The CrownCruiser is a wild-looking creation; the latest in a series of eBikes that look to blend the suspension of off-road bikes with the slicker tires and relaxed upright riding position of a city cruiser, with a motor, of course.

CrownCruiser eBike

The CrownCruiser eBike is something of a hybrid two-wheeled vehicle; it could, theoretically, be described as a 26″ fat bike, a carbon hardtail mountain bike, a comfort urban eBike, or any of the above, simultaneously. The yet-to-be crowdfunded CrownCruiser pairs a Bafang motor with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive on a carbon fibre frame to produce a 55 lbs eBike (claimed weight) designed to be ridden anywhere. Kind of.

After watching the promo video for the CrownCruiser eBike we’re a little dubious about the creator’s off-road ambitions for it. We refer mainly to the scene at the end where the rider removes what is clearly a full face helmet more commonly used for downhill mountain bike riding. Of course, the rider’s choice of helmet is none of my business, but I do believe the geometry of the bike isn’t best suited to that particular pursuit.

crowncruiser ebike

If the CrownCruiser is successfully crowdfunded via the live Indiegogo Campaign, the spec list will be as follows:

  • Monocoque Carbon Fibre Frame and Fork
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 Shock front suspension
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive (Single Speed)
  • CrownCruiser motor powered by Bafang (250W EU or 750W US)
  • 26″ wheels with 3.0″ tires
  • Magura 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • 2000 Lumen integrated LED Headlamp

The CrownCruiser will feature its very own built-in security system. Your smartphone will serve as the key; simply approach the bike to unlock it and when you walk away again, the bike will automatically lock itself.

crowncruiser ebike off road riding

It will also have a motion sensor for the detection of suspicious movement when it is locked – GPS tracking begins when the sensors detect movement so the owner can track the bike’s whereabouts at all times. You can also set an alarm, the noise of which can be tailored to your liking. Instead of a simple alarm noise, you can set it to shout “GET AWAY FROM MY BIKE”, repeatedly, or whatever else you may wish to scream at a potential thief.

The CrownCruiser’s integrated gyro and accelerometer sensor will also be able to detect impact during a crash. You can set it up to automatically send a notification to your emergency contact in the event of an accident.

crowncruiser ebike spec list

The CrownCruiser is said to be suitable for riders between 5′ 4″ and 6’4″ tall. That wide range is possible due to the adjustable saddle height and effective reach. It looks like you’re able to adjust the distance the handlebars are away from the saddle, as well as bar height, but not independently. 

Pricing & Availability

The availability of the CrownCruiser eBike will be subject to the success of its Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign. Backing the project with a donation of $3,150 USD (50% off the expected retail price) secures you the CrownCruiser with a 250W motor. They are also offering a payment plan whereby, if you are unable to pay the full cost upfront, you have the option to pledge $699 USD initially, followed by two installments of $1,300 USD thereafter. Check out the Indiegogo Crowdfunding page for more information on the CrownCruiser eBike.

11 comments

    • K-Pop is dangerous to your health on

      They more than tripled their funding goal, and with 18 days left in the campaign. Must be a lot of fools out there.

      I’m actually quite fond of these retro mod style cruisers. Been a huge fan of Eric Soriano at Imperial Cycles in San Jose for a while. He does mostly gas motors but has done some ebikes recently that turned out sweet. Old motorcycle style, cafe racers, choppers, low riders, vintage salt flat racers. All pretty impressive. Worth a look, @imperialcycles_sj

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  1. PoorInRichfield on

    I guess time will tell if there’s a market for $3,200/$6,400 toys. I think it looks really cool, but I can’t imagine that those in the target market (i.e., recreational cyclists) will be willing to pay that much for a bike they ride on occasion.

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