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When You Need Help Pedaling, This E-Bike Will Give You an Extra Boost

With cars being one of the world’s leading causes of pollution, more and more people are opting for eco-friendly travel alternatives. One option is an electric bike—a bicycle with an electric motor, designed to give you an extra boost when you push the pedals. The popularity of e-bikes is certainly gathering speed, with new brands and models being released every year. One of the newest e-bikes on the market is the Kickstarter-funded oh!bike—a responsive, bio-tech bike designed for city commuters.

The innovative e-bike interprets and adapts to the needs of the individual user, giving them assisted pedaling according to the level of help they need. While the user operates the pedals, integrated motion sensors detect the rider’s movements and engage the motorized drive on the front wheel. A removable battery with a range of up to 50 km powers the 250W motor. Users can choose to ride with eco-mode (giving light assistance) or power-mode, allowing the bike to give a helpful maximum boost in challenging terrain.

Weighing just 15 kg (about 33 lbs.), the oh!bike is the lightest bike on the market. Its ultra-sleek black and white body can easily be stored, thanks to foldable pedals and a rotating handlebar. Plus, the detachable battery can be charged via USB, allowing busy city workers to top up their power wherever they go. The Barcelona-based oh!bike designers say, “Because we believe in the revolution of eco-responsible cities. Because we like to move around the city in an agile and fast way. Because we do not like unnecessary complexities. And above all because we like beauty and good design.