Improved service on the horizon from R&M?

Alaskan

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The North American share of ebike sales is the dark blue at the bottom of the bars, Western Europe is the green. This explains European bike makers treating North America like an ugly stepchild.


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Jay Kay

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That chart has, by now, likely been blown out of the water. My company does research in the recreation field and we recently did a study on a newly constructed shared pathway in New Zealand. 40% of bikes using the pathway were ebikes. I would say 3 years ago it would have been closer to 5%.
 

Alaskan

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That chart has, by now, likely been blown out of the water. My company does research in the recreation field and we recently did a study on a newly constructed shared pathway in New Zealand. 40% of bikes using the pathway were ebikes. I would say 3 years ago it would have been closer to 5%.
This graph is just European sales of regular bikes vs ebike from 2015 to the present and projected forward to 2030. Ebikes are saving the bike industry.

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dblhelix

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I’m curious to know who innovated first. Both R&M and Nicolai are touted as industry leading innovators, yet they both do the same thing (Nicolai’s rear suspension is more ‘complex). One surely copied the innovation of the other to start with? So who did the Bosch, FS, Rohloff + Gates first?
Going to bet NicolaI, as they were the first with Gates+NuVinci+Bosch in collaboration with Grace according to Gates:

I see references to Nicolas+IGH+Gates going back to 2014.
 

webcurl

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The North American share of ebike sales is the dark blue at the bottom of the bars, Western Europe is the green. This explains European bike makers treating North America like an ugly stepchild.
Can't even see Asia-Pacific on that graph, never mind poor ol' Australia :)
 

Stefan Mikes

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Brwinów (PL)
This explains European bike makers treating North America like an ugly stepchild.
Don't get me wrong Richard but Europe has very little to offer to a nation that prefers 20" wheel, multi-kilowatt hub-drive B-motor folders, obligatory with a throttle.

Sorry for being acerbic. I'm so happy America sports true cyclists like you as well. Truly.