Chainless Pedelec E-Bikes Could be the Future of Cycling
Updated: May 3
A Pedelec Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
Gone are the days of struggling with your bicycle chain. Forget about the mess, maintenance, and hassle that comes with the traditional chain system, for the revolutionary chainless pedelec e-bike is here, ready to take the world by storm! German company Schaeffler and CIP Group are leading the charge by introducing the world to ‘Free Drive’ bicycle technology. In this article, we’ll dive into the incredible features of these chainless e-bikes, so buckle up and join us as we explore the future of cycling.
A Revolution in Bicycle Technology: The ‘Free Drive’ System
Chainless bicycles operate on what is known as the ‘Free Drive’ principle, which integrates a generator directly into the bike’s pedal axle. When you pedal, the generator sends energy to a motor in the rear wheel, propelling you forward quickly. This ‘Bike-by-Wire’ system does away with a mechanical connection between the generator and the motor. The chainless propulsion works as a serial hybrid. The excess energy can also be stored in the battery. The system will deliver 250 watts of continuous power.
This innovative design eliminates the need for a chain or derailleur, simplifying maintenance and making bike rides a breeze.
Introducing the ‘mocci’ Smart Pedal
To further enhance the chainless e-bike experience, CIP Group has developed the ‘mocci’ Smart Pedal. This ingeniously designed pedal contains a built-in energy storage system that captures the energy generated while you pedal, effectively turning your chainless e-bike into an electric bicycle.
If you need extra assistance on a steep hill or wish to increase your speed, you can easily access stored power through the mocci Smart Pedal’s mobile app or handlebar controls.
What is a Smart Pedal Vehicle (SPV)? Hint: It’s Not Just a Bike!
Less Maintenance, More Adventure
A major perk of the chainless e-bike is its reduced maintenance requirements. Traditional bike chains frequently need lubrication, adjustments, and replacement due to their tendency to wear out over time. By eliminating the chain, chainless e-bikes create a simplified bicycle that requires significantly less upkeep. This allows you to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors and less time cleaning, fixing, and adjusting your bike.
Environmentally Friendly Transportation
Aside from being user-friendly and low maintenance, the chainless e-bike is an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. When using the mocci Smart Pedal to its full potential, riders can opt for a zero-emissions vehicle without sacrificing the joy of cycling. By minimizing your carbon footprint, you are doing your part to make the world cleaner and more sustainable for future generations.
A Bike for Every Type of Rider
The concept of the chainless e-bike is versatile, opening the door to various options tailored to cyclists. Whether you’re an urban commuter or an adventurous mountain biker, a chainless e-bike model awaits you. Schaeffler envisions this technology taking the last-mile delivery market by storm with ease-of-use cargo delivery bikes.
With improved safety, reduced maintenance, and an impressive technology package, these bicycles are well-suited for riders of all terrains and disciplines.
Conclusion: The chainless e-bike is the future of cycling; it promises a more efficient, enjoyable, and eco-friendly bicycle experience. With developments like the ‘Free Drive’ system and ‘mocci’ Smart Pedal, this innovative technology will only continue to evolve, bringing enhanced performance and convenience to cyclists around the globe. Embrace the evolution and explore the world of chainless e-bikes today — you’ll never look at a traditional bicycle the same way again!