Decathlon hardware news: the ultra premium and innovative French electric bike with automatic gearbox, it wants to replace your car!
Published on 10/31/2022 at 17:55
Decathlon is known for its innovations and the development of new technologies. These are mostly inexpensive and quality products. But this time the store presents an ultra innovative and futuristic electric bike, which will be expensive!
Revolutionizing the electric bike
Decathlon has become a master when it comes to developing new technologies. We obviously think of the tent that opens in a few seconds, for example. The French company has even become one of the main players in the world of cycling. It is the second company to sell the most bicycles in the world. We suspect that Decathlon has developed a certain expertise in the field.
On the occasion of the French group’s “Reveal Innovation” ceremony, the winner of the best “Techno innovation” is the bicycle Long Distance 920 E Connected. An ultra-innovative cycle that intends to replace your car. It makes many promises to break the codes and offer the best electric bike on the market.
To begin with, it uses a new motor from e2Drives, a Belgian start-up. This offers a 65 nm constant power. Unlike Bosch or Bafang motors, it’s not about peak power, but about what the bike is capable of providing both when starting and accelerating.
But what sets it apart from its competitors is its automatic transmission system. There are no rear derailleur and everything is operated in the motor part. Speeds change based on demand and terrain. This is also what explains why the power is constant and not peaked. The engine provides steady thrust.
The electric bike made in France
If that wasn’t enough, the LD 920 E will be made in France. A clear desire for Decathlon to manufacture a maximum of products from its catalog in France. The technology comes from Belgium, but the collaboration between the two companies gave birth to this electric bike. The assembly will therefore be done on the Decathlon site in Lille, the company’s native land.
The electric bike will also have a very long range, as its name suggests. An asset for not having to recharge it every day. It also allows you to cover greater distances without any effort. This is where it comes to compete with the car. We add that it is connected and even has a GPS. You don’t even have to pull out your phone to find out where you need to go.
The official release is planned for at least mid-2023. So it’s not for today, but it’s not just a concept. The price should be around the 3000 euros. For French manufacturing, Belgian technology and an ultra-innovative product, this does not seem excessive either given the models on the market. Decathlon is thus fully launching into the top of the range!