It is increasingly common to see people using e-bikes to get around the city, as they offer health benefits and are environmentally friendly. An increasingly popular market where you can find models of all kinds. From the one sold by the Lidl supermarket to the one printed for each user in 3D to another from the Xiaomi ecosystem. However, one of the most interesting projects of recent times is Reevo, a Barcelona electric bike that seems taken from the future.
After four years of development, Reevo is a reality. An electric bike with a totally different design from the others, in which its spokeless wheels stand out, giving it a futuristic touch that seems straight out of a science fiction movie. A bike at 5,795 euros for its basic model in black that’s packed with tech: it’s got everything from GPS to fingerprint reader.
It’s an electric bike designed for getting around the city, whose “design is American and made in Malaysia, but for Spain and Andorra, we distribute it from Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona). Our great commitment has always been to differentiate ourselves from all the rest, to present a bicycle that seems to come from the future with an elegant and ultra-futuristic design, an innovative concept never seen before”, explains José Antonio Martínez, CEO of Reevo Spain, towards EL ESPAÑOL – Omicron.
Reevo stands out mainly for its design, with an aluminum body capable of supporting a weight of 120 kilograms, in which the great importance falls on its wheels which do not have spoke hubs. That is to say, instead of depending on them, bicycle tires rotate on a bearing along the fixed rimwhich results in a hollow wheel that creates space to store things, like a backpack attached to anchors on the rims.
“The elimination of spokes is a technical triumph and a design statement when these wheels are in motion. With this bike, spokes are a thing of the past,” says José Antonio Martínez. Each of Reevo’s wheels has been “meticulously” crash tested in the laboratory of the company and have been triple sealed against the outdoor elements to provide excellent long term performance.
Revo also includes LED position lights integrated into the rims which automatically light up when it gets dark and flash so the user is visible at all times and doesn’t have to raise their arm to indicate which direction they are going, an action that cyclists do today.
The bike also has a unique electronic transmission which has been specially developed to drive hubless wheels and which works in three different modes. The first of these is pure electric driving, the second is a hybrid mode with adaptive pedal assistance -which has five different levels of assistance- and, finally, manual pedaling without motor assistance, which has a power of 250 W.
Reevo reaches a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour, which is allowed by law in Spain for this type of electric vehicle, and has a 10.5 mAh battery that offers a range of up to 60 kilometers, according to the company itself. Plus, the battery can be removed for separate charging without having to take the bike home, and 100% range can be achieved in just three hours.
Safety is another of the strengths of this electric bike. “Reevo has many sensors that make it an unparalleled experience at all times. It has an ingenious triple barrier anti-theft system, biometric access and even integrated GPS,” says José Antonio Martínez.
The biometric access located on the handlebars is one of the differential elements of this bike, with which it is not necessary to use chains or have keys. “Security starts with authentication, which unlocks Reevo so you can ride. With an in-display fingerprint sensor, The bike can only be used if the fingerprint matches that of the ownerexplains the manager.
Another anti-theft measure the e-bike has is “an advanced wheel locking mechanism built into the frame, in the visible kickstand, which immobilizes the Reevo and replaces handling devices such as bolt cutters or shears“.
Finally, there is the integrated GPS which “is able to detect the location of the bike at any time and, in the hypothetical case that it goes missing or someone tries to steal it, the user receives a notification on their phone. With an app for smart phones and the GPS can know the location of Reevo at all times,” explains the manager.
With a apps
Reevo is compatible with a mobile application, named after the bike, which serves as a sort of vehicle control center. A apps which is mainly used to control all functions” and to customize the Electric bike at your convenience, improve it and keep it up to date. To do this, all you have to do is download new features and services and install them via Bluetooth,” explains José Antonio Martínez.
The phone can be placed vertically or horizontally on a handlebar mount to act as a display. When the app home screen displays a quick overview of all important informationsuch as battery, speed, remaining range or distance travelled.
“The app is the perfect co-pilot, because It also records route data, calories that have been consumed, the state and the autonomy of the battery and even allows to manage the security lock of the bike. The goal is for all of these and other features to make driving the Reevo a unique and unparalleled experience,” concludes the CEO.
Reevo is a rare electric bike that surprises with its futuristic design and is full of technologies with which it claims. Corn its spokeless wheels are set to revolutionize the industry.