Fresh London brand Momentum Electric first arrived in the e-bike market in 2013 and this year has lighter versions of its Model T and Upstart models (as spotted at this year’s Cycle Show).
Both have shed 3kg, with savings on the frame and motor so that the step-through Model T is “the lightest step through e-bike on the market”, according to the firm (23kg/52lb).
Despite the weight savings and an improved smooth ride, the price has stayed static. However the firm told us it is seeing acceptance of higher e-bike prices here in the UK.
A new streamlined backward-compatible battery has improved the look of the bikes, and the firm’s own Autorq torque sensor has seen refinements too. The revamped Model T and Upstart will be available from spring 2015.
Momentum also chose the NEC event to show off a new concept bike prototype (above), coming to the market next year. Featuring the Conti belt drive, this 29-inch offering garnered good feedback at the show, BikeBiz was told, and will come to production next year.