Bafang has teamed up with MTB brand American Eagle.
The company has said it will be at the “forefront of development” for the latest entry in bicycle racing, the UCI e-MTB World Championships, which will take place in Mont Saint Anne, Canada, in the summer of 2019.
Together with a newly signed development engineer, Bart Brentjens and his team have designed a dual-suspension frame that fully integrates the Bafang M500 mid-drive system up to an InTube battery. The M500 has a maximum torque of 95Nm and minimum weight of 3kg. The carbon frame is made for 29in wheels and 100mm of front and rear travel.
“In the major European markets, the e-bike/pedelec segment is growing by 20% or more year-on-year, and the e-MTB is even doubling in some places”, said Jack Brandsen, Europe general manager for Bafang Electric Motor Science Technology B.V.
“On the trade floor, we observe that the e-MTB is replacing the high-priced ‘organic’ mountain bikes. And outside on the trails, whether in the forests near bigger cities or in mountainous landscapes like the Alps,
this trend is reflected by the many riders on every fine weather day. The fact that we are working together with Bart Brentjens and his team on a victory-ready e-MTB, which will go to the start of the UCI World Championship next August, is for me the perfect example of a win-win situation. Because here we can demonstrate on a big stage the enormous potential of Bafang in terms of performance and technology.”
Bafang, with development partner American Eagle, is on display at booth #C0901 in hall 5.1 at the current China International Bicycle Fair in Shanghai.
To further improve the consumer’s buying and riding experience, the company also has a new website, bafang-e.com. A dedicated OEM website still offers all the needed information to assemblers and manufacturers globally.