Normally if you wanted to tear-up the dirt track or speed through a forest-laden trail, you’d most likely be riding with a typical mountain bike. But as fun as tackling the terrain is, it can definitely be tiring. For those who just want the thrill of shredding through rough landscapes without the pain, Neematic’s new FR/1 eBike comes to the rescue with its custom frame design and 62 mph top speed.
What allows Neematic’s FR/1 to stand out from other electric vehicles on the market isn’t all-terrain aptitude, but also its distinctive design. While other off-road eBikes look like a pair of rugged tires were slapped on the same old form-factor, Neematic started from the ground up with a design built specially to handle the outdoors.
In setting out to build the fusion of futuristic style and power that is the FR/1, co-founder Domas Zinkevicius claimed they “wanted to create a top performance e-bike for rough terrain.” By integrating the motor into the frame to ultimately increase the bike’s overall torque, it looks like Neematic may have been successful in its initial quest.
With 12 years of eBike design experience on their belts, the engineers behind the FR/1 have adapted a unique suspension system. While the design is certainly a fresh sight, it isn’t all just for show. The eBike’s untypical frame shape results in a weight distribution which makes the bike a state-of-the art performer, whether you’re climbing uphill or shredding the trail.
Based around an aluminum tube frame, the FR/1 sports a 2.2 kWh Li-ion battery which allows it to travel up to 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. Oh and in case you were concerned about a lackluster top speed, the FR/1 maxes out at a wild 100 km/h (62 mph). The eBike also comes equipped with what Neematic claims are “top-notch bicycle components” like Hope tech3 V4 brakes, Pinion drive and DMR pedals.
Having been under development for the past three years, the FR/1 eBike is finally ready to hit the trail with a release slated for later this year. Aside from the fact that we know it’s going into production sometime in the coming months, there’s no other word on pricing or availability. However, if Neematic’s new eBike is one that catches your eye, you can sign up to request a test drive over on the company’s site.