Enviolo and Gates Carbon Drive have partnered to develop a new drivetrain for high-speed e-bikes (aka pedelecs), which involves revised ratios in order to achieve speeds upwards of 28 mph.
According to Enviolo, working alongside Gates has enabled them to re-designed their stepless and automatic shifting groupsets, which will allow product managers to spec a 22-tooth Gates rear sprocket on all categories of e-bike.
Clearance limits previously resigned manufacturers to using a 24-tooth Gates sprocket, along with a larger front sprocket, in order to achieve the higher gear. However, Enviolo’s new design eases fitment issues for front sprockets mounted on mid-drive motors, enabling the use of a smaller front sprocket to improve frame clearance on models equipped with larger tires and with shorter chainstays.
“Gates is committed to expanding the e-bike market and facilitating the adoption of Gates Carbon Drive belt systems across all bicycle market segments by developing strategic applications and working directly with manufacturers to develop new products that serve consumers and bicycle brands,” said Chris Vasiliotis, global product engineering manager for Gates Carbon Drive.
“The combination of the Gates Carbon Drive system with an Enviolo internal gear hub, which creates a quiet and very low-maintenance solution for the consumer, continues to gain popularity and satisfaction in the market. As such we have used our great relationship to expand our product offering, enabling our customers to have more flexibility in designing bikes for specific use cases,” said Richard Hilgart, a product manager at Enviolo.
Production for Enviolo’s new groupsets got underway this month, and can be purchased directly from the German company.
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