November 27, 2022

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Benjamin Hubert and Layer reveal Pendler e-bike concept

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Layer Design’s Pendler city e-bike concept would make a advantage of practicality

Benjamin Hubert and Layer build a cleanly executed principle for the greatest town e-bike, prioritising safety, practicality, and usability

Though new e-bicycle start off-ups are springing up on a month-to-month basis, the sector has already settled into a rather regular aesthetic, a little bit smoother and chunkier than a conventional bike, with inspiration more very likely to be drawn from mountain bikes than any other style. 

Layer, Benjamin Hubert’s London-centered artistic company, has viewed the industry evolve with desire and aggravation. As a riposte to the status quo, the studio has created Pendler, a conceptual city e-bike pitched at commuters, meticulously intended and diligently shaped to be safer, additional useful, and better carrying out that its rivals. 

Pendler is named soon after the Danish phrase for commuting (pendling) and is an obvious acknowledgment of that country’s broad and inclusive biking society (according to Layer, nine out of ten Danes are bicycle homeowners). 

The thought design is based around a U-shaped frame, a thick structural factor that offers the bicycle an right away recognisable silhouette, as effectively as becoming quite practical for the on-off mother nature of urban using.

The studio notes that it’s also a ‘challenge to the regular overall performance-pushed language of e-bikes’. The frame incorporates integral lights, entrance and rear, while indicator lights are mounted on the handlebars. 

Although Pendler’s metal body doesn’t fold, it is still compact – with modest 20in wheels and folding pedals and handlebars to make apartment storage substantially additional sensible – as well as getting uncomplicated to manoeuvre on to general public transport in which allowed. 

Layer has emphasised practicality higher than all else, suggesting a selection of detachable accessories to strengthen Pendler’s working day-to-day usability. These incorporate entrance and rear basket attachments created from wire and timber, as perfectly as a cell phone dock for navigation. 

Electrical power will come from a compact 45Nm rear hub motor built-in into the frame, coupled to a removable 250Wh battery. Major speed is all-around 25km/h, as for every present-day recommendations, and one cost ought to be good for all over 70km.   

‘Our aim with Pendler was to envisage a safer, much more handy and easy mode of personal transportation to help independence for commuting in the town,’ says Hubert. ‘The consequence is an intelligently made e-bike that is inclusive, uncomplicated to shop in compact city spaces, and balances substantial performance with a appealing, crafted aesthetic.’ §

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