It was just past November that we listened to about the DirtySixer AllRoad Mark II, a jumbo 36-inch-wheeled bicycle for major riders. Perfectly, these large cyclists will quickly have an electric powered-aid selection, in the kind of what is at present staying named the eDirtySixer.
Presently in prototype form, the new model was developed by DirtySixer founder David Folch, who himself stands 6’6″ tall (198 cm). Like his preceding creations, it features a 6061 aluminum alloy frame which is proportional in dimensions to its 36-inch wheels, so (for vertically gifted cyclists) it handles like a frequent bike. In its current incarnation, the rider’s pedalling ability is augmented by a 250-watt Shimano Steps e8000 base bracket motor, which is itself run by a down-tube-integrated 500-Wh lithium battery pack.
This set up requires the rider to a top rated pedal-assisted pace of 20 mph (32 km/h), with one demand of the battery reportedly becoming great for a assortment of close to 60 miles (97 km).
That stated, Folch advised us that an upcoming prototype will make the most of a Bosch mid-push device, followed by one particular geared up with the Valeo Sensible e-Bicycle Procedure. The latter is a base bracket-found setup which attributes just one of Valeo’s 48-volt electrical motors, along with a 7-pace adaptive gearbox manufactured by partnering corporation Effigear.
Some of the recent prototype’s other options include things like hydraulic disc brakes, a suspension seat post, inner cable routing, Nextie carbon fiber rims, a Rohloff XXL 14-speed rear hub transmission, a Gates Carbon belt-push drivetrain, and the buyer’s preference of an MRP inverted suspension fork with 80 mm of journey, or a rigid steel fork. The whole point recommendations the scales at all over 65 lb (29 kg) with the MRP, or a several lbs significantly less if potential buyers go the rigid route.
Whatever its formal identify ends up being, and what ever motor it makes use of, we have been advised that the eDirtySixer will be available for preorder in just a couple of months, for shipping and delivery in mid-2023. The suspension and rigid products must be priced a little bit previously mentioned and beneath US$8,000, respectively.
Possible consumers can check out for updates through the DirtySixer web page.