2017 / Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Sports/Toys/Games / Student

E-360+

  • Prizes
    Gold in Outdoor and Exercise Equipment/Sports/Toys/Games
  • Lead Designer
    Dario Mottl
  • Project Link
  • University
    Fh Joanneum

The E-360+ is an new E-Mountainbike concept.

For some years, the subject of e-mountain
biking has been hotly debated in the mountain
biking scene. Is an e-mountain bike still a
sports device or a mountain bike because of
its engine, can it still carry that name at
all? Because of these scenes, I wanted to
work on this topic in my Bachelor thesis.

It was important to use an already existing
motor and to integrate it with a rechargeable
battery and the entire electronics into a new
frame concept.

Especially the e-mountain bike represents a
symbiosis between man and machine, so it was
important for me to put these contrasts
together in my design.
The lower tube, holding the engine, battery
and the whole electronics, is very
edge-reinforced and clarifies the power and
precision of the engine. The organic, dynamic
upper tube symbolizes the man who, like the
biker, stretches over the bicycle or the
machine and controls it. The rear-mounted
system is a simple-held single-link system
with a large main bearing, which should be
very easy to maintain and, above all, robust.
In order to focus on the motor and the
technology, the gap between the frame and the
battery can be illuminated. Thus, the engine,
battery and Infoscreen, which is integrated
in the top tube, give a unit.
Because of the higher velocities, that can be
reached with an e-bike, the illuminated
parting has, among other things, also safety
reasons and makes the bike and the sportsman
more visible when he is exhausted, but
satisfied at the end of the day from the tour
driving home.
Supervisor: Mag.art.Reinhard Kittler

Photo Credit: Dario Mottl