Conway E-Rider kicks out 2,000 watts
By Ben Coxworth
September 8, 2010
You may have just read our take on the KTM eGnition freeride bike that was on display at this year’s Eurobike, but it wasn’t the only electric mountain bike in attendance. German bike-maker Conway also used the event to premiere its burly-looking E-Rider. Its motor can generate up to 2,000 watts, which definitely separates it from the commuting ebikes, while its weight is somewhere under 20 kilograms (44 lbs.) – not bad for something with a motor and a battery.
When not belting out bursts of 2,000 watts, the E-Rider’s brushless motor puts out 1,000 watts of continuous power. It runs off a 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack, rated at 626 watt-hours. The battery can recharge up to 80 percent in one hour, 100 percent in three hours, and offers a range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) depending on use.
The bicycle itself has a 7020 aluminum frame, and a dual crown spring fork that offers 160 millimeters (6.3-in) of travel.
Like the KTM eGnition, the stated purpose of the Conway E-Rider is to let alpine riders avoid having to take a chair lift up to the trail head. The company also hopes that it can open up new, higher-altitude trails to riders who otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach them.