One of the most overlooked design features in electric bikes is weight distribution! Weight distribution is important in the design of EBikes because the battery and motor are relatively heavy components compared to other parts, and depending on how they are positioned on the bike frame, they can have a large impact on the ride dynamics which ultimately affects the safety and performance of the bike.
The simple rule of thumb is: the weight of the battery and motor should be lowered to the ground as much as possible, and well balanced throughout the entire bike.
Depending on what type of E-Bike you ride, an unbalanced weight distribution can result in an uncomfortable and unsafe ride. This is particularly a concern when riding at higher speeds or making turns on wet pavements.
The combination of lightweight and well-balanced weight distribution of Propella 2.0 results in a superior ride quality that provides a safer and more fun ride!
We just reached our $100,00 milestone!
Thank you Indeigogo and all the backers for supporting the Propella 2.0 campaign.
We can't wait to deliver the 2nd generation of an extraordinary electric bike in September 2017!
We are excited to attend this great event again!
If you happen to be around Seattle area, stop by Propella's booth this Saturday and enjoy the nice weather at the 14th annual NW SolarFest.
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere these days! E-bikes, laptops, smartphones, headphones, cameras, ... you name it.
It's important for the consumer to be aware of safety tips on not only using batteries, but also storing and maintaining them.
We've created two documents for you:
1) Battery Safety Tips
2) Battery Storage Tips
(Although these tips are created specifically for the Propella Electric Bike battery, most of them can be applied to other electronic devices that use Li-ion batteries. It's a good idea to take a look at them even if you don't own an electric bike.)
You can see the battery tips here.
Riding Near Traffic
Article by: Deanna Power
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Hello Propella fans,
We're thrilled to do this again! The Propella 2.0 campaign successfully reached its goal on Indiegogo and we're excited to mass produce and deliver the 2nd generation of our electric bike.
Project timeline is on-target and the expected delivery is early-Spetember 2017.
We are still accepting reservations and have room for a few more orders on this batch. If you know somone who may be interested please pass aong the information.
Seattle Bike Show was a lot of fun and it was great meeting everyone who stopped by our booth. We hope you enjoyed seeing and riding the Propella eBike! Stay tuned for Propella 2.0!
This photo was taken a couple years ago during early stage prototyping of Propella 1.0.
We started the minimalist movement in the E-bike industry and ever since we've gained many fans and even seen other brands inccorporating it!
This photo reminds us to stay focused on our philosphy and continue developing electric bikes that are simple, elegant, and most importantly great "bikes" - A great electric bike must be a great bike in the first place!
Stay tuned on Propella 2.0 !
Hello Propella fans,
It is this time of season that we all get the opportunity to sit back and reflect on the past year. Much to our excitement, Propella E-Bike 1.0 crowdfunding campiagn was launched in February. By mid-summer, we had delivered bikes to all of our Indiegogo backers. We got the chance to talk to many of our backers - some in person. We loved hearing your feedback and the stories of how you discovered our humble electric bike company.
Thank you for your support. Our first campaign gave us so much motivation that we have been working endlessly on our next big project! Here is a small preview of our next development. We have been working on a completely new battery design!
Sign up and stay tuned on more announcements - we'll be sure that you're the first to know.
Thanks again and enjoy your holidays.
An extraordinary eBike is on its way... ddddddd
We would like to thank everyone who has signed up on the Propella 2.0 priority list. We have made great progress so far and are excited to release an amazing product! Early-bird discounts are available in limited quantity and if you have not done so already, make sure to sign up on the list to get notified on the release date.
Propella is excited to attend t the Luxury Technology Show in LA on September 27th. Come stop by our booth to see the Propella eBike and learn more about our brand.
We look forward to see you!
Good News! Manufacturing and testing is now complete! Don't forget to subscribe and stay tuned for more exciting news!
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Seattle electric bike startup Propella debuts affordable e-bike, taking cues from Tesla and Apple_
New Seattle SR-520 Bridge!
520 Bridge Bike Ride on April 3, 2016
Final Prototype Revelation!
Date: March 5 - 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: CenturyLink Event Center, Seattle, WA
For those who don't know, an internal-geared hub (IGH) eliminates the need for traditional multi-speed gear shifting on bicycles, and provides a smooth continuous change in gear ratio. IGH makes shifting more reliable, simple, easy-to-use, and looks clean and aesthetically pleasing. Check out these animation videos from NuVinci on how IGH works:
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