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Rose e-Bikes go undercover with new SNEAK+ models

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German bicycle maker ROSE Bikes unveiled a covert, single-speed e-bike for the city commuter. The SNEAK+ is Rose’s third entry to the electric bike market, but it hardly looks the part. Apart from a “discreet power button on the top tube,” the new model is virtually indiscernible from non-electric options.

ROSE SNEAK+ minimalist e-bike

ROSE bikes SNEAK+ e-bike

Rose bills the low-profile e-bike as minimalist in form, but maximalist in functionality.

The design offers riders a stealthy, compact rear wheel hub motor, a totally hidden battery in the downtube, tidy internal cable routing through the headset, and fully integrated LED light system tucked inside the bar & seatpost, plus a lightweight alloy frame, app connectivity & minimal maintenance demands.

Then, in keeping with the appeal to simplicity, the bike comes in just two colors — all white or all black.

SNEAK+ features
  • +/- 14.5kg / 32lb overall weight
  • Full cable integration through the head tube
  • Rear-wheel hub motor from Mahle with up to 40Nm of torque
  • Down tube-integrated 250Wh battery
  • 100km / 62 miles max range
  • Premium carbon fork with integrated thru-axle
  • Fully integrated LightSKIN LED lighting in handlebar and seat post
  • Mahle Ebikemotion app integration with battery, torque, range & speed readouts, plus mode selection, weather info & navigation features

ROSE bikes SNEAK+ e-bike

SNEAK+ specs
  • Frame sizes: S, M, L
  • SNEAK+ LTD drive: single-speed chain
  • SNEAK+ EQ LTD drive: single-speed carbon belt-drive
  • Brakes: Formula Cura 2-piston gold disc brakes
  • Front wheel: Rival, DT Prolock
  • Fork: ROSE CL-712
  • Rear wheel: Rival, DT Prolock
  • Motor: Mahle X35+
  • Cockpit: LightSKIN handlebar with integrated 150lm internal front light
  • Saddle: Brooks Cambium C17 all weather
  • Seatpost: LightSKIN with integrated 5 LED rear taillight

The bike’s low weight should make it easier to carry and protect from theft or inclement weather than other bikes in the segment.

Rose Sneak+ e-bike – Pricing & availability

The Rose Sneak+ e-bike starts at 2350€ (~$2,575 USD). The Sneak+ LTD EQ features a Gates carbon drive belt in place of the chain & mudguard and starts at 2600€ (~$2,850). Additional delivery charges apply to US-bound orders.

And urban commuters might want to keep an ear to the ground. On April 1, Rose will launch a new collection of specialty technical apparel for urban riders made to transition seamlessly between commutes and work or social settings… with plenty of reflectivity for added city riding safety.


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1 year ago

Perfect commuter. Well done Rose.

Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim
1 year ago

This looks pretty spot on.

Alfredo Hidacan Guevarra
Alfredo Hidacan Guevarra
1 year ago

Nice bike..i like it

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