By Toby Hill
BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — After launching its first e-bike, the Volta urban commuter, on Kickstarter last year, Pure Cycles is turning to crowdfunding again to bring its Capacita cargo e-bike to market via an Indiegogo campaign. The company showed the new pedal-assist hauler at Eurobike this week.
The Capacita has an aluminum frame, built-in smart app, GPS anti-theft tracking, integrated front and rear lights, Tektro disc brakes, full fenders, fat 24 x 2.35-inch WTB Thickslick tires, a front basket, extended rear rack and removable rear foot platforms. The front basket and rear rack each have a carrying capacity of 175 pounds.
The Class 1 e-bike’s Bafang 350W rear hub motor and 42V 10Ah Samsung battery provide a range of 20 to 40 miles.
The Capacita will retail for $2,499, but Pure Cycles is offering an early bird premium in its Indiegogo campaign to reserve a bike for as little as $1,399 — a 44 percent discount. Premiums for multiple bikes offer deeper discounts.
For more information, visit the Capacita Indiegogo campaign.