[First Look] Supurb Bikes Kids 20″ BO20 E-MTB

[First Look] Supurb Bikes Kids 20″ BO20 E-MTB

24/09/2015
Whatsapp
24/09/2015

[ad3]

Going for a bike ride with dad is probably one of the coolest things kids can do. The problem for most kids is keeping up on the hills or if you want to go a bit further, kids can get tired with their smaller legs. Supurb Bikes from Germany have been thinking about that and have produced a really cool 20″ wheel E-mountain bike for kids based around their BO20 model. At this stage the BO20 E-bike is in pre-production with final details yet to be confirmed. Finding this bike under the Christmas tree would probably be one of the best presents ever. We take a closer look at a little rippers dream machine.

IMG_2677

A BO20 E-bike for kids! A battery and 250w motor mean that you can now keep up with dad.

Specifications

  • Frame: Light weight Alloy 6061 custom frame with thread less headset, integrated seat post pinch bolt and standard threaded bottom bracket. No quoted total weight as yet.
  • Wheels: SRAM hubs with disc brakes, 20″ wheels. Rear motor in rear hub wheel. Schwalbe tyres.
  • Fork: Ridged fork with disc brake attachments.
  • Brakes: Formula R1 160mm discs
  • Drive Train: Drop stop 30T front chain ring with BCD 104 bolt pattern 127mm cranks, SRAM XO rear dérailleur on a 10 speed cassette.
  • Power System: Custom motor and power control unit (250W max, maximum torque 30NM), parent can set motor speed and power according to child’s ability. Range 25-30km depending on elevation gains.
  • Sizing: From 50-116 cm and max 50 kilo weight. Ideal for 5 years and on.
  • Price: Non E-bike versions come in at around 500-800 Euros, the E-bike version will retail for more, as yet to be confirmed.

IMG_2683

The 127mm crank system. Put any ring size you like, 30T-36T is possible.

IMG_2684

The battery is stored in the water bottle holder.

IMG_2685

The bar and stem is all standard, and thus upgradeable. The power is set and controlled by the parent with the on board computer.

IMG_2686

A ridged fork, with a standard headset, it is possible to fit a suspension fork if you can make one.

IMG_2688

A 10 speed SRAM cassette and rear hub motor drive system.

IMG_2689

SRAM provide the shifting with their XO system.

IMG_2690

The saddle is as light weight as possible, and fully adjustable fore and aft for sizing.

IMG_2692

For safety a front light has been included on the set-up.

IMG_2693

The power control unit is removable and programmable.

IMG_2694

160mm discs, should provide ample stopping power for light weight riders.

IMG_2696

A good choice of tyre  with the table top HS373 from Schwalbe that will work fine in most off road environments for kids.

IMG_2700

Proper bike handle grips that fit the standard handle bar measurements.

IMG_2701

The seat post bolt is integrated so the saddle can be lowered to a lowest situation possible and there is nothing to get caught on.

IMG_2702

The power control unit, motor and battery only add 2.8 kilos to the bike.

Conclusion

Obviously as it is to small for us we could not try the bike. However testing with our kids has concluded that the system is a lot of fun and that the regulated power is a key feature for parents. The key aspecst of the bike is that it fits universal bike standards for components, so most dads could upgrade their kids bike as much as they like, go for a ride with you and your kid can keep up.

www.supurb.de

[ad45]

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
Notify of