€39,911
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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 30 2018 10:02 PM UTC +00:00.

oh!bikeBy oh!bike
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oh!bikeBy oh!bike
First created
€39,911
pledged of €15,000 goal
27
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 30 2018 10:02 PM UTC +00:00.

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About

Moving the cities into the future

Because we believe in the revolution of eco-responsible cities. Because we like to move around the city in an agile and fast way. Because we do not like unnecessary complexities. And above all because we like beauty and good design. We present you oh!bike.

An e- bike that puts technology and innovation at the cyclist's service. You can pedal and enjoy the city to go further in an easier way.

We have created a bike that was conceived 100% electric from concept to creation. We have designed and developed all of our own components which were necessary to achieve optimal mobility result in the city

We introduce our own concept of control, with the aim that the bicycle adapts to each user and not the opposite. The oh!bike is an intelligent bicycle with a bionic behavior capable of interpreting your needs and assisting in pedaling according to the level of help you require at any given time.

We have incorporated a movement sensor in the pedal which measures the speed and force that you are exerting in the axis of the bottom bracket. With this information the oh!bike adjusts the power supplied by the engine and provides the assistance you need at all times

Going up a heavy slope? oh!bike perceives your effort, and gives you that push you need.

With the 250 W engine in the front wheel and the battery in the center the weight distribution is ideal creating a two-wheel-drive bicycle (2WD): the rear wheel through muscle energy and the front wheel with electric power. In our own test bench, we have simulated thousands of routes and conditions to ensure maximum efficiency in the motor system and a smooth response in all situations.

We keep the bicycle in its purest state. Making it easy and simple, like a conventional bicycle, giving up unnecessary complexities, but with the best available technology. The oh!bike is above all intuitive, with an extremely simple interface. There is a button to start, and a boost button that increases the assistance when you need it at will.

Oh!bike offers you two levels of assistance.

  •  Eco Mode: assistance adjusted to your muscular input and maximum range with electrical support.
  • Power mode: the bicycle will give you its maximum assistance. More power input to strengthen your pedaling action.

The boost button: allows the electric support to increase on demand of the cyclist for temporary situations in which you require maximum force.

Do you want to know the status of the battery? It's very simple you just have to check the power button. It has 8 green LEDs that go off as the battery is consumed.

We believe that bike weight is important, and for this reason we have applied simulation technologies to design and achieve a bicycle of only 15 kg and maximum resistance, where the removable battery is perfectly integrated and protected. Oh!bike is one of the lightest electric bikes on the market. With a 24 "wheel much more stable than any small wheel (20") and much more maneuverable than those with a large wheel (26 "or 28").

With hydraulic disc brakes, clean and silent belt transmission and internal – hub gear, all oriented to the Design performance and low maintenance. The oh!bike is more comfortable, more stable, safer and more practical.

 

 For more than 3 years, we, as group of engineers and designers from Barcelona has been working on the creation of a new concept of urban electric bicycle. We wanted to give as much importance to the form as to the function. That's why the bicycle oh!bike has a unique style. An accurate design and special care to the last detail.

Oh!bike is comfortable for all types of people due to its ergonomics and dimensions. 2D folding system of handlebars and pedals allowing flat storage and transportation.

Charge and go! Battery perfectly integrated with two USB ports. You can easily extract it for your charging with less than 4 hours and a range of up 50 km.

Created and assembled by us. No worries. We are proud to stand behind oh!bikes. We are confident in our product, because we take care in the quality of our design and production.

Oh!bike has passed all the European requirements standards of mechanical, electrical and electromagnetic compatibility approvals, guaranteeing a safe and top quality bike.

Furthermore, oh!bike was awarded the Delta Gold Prize in Mobilty Design at the 2018 ADI-FAD Awards. The oh!bike recieved the award for «The Best Design of the Year» and it will be exhibited in the Barcelona Design Museum.

How it all started

In 1980, a group of engineers started discussions in Barcelona about the role of technology in society, focusing on ecology, renewable energy, the environment and transportation. Among these issues was the first proposal of a bicycle lane in Barcelona.

In 1981, 8 engineers from different specialties founded Ecotècnia S. Coop. in Barcelona. This is how a team of people came to be, a pioneer on a global level with a company that continues to develop technology in renewable energies in Barcelona, with more than 400 people.


Currently, environmental, social practical and technological factors are once again putting in crisis the use of urban space which is becoming more and more polluted and overpopulated. The evolution in batteries, electronics and control have made it possible to use the electric bicycle as a means of urban transport, with a fundamental role in the design of cities and the habits of their inhabitants. More bicycles are needed.

Oh!bike brings together a passion for cycling with a long career in other industrial sectors and especially in renewable energies.  

The team of professionals has grown with the aim of designing and manufacturing unique and differentiated electric bicycles in the sector, promoting local industrial capacity and proximity. We are currently preparing the premises in Barcelona where all the pieces will be assembled.

Why Crowdfunding?  

We have been working for more than 3 years looking for a light, easy bike, with an attractive design personally taking care of even the smallest details. We have tested the first bikes and have obtained very good results and very favorable opinions.

It's time to make it happen and we want to launch the manufacture of the first 100 bikes. For this we will need to order the materials, the preparation of the premises in Barcelona where we will assemble the bikes as well as the expansion of our team and the development of e-commerce.

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FAQs:

What is an electric bicycle?  It is a bicycle that incorporates a pedal aid system. It consists of a motor, a battery and a control system integrated into a traditional looking bicycle. It allows you to go farther, faster and with less effort.    

Do I need to pedal?  Yes, but pedaling is assisted. Depending on the effort and speed, the bicycle responds with the level of help you need.    

Are there more colors?  We like the simplicity white conveys. At the moment, it is the only color.    

Where is it manufactured?  It is designed and assembled in Barcelona, it is manufactured everywhere. We have selected the suppliers who have understood the concept of oh!bike and have been able to develop their product in the best possible way under our demands. We have made a great team from around the world. 

If it rains, are the electronic components affected? No, the bicycle is designed to be used outdoors. It has been tested and certified. 

What does universal size mean? That is a single size, regardless of height, weight or gender. It is designed everyone. 

Is the battery safe? Yes. It is tested and certified. It does not constitute a danger whenever as long as modifications are not carried out or it is treated in a contra-indicated manner. For more information, you can check the oh! Bike manual here. 

Does it work without battery? Yes, just like any other bicycle without assistance. With no battery it is just a traditional bike. 

What does it mean to be bionic? Bionic means that depending on the situation the bike adapts to you. It incorporates a pair control that analyzes effort and speed. When pedaling becomes harder, the intelligent oh! Bike increases the level of help. 

Do you have a guarantee? Yes, two years warranty that covers any manufacturing defect.

Risks and challenges

We have been working for more than 3 years to get a bike which is electric, functional, intuitive and above all with components of the highest quality and design.
We have managed to find the right suppliers and collaborators to make it a reality, and to be able to assemble bicycles in our city, Barcelona.

One of the risks would be that some supplier does not meet the deadlines and the chain of production of the bikes is delayed. However, each of them has been committed and we are confident in being able to meet the delivery date of the bicycles.

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