One of the most exciting mountain bikes at the Bike Press Camp last week in Deer Valley, Utah, was the battery powered BionX. The BionX is basically a battery, generator, and console control unit that can be mated to almost any bike.
Maybe not as exciting as the latest single crown AM fork or the latest 185mm travel bike, the BionX was simple and fun for completely different reasons.
For our demo, the BionX pedal assist system came on a basically stock Trek 6000 hard tail. The system is very easy to use and has a LOT of potential. Even if you don’t think battery powered bikes are your thing, you should really give one of these a try, and then you begin to realize how easy it is to use and how it can expand your cycling experience.
We have a test BionX coming to the Mtbr offices in a few weeks. We will be sure to give it a proper thrashing and report back on it’s real world dirt worthiness!
In this video, Vincent Lamoureux from BionX gives us a detailed overview of the BionX.
From the manufacturer:
With the BionX Intelligent MobilityTM System, everything is possible!
One of the key differences between the BionX and other power assistance systems is that BionX can be
easily installed on virtually any existing bicycle turning a favorite bike into an efficient and highly reliable
electric power assisted bike. Once installed the BionX system provides a number of significant advantages
over other e‐bikes and standard bicycles.
***Ride further, Ride more often:
BionX’s lightweight construction allows you to take your bicycle anywhere – work, school, across town – without fatigue.
***Boost your power:
BionX boosts your own energy anywhere from 25% to 300%, no matter what type of bike you ride.
***Improve your riding experience:
BionX gives you the ability and confidence to challenge steep climbs, front winds and stronger riders.
***Even the playing field:
With up to four levels of assistance, BionX allows cyclists of different abilities to ride together.
***Biking for everyone:
You will enjoy riding regardless of your age or training level and you will improve your fitness.
For more information: www.bionx.ca