At EICMA 2021, pedal-assisted electric bikes were also protagonists, vehicles that are increasingly appreciated and that represent a valid solution for urban mobility. At the Fair, the Italian brand Noko has brought its new range of eBikes which consists of three models: Time, Force, and Vulcan. The first two are more oriented towards urban use. The third, on the other hand, is designed for those who also like to tackle some dirt paths.
All cables are retractable and are integrated into the aluminum frame. This allows you to make the design of the bikes cleaner and more elegant. The manufacturer says that most of the components, such as the engine, are produced by the FSA which will also be responsible for offering the assistance service.
The Noko Tempo and Forza models have a very interesting novelty and that is they use a carbon fiber reinforced belt instead of the classic chain. A solution that, according to the company, “it does not dirty, it is silent and avoids frequent maintenance“. For the Vulcano model, on the other hand, we have a chain drive. Electric bikes for the city do not have a gearbox, while Vulcano, being a model designed for more demanding routes, has an 11-speed gearbox.
The 250 W motor and 42 Nm of torque developed by FSA have been integrated directly into the rear wheel hub. 5 levels of assistance are available to the cyclist. These eBikes can also count on a torque sensor that allows you to better dose the support of the electric motor.
The integrated torque sensor provides power proportional to the pedaling intensity: the user can benefit from greater acceleration simply by increasing his thrust on the pedals.
There 250 Wh battery (Samsung cells) is integrated directly into the down tube and allows for autonomy up to 100 km (the distance that can vary based on many factors). Noko makes it known that by adding a second battery external 250 Wh (called “Range Extender”) it is possible to extend the distance up to 200 km. All models have a braking system with 160 mm discs and weigh 14.8 kg. The Vulcano model can also count on specific tires suitable for use even on dirt roads. Prices start from 3,990 euros for the Forza and Tempo models and from 4,350 euros for the Vulcano.