behind the pilot to seat a child, load luggage, or do some shopping for the ride home. The capsule can then be slid even further forward for easy entry and exit of the vehicle. “
The unique vehicle uses side stick steering, similar to a recumbent trike, and has a turning radius of 7 meters (23 feet). It even has an optional rear seat to carry a passenger in tandem, although the seat can also be swapped out for a freighter.
The concept includes a large 2000 Wh battery designed for 150 km (93 miles), although Canyon says the range can be doubled with a second battery.
In response to whether or not we’ll see a concept like this produced by Canyon, the company provided this practical non-response:
“At Canyon, we firmly believe that the future of our cities depends on new forms of clean mobility: and we are committed to contributing to their development. Currently, we are reorienting ourselves in the area of City & Trekking bikes, and we will strongly focus on urban mobility in a broader sense in the future. In the coming years we will be launching more urban bicycle solutions, but the implementation of other concepts like this will also be stepped up. The concept gives us a vision that we want to work towards – quickly.
In word order, it’s a fort maaaaybe.
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