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$28,507
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
41
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 20 2015

About

Please join us August 4th for our new Kickstarter campaign!

Maxwell  EP0 is an incredibly lightweight electric bike, that makes you three times as powerful and twice as fast, while still retaining the feel and look of a conventional bike. Maxwell allows you to do more with your bike, ride more often, and get there faster.

Why Maxwell?

Maxwell EP0 is virtually the lightest electric bike available today. We obsessed over each component and removed every extraneous component. By concealing the batteries inside the frame of the bike itself, the bike stays elegant and super responsive.

No matter how many sets of stairs you might have to climb to your apartment or office, Maxwell's lightweight design makes it easy to bring along with you, and charge conveniently.

Maxwell is a great bicycle for those who are used to the feel of a conventional bicycle, but could use some extra speed and power. Maxwell saves time and extends the already awesome utility of a bicycle.

E-bikes provide a way to eliminate the excuses for not riding and have a great time, all while saving yourself time and money.

If you use your bike to get around for any purpose, or if you have always wanted to, we'll make sure that you can have a great time arriving on bike.

Electronics

Maxwell uses a super-smooth field oriented controller. What does that mean? The smoothest, quietest operation available. Our custom fuel gauge will allow the user to know exactly how many miles of electric assist is left, and it won't leave you guessing.

Technical Specifications:

  • Up to 20 MPH 
  • 10-15 Miles Range 
  • 250Wh Battery Pack* 
  • 26-31 lb. (depending on configuration)* 
  • 45 Minute charge time (90% Capacity)*
  • Pedal Assist Sensor

Our Goal

Our purpose is to provide electric motorbikes that are lust-worthy but also attainable. We want to offer a quality bike at a price that allows everyone to benefit. Our bikes are made to be ridden, and we need your help to get them out to the world!

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Rewards

Maxwell Logo T-Shirt 

Poster - 17x24" "Graffiti" poster of the Maxwell EP-0

Poster - 17x24" "Light Cycle" poster of the Maxwell EP0

Poster - 17x24" "Split Tree" poster of the Maxwell EP0

Team

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 believes that efficient reliable transportation is key to making livable cities. Troy has an extensive background in 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.

 Timeline

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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    A Thank you Shout-Out Tweet, and our updates! Get all the video updates first right to your inbox as well as a tweet proclaiming our thanks and your general awesomeness for supporting us!

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    Maxwell Motorbikes vinyl bumper sticker. These things can go many, many places, and could potentially save any item with a flat surface from an otherwise bland existence. Also get our awesome video updates first!

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    Maxwell Brand V-neck T-shirt available in all sizes, Show your super elite early-adopter Maxwell Street-Cred.

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    Limited Edition, signed Maxwell poster. Choose from the "Graffiti", "Light Cycle, or "Split-Tree" design. You'll get our video updates too!

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    Spend an afternoon touring the Erie Canal, and enjoy lunch at the Genessee Brew House on the Maxwell EP0 prototype. [must provide transportation to get to the Maxwell offices]

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    Reservation for a Maxwell EP0 first production run! This is the single-speed version of the EP0. The lightest possible configuration. $1000 will be due before delivery. This will be $300 less than MSRP, and you'll get it before anyone else! prototype

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    Reservation for the 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. $2000 due before shipment in April.

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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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    Reservation on a Maxwell EP0 Tour - This is the same as the EP-0 base but with an Alfine 9 speed rear hub and BB7 Disc brakes. $2000 due before shipment, and you'll get yours right after the full backers get theirs!

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    Maxwell EP0 first production run! This is the single-speed version 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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    Maxwell EP0 Tour - 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

- (30 days)