stockholm-based e-bike company stark drive has debuted an ultra-affordable, foldable mini electric bike. the stark drive mini sports small 14″ wheels and a two-point folding frame, weighing in at 29 lb (13 kg), can be slung over your shoulder, making it perfect for commuting.
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the stark drive mini features a 250 W motor in the rear wheel and can power a rider up to 15 mph (25 km/h) and up to 9 miles (15 km) on throttle and battery power alone, or up to 25 miles (40 km) with added pedal assist. the base model which costs $299 comes with a 36V, 7Ah and 252 Wh removable battery concealed within the frame of the bicycle, USB charging, integrated headlight and a 90 dB horn. at an extra cost, riders can upgrade to a 9Ah or 12Ah battery which increases the range of the e-bike. as well as many others, other upgrades include belt drive, color displays, upgrade to 350W, airless tires, racks, fenders and GPS tracking.
the stark drive mini is the ultimate city commuter which takes you from point a to point b in style and comfort, with its long battery life allowing for unlimited stops in between if you wish,’ says stark drive CEO oscar stark. ‘it is the first e-bike that can be brought on a plane, making your travel experience more convenient and less reliant on other means of transportation.
kieron marchese I designboom
sep 03, 2018