Fresh in from crowdfunding land, we’ve spotted another bike to claim the seemingly coveted title of the “world’s lightest electric bike”.
It’s a foldable e-bike called the ‘CARBO’, and guess what? It’s made of carbon.
Now, we don’t like to be party poopers here at eBikeTips, but we reported on the Hummingbird foldable e-bike last month for one, which claims that it is the lightest folding e-bike in the world at 10.3kg.
And the CARBO? A claimed 12.9kg. Ah.
Nevertheless, there’s plenty to be interested about here. There are three models with Bafang hub motors, topping out at 25km/h or 32km/h depending on your location. You also get up to 40-50km range in pedal assist via the 260wh battery integrated into the seat post.
Tektro provide the disc brakes, while the top CARBO X model features a carbon belt drive, as opposed to a 7-speed Shimano Altus drivetrain in the 'S' model and a single speed chain in the 'C' version. Plus, the foldable design looks neat and tidy, with a shoulder bag available for easier carrying.
That sounds like a seriously competent folding e-bike if you ask us, and with investment packages offering up to 40 per cent off plus several upgrades on offer to get the bike that you really want, it’s certainly worth some of your attention.
Check it out over on Indiegogo, where it’s already earned $581,347 USD from an original $50,000 target with 16 days to go at time of writing.