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New Currie Electric Bike Adjusts Power With Cadence

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Electric bikes are all the rage these days, and one company says they are bringing a bike to the market like no other ebike out there.

Currie Technologies, who is now selling their iZip Express online and through various dealers across the country, says their patented technology can make an ebike believer out of anyone.

Currie’s proprietary EVO-Drive hybrid cadence sensing system will allow the bike to sense how much human power is being contributed based on cadence and power and adjust and provide battery power accordingly. Currie says the system “detects human power and adds motor power proportional to the speed of pedaling. All the electronics work happens seamlessly behind the scenes.” Currie says riders will be able to conquer 7,500 feet of climbing on a single battery charge.

The Express comes in at a hefty 62 pounds with a price tag to match, retailing at $3,500. You can order directly through them online or use Currie’s dealer locator to find somewhere near you to take a test drive, available on their website with more information here.

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Gary Ares
14 years ago

Congratulations to Currie Tech! Good job at developing a decent looking electric bicycle that has a good look to it, has plenty of power, and keeps the essence of a real bicycle. It appears you also took into account how important the ride quality is with a front shock and suspension seat post. I would definitely be interested to see what kind of feedback you get from the casual riders who simply do not know or understand the importance of cadence. So many times I see people who may have the idea that harder is better, so they’re grinding away at 30rpm. However, being a spinner of sorts I’ll be comfy above 60 even on a climb.

My only idea to improve it would be to losing a few pounds to come in below the 60 lb mark. This way, the Express has only to overcome the price barrier, instead of weight & price.

One small piece of advice I believe is important in all purchases involving proprietary technology, and that is to read the manual; in particular the warranty section.

For more information on electric bicycles, ebikes, e-scooters, and Electric Light Vehicles ( ELV ) in general, please visit the VeloChef electric bike blog; http://velorep.com/velochef

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