Schindelhauer has given their Gustav & Greta porteur city bikes a major e-bike & gearbox upgrade as the new Emil & Emilia. By combining 6 or 9-speed Pinion gearboxes, a Gates belt drive, and the stealthy & smooth ebikemotion X35 powertrain, Emil & Emilia could be the perfect city e-bikes for cruising around town and running errands on two wheels.

Schindelhauer Emil & Emilia Pinion + ebikemotion city e-bikes

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, angled

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We already loved the simple alloy, all-rounder Gustav & Greta city bikes with their integrated (but removable) front porteur-style platform rack. And Schindelhauer already created a similar Bosch-powered e-bike version of them, but it lacked the slim lines of the original in favor of a big motor and long-range battery.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, X35 C1.9 XR

Now at a 15% lower price, these new versions with the compact Mahle ebikemotion 250W rear hub motor and slimline 250Wh battery in the downtube (just like the e-Exploro RaceMax Boost we recently reviewed) bring e-bike pedal-assist to the classic city bike looks, and at a 15% lower price.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, angled rear

On top of that, the new Schindelhauer Emil & Emilia add Pinion gearboxes for a wide gear range to tackle hilly urban commutes – Pinion C-Line 6sp with 295% gearing spread or C-Line 9sp with wider 568% gearing range.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes

(Not quite the 252-speed 3350% gear range of April’s Wilhelm CCLII, though!)

City e-bike Tech Details

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, angled rear

Both Schindelhauer’s new Emil & Emilia start with triple-butted 6061-T6 alloy frames and matching hydroformed alloy 15mm thru-axle forks. The frames use a forged cradle for the Pinion gearboxes and Schindelhauer’s signature belt-friendly forged & split slider dropouts with integrated tensioners for the silent Gates Carbon Drive CDX belt drive.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, rack front view

They get a removable platform rack just like the original Gustav, that bolts to the side of the tapered headtube and integrates a simple stretchy strap setup to secure various loads.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, rack detail

The new Emil & Emilia feature internal cable routing thanks to open ports in the Acros headset top cap, plus tiny integrated LED lighting (the world’s smallest German StVZO-certified lighting apparently) front & rear built into the full-coverage fenders. They also include kickstand mounts, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, rear rack mounts, and water bottle cage bosses (just not on the downtube where the battery is.)

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, light details

The e-bikes get a comfortably upright cruising geometry, and roll on high volume 605b x 47mm WTB Horizon Road Plus slicks with OEM-only reflective stripe sidewalls.

Schindelhauer Emil & Emilia city e-bikes – Pricing & availability

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes, angled

The new Emil & Emilia city e-bikes are available to order now direct from Schindelhauer’s online customizer or their dealers, with anticipated deliveries not expected until this coming November. Traditional Emil e-bikes come in 3 sizes (S/M/L) in mineral grey, and step through Emilia e-bikes come in 2 sizes (S/M) in sage green.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes

2021 Schindelhauer Emil

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes

2021 Schindelhauer Emilia

6-speed versions or either frame will sell for 3995€ (at 18.3kg), or 4350€ with the 9-speed gearbox (at 18.6kg claimed). Even though real delivery is still a long way off, Schindelhauer expects high demand and suggests pre-ordering early.

Or of course, if you are willing to pedal on your own, current 8-speed Gustav & Gretas are less than half the cost at 1595€, with earlier availability starting towards the end of summer.

2021 Schindelhauer Emil Emilia porteur-style rack cockpit view, ebikemotion Pinion urban commuter city e-bikes

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3 comments

  1. Mathias on

    Pinion requires a lot of force to change gears (shifter) so it is not urban friendly gearbox. Frame should have lower top tube to easy getting off the bicycle when coming to a standstill on uphill section.

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