FSA Successfully Launched E-Drive System
BUSNAGO, Italy – The introduction of FSA’s e-bike drive system was one of the highlights at Eurobike. Next to manufacturing bicycle components like cranksets, spiders and sprockets FSA is also a well-established supplier to e-bike drivetrain makers. For FSA the new motor system represents more than a decade of research and experience in the e-bike market.
Over the years, FSA worked closely with established motor system providers, including Bosch, Brose, Fazua, Polini and Yamaha. The company also supplied drivetrain components for e-bikes of leading brands.
Additional battery in bottle cage
The FSA System contains a rear hub motor, an integrated on-bike control unit, smartphone app as well as an in-tube 250Wh battery unit. For more on-board power the battery can be extended with a second 250Wh unit which is designed to fit in the bottle cage. The system stands out thanks to its compact design and low weight of only 4 kilograms for the full system. This ensures a sleek integrations with e-road, e-gravel and commuter bikes.
The system is completed with an assistance remote control integrated into the top tube, and an easily-accessible charge port situated above the bottom bracket. The two integrated torque sensors and two speed sensors adapt easily to different riding styles and changing conditions.
Like regular road bike
Once the FSA System hub shuts down at 25km/h (32km/h for the USA) the bike rides like a regular one thanks to a minimum resistance of the system. Thanks to the combination of a low weight, a compact size and a low Q-factor the e-bike can be handled like a standard bike.
According to FSA “The system has been developed to last for many kilometres, utilizing our expertise in drivetrain component production. The hub features superior bearing life thanks to our know-how in components manufacture, as well as waterproofness that helps to ensure long maintenance cycles reducing the need for servicing.”