Specialized Turbo e-Bike

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A lot have been going on with road bikes. New models, disc brakes, electronic gear-shift system such as Shimano Di2 and Campy EPS, TREK's integrated brakes and the list goes on. These are wonderful things that almost every serious roadies would want to have on their rides.  IMHO affordability would be the single biggest deciding factor  if one is to apply the theory of Diffusion of Innovation here, until these new techs are de facto standards for bikes.

Out all these new techs and bike gadgets, one caught my attention, the Specialized Turbo e-bike.  According to the Wikipedia,  an e-bike or electric bike, is a bicycle with an electric motor used to power the vehicle. Electric bicycles use rechargeable batteries and can travel up to 15 to 20 mph (24 to 32 km/h), depending on the laws of the country in which they are sold. In some markets they are rapidly replacing traditional bikes and motorcycles

The Specialized Turbo is still a speedy little beast. The 250 W rear hub motor is powerful enough to give you top speed of up to 45 Km/h. Check out the specs here.

Check out the video to see it in action!

I wonder if this little beast can help me catch up with Richard? Hahahah...that's a thought!



1 comment:

sero said...

Welcome back TT...