WHAT’S NEW IN 2019
Every year there’s something new and 2019 is no exception! New bikes, new features, new brands! A few of the cool new things we’ll be seeing at Splendid Cycles are described below. Check back periodically, we’ll be adding more information as the year progresses.
From Larry Vs Harry
The new E6000 XT Di2 Bullitt will feature Shimano STEPS E6000 and Shimano XT Di2 external gearing, hydraulic disc brakes, and the ever-awesome Bullitt frame.
Arriving early Octobler 2018
Badger Dog Box
Finally! A box designed with Fido in mind! Box-builder Jeff has modified our time-tested double and triple box designs for those seeking to haul their four-legged friends. The box comes in double or triple box widths and has the same sturdy craftsman construction as our other boxes. A removable door panel in the box’s side allows easy entry and exit for dogs of all sizes. Inside, a padded floor cushion provides comfort and a two security leashes help you to train your dog to stay in the box. $800 Double, $850 Triple
Also available for R & M Packster 80 - $900
From Riese & Muller
R & M continues to refine their bike line with changes to “old” models and addition of new models. Here are some of the highlights we’ll be seeing in 2019:
Bosch PowerTube 500 technology will be available on even more R & M models in 2019. The sleek look and well-distributed weight makes this battery technology very popular. R & M models with the PowerTube 500 include: Homage, Culture GT, Supercharger, Multicharger, Charger, Nevo GX.
The Bosch Kiox Display will be availability on select models such as the Homage, Delite, Charger, and Load. This display features Bluetooth compatibility and the ability to charge other devices (USB port) make this new design a winner! The small, scratch-resistant colour display is controlled by the separate control unit with clear tactile feedback and delivers riding data on speed, rider performance, heart rate, battery charge and much more. Kiox means you have all essential information at your finger tips, while keeping control of the handlebar and terrain thanks to the separate Remote Compact. Using Bluetooth technology with an optional chest strap, Kiox users can check their current pulse range at all times, enabling them to get the most out of their training. The Bluetooth low energy interface also enables updates to the software to be downloaded onto your on-board computer without requiring a cable connection.
The new Rohloff E-14 electronic 14-speed hub gear links the mechanical Rohloff Speedhub 14-speed hub to the eShift function of the Bosch E-Bike system – an electronic gear shift activation unit. The drive and gear communicate with each other and synchronise the gear-shifting process to make it as light, precise and efficient as possible. An ergonomic switch with two buttons replaces the twist shift grip and gear cables. You can now shift gear in less than 200 ms – currently the fastest gear shift on the market. And that’s with a 526% gear ratio. Multi-shift mode simultaneously shifts 3 gears in a single sequence, while the auto-downshift function automatically returns the gear to your individually selected starting gear when the bike comes to a standstill. Available on select Delite, Homage, Supercharger, and Nevo models.
NEW BIKE MODELS!
Multicharger & Multicharger Mixte
R & M enters the rear-loading cargo bike market with this bike. With wide tires, extended wheel base, and long rack, this bike will provide more cargo carrying capability than a standard e-bike, yet it is more nimble and maneuverable than a front-loading cargo bike. R & M has done a great job of making this bike kid-friendly too by offering a Passenger kit with handlebars, footrests, and padded deck.
Models starting at $4989
Demo model available in the store!
NEW BIKE MODEL!
Brilliant! The main criticism we had of the Load (now called Load 60) is that it’s box is too small for some families (and cargo). R&M listened and responded with the Load 75. With seating options for up to 3 kids in a longer box those wanting more cargo capacity will be very happy.
Models starting at $7629
Demo model available in the store!
NEW BIKE MODEL!
Like it’s cousin the Homage, the Culture GT features Full suspension, PowerTube 500 battery, and a Bosch Performance Line motor. However, it has a more upright, sweep handlebar, front basket, and narrower tires. This bike is available with the Performance CX motor and a choice of Touring or Vario gearing.
Models starting at $5699
ETA - Early 2019
New from Surly: the Big Easy
The Surly e-cargo bike has arrived! The Surly Big Easy pairs Surly’s much loved longtail with Bosch technology. The result is a bike that rides like a normal-length bike but has the carrying capacity of a minivan. With three sizes available we expect this bike to fit a wide range of riders well.
NEW From Tern
The GSD S00 will be the newest addition to the GSD family of bikes. Some highlights....Enviolo variable transmission, Bosch Performance Line CX, 500Wh PowerPack (single battery version) or 1000Wh (dual battery version), Cargo Hold Panniers included, new wider kickstand, Abus 5650L Lock included, and lock/battery cylinders are keyed alike. Color is mango (yellow).
MSRP single battery - $4999
MSRP dual battery - $5799
NEW From Xtracycle
The new RFA from Xtracycle is a mid-tail e-cargo bike with flair! Lots of options available on this bike so you can design the perfect ride. Available late June 2019. But we have a demo bike in the shop!
Models starting at S3997.