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Electric bike news 1st DecemberElectric bike news 1st December

There are exciting sounding new e-bikes as usual this week but it was the story on security updates that caught our eye. Despite the welcome round of reductions in e-bike prices as e-bike manufacturers battle tough market conditions, a decent e-bike is still a big investment and theft a genuine concern. So it’s good to see not only Bosch upping their anti-theft product via an update to their Smart System but also to see other companies like Cowboy and the UK’s Wisper getting in on the act. It’s not just the tracking that is becoming more widespread but we note Wisper has teamed up with Backpedal, a company that claims an 85% success rate in retrieving stolen bikes. It will be interesting to see if this approach to tracking and recovering e-bikes grows.

In this week’s e-bike news:

  • Cannondale announce carbon-framed e-bike with lightweight Bosch md-drive
  • Cyrusher’s two new mega-powerful e-bikes
  • New security features from Bosch, Cowboy and Wisper
  • AI aims to help keep bike lanes clear
  • CapsulBike – a cute, feature-packed bike trailer

Cannondale Launch First Carbon-framed Urban E-bike

Cannondale Tesoro Neo CarbonCannondale Tesoro Neo Carbon

The UK’s Bikeradar detail this exciting sounding launch:

The Neo Carbon Treasure is Cannondale’s first electric commuting bike constructed from carbon fibre and it’s modelled on the brand’s endurance road bike, the Synapse. Given the carbon fibre frame it is fittingly light with a claimed 35lb / 16kg weight.

The Tesoro Neo Carbon comes with Bosch’s latest and lightest mid-drive – for EU markets that’s the 15.5mph Performance Line SX whilst the faster version of the same motor is called the Performance Line Sprint in the US. A 400Wh battery comes as standard and there is the a 250Wh Bosch PowerMore range extender as an optional extra.

The Tesoro Neo Carbon 1, which retails for €5,899, and the Tesoro Neo Carbon 2 at €4,999. The main differences are in the headtube designs and the drivetrain spec – both models get powerful integrated lighting and high quality Vittoria gravel style tyres. Bikeradar tells us ‘The bikes will not be available in the UK and US pricing is to be confirmed.’


Utah-based Cyrusher has just announced two new models.

Cyrusher ScoutCyrusher Scout

The Scout is described as a dual battery, dual motor adventure model with a claimed 112 miles range thanks to a ginormous 2kWh plus battery capacity. The hardwire lights include built in signals and there is also full suspension.

Note in many territories this may not be regarded as a road legal e-bike though as the dual hub motors are rated at 1000W and 750W respectively. There is a single motor version available for $2999 whilst the dual motor option is $3999.

Cyrusher HurricaneCyrusher Hurricane

The Hurricane is Cyrusher’s first model to feature both a mid-drive motor and a carbon fiber frame though again it looks to exceed the commonly prescribed legal power limit of 750W as the motor is rated at 1000W.

With full air suspension, one of Bafang’s most powerful mid-drives, 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes and a 1kWh battery, it’s perhaps no shock that the RRP of the Hurricane is $5,000.

Security Features Update

Bosch eBike Raster Security Features UpdateBosch eBike Raster Security Features Update

The UK’s Ebiketips reports on a trio of new security features designed to help keep your e-bike safe and – in the event the worst happens – to help recover stolen e-bikes:

‘…… Bosch has announced three updates to its eBike System. One focuses on theft reporting and data collection, while the other improves mapping and navigation.

Bosch already has anti-theft measures in place via the eBike Systems and Flow app, but the new theft reporting feature …..strikes a similar tone to the new Cowboy Theft Report Link and other anti-theft features we reported on recently.

Wisper, on the other hand, has announced it’s partnering with BackPedal, a UK based “theft detection and recovery service” we reported on earlier this year. In this partnership, all Wisper bikes will now be available with a built-in alarm and tracking device.
BackPedal also offers bike recovery and insurance services, which they say have an 85% success rate in returning stolen bikes.’

AI Company May Help Keep Bike Lanes Clear

Bike Lane violationsBike Lane violations

Are motorists blocking cycle lanes a pet hate of yours? If so Streetsblog USA might have some good news for you as it reports that:

‘Following recent bike enforcement bills in Chicago, Californiaand New Yorkmachine learning company Hayden AI recently launched a new technology that company officials believe is the first to use artificial intelligence to capture and track motorists who block cycle paths…..

Hayden AI hopes its technology can accelerate the implementation of bike lane laws by harnessing the power of machine learning to map cycle paths, identify vehicles or objects that may be obstructing them, and rapidly share that with the appropriate enforcement authority.

The technology can be mounted to vehicles like buses, rather than stationary street fixtures like traffic lights and lampposts, but Hayden stresses that its reach is still significant. There’s no data yet on how accurate the cameras are, but the company says it’s based on the same technology as cameras that spot bus-lane blockers, which are 99 percent accurate.’

Is This the Comfiest Bike Trailer Out There?


French manufacturer Tinyvroum is launching a caravan for hauling behind your e-bike called the CapsulBike and compared to the pricier competition and level of comfort on offer the 3,900 euro price tag could well be attractive to some.

The CapsulBike weighs around 152lbs / 69kg and lists an amazing array of features including folding table, fridge. With a volume of twelve litres, the fridge is relatively compact. A kitchen set with stove, mugs and kettle completes the kitchen. The fridge, on-board battery powered by a 140-watt solar cell array, 10litre water tank and shower. There are also integrated lights and turn signals.

The CapsulBike is currently only available in France and Belgium.

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