Editor's note: a couple months ago, we shared the scoop on the Gogoro Eeyo, a new e-bike that hardly looks like an e-bike. We've just learned the two models of the bike are now available for purchase. A limited quantity of the Eeyo 1s will beginning shipping August 10th. Its brother, the Eeyo 1, will begin shipping mid-September. See below for more details on both bikes, plus links to purchase
Launching a zippy electric scooter in Taiwan five years ago, Gogoro quickly established a rep overseas as a force in the micromobility market. The product the brand is bringing to the US, however, is even more exciting and relevant: Eeyo, a sleek e-bike boasting half the weight and twice the style of the competition.
It’s a tribute to the Eeyo’s design that at first glance, you might not even know it’s an e-bike. That’s because the source of its power is an all-in-one digital drive that sneaks the motor, battery, sensor and connectivity into a super minimal rear hub. That technological feat frees the Eeyo up to be a lot of things other e-bikes aren’t: think nimble, streamlined and open-framed, making it easy to shoulder onto public transportation or up to an apartment.
Of course, most e-bikes are too heavy to shoulder anyway, but the Eeyo is surprisingly light thanks to a ton of admittedly pricy carbon elements. The $3,899 Eeyo 1 rocks a carbon frame and fork and an alloy seat post, handlebars and rims to tip the scales at a feathery 27.5 pounds. The $4,599 Eeyo 1s goes even further with a carbon frame, fork, seat post, handlebars and rims, dropping more than a pound to an even lighter 26.4.
Gogoro promises a smooth power transfer with its Smartwheel tech. The battery charges in two-and-a-half hours, taking you 40 miles in full power assist mode and up to 55 in eco assist with a motor that maxes out at 19 miles per hour. The bikes also feature the grease-free Gates Carbon Belt Drive, which replaces a traditional chain to be much more durable, lower-maintenance and approachable to urban dwellers.
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