calamus one ultrabike pushes the boundaries of e-bike technology
 

calamus one ultrabike pushes the boundaries of e-bike technology

inspired by the animal kingdom’s sleek and powerful black panther, calamus one ultrabike represents the latest innovations for e-bike technology. it creates a new category for electric bikes, the ultrabike, powered by ultra-drive mid-motors from bafang, and driven by carbon belts from gates, making the vehicle ultra-responsive. additionally, the bike is highly efficient: enabling up to 70kms of range on a single charge, including a quick-charge option, and featuring a detachable battery.

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the calamus bike includes an integrated weather-proof computer and navigation touchscreen, being the only e-bike to offer support for android apps, rider profiles and real-time self-diagnosis. it’s also the first bike equipped with ultrasonic sensors that scan your blind spots, and handle grips that vibrate to warn the user about approaching vehicles. the ultra-bike frames are custom-casted unibodies with 100% internal cabling. this gives the bike a sleek, bespoke look, with unbroken contours throughout the body.

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gates CDX belt drive with an internal gear hub

 

 

by following the concept of ‘form follows function’, the bike’s modern and minimalist aesthetic follows the top-tier features it includes. the designer’s aim was to make the bike as user-centric as possible, ‘we had to make sure that the frame geometry, riding posture, safety, connectivity and theft proof features were integrated into one beautifully crafted package.

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calamus one’s cockpit is where you will find all the necessary information – bike diagnostics, controls, navigation, etc.

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mid-motor with torque and speed sensor for a seamless riding experience


imposing face with STvZO compliant headlight with DRLs


founders, nilesh (left) & huzaifa (right)


brake lights with built-in collision detection sensors and turn indicators

 

product info:

 

product name: calamus one

 

 

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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

  • Apart from not finding this bike aesthetically appealing, I’m tired of designs leaving out essential features, such as mudguards and a porter. It’s simply unfit for everyday use. One of the biggest issues with premium bikes in urban areas is theft and I expect from a designer to also take those issues into consideration. There are so many designs out there that are simply technology masturbation and completely ignore what would actually make a bike for for real life.

    Andreas Korth says:
  • I look forward to see calamus in folding model

    Dr rajesh says:
  • the design is quite sleek, the performance isn’t any better compared to some bikes on the market already, especially the range is just below moderate.

    Jan van Zwol says:

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