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Stylish and Fast E-Bikes, Now With Electrolytes

  July 15, 2013


Electrolyte is a German bicycle manufacturer headquartered near Munich that builds light, sporty and elegant e-bikes for young urbanites. Electrolyte designs and produces80 percent of its bikes in Germany, and it equips its high-performance models with Gates Carbon Drive for lightweight dependability.


Weighing only 14.9 kg (32 pounds, which is super-light by electric bike standards), the Querschläger II (pictured above), is one of the lightest electric bikes on the market. It is equipped with a proprietary electric drive system that is built into the patented fork design, or Einarmgabel as they call it. Think of the Einarmgabel as a juiced-up Lefty fork.