LeMond Blasts Into E-Bikes: Storied Model Relaunches With Carbon Builds
Not into racing? Don’t fear, LeMond Bicycles now makes e-bikes for every day riders.
Probably the best American bicycle owner of all time, three-time Tour De France winner Greg LeMond based his eponymous bike model in 1990. Thirty years later, LeMond Bikes is hustling into the e-bike space.
This week, LeMond Bicycles introduced its latest merchandise: two full carbon fiber e-bike fashions. However these aren’t simply new bikes; the announcement additionally indicators the rebirth of a model that hadn’t launched a body with its identify on it since 2013. And right now, LeMond shifts from a racing-focused model to extra commuter-friendly, if nonetheless performance-minded, bicycles.
“To say we’re excited is an understatement, as we’ve been working behind the scenes for a few years to meld our data of bikes and the bike market with our carbon fiber know-how,” stated Greg LeMond, founder and chairman of the board on the model. “A novelty just some years again, right now e-bikes are a quickly rising market section, altering how we stay, commute, recreate, and luxuriate in our environment.”
The e-bikes have carbon frames, seatposts, and barstems; built-in motors with pedal help as much as 16 mph; a battery and lighting system; and an entire lot of colourful LeMond type.
LeMond E-Bike Fashions
Each LeMond e-bike fashions, the Dutch and Day by day, share comparable efficiency specs, with the important thing differentiator being the body type. The Day by day sports activities the traditional, diamond-frame design whereas the Dutch presents a extra old-style step-through body.
Each carry a $4,500 price ticket, 46-mile vary, and 250Wh built-in battery (with optionally available extended-range exterior battery add-on).
Day by day
With a minimalist type, the LeMond Day by day e-bike is quick and comparably light-weight at underneath 27 kilos. The Day by day has a MAHLE e-bike motor, a Shimano GRX Hydraulic drivetrain, carbon wheelset, Panaracer GravelKing tires, and an included bell.
Upgrades for the Day by day might be obtainable, with add-ons like a LeMond carbon fiber wheelset or Shimano Di2 electronic-shifting drivetrain.
In a traditional Dutch type, the LeMond Dutch e-bike has a glossy step-through body and sloped handlebars. The Dutch will are available in 4 daring colours, whereas the Day by day e-bike will are available in two.
Each e-bike fashions are city-style, geared towards informal riders and every day commuters. Nevertheless, LeMond additionally has some new highway bike fashions within the works for later this fall. Check here for updates on new e-bike fashions from LeMond.
“The bikes are simply the beginning line. For the previous 5 years, we’ve got been driving towards growing a vertically built-in carbon fiber platform,” stated Geoffrey LeMond, chief technique officer. “For now, we might be rolling out new bike and e-bike fashions impressed by the period of racing when my dad was profitable his excursions.”