vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling
 

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

vintage electric fuses the classic look of an early 20th century board track race-bicycle with a modern 3000 watt electric motor. the california-based manufacturer houses the ‘tracker’ bike’s battery pack and electronics in an aluminum V-twin engine-styled battery box, while its 52 V lithium-ion batteries provide a range of 36 miles, reaching fully-charged capacity in just two hours.

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling
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vintage electric’s ‘tracker’ is built on a lightweight hydro-formed aluminum frame with old school-styling from 1915. the ebike is packed with high-quality elements, from the brooks leather spring saddle and stacked leather handgrips, to the chunky schwalbe ‘fat frank’ tires (with flat-stopping kevlarguard). the rider enjoys a smooth ride with suspension forks at the front, while a rear fender helps prevent their back gathering road dirt during rides, while enhancing the retro appearance.

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

 

 

the ‘tracker’s’ performance is provided by its 3000 W rear hub electric motor, that can be switched between ‘street mode’ (250 to 750w) giving speeds of up to 20 mph, or ‘race mode’ (off-road only due to legalities) boosting its top speed to 36 mph.  a regenerative braking system is integrated to shimano ‘alfine’ hydraulic disk brakes, which recharges some of the battery’s capacity while providing a smooth deceleration.

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling    

vintage electric tracker bicycle fuses modern luxury with classic styling

  • Now, that is a classy ride! There’s been a lot of ‘parts bikes’ presented here and some kludgy ellectrics, but this one has ‘juice’. Two things: the video is not watchable and get rid of the stupid chain already. I rode a Wizzer as a kid. It was probably more fun (for a kid) because you had to repair it about every five miles.

    Jim

    JimCan

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