Powered by a custom-built, powerful 500W motor, the Currie eFlow Nitro electric bike from NYCeWheels can get you where you want to go in a hurry. Its aerodynamic form will help you reach speeds up to 20 MPH with the motor alone and up to 23 MPH when you're pedaling. This bike can help breeze you up hills and go on long-distance rides without sweating it. Its 20 gears give you lots of choices, whether you're going uphill or downhill or cruising on a flat straightaway.
The Currie eFlow Nitro's large-capacity 36V lithium-ion battery pack gives you long range and long life and is carried inside the seat tube to give you better balance and stability. It's removable, so you can charge it on or off the bike. Currie stands behind this bike with a lifetime warranty on the frame.
The eFlow bicycle is unique in the situation of the battery right below the seat. This positioning keeps the weight of the bicycle centered in the frame and adds to the overall stability of the ride. The battery is removable for charging on or off the bike.
The Currie eFlow warranty is quite extensive. The frame has a lifetime warranty, the battery a one year warranty, the motor a 2 year warranty, and the mechanical parts a 1 year warranty. It's great to work with a dedicated manufacturer like Currie Tech who really cares about giving you the support you deserve when you purchase an eFlow electric bike.
|MOTOR||500 Watt Hi-Torque - Details: Exclusive Currie Electro-Drive TDCM 500W Hi-Torque DC Direct Drive Motor with cassette free hub and Coombs QR System|
|BATTERY||36V 10.7AH - Details: EV Rated Samsung SDI 18650-22P Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cells, In Power Pack assembled by TD Hi Tech Energy, with Advanced Power Management System 36V10.7Ah 396Wh standard. Optional 634Wh pack available for larger frame sizes.|
|TOP SPEED||20 mph / 32 km/h Unassisted (Rider Weight, Input and Terrain Contingent)|
|APROX RANGE||25 - 35 Miles / 40 - 56 km with Normal Pedaling (Rider Weight, Rider Input and Terrain Contingent, Based on 396Wh Pack)|
|BATTERY LIFE||700 cycles @ 100% DOD to 70% Capacity|
|CHARGE TIME||4-6 Hrs. with Standard Battery Pack|
|CHARGE SYSTEM||Plug it into the wall socket - Details: UL Listed Currie Smart Charger with LED Status Indicator Display, external Fuse, Intl. Voltage Selectable|
|MOTOR CONTROLLER||Exclusive Currie Electro-Drive, Fully Potted, 36 Volt with Power State of Charge Function, Pedal Torque Sensor and POD (Power on Demand Throttle) Selector|
|HUMAN DRIVE||SRAM Apex Front and Rear Derailleurs, FSA 10S Chain and SRAM SL700 Shifters, 20-Speed Drivetrain|
|BRAKE SYSTEM||Tektro AURIGA E-SUB Hydraulic Disc with 180/160mm Rotors front/rear, Tektro AURIGA E-Comp Brake Levers|
|WHEEL SET||Alex FR-30 26 in. Double Wall Alloy Rims with Stainless Steel Spokes, QR Front and Rear|
|HANDLEBAR / STEM||FSA Alloy 3D Forged Oversize Adjustable Angle Stem and Oversize Bars with Velo Dual Density Grips|
|USER CONTROLS||eFlow Exclusive LCD Display with Power Switch, Battery State of Charge, Power Mode/Level Selector, Bicycle Computer Functions (Distance, Time, Speed), Monitoring of Regenerative Braking. Charger Plug|
|SADDLE||eFLOW VL-3135, Micro-Adjustable|
|CRANK SET AND PEDALS||FSA Omega CK-4000ST, compact 50/34T w/chain guard, FSA Bottom Bracket; Wellgo C-122 Pedals|
|NET WEIGHT||52 lbs. / 24 kg with Standard Battery Pack|
|FRAME SIZES||S (18 in, 46cm), M (20 in, 51cm), L (21.5 in, 54.5cm), LS-S (18 in, 46cm), LS-M (20 in, 51cm)|
I just got the word that NYCeWheels has taken delivery of the brand new eFlow E3 Nitro electric-assist bike. This great piece of engineering was just released this month and is really spec'd nicely. I was at the introduction that took place at the 2013 Interbike Electric Bike Media Event on the 13th. What was even cooler is that I got to take one of the demo bikes home to ride for a month or two. So stay tuned for all the skinny on this and other electric bikes.
This E3 Nitro has all the new stuff. With load-sensed pedelec, it knows what you want and how to deliver. With a very quick computer running the motor, you are assured of a fun and exhilarating ride. The bike looks good, is kind of stealthy, and has a very sport tuned chassis. The gearing, wheels and tires and the whole layout has been worked to perfection for you and me.
From the front, you find a large disc brake that works with hydraulics, not a cable. It is very capable of its chores as you pound the roadways. Smooth, strong and powerful are just a few words to describe the braking system on the eFlow. They mounted-up a set of tires I am quite pleased with. They have a large cross-section that is easy rolling and soaks up the bumps well too. The alloy rims are black and appear to be as beefy as need be.
A uni-shock front suspension locates the front end. It has a pre-load adjustment that took a few tries on the setting to match-up to my riding style and now feels just right. As I work the ruts and bumps, I feel very confident when the speeds ramp-up. The frame geometry has a sport feel with good feed-back that I am enjoying very much. With a semi-aggressive riding position, you are at the right angle for all types of riding. The short, fairly straight bars on the eFlow electric bike have room for all my lights and goodies.
Part of the difference of this eFlow is the battery being the seat post. It blends in well with the frame and puts the weight (which isn't that much) right in line with that of the rider. It is easy to remove the battery if you like, but it can be charged on or off the bike depending on your needs. It slides up and down for the saddle height adjustment and has a spot by the quick release clamp for a small padlock if you think it is necessary to secure the seat and the battery to the bike. Mounted on top is a racy saddle that, although felt good, I swapped out for one a little wider.
This E3 Nitro electric bike comes with a removable display unit. It can be set and reviewed when off the bike due to an internal coin battery. The bike's power system is disabled when the computer is removed as a security tool. The display reads out the speed, other bike computer functions and your power assist sensitivity levels. It also has small indicators that read out the amps used and regenerated during your ride.
A multi-speed drive train is found under your feet as you pedal. With two gears in front and ten in the rear, that adds up to twenty available at your disposal. Everything is run with SRAM Apex derailleurs and thumb shifters. You can blast through the gears like a pro and ride this bike just fine without the power-assist if you want. But when you want some power, it is at the ready to help you up the hills, into a head wind and if you are just plain tuckered out after a long blast of electric assist bike fun.
The motor on the eFlow Nitro is whisper-quiet and more powerful than you really need. The power comes on seamlessly, just like load-sensor pedelec should. You can override the intelligent pedelec at any time with a twist of the half-hand throttle. The power-system is well thought out and works with you, not against you. What more could you want than that? The frame comes with all the places and fittings you need to add bags or racks for some major touring. I added all kinds of goodies from a local bike accessory supplier to make mine more fun, safer and to add utility. You can check the video on my YouTube channel or my bike blog to learn all about those. I do recommend adding lights and the such to your new eFlow E3 Nitro before you ride it home.
So contact NYCeWheels to see what all the fuss is about. The eFlow E3 Nitro is new, rides great and might be the one you've been waiting for. Look for more from me as I continue to put this super machine through its paces.
eFlow with the road, Turbo Bob.
"If you brake, you don't win."---Mario Cipollini