Bird enters the consumer e-bike market
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) – Two months after entering the bike-sharing market, micromobility company Bird is now entering the consumer e-bike market.
The Bird pedal assist bike costs $ 2,299 and features a Bafang rear hub motor with assistance up to 20 mph, Gates Carbon belt drive, and thumb throttle mode.
The expansion in micromobility and e-bike sales complements Bird’s e-scooter sales and sharing service, which operates in more than 250 cities around the world.
“The demand for consumer e-bikes has never been greater, as has the need for innovative vehicles that get cyclists excited about cycling,” said Scott Rushforth, Director of Vehicles for Bird. “He was our north star during the development of the Bird Bike.”
The Bafang motor will hit up to 50 miles per charge and the 36v battery is removable. EU and UK models have 250 watts of assistance, US models 500 watts. The straddling frame model is now available online through Bird and Best Buy Online, which also offers its consumer electric scooter. The step-by-step model will be available online, also via Bird and Best Buy, from December. Bird Bike will be available this fall from other U.S. retailers, with European availability later this year.