Michelin Folding e-Bike Gets Puncture-Proof Tires Set for October Launch [Video]
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One of the main features Michelin has brought forth are its kevlar-strengthened tires which are virtually puncture-proof, ensuring that you will never get stranded far from home again. It features a 220 W electric motor which draws the rear wheel through a Shimano eight-speed transmission, which is built into the rear hub assembly.
Its batteries ensure a range of 45 km, and take up to 5 hours to charge. However, despite the addition of batteries, the bike is still very light, weighing in at just 17.6 kg. It goes on sale from October and it can be yours for €1,390, which includes the purchase price of the bike, as well as a two years’ warranty.
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On 18 September 2012 at 03:44 UTC, Callum Dennis said:
Not exactly innovative, I've been riding mountain bike with kevlar strengthened tires for years and tubeless set ups are even more puncher proof.
On 19 September 2012 at 23:38 UTC, Stan Soliday said:
Puncture proof tires on a eBike...great plan. One of the hassles of eBikes (especially rear hub motor bikes) is changing a flat. I currently use thornproof tubes with slime...they work pretty well.
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