The futuristic design pedelec goes into series production

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The futuristic design pedelec goes into series production


The visually striking Oohbike from Barcelona, ​​Spain, is now going into series production after winning a European Product Design Award. Reservations are already possible.


The Oohbike goes into series production.


© Oohbike
The Oohbike goes into series production.


The Oohbike, whose name is supposed to reflect the moment of amazement when looking at the futuristic pedelec for the first time, is particularly noticeable with its completely spoke-free front wheel. But that’s not the only characteristic design element on the award-winning Pedelec by the Spanish design team Anima Barcelona.

The Oohbike is astonishing. (Photo: Oohbike)

Oohbike: the bike of the future?

The electric bike consists of a single, very voluminous top tube that bends down in the area of ​​the saddle and becomes the housing for the mid-engine. The Oohbike has a central housing strand that can accommodate all of the technology homogeneously.

The battery is integrated in the upper part of the top tube. It does not seem to be behind a cover, but the cover seems to be structurally connected to the battery. We know this construction from the Möve E-Fly-Up, which we introduced a few weeks ago in the t3n test had.

The rear wheel, which is attached with a swing arm that seems to come from motorcycle construction, shows a comparatively conventional design. Although it has the same slim rubber casing and wide rim frame as the front wheel, it is otherwise classically equipped with spokes and a central wheel hub.



The Oohbike goes into series production.


© Oohbike
The Oohbike goes into series production.

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This is probably how the Oohbike is powered

A single gear sits on the wheel hub. The Oohbike does not have a mechanical shift. The differences in performance will result purely from the electrical assistance. The pedal drive does not give the power to the rear axle in the classic way via a chain, but uses a belt drive like the Dutch one Vanmoof is used.

Last but not least, the choice of drive and the lack of mechanical gears suggest the Oohbike target group. It’s about a commuter– or sharing bikes for urban environments where there are as few inclines as possible. The lack of suspension on the front fork predestines the Oohbike for asphalt, at least stable surfaces, as is the rule in urban areas.

The Oohbike team has not yet commented on the technical specifications. From the images available, however, it can be seen that it has a handlebar display from Brose, which can be used to call up the central information about the journey and the system. Incidentally, the battery level is displayed directly on the top of the battery by light-emitting diodes. It is obvious that the drivetrain is thus also of Brose comes.

We should therefore expect the Brose Drive C, the drive variant for city use, for the Oohbike. It is a compact mid-engine with 36 volts and 250 watts of continuous power, which has a torque of 50 Newton meters. The motor supports the rider in a Pedelec-compliant manner up to a speed of 25 kilometers per hour. There is also a pushing support up to six km / h.



The Oohbike is aimed at urban commuter traffic.


© Oohbike
The Oohbike is aimed at urban commuter traffic.

The battery used should also come from Brose. The manufacturer offers a tubular battery that can be easily integrated into the design. It has an energy content of 630 watts, which should lead to a range of up to 150 kilometers.

The Brose drive train is used by around 50 e-bike manufacturers worldwide. These include the folding bikes from BMW, the bikes from the sports brands Head and Bulls, but above all the Decathlon brands Elops and Rockrider.

Reservations are now possible

You can already use the Oohbike the manufacturer’s website Reservations. There are eight color variants available, ranging from subtle to flashy. Oohbike does not name prices. We have also not yet received a specific delivery date.

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