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By Lamont Cutler
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Affordable High Performance Electric

I love the outdoors and I love to mountain bike. To me, getting an e-bike was an awesome idea! But while shopping around for the right e-bike, I noticed how limited and over priced the e-bike market really is, Especially the high performance segment. The more expensive bikes didn't offer much more performance than the cheaper models. As a product designer I wanted to get involved. Thats why I create Cutler Cycles and the Fusion electric bike. My aim is to drive down the cost of entry level performance electric bikes.

The Fusion electric bike not only provide a reliable yet economical ride. Its also thrilling and high tech. The Advance bike controller always adjust to ensure that the batteries achieve the best life cycle.Log minimums and maximum current to optimize range and performance. Everything you need to know will always be there for you to monitor. With a 1000watt controller with 40amps of torque the Fusion can peak at 2000watts. The Fusion has torque and acceleration will push you back in your seat, get your adrenalin pumping and tackle mostly any hill at 20mph!.

Hang on for the ride!

The Fusion electric was originally designed to meet the California criteria for electric bikes (1000 watt).  As long as you wear a helmet there is no license or insurance required

*Computer can be adjusted to meet regional or local electric bike laws on an per backer basis. Computer can be adjust back at anytime for off-road use! Fun and Legal!

 Race to 35MPH. I love the sound of electric!

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Advancements in AGM technology that benefit us all. Don't be fooled all SLA is not created equal!

The Fusion packs alot of power in a small volume. With a proprietary mounting solution the 48Volt 15AH AGM battery is one of the most potent E-bike battery packs in the world Recent research allows the Fusion to recharge in about 1.5 hours with the standard included charger and as little and 30 minutes with high power chargers. These charging solution have also been proven to extend battery cycle life. Its a win-win!

Early design

We wanted to place the battery cells so that the center of gravity would be at its best. We packed in some of the most powerful cells available. That's why we are able to achieve average ranges between 30-70 miles at cruise speeds at up to 30 mph with efficiency greater than 80%. The Fusion electric bike is designed more like a very light motorcycle than your average short range slow speed E-bike. Its a different breed!


The Fusion electric bike uses only the best AGM batteries on the market.

Battery fitment testing....
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Fusion Prototype
Fusion Prototype
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The Fusion is Practically 100% Recyclable

We create the Fusion around the Advanced SLA AGM batteries which were developed by the US military. They are made from recycled materials and have the worlds most successful recycling program. Although other mainstream batteries say they are recyclable they truly are not cost affective to recycle without government subsidies. Therefore they will pile up in the landfills and the taxes associated increase.

DOT Approved and Non-Hazardous

The advantage of the sealed valve regulated AGM design is that the battery needs no water, there is no free acid to leak or spill, they can be operated in any position, and can be used in close proximity to people and sensitive equipment. They are used in toys, medical equipment, mobility equipment, security, industrial equipment, consumer devices, and many other applications because of these features. The sealed batteries AGM were originally designed for the US air force and are DOT approved for air transport, and deemed non-hazardous. This makes them suitable for shipping around the country without hassles. It also allows travelers flexibility to carry them in E-bikes, mobility chairs and scooters abroad.

The Fusion can use many different types of batteries of the standard form factor 6-DZM-12 

The battery brackets on the Fusion were designed around a standard form factor battery 6-DZM-12. This ensures that the Fusions will always fit the newest technology. The Fusion is future proof.

Advanced AGM batteries come standard on the Fusion

 Optional Upgradable batteries:

Crystal AGM

Lithium

A beautiful day for a ride on the Fusion electric bike @Legg Lake, CA

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Rugged Construction

      The Fusion is made of military grade aluminum 6061 T6. This rugged and durable material provides the best protection vs. weight compared to other more expensive materials. Rider weight limit approx. 350lbs.

These components come with a manufacturer warranty. For peace of mind.

1 Year- Controller/computer, LCD screen and the 48V15AH AGM Battery pack

2 Year- 1000 Watt 40Amp direct drive hub motor

5 Year- Forged aluminum frame

This bike was designed with the intent to bring high performance electric bikes to a more affordable level. Standard Battery replacement cost is $120 After approx. 600 cycles*. Universal battery type can be purchased at most major battery retailers. No need to find a proprietary battery years later. Replacement batteries will always be available and can be installed in minutes with typical bike tools.

*Depending on usage.

The Fusion electric bike also sports a super quiet hub motor that peaks at 2000 Watts for quick acceleration.

...Brushless Gearless Direct-drive electric motors offer a greater than 7 year life expectancy and regenerative braking!

No gears to replace every few years! Like lots of other popular bikes. The Fusion electric bike requires no motor maintenance! for its life time.

The Fusion is delivered 95% assembled and can be up in running in minutes!

Take a ride with me on the Fusion Electric Bike!.

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Risks and challenges

Every Successful project will have numerous challenges ahead to make sure that delivery of the best product is ensured. Those challenges are a welcome opportunity to grow. Setting up new manufacturing techniques to a initial production run of the Fusion electric bike Efficiently is the exact goal of this project. The Implementation of this Idea is what drives us. We intend to tackle each challenge and remain cooperative and transparent with our backers. We will ensure an Up to date stautus on every aspect of this project.

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