Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sondors THIN Electric Bike

After major success with one of the most funded Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign when Storm Sondors successfully raised $1,354,784 with 1,996 backer a new electric bike is coming out in form of Indiegogo campaign - Sondors THIN!

Though I would not say it is a thin bike, in comparison with his older FAT brother it is thin. But here in Berlin, thin is much thinner and Sondors THIN e-bake is still considered FAT.



This is how Sondors describes his new campaign on Indiegogo:


Storm Sondors with THIN and FAT e-bikes in background   photo: Sondors

The instant you ride Sondors THIN, you know you've never felt anything like it. With a simple press of the thumb throttle, full electric power propels you on an adventure. This eye-catching beauty reinvents eBike transportation by integrating impeccable components with clean lines and sleek design. And that's just the start. You’ll be dropping jaws and turning heads with THIN’s flawless styling and superior performance.


Sondors THIN comes with 350W for US and 250W elektro motor for EU market, photo:Sondors
Questions and Answers for Sondors THIN e-bike



What size is the frame?
The frame is built to be one size fits most, has been tested up to 250 lbs and we’ve seen people from 5'2" to 6’10” ride it as well.
How much weight will the THIN support?
The frame is built to be one size fits most, has been tested up to 250 lbs and we’ve seen people from 5'2" to 6’10” ride it as well.
What size are the tires?
28" x 1.5"
How many watts is the motor?
350W motor. EU version is 250W motor.
What is the range of the battery?
Electric/Pedal assist range up to 30-50 miles (rider weight and terrain contingent).
Under Electric Power Range - up to 20 miles (rider weight and terrain contingent).
What are the battery specifications?
36V 8.7 Ah Panasonic single-cell battery.
Is the frame aluminum or steel?
Ultra-light 100% aluminum frame.
How much does the THIN weigh?
*The frame itself weighs 4.2 lbs, the battery 5 lbs and the entire bikes weighs 38 lbs.
Can the THIN be customized to have thicker tires?
No.
Is the THIN totally different from the previous Sondors?
The Sondors THIN offers a lighter frame and narrower tires compared to the original Sondors eBike.
What is the benefits of a nylon belt?
Low maintenance and lubrication-free benefits.
Will there be a DEMO day?
Our demo day was in San Francisco on January 19th. No future demo days are planned at this time.
Will the original LCD work with the THIN?
No. You will need to pre-order a new Sondors LCD Display. We will have them available to pre-order soon.
How fast is this bike?
Up to 20 MPH (rider weight and terrain contingent).
What is the gear ratio of the drive systems?
Single gear.
Does this bike have quick release on the tires? 
The front tire has quick release.
When will I receive my Sondors eBIke?
Please refer to the Perk Timeline graphic above.
Can I get a refund?
Please read Indiegogo's policy here.
Who is responsible for any additional taxes, duties or VAT?
The backer is responsible.
How much is shipping?
USA is $194 and International is $247.
Do all perks require shipping be paid?
Yes.

When do I have to pay the balance for the reserve now / pay later perk?
You will get an email towards the end of the campaign with details. We're currently working with PayPal to offer pay now, finance and installments option.

What are the dimensions of the bike?
Length is 74" 1/4"; Height (at handlebars) is 44" 1/2" and (at saddle fully extended) 41"; Width (at handlebars) is 25" 1/2"

Will I be able to buy replacement parts?
Yes via the official Sondors parts store here.




Check out the whole Indiegogo Sondors THIN campaign here.

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