- Silicon Valley
Furo Systems has a very bold take on the “last-mile” electric bike. Imagine everything that makes a good last-mile option, and focus only on that. The eTura is wonderfully tailor-made for last-mile commutes, but use the bike for any any other purpose, and the seams start to show. Train, light...
The lightest electric bike?
The real benefit of the eTura is that it’s lightweight, at 28.25 pounds. After seven years of riding electric bikes of all varieties, this is the lightest electric bike I have ever tried. The low-capacity battery, small motor, carbon fiber frame, and minimal components are all crammed into a very small frame
What does this bike do?
This little guy folds up very tight, and it was really easy for me to lift. This makes it easy to travel with for the times you don’t need a full-fledged bicycle. I could see the eTura being very valuable for a last-mile commuter, particularly if they need to go between multiple vehicles (like a train to taxi, etc.). If there’s a small space a commuter needs to fit the bike into, such as under a desk, this bike is perfect. It could work for a smaller person, or someone who needs to lift a bike up a lot of stairs.
Furo Systems eTura tech specs
- Motor: 250W front hub motor
- Top speed: 20mph (32 km/h) with pedal assist (PAS)
- Battery: 36V 8.7AH (313 Wh) lockable and removable battery
- Range: 22 mi (35 km)
- Charge time: 4.3 hours
- Frame: Carbon Fiber
- Weight: 28.25 lb (12.8 g)
- Brakes: Tektro mechanical rim brakes
- Tires: 14 x 1.75 CST city
- Price: $1,879 (current sale price)
- Extras: Slim LCD display, single speed drive train, 2 bells, front light, turn signals