Maxwell EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bike
A minimalistic, Ultralightweight ebike, that rides great and looks even better.
What is the Maxwell EP0?
Maxwell EP0 is an incredibly lightweight electric bike, designed for cycling purists.
The Maxwell EP0 retains the feel and look of a conventional bike but allows you to do more with your bike, ride more often, and get there faster.
What We’re Not
Electric bikes became ridiculously popular in China first. These guys lead the revolution in E-bikes in many ways. However, the needs of the Chinese market have traditionally been very different from that of the US. For a long time the only options are heavy, cheap E-bikes, shoehorned into the western market.
Not the EP0. It’s designed from the ground up to make sense with what we expect from a bike in the western world.
Designed for your lifestyle
The EP0 is lightweight. It's still a bicycle! That means it comes with you up stairs to your apartment, on the subway, wherever. The geometry is sporty and quick. Perfect for tackling brutal city traffic or just carving a nice line.
The reason the battery seems practically nonexistent is because the battery is built inside every frame-member of the bike, while saving weight and creating an ultra minimalist ebike. The frame essentially is the battery. The Maxwell EP0 also features a full vector motor controller. What does that mean? The smoothest and most quiet operation available.
- 10-20 Miles Range
- 250wh Lithium NMC battery pack inside the frame members
- 300W Freewheeling Electric Hubmotor
- 45 Minute Charge Time
What are people saying about Maxwell?
Who We Are
Troy Rank is an electrical engineer who has been obsessed with e-bikes for over a decade. In 2014 he earned a position in the Guinness World Records for his 4500 mile solo journey via E-bike. Troy has been a hardcore e-bike enthusiast since 2005 and he believes that efficient reliable transportation is key to making livable cities. Over his career he has gained an extensive background in engineering and product development and knows how to get a product to production.
John Lillibridge is a recent graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Design. John has long had a passion for transportation design and has worked diligently with the RIT Electric Vehicle Team while developing their electric race motorcycle.
Justin Schmidt is a graduate of RIT School for American Crafts Jewelry program and the Yamaguchi Frame Building School. Over the last decade, he has put together an impressive collection of hand built bicycles which he draws his inspiration from. Justin masterfully creates bespoke steel frames under the name Revere Cycles, based in Rochester, NY.
John is a veteran mechanical engineer with extensive experience in battery pack design, injection molding and automotive manufacturing. John loves to create and is a huge supporter of the maker movement. His delta 3D printer runs 24/7.
Maxwell Logo T-Shirt
Maxwell 17 x 24" "graffiti" Poster
All sizing is an estimate. Everyone's proportions are a little different so where possible, we always recommend a proper bike fitment from a local bike shop.
*Note: all specs are based on Prototypes, and might vary slightly in production
Risks and challenges
The bulk of the risk is in executing the project plan including:
Battery Certification Testing
In order for bikes to be shipped, we have to make sure that they are certified to do so. This is one of the main reasons we needed to launch the campaign. This way we're sure that we are able to cover these costs.
Electronic Development Testing
Additional boring certifications for the FCC, these things are actually really important and we have to make sure everything is right so that you get a great product. Our team has undertaken such testing in the past, but nevertheless, it is a risk.
Component Supply Chain
The overall number of backers will help determine exactly which suppliers we choose for production. Since these suppliers are not finalized, there is still a schedule risk. The more backers we get, the easier it will be to pull the timeline in, and deliver faster!
- (30 days)