Check out this Indiegogo promotion quickly, before it’s too late! As of today, you can still pre-order one at half price. Here are the details, from their Press Release:
+$100,000 collected in less than 1 hour for the World’s Lightest Folding EBike
In less than one hour, the Swiss start-up United City Bikes collected more than $100,000 for The ONE : The World’s Lightest Folding Ebike. Today, the campaign is at a stunning 1436% of its goal. The campaign has become one of the fastest-funded campaigns ever on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Check out this innovative new ebike in this video:
At a weight of only 12.5 kg (28 pounds) and foldable in only 10 seconds, The ONE is a fast, flexible and efficient way to get around cities. As the first bike ever made of magnesium alloy, it comes with a functional smart design and a minimal look.
The ONE will be available for pre-orders on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo until the end of May and will be delivered to the first backers during the summer. A community of more than 12,000 people worldwide had subscribed to be notified about the launch.
Less than one hour after pre-orders opened, United City Bikes had already collected more than $100,000 for The ONE : The World’s Lightest Folding Ebike. United City Bikes creates the ultimate experience for riders by making an ebike that is light, compact, durable, flexible and affordable. At only 12.5 kg (28 pounds), The ONE is currently the lightest folding electric bike on the market.
Fold it up in 10 seconds
Foldable in less than 10 seconds into a compact size of 25 cm thick among many of its attractive features, the ONE was created to meet the demands of the ever-transforming micro mobility lifestyle trends. Made of magnesium alloy, the frame incorporates the leading technology with a folding thickness of only 25 cm – another feat in the market (dimensions: 25 x 64 x 76.5 cm).
Its compact size is made possible with a patented magnetic system which makes the two wheels stick tightly and firmly together. The light weight and the compact size make it the perfect folding ebike to carry around in any situation.
Traveling further and faster: A commuter and cyclist’s dream come true
The ONE is an ebike for commuters and cyclists of all fitness levels. The bike has a tailor-made high-speed brushless motor with high energy conversion efficiency of 95%. Take it out for a ride of up to 60 km (37.28 miles) with one charge.
Long rides on folding bikes don’t have to be uncomfortable anymore. The patented saddle design gives extra comfort for riders in a sitting position. The bike’s EU version has a maximum speed of 25 km/h (16 mph) with electrically assisted mode only. The US version has a maximum speed of 32 km/h (21.7 mph) on a pure electric mode with a thumb throttle.
In order to provide the power to stop the rider faster, disk brakes have also been incorporated for the riders’ safety.
A functional smart design with a minimal look
The minimal look is made possible by the gear drive system and the battery integrated into its body and the seat post respectively. The top-quality patented framework of the bike gives the bike a unique sleek look as well as a tough body with a maximum load of 100 kg (220.46 lbs). All the wires have been neatly tucked away inside the framework making this ebike also water and weather resistant. The patented convenient built-in bracing foot system keeps the bike standing on its own.
Designed and built by the industry’s best
The best engineers, designers, and product managers in the bike industry have joined forces to make a dream come true: Creating the perfect folding ebike that will revolutionize the urban mobility-scape. The team has decades of experience in motorcycle engineering, electronic engineering, energy saving systems, and bicycle designs. After a series of successful projects, like-minded industry players came together to work full time on The ONE in mid 2018.
Making folding electric bikes available to everyone
All United City Bikes team members are very eco-conscious. One of their dreams is to see more and more people leaving their cars to use electric bikes. While working on The ONE, they wanted to make folding electric bikes available to everyone. After overcoming many technological challenges, they managed to offer The ONE at only $699 (55% discount) for the first backers. The ONE will be available for pre-orders on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo until the end of May and will be delivered to the first backers this summer.
Check out the ONE on Indiegogo here.
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