That first bike is a sick looking bike. I like the fact it has quick release on the rear so you can swap out to a regular bike (why would you want to??) not only that, but to change a flat on a rear hub sucks the big one, so making it easy to get off might help a bit!
I am suppressing the inner child in me that wants to fall on the floor kicking and screaming, " I want one! I want one! I really, really want one bad!"
In the back of my mind I have been eyeing those fancy mid-drive mountain bikes, but I really like the idea that you can ditch the battery and change the rear rim and it is an awesome regular mountain bike as well. BUT like James says, "Why would you want to?"
Right now, Pete's electric bike in CO is the only place to carry these. I am working with another retailer to make this available to people in the east cost.
Extra info I received from the retailer.
Here is some information on the M1 Erzberg S-Pedelec: This is with Shimano XT and FOX Float Fork. It is $7995. We can do this with Shimano SLX and SRSuntour fork for $5795. This comes in Med (46cm BB to top of seat tube) and large (51 cm BB to top of seat tube). This bike weighs 21Kg
Drive: Shimano XT
Derailleur Shimano XT
Derailleur Shimano XT E-Type
Crank Shimano XT, 44/32/22
Gear lever Shimano XT Rapidfire
Sprocket Shimano XT, 11-36
Chain Shimano SLX HG75
Pedals Shimano PDM530 Pedal, black and white
modulus of elasticity each with 2 removable 6 Ah Li-Ion batteries; ...
Brakes Shimano XT disc, 180/160
Brake lever Shimano XT
Rims Mavic XM319 disc, 32/36, black and white
Hub Front Hub Dynamo Shimano DHS500, 32h, black
HR hub M1 hub motor, 36h, disc Intl. 500 W
Tire Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance, Folding, 54 ...
Damper FOX Float Factory, CTD
Fork FOX Float Factory 32 CTD, remote lockout, ...
Rate of taxation Tange IS245LT, tapered, integrated, aluminum ...
Handlebars M1 31.8 oversize, 660x15 mm, black and white
Saddle Fi: zik Rondine
Seatpost M1 350x31.6 mm, black and white
Porch M1 7 °, 90/100/110 mm, black and white
There is also the M1 Erzberg Pedelec; with Shimano XT and Fox Float fork $6395. With SLX and SRSuntour fork $5395. This comes in Med (46cm BB to top of seat tube) and large (51 cm BB to top of seat tube). This bike weighs 19.5 Kg
Here are some specs:
Transmission: Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX, E-Type
Crankset Shimano FCM552, 44/32/22
Shifter Shimano SLX Rapid Fire
Cassette Shimano Deore HG62, 11-36
Chain Shimano HG54
Pedals Shimano PDM505 Clickpedals, black/white
eModul each equipped with 2 removable 6 Ah Li-Ion ...
Brakes Shimano SLX disc, 180/160
Brakelever Shimano SLX
Rims Mavic XM319 disc, 32/36, black/white
Hub Front Shimano SLX 32h
Hub Rear M1 hub motor, 36h, Disc Intl. 250 W
Tires Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance, Folding, 54 ...
Rear Shock Suntour Epicon, L-RP, 165/38/8
Fork Suntour Raidon SCRL-R, Remote Lockout, ...
Headset Tange IS245LT, tapered, integrated, Alu ...
Handlebar M1 31,8 Oversize, 660x15 mm, black/white
Saddle Fi:zik Rondine
Seatpost M1 350x31.6 mm, black/white
Stem M1 7°, 90/100/110 mm, black/white
These bikes are sweet! I'm planning to spend some time with them once I'm back in CO (home of Pete's Electric Bikes) but it was neat to take a quick look at the "Charged Up" media event where Pete Prebus got that footage. He and I rode up together from Philadelphia and had a great time! Glad he got some footage and spoke with the carbon fiber guy, he was really knowledgeable.