Paul Daniel is the owner and builder behind Green Pea Bikes of Ashland, Oregon. His company philosophy is simple – combining his passion of cycling with green energy systems, and creating performance electric bicycles. Paul’s NAHBS bike features a unique frame design, along with an innovative front suspension system, and of course an electric motor…
The suspension design utilizes a linkage pivot that resides forward of the “headtube” and below the stem. An elastomer beneath the stem provides spring force and damping with one inch of travel. The bike’s fork is supported by two flextubes running either side of the downtube, which also form the seat stays of the bike.
The bike’s frame tubes are constructed from straight gauge 4130 chromoly, with the build centered around a Shimano Alfine Di2 8 speed system. The battery driving the bike is 36V, 418WH. Maximum speed is 20mph, range depending on terrain, speed and rider weight. Expect about 30 – 50 miles depending on pedaling effort.
Paul’s background as a mechanical engineer, and his work with Brammo Inc, developing electric motorcycles and lithium ion battery systems for electric vehicles, have clearly influenced his bicycle designs.
Photos and article by Gravel Cyclist.
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