Where are e-bikes made from?
Jul 30, 2022
Sales of regular and e-bikes have been on the rise since the outbreak in the U.S., a phenomenon that many economists believe is no accident and is expected to grow. Due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the price of oil has risen, and the cost of using cars has continued to increase. More and more people use bicycles as a travel tool instead of cars and public transportation. It is not only flexible and convenient but also has no age restrictions. It will not pollute the environment, and its extensive use can also alleviate environmental pollution, solve traffic jams to a certain extent, and gradually get rid of excessive dependence on oil.
As power bikes become mainstream, have you ever wondered how they came about? Where is it made?
We can find that ebikes retain the power drive system of traditional bicycles. Let us first understand the bikes.
The appearance of the world's first wooden two-wheeler: 1791
The carriage splashed the Frenchman Sivrac on a rainy day, and he began to think: If the four-wheeled carriage was chopped into two wheels, would the water not sprinkle because of the small contact area? He built a wooden two-wheeled vehicle with a simple structure, driven purely by people stepping on the ground without any mechanical devices. But this invention planted the seeds of bicycles in everyone's hearts.
Perfection: Subsequent inventors worked tirelessly to improve the bicycle.
In 1816, Delaisse added a steering handlebar;
In 1840, the blacksmith Macmillan designed a bicycle with a crank mounted on the rear axle and then used a connecting rod to connect the crank to the front of the pedals, realizing the idea of people's feet off the ground and becoming an actual bicycle;
In 1869, Reynolds designed the wheel using wire spokes tensioned to form the rim, which significantly reduced the weight of the bicycle.
Maturity: After continuous improvement, bicycles have gradually moved from clowns to mainstream transportation.
In 1874, Rossone from England designed the structure in which the front and rear wheels were different sizes, even with the addition of chains and sprockets. Still not coordinated and stable enough;
In 1886, as a mechanical engineer, Starley used his knowledge to design a new model. His frame is made of steel tube material with a diamond-shaped structure, front and rear wheels of the same size, rubber wheels, front forks, brakes, etc. The advantages include maintaining balance, light volume, and shock absorption. This design is the same as the modern bicycle style, and the actual modern bicycle was born, and Starley is called "the father of bicycle" by later generations.
Bicycles go electric: One can find the earliest appearance of electric bikes in 1895 when Bolton applied for the first patent for electric bicycles - direct-drive hub electric vehicles.
In 1897, Libby designed an ebike with a link-driven mid-mounted motor. It has no pedals.
In November 1897, the French Clerc and Pingault invented a tandem power bike. Its average speed can reach 63 kilometers per hour, and the distance of one kilometer can be run in less than 1 minute. It appeared at the Stanley show and made a big impression on everyone.
In 1899, Schnepf produced a rear-wheel friction drive motor. This design philosophy still lives in the hearts of the modding crowd.
In February 1899, Hansen submitted a patent for an electric vehicle, that is, based on retaining the original structure of the bicycle, the bicycle can also be powered by electricity.
Commercialization: In 1992, the first electric bike to market appeared, called the "Zike." It features an integrated NiCd battery and a permanent magnet motor.
Over time, the styles of ebikes have changed. The manufacturing plants of many e-bike brands are in China. As China has become the world's factory, many bicycle parts are produced here and then assembled and sold to foreign markets. Its excellent quality and favorable price make it very popular among foreign consumers. For example, world-renowned bicycle brands such as Ancheer and Merida have factories in China. Emerging electric bicycle brands such as Rad Power Bikes, Cyrusher, and D.J. E-bikes are all produced in China.
Why do so many brands choose to set up factories in China? The main reasons are as follows:
- China has a large group of ebikes, and the competition among brands is fierce. This benign phenomenon can promote manufacturers' continuous development and innovation of electric bikes.
- With the continuous development of China's economy, the government's strong support for the research and development of new battery projects and the provision of technical and financial assistance to small and micro enterprises have promoted the development of the power bikeindustry step by step.
- Foreign markets favor many products made in China due to their high quality and low price. China is a manufacturing powerhouse with mature technology and low production costs.
The brand was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It has been producing excellent bikes for riders for eight years, serving over ten countries around the world, with over 60,000 riders and counting. The founders aim to create impressive and fun-to-use personal mobility products that provide people with an optimistic lifestyle wherever they are. Products are tested for international quality, and distribution centers are in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, and Japan.
It's a step-through e-bike perfect for short people and people with limited mobility. It has a sturdy frame, full suspension, fat, puncture-resistant fat tires, and a sleek profile that's not just for urban commuting trails. The crossing of mountains is also not mentioned.
Why can it do this?
- It is equipped with a 750W Bafang motor, which can peak at 1000W. A 48V, 14AH lithium-ion battery is also prepared, which can travel 20-50 miles on a full charge. Its battery capacity is sufficient for the daily commute to and from, and the size and step-by-step design provide riders with a comfortable experience.
- Its powerful motor ensures the speed when riding, 80Nm shows that its climbing ability is excellent, its fat tires provide riders with more grip and traction, Shimano 7-speed flywheel system plus 5-level pedal assist Mode, you can choose any speed mode, you can always find a matching pedaling rhythm.
- The design of a full shock absorber can absorb the bumps brought by the ground very well. The front fork suspension has 110mm of travel preload, which can be adjusted at any time according to road conditions; the rear spring suspension increases the comfort and versatility of the Kommoda. 180mm dual hydraulic disc brakes are also a must for quick response, and a motor cut-out has been added for added safety on the ride. Driving on steep trails and other rough surfaces is also a no-brainer.
The services provided by the brand are different. As a consumer, the first thing to pay attention to is the product price, product accessories, etc. Low-priced products have mixed quality and low configuration, while Cyrusher's products use high-quality components and will not sell products at low prices.
Premium components: Bafang motor, high-capacity water-resistant lithium-ion battery, Shimano flywheel system with 5-level pedal assist, hydraulic disc brakes, puncture-resistant fat tires, color display, 48V 1000W control with a maximum output of 20 amps device, etc. And it comes with its own electronic horn, integrated lights, and brake lights, and some accessories, such as fenders and racks, are free. The brand has carefully considered that customers do not have to waste money and time looking for accessories and has already provided one-stop shopping. And I found that they have super cool accessories on their website: various pannier bags, safety helmets, mirrors, and a complete toolbox.
Unlike the one-year warranty on other brands, Cyrusher offers a two-year warranty on the bike and a 1-year warranty on the battery. The brand has always served its customers with meticulous professionalism and never-give-up perseverance and has built a reputation for exceptional products and first-class customer service. The founder started selling bicycle parts online in 2014 and gradually realized that people were very interested in high-quality ebikes made in China, and officially started selling Cyrusher in 2015. Selling internationally differs from selling locally and requires overcoming language barriers and procedural hassles. Although we have experienced some setbacks and challenges, we are determined to bring people unique electric bikes at affordable prices and are committed to meeting the needs of our customers.
The invention of the electric bike has gone through more than 100 years, and it is the ongoing struggle of generations of inventors to achieve their goals. Nowadays, there are various styles of power bikes, such as commuter models, folding models, mountain models, etc., and the competition in the industry is fierce. Manufacturers will redouble their efforts to improve electric bicycles, increase the functionality of electric bicycles, and meet people's different needs. China's manufacturing technology continues to mature, and the research and development of new energy are constantly being carried out. The future direction of electric bicycles is moving toward faster, stronger, and lighter.