French mountain bike producer, Cavalerie, has launched particulars on its very first eMTB, set to launch by the top of 2022. The prototype was most just lately proven on the Verbier Bike Pageant the place it was proudly set out on show accompanied by the model’s newly launched Anakin V2 enduro bike.
No Cavalerie is full with out the presence of a gearbox, and the eMTB prototype is not any completely different. This one sports activities a Cyclee motor, which is basically an Effigear Gearbox mixed with a Valeo eBike motor. On the coronary heart of this bike, the Cyclee has allowed Cavalerie to stay to its design ideas of centered mass, low unsprung mass, and low upkeep. Within the absence of a whole geometry chart, we don’t but know the whole lot there may be to learn about this high-pivot four-bar linkage gearbox eMTB, however right here’s what we are able to let you know thus far.
Cavalerie’s Prototype Gearbox eMTB
Cavalerie are set so as to add one other Gearbox-driven eMTB to the market earlier than the 12 months is out, including themselves to a rising variety of producers who respect the advantages of mixing an eBike motor with a gearbox drivetrain.
- Bike: Cavalerie Prototype eMTB
- Rear Wheel Journey: 160mm
- Fork Journey: 160/170mm
- Wheel Dimension: Combined (27.5″ rear, 29″ entrance)
- Motor: Valeo Effigear Cyclee
- Battery: 630 Wh
- Body Materials: Carbon
- Beginning Worth: 12,500 – 13,000 €
The French bike producer is nearly synonymous with gearboxes, with founder Man Cavalerie having spent 7 years creating the 3-axis Effigear gearbox, one thing seen on all Cavalerie Bikes because the model’s inception in 2011. Their Falcon DH Bike and Squirrel Freeride Bike had been the primary to bear the gearbox, with the shorter-travel Anakin and the Anatrail bikes following of their wake.
It was to be anticipated that, if Cavalerie had been to ever delve into the world of eBikes, it too would boast a gearbox drivetrain. The Cyclee motor produced by French eBike motor producer, Valeo, was the plain resolution for Cavalerie, particularly because it runs on Effigear internals with them having beforehand licensed their shifting know-how to Valeo.
It’s certainly one of a handful of Gearbox eBike Motors in the marketplace at present, and doubtless essentially the most highly effective of the lot, with a 120 Nm most torque and a most steady energy output of 750 W. The 7-speed gearbox boasts a 450% vary and options computerized sequential shifting. With advantages together with massively decreased unsprung mass, very low upkeep necessities (one oil change per 12 months) and decreased vulnerability to wayward path aspect particles, we totally count on to see extra Gearbox eBike motors enter the market over the approaching years.
I digress. The Cyclee motor is mixed with a 630 Wh battery tucked contained in the downtube. The motor itself weighs round 5 kg with the claimed weight for the entire eBike in a dimension massive coming in at 24.5 kg with pedals. Pretty spectacular, we expect.
The Cavalerie eMTB’s geometry signifies its gravity-oriented intentions. Whereas the just lately launched Anakin V2 enduro bike is a little bit of a transformer, in that its geometry, wheel dimension and journey numbers might be switched up by way of fifteen potential combos, every of those parameters are fastened on the eBike. This one is designed for a mixed-wheel arrange solely. A whole geometry chart continues to be to come back, however we are able to let you know that the big body pictured all through has a 64° head angle, a 480mm attain, 435mm chainstays and a 77.5° seat tube angle.
Whereas Cavalerie construct the Anakin V2 from aluminum, the eMTB prototype has a carbon entrance triangle, paired with an aluminum rocker and rear stays. The rationale for that, they are saying, is two-fold; it’s simpler to work with carbon to accomodate the battery and, it’s truly cheaper than hydro-forming 7020 sequence aluminium in Europe, as they do for the Anakin V2.
The eBike’s 160mm rear wheel journey is pushed by a four-bar linkage, whereby the principle pivot is positioned above, and rearward of, the chainring, and there’s a pivot concentric to the rear axle. An loafer pulley is added to the drivetrain to route the chain up and over that increased than typical essential pivot location, to reign within the undesirable anti-squat traits the system would in any other case exhibit – specifically, pedal kickback. A sequence tensioner is added behind the chainring on the decrease chainline to feed further chain size (and retract it) because the bike’s rear-center size grows and shrinks because the rear wheel cycles by way of its suspension journey.
The body can accomodate air and coil shocks, however the framesets and full bikes will likely be bought with coil shocks solely. Just like the bike’s geometry, the linkage development is non-adjustable, too.
Pricing for the framesets is predicted to be round 7,000 €, with full bikes retailing at round 12,500 – 13,000 €. No particular date is given but, however pre-orders are anticipated to open by the top of the 12 months.