The Eeyo 1S bike review

Never has an electric powered bike triggered greater commotion as I rode it via Amsterdam, the world’s bicycling capital, and domestic to a lifestyle regarded greater for practicality than flash.

“Where’s the battery?” a passerby would ask, admiring the wonderful simplicity of the carbon fiber Gogoro Eeyo electric powered bike. “It’s in the wheel,” I’d say, motioning to the Smartwheel, a wonderful bit of Gogoro engineering that homes the motor, computer, and electrons required to strength the light-weight bicycle.

The Eeyo 1S bike, which goes on sale these days in the US and starts offevolved delivery in restrained portions August 10th, is precisely what you’d anticipate from the thought of Horace Luke. Gogoro’s CEO used to be the head of diagram at HTC earlier than making electric powered scooters, displaying rivals like Nokia, Ericsson, and Samsung how to maximize the enchantment of Windows and Android smartphones.

It’s been stated that a clothier is aware of they have carried out perfection now not when there is nothing left to add, however when there is nothing left to take away. But the $3,899 Eeyo 1 and my $4,599 Eeyo 1S check bike are so stark that they verge on the impractical, for which Gogoro is proudly unapologetic.

Rightfully so, due to the fact the Eeyo 1S is exciting to trip and enjoyable to be considered riding.

The elimination of the seat tube, the vertical area of body that typically extends from the seat put up to the pedals, is the first signal of Eeyo’s dedication to minimalism. It helps make the Eeyo 1S fantastically light-weight for an electric powered bike, weighing simply 26 kilos (11.9 kg). Its feathery physics are assisted through the use of carbon fiber for the frame, fork, seat post, rims, and handlebar, and through forgoing city add-ons like fenders, a chain guard, or even a kickstand.

It’s so mild that I was once in a position to hoist the diamond-frame diagram over a shoulder when traversing lengthy flights of steps in educate stations, however that’s now not some thing everybody ought to do. Fortunately, the rubber cowl hiding the seat submit meeting additionally makes for a handy grip when lifting the bike underhand on smaller flights of stairs. Nearly all the weight of the Eeyo is in the back, permitting you to stand up the the front cease when coming into a shallow elevator or when storing in the nook of your home, on the grounds that that’s the place you’ll be charging it anyway (more on that later).

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