Specialised has teased particulars of the launch of a brand new sub-brand, centered on electrical city bikes, aptly named, Globe Bikes.
A assertion posted in Might stated Globe Bikes “is an extension of the Specialised model that can concentrate on bringing extra enjoyable to native residing whereas lowering the variety of [car journeys used in] on a regular basis transportation”.
The Globe model was used beforehand by Specialised for its vary of sensible city bikes.
The bike is constructed round giant 3in+ fats bike tyres. These have a clean central part with a lightweight chequered tread on the surface fringe of the tyre.
The bike is decked out with a full complement of equipment, together with mudguards, a kickstand, pannier racks and built-in lighting.
The brand new bike can be powered by a rear-hub motor. This can be a notable diversion from Specialised’s earlier electrical bikes, which have virtually solely used mid-drive motors.
Hub motors are often extra inexpensive than mid-drive motors. This implies Globe Bikes can be geared toward a considerably lower cost level than the model’s current premium electrical bikes.
Specialised expressed that- after the October launch, the model goals to start out taking orders in “late 2022 and ship our first bikes to riders in early 2023”.