You see some sights at Eurobike, I can tell you. One of the most outlandish bikes I spotted at the Demo Day, which precedes the actual show, was this Trifecta DRT super e-Bike, which looks more like a motorbike but there’s a fairly conventional bicycle hiding underneath its aggressive exterior.
With its carbon fibre spoked wheels, front and rear suspension, disc brakes and an electronic motor housed inside an aluminium frame and wrapped up to like just like a motorbike, it’s a proper, genuine, hard-turner. Making it go is a 4kW motor and 60 volt lithium ion battery, with a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub and SmeshGear transmission. Apparently, and we haven’t verified this by riding it, the top speed is 70kph. Range, that’s a claimed 100km.
All the electronic settings can be controlled using a Can-bus fly-by-wire computer mounted on the handlebars with a choice of automatic gear selection. Bluetooth and WiFi lets you hook it up to a smartphone for navigational duties.
The cost? A not insignificant €22,500. Yes we know, how much! If you want to know more, maybe you're interested, point your browser at www.trefectamobility.com to find out more.
More mad bikes from Eurobike soon...
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.