Canadian OHM Partners with SRAM and Gates
VANCOUVER, Canada – E-bike manufacturer OHM Cycles, in collaboration with SRAM and Gates Carbon Drive, will debut its new Urban XU450 E2 electric bike at the Taipei Int’l Cycle Show next week.
The bike features the new SRAM E-Matic automatic shifting system and the clean and low-maintenance Gates Carbon Drive. The Urban XU450 E2 is aimed at the North American market.
Growing North American market
“We designed this new model to make riding an e-bike even easier and more convenient,” says Michael DeVisser, CEO of OHM Cycles. “Just get on the bike and start pedaling. The SRAM E-Matic does the rest. The Gates belt drive is another huge convenience because it never needs to be lubricated and won’t get grease on your hands or clothes.”
OHM Cycles hopes to tap into the growing North American and worldwide markets for e-bikes. E-bike sales now account for two out of every ten bikes sold in Europe, and the trend is catching on in North America.
The Urban bike features a 36V Li-ion battery which is available in three sizes. It comes multiple frame sizes to accommodate a wide range of rider heights. The Advance hydroforming produces a strong, light and rigid frame, with a standard wheelbase for best maneuverability and handling.