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.
Presumably 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 alerts the rebirth of a model that hadn’t launched a body with its identify on it since 2013. And at present, 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 information of bikes and the bike market with our carbon fiber expertise,” mentioned Greg LeMond, founder and chairman of the board on the model. “A novelty just some years again, at present e-bikes are a quickly rising market phase, altering how we stay, commute, recreate, and revel 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 a complete lot of colourful LeMond type.
LeMond E-Bike Fashions
Each LeMond e-bike fashions, the Dutch and Every day, share related efficiency specs, with the important thing differentiator being the body type. The Every day sports activities the traditional, diamond-frame design whereas the Dutch gives 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).
With a minimalist type, the LeMond Every day e-bike is quick and comparably light-weight at beneath 27 kilos. The Every day has a MAHLE e-bike motor, a Shimano GRX Hydraulic drivetrain, carbon wheelset, Panaracer GravelKing tires, and an included bell.
Upgrades for the Every 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 Every day e-bike will are available in two.
Each e-bike fashions are city-style, geared towards informal riders and every day commuters. Nonetheless, 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 now have been driving towards growing a vertically built-in carbon fiber platform,” mentioned 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 successful his excursions.”