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33
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 19 2015 2:52 AM UTC +00:00

About

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.

Technical Prowess

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. 

Specs

  • 20+mph
  • 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 - Founder, Product Architect
Troy Rank - Founder, Product Architect

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 Lilllibridge - Industrial Design
John Lilllibridge - Industrial Design

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 - Frame Design
Justin Schmidt - Frame Design

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 Beilman - Mechanical Engineer
John Beilman - Mechanical Engineer

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.

Rewards

Maxwell Logo T-Shirt

Maxwell 17 x 24" "graffiti" Poster

Sizing

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!

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    EP0 - Beta Tester - Own one of our actual development bikes - become one of our beta testers and be the absolute first to show off your Maxwell! Be a part of it! These will be fully functional bikes with full support from our development team. Components may differ slightly from prototypes in the video. MUST BE PICKED UP IN ROCHESTER NY

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    Maxwell EP0 first production run! This is the single-speed Base-Model of the EP0. The lightest possible configuration. This will be $500 less than MSRP.

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    Maxwell EP0 Signature - The same as the EP0 but with a 2 speed rear hub, exactly as seen in the video. This version weighs about 28 lbs and comes with a super-baller Brooks Cambium saddle and Cork grips. This thing is as gorgeous as we can make it.

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    Riding buddies! Get 2 Maxwell EP0s during first production run! This is the single-speed Base-Model of the EP0. The lightest possible configuration. This will be $500 less than MSRP.

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    Maxwell EP0 Tour/Commute - This is the same as the EP-0 base but with an Alfine 9 speed rear hub and BB7 Disc brakes.

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    Maxwell EP0 Custom - Includes a Handmade, brazed and lugged frame by Revere cycles in Rochester NY. This bike is made exactly to your size and your likeness. Completely customizable, the sky is the limit.

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Funding period

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