Greyp’s electrical mountain bikes are on the slicing fringe of linked e-bikes, and now the Croatian firm has simply opened operations in the US.
Greyp electrical bikes enter US
Greyp’s e-bikes have been born out of a facet venture of Mate Rimac, the founding father of Rimac Automobili. The bikes rapidly developed into award-winning designs that embraced Rimac’s repute for innovation. Whereas Greyp’s electrical bicycles aren’t fairly as quick or high-powered as Rimac Automobili’s electric supercars, they’re practically as tech-infused.
The corporate’s flagship G6 line is a full-suspension electrical mountain bike. I had the pleasure of attending its release last year in Zagreb, Croatia, and let’s simply say that the bike was completely definitely worth the lengthy flight.
The bike includes a pedal assisted vary of as much as 100 km from its 700Wh battery. The swappable battery makes up a central design factor within the Greyp G6 body.
The Greyp G6 line has built-in 4G connectivity with a T-Cellular eSIM card that permits it to obtain over-the-air updates in addition to combine with cellular apps on each iOS and Android platforms. Along with commonplace automobile diagnostics and telemetrics discovered in lots of linked e-bikes, the G6 line has a pair of built-in excessive definition vast angle cameras on the entrance and rear of the bike to offer hands-free imaging throughout driving.
The cameras can be utilized for livestreaming (with the contact of a button on the handlebars for distant digicam operation) or for saving thrilling moments from a journey. A number of riders can even view the digicam feed from different bikes of their group in actual time, and even from around the globe, on telephone screens mounted on the handlebars. An indication we noticed on the discharge night time confirmed two riders participating in a reside race by means of town, which we may watch on jumbo screens within the occasion corridor. The race ended with the primary rider bursting by means of the door and driving up onto the stage — fairly a formidable efficiency after watching the first-person view reside and following the rider’s journey to the presentation.
The day after the revealing final 12 months, I had the possibility to do an extensive ride across a rocky and mountainous Croatian island. Try the journey video beneath to see how the bike carried out. (Spoiler alert, it was epic!)
The bikes additionally embody different sensors together with built-in GPS for navigation, accelerometer, and barometer. The GPS may even present a real-time vary estimation based mostly on the battery remaining and the course the rider is planning to take. A wrist-strap coronary heart fee monitor can be included as an adjunct that modifies the motor output in actual time to take care of the rider’s desired coronary heart fee.
Along with the tech, the precise G6 bikes are additionally fairly good too. They characteristic carbon fiber frames, RockShox Monarch rear shocks and Yari RC Debonair forks, a mid-drive MPF 6.0C motor, suspended seat publish, SRAM EX1 transmission, Formulation Cura 2-piston hydraulic disc brakes and customized Greyp pedals and handlebars.
They don’t come low cost although, with three completely different fashions of Greyp G6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 priced at $7,999, $8,499 and $8,999 in the US.
Greyp additionally has a hardtail model generally known as the Greyp G5 that was unveiled at Eurobike last year. It isn’t obtainable but within the US, however will quickly be. When it joins the G6 stateside, it is going to be priced at between $5,499 and $6,499.
Greyp mentions that “different fashions” will probably be obtainable for particular order. That presumably refers back to the firm’s insanely highly effective Greyp G12 e-bike, a 12kW full suspension beast that’s nearly extra bike than bicycle.
Having ridden a Greyp G6, I can attest to how unbelievable the bike is.
The early model I rode had a number of tech hiccups with the app sometimes quitting out, however the bike had simply been unveiled to the press and the corporate was nonetheless tweaking the software program.
Tech apart, the Greyp G6 line is a premium electrical mountain bike. It’s outfitted with top-shelf parts, has a cushty journey geometry that’s appropriately aggressive whereas nonetheless offering a pleasurable journey, and the bike can maintain its personal towards some of the best electric mountain bikes out there.
Then once you add in all of the high-tech options that Greyp constructed into the G6, the bike actually stands by itself.
If something, there’s nearly an excessive amount of tech. I’m certain many riders gained’t even have the ability to benefit from the entire options obtainable. However for riders who aren’t price-sensitive and are on the lookout for a premium electrical mountain bike that’s in contrast to the rest, that is it.
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