Buddy Bike shows off the fancy sX1 e-bike for urban commuters
The Norwegian company Buddy Bike, which was established back in 1993, is no newcomer to the bicycle market. But with the advent of electric mobility, the brand is now increasingly focusing on the immensely popular e-bike market segment. Therefore, the new Buddy Bike sX1 flagship e-bike for commuters is intended to attract some attention with its eye-catching design.
Developed in collaboration with Eker Design, the e-bike features a frame made of recycled carbon fiber, which is not just sustainable but also allows for a low step-in height that often proves to be practical during everyday usage in the city. The Buddy Bike sX1 is also equipped with a rigid fork and 29-inch front and rear wheels, which means that the e-bike from Oslo is primarily designed for paved roads in urban settings. Additionally, Buddy Bike offers its new e-bike in two 48 volt battery configurations with a total capacity of 450 Wh and 650 Wh, respectively.
Additionally, there is also more than one option when it comes to the electric motor of this e-bike. Prospective buyers can choose a Sachs motor with up to 112 Nm of torque, but the manufacturer also offers slightly weaker motors from Bosch and the well-known Chinese supplier Bafang. In terms of price, the e-bike starts at the equivalent of around US$5,000, but the top variant will cost as much as US$7,000. Unfortunately, Buddy Bike plans to produce only 200 units of the sX1 e-bike for the time being. However, it remains to be seen whether the fashionable electric city bike could also be produced in larger numbers in case of overwhelming demand from e-bike commuters.