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Old 07-08-17, 01:07 AM
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Focus Project Y - real looking bikes

I have been reading about Focus Project Y bikes. They are a concept right now. I'd love to see these bikes make it to the real world. I haven't found any specs on the range or the levels of available assist. However, Focus has managed to make these bikes look great and keep the weight down:

Focus Project Y first look: drop bar e-bikery done right - BikeRadar USA

https://www.focus-bikes.com/int/proj...e-racing-bikes
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Old 07-08-17, 11:27 AM
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Hopefully, the future of e-bikes.
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Old 07-10-17, 01:01 PM
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I don't think it's magic, anyone can make a light ebike, you're just going to make a compromise on the size of the motor and battery. Which to me, is a tricky line to walk. If there isn't enough range, you'd only use the motor sparingly, on steep hills maybe, which would be fine on a commute, but on a road bike, where you might be out for 50-75 miles for example without assist, that's a lot of weight to haul around if you're not going to use it all the time. I could see having a small motor but a big battery to enable longer distances.

Here's the actual system focus is using.

https://fazua.com/en/
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Old 07-11-17, 10:42 PM
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This is a system I'd love for commuting to work. I want just a bit of assistance on hills, but want a road bike for speed to get to work more quickly. Perfect bike for rest days.
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Old 07-12-17, 12:26 AM
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Exactly what I want for an MTB too.
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Old 07-12-17, 05:34 AM
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I've seen the images! They are already looking great!
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Yeah, it looks pretty similar to the bike I built 4 years ago (and have been using ever since). I love that for commuting. A drop bar bike is the ultimate commuter vehicle for me. Not really sure what else a bike like that is good for. Having a battery kind of defeats the purpose for bikepacking for me (simplicity and getting off the grid).

Those are great looking bikes though. I haven't seen any drop bar bikes that come close to what I have until I saw that article. I really like what they have done. They even are as light as my bikes.

The real problem with EU bikes is the 250 watt 25km/h limit. Unless I'm in a very hilly area, I would rather pedal a light bike at 30km/hr than have an assisted bike that becomes an anchor at 25km/hr.

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