Sanitov Bicycles is launching both the new move e-cargo bike and the speeD single-speed bicycle.
The brand says that the movE model follows Danish design principles of functionality and minimalism, but also takes inspiration from a classic Chinese load-bike predating the Cultural Revolution.
The bike is back-loaded and has a concealed electric motor to assist the user as they move about in the city. The back-loaded design has several advantages; it improves navigation and makes it possible to transport greater quantities of goods, as stacked goods do not impair the rider’s forward field of vision.
An optional GPS tracker is available for the move which also makes it possible to track bikes as they navigate the city. This is useful for delivery companies, helping to optimise their operations. Private users also can benefit from this feature as it makes it possible to help friends, family and neighbours with daily tasks such as pick-ups. This will support urban communities in the emerging shared economy.
SpeeD is a single-speed bike designed with the modern urban dweller in mind. Its design and features mean that it is simple to maintain. The frame is made from high-quality CR-MO steel, making for a sturdy ride. The 2017 version does not yet feature Sanitov’s GPS chip, however, this is being incorporated in future generations and will be ready for spring 2018.
“Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, our need for speed has encouraged environmentally unsustainable modes of transportation. With the movE and the speeD, Sanitov seeks to change the way we navigate the world. Each Sanitov product incorporates aspects of many cultures and styles in its own original mix to create a perfect hybrid for the future,” said Sanitov founder and CEO Alexander Host. “All our products rethink urban mobility and how it can be improved. This narrative way of thinking about space is what drives us forward and what ensures the continued relevance of our products.”