Maxwell EP0 ultralightweight electric bicycle (Canceled)
An insanely light ebike designed to look good, feel great, all while making your bike even more useful.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 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!
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
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 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.
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)