A Feature-rich electric bike for enthusiasts
I looked at this two-wheeler and immediately dismissed it as a typical bike with nothing too significant. I couldn't have been more off the mark, as the Teleport Ride is anything but ordinary, given what it has beneath the surface. With so many electric bikes on the market, deciding which one to invest in can be challenging. The Teleport Ride could be the ultimate eBike as it offers remarkable range, surprising speed, and unconventional power in a disguising package. It looks like a standard gravel bike. In this blog post, we'll delve deeper into what makes the Teleport Ride stand out and why you should consider making it your next electric bike.
Let's start by talking about the Teleport Ride's incredible range. One of the most significant concerns with eBikes is how long they'll last on a single charge, but with the Teleport Ride, that worry goes away. The bike comes equipped with a unique self-charging system and regenerative braking, which means the battery will start charging as soon as you pedal. The bike, or the motor, becomes a full-time generator when you pedal, coast, or brake. This innovative feature means you'll enjoy maximum range on a single charge, making it the perfect bike for those longer commutes or leisure rides. The Teleport Ride boasts a range of up to 100 miles, allowing you to easily travel around town without worrying about running out of battery.
One hundred miles is a significant achievement for a bike of this caliber, weight, and battery size. The battery comes in at 410Wh, with the Company estimating a possible 40% increase when considering the bike's self-generating power capabilities. With this power boost due to utilizing all of the kinetic energy produced and using a low pedal assist, 100 miles is not outside of the realm of possibility. I expect a person of my size and tendency to use the throttle would greatly affect this range. I would be happy with 50 to 60 miles.
Beyond its fantastic range, the Teleport Ride also provides surprising speed. The bike can reach up to 20 mph when you select the 500Wh motor, meaning you can enjoy the benefits of cycling without getting too sweaty or tired. If you want to hit the 28mph range, opt for the 750Wh motor option. This speed is perfect for city commutes or leisurely rides where you want to get to your destination quickly while enjoying the scenery.
The Teleport Ride's sleek and lightweight design also contributes to its quickness. It's easy to carry and transport, so you can quickly take it with you on public transportation or store it in a small space when you're not using it. It's hard to believe, but this bike comes in at a paltry 34lbs which is almost unheard of.
Unconventional power sets the Teleport Ride apart from other electric Bikes. The bike has a unique drive system that allows you to ride quickly and smoothly. This means that the bike can react rapidly to steep hills or sudden changes in terrain. The Teleport Ride gives you the power to take on any road or gravel trail, giving you confidence when riding it. Additionally, the bike's advanced electric motor offers a smooth and quiet ride, making it an enjoyable experience beyond just its impressive range, speed, and power.
I have written about many electric bikes, but it is always great to see the use of a belt drive instead of the typical chain-driven powertrain. The Teleport Ride uses a Gates Belt drive system, making it a single-speed bike with so many positives that come along with it (i.e., low maintenance, quiet, clean, and long-lasting). Couple this with the use of a torque sensor instead of a cadence sensor, and you have the makings of a premium electric bike. (Note: Torque sensors are more intuitive and energy-conserving.)
As well as its innovative functionality, the Teleport Ride's design is worth discussing. The bike has a minimalistic yet sleek design that's perfect for modern-day urban cyclists. The bike frame, handlebars, and pedals come in four colors, giving the bike a standout aesthetic that will turn heads. Additionally, the bike's unique self-charging feature means you can say goodbye to ugly battery packs that other electric Bikes have. Instead, the Teleport Ride's Panasonic 410W battery is seamlessly integrated into the bike frame (downtube), giving it a sleek look and adding to its minimal design. It can be charged directly within the frame without removing it. If you purchase the speed controller, it can be fully recharged within one hour. (Standard charger- 4 1/2 hours)
Keeping the minimal design theme throughout the ride, the Teleport has incorporated the telemetric display directly into the handlebar. The OLED display will show the bike's pertinent information, such as pedal assist level, battery strength, and speed. More importantly, it will do it inconspicuously.
Not to be forgotten are some features that aren't as flashy as the previously mentioned ones but are essential. The tires are lightweight and puncture-proof, making the Teleport all the more durable. The rider's safety is the utmost concern, so the Teleport is equipped with 100mm front and rear hydraulic brakes. When used with the bike's regenerative braking capabilities, you have a two-wheeler that can stop quickly and efficiently.
You will also be happy to know the Company offers optional suspension for an added price if you are deadset on taking this bike in more off-road situations. This includes a front suspension fork and seat suspension for more comfort in bumpy situations.
So how much for this feature-rich electric bike? First, it is important to state these Teleport Rides are not in stock and are custom-built to order. If you order today, delivery will be in February/March of 2024. You can expect a starting price of $3,799, not considering a few more features you may wish to add. The Company offers an almost mandatory lighting system, which costs $149. This includes a headlight and rear taillight to up your safety game. Frankly, I'm more surprised they don't make this standard. Consider a delivery charge, and ultimately, you can expect a bike that comes in at over $4,000 with a few extras you may add (like fenders and the fast charger).
In conclusion, the Teleport Ride is the perfect choice if you're in the market for an electric bike that offers exceptional range, speed, power, and a plethora of other features. Its unique self-charging system, quick response time, and stunning design make it a winner among other eBikes. Whether commuting to work, running errands, or going for a leisurely ride, the Teleport Ride has everything you need. Invest in this revolutionary eBike today and enjoy an exhilarating cycling experience!