The Bird Company has made a name for itself working with cities to bring electric bikes and scooters to communities. They are made to be ecological, they are made to be shared. The latest Bird Bike is designed to be a similar proposition – an environmentally friendly battery-powered bike – but this time it’s designed for individual consumer ownership.
This bike has a modern design, two wheels, handlebar brakes and a removable 36v battery. The bike runs on a Bafang electric motor which, according to the company, “offers up to 80 km of range”. The bike offers a maximum electric assist speed of 20 mph and a quick stop with Radius CX7 mechanical disc braking.
There is also a dashboard display on the handlebars.
The display is an LCD panel with a design based on the successful Bird scooter display. This screen is backlit and shows battery life, speed and distance traveled. The screen is integrated into the handlebars and is powered by the same battery as the rest of the bike. This screen works with the bike’s built-in computer unit which connects via Bluetooth to the Bird app.
The bike is powered using a “chainless” Gates Carbon drivetrain. So instead of dealing with a traditional metal link chain that will eventually rust and break down, this bike works with “advanced, no-stretch carbon rope technology.” This transmission moves puncture resistant tires made by Kenda.
The whole machine is IP65 + water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about rain or accidental drink spillage. The bike is made with a “commercial grade aluminum alloy” frame and has a height adjustable seat. LED lights provide “180 degree visibility any time of day or night.”
The first Bird Bike available to consumers will be available for purchase in Stealth Black and Gravity Gray. These bikes are available in “limited quantities” and can be purchased for approximately US $ 2,299. Two versions will be available by the end of the year – an A-Frame (stride) and a V (stride), both available at retailers in the United States and throughout Europe.