Ultralight, Ultra-Pretty Electric Bike

As the Guinness World Record holder for the longest journey on an e-bike (4,443.4 miles), Troy Rank knows a lot about electric bikes.

Maxwell EPO

He and the rest of the team at Maxwell Motor Bikes know something about design as well, because they’ve cracked the code to making an electric bike that (a) isn’t grossly overweight, and (b) looks and feels like a normal bicycle.

maxwell epo

Depending on the configuration, the EPO varies in weight from 26 – 31 pounds, and the 250 Wh battery pack is tucked away in the frame’s main triangle, centering the weight and keeping the “electric” component pretty stealth.

The EPO can travel 15 miles on a full battery, and it will roll up to 20 MPH on electric power. It can charge in any wall outlet to a 90% charge in 45 minutes.

Maxwell electric bike

Most importantly, it’s just a cool-looking bike that has the potential to get more people to ditch their car commute.

This stealthy motorbike might just be the last excuse-killer for folks who want to commute via bike but don’t have the gumption to grind up their local hills…yet.

Check out the EPO on Kickstarter, where the singlespeed version is available for $1,300.

Billy Brown

Billy Brown has a problem sitting still. His constant search for the next challenge has him doing everything from running ultramarathons and climbing 14er’s to gaining 40 pounds to compete in powerlifting, breaking several state records and growing a killer beard in the process. With over a decade of writing under his belt, his work, covering action sports, gear, and beer, can be found in a variety of publications. He lives with his wife and their two cats in Sacramento, California.