More and more brands keep popping up

Mike's E-Bikes

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Never heard of these before or they are regular bike brands or motorcycle brands just getting into ebike space:

Phenix
Urwhan
Swapfeits
Schindelhauer
Weiler
Linus
Santa Cruz
Flyer AG
Forseti
Merida
Sohoo
Gyroar
YT
LaPierre
Ducati
Flaunt
Nireeka
Capri
 

MechaNut

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Santa Cruz, YT, and Merida have been around in the mountain bike space for quite a while. Given that e-mtb bikes have their own Enduro World Series race class this year I'd be surprised if a lot of traditional MTB brands don't roll out e-MTBs of their own over the next couple of years.
 

Mike's E-Bikes

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Santa Cruz, YT, and Merida have been around in the mountain bike space for quite a while. Given that e-mtb bikes have their own Enduro World Series race class this year I'd be surprised if a lot of traditional MTB brands don't roll out e-MTBs of their own over the next couple of years.
Yeah, as I mentioned some were bike brands now getting into ebikes. Never personally had any interest in MTB's and still don't with e-MTBs.
 

Nova Haibike

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I've seen my fair share of Linus acoustic bikes; they're popular because of their "classic" style.
LaPierre and Merida are not (to my knowledge) imported to the States. Merida is the minority (49%) shareholder of Specialized and has been building Specialized bikes since the beginning, so that's why no Merida here.
 

Over50

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Never heard of these before or they are regular bike brands or motorcycle brands just getting into ebike space:

Swapfeits
There was a thread running on the forums about Swapfeits and the concept of a bike subscription service (which is what Swapfeits offers). I think some major Dutch companies are behind it like perhaps whoever owns Gazelle...
 

JayVee

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Flyer hasn’t just popped up. It is one of the oldest e-bike brands in Europe. They started in 1995 and employ 200 people. They have a factory with a production capacity of 400 bikes per day. There are 300 dealers in Switzerland, over 400 in Germany, and 200 in the Netherlands. Of course, what they call a ‘dealer’ also includes rental points. You will find Flyer rental spaces in every major Swiss train station. Flyer sells 5 times as many bikes as Stromer on home turf, and that’s a very conservative estimate. The company’s financials are solid, with profits being made each and every year for the past 10 years.

Flyer offers a 5 year warranty on its city bikes and 3 years on mountain bikes, regardless of the drive brand. Flyer was the first to have the next generation Panasonic drives with the dual speed internal auto shifting gearbox. The fact that Panasonic chose Flyer as the flagship company for its new drive already says a lot about the company.
 

GypsyTreker

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It's going to look like the emerging Auto industry did, as far as brands, back in the early 1900's. Of course back then the companies built the cars where now it's more about branding and distribution. It's always kinda fun to watch something new to market go thru it's arc. Hope I'm around 10 years from now to see how the eBike impacts society. Perhaps that's too narrow....how renewable energy effects us all.
 

bob armani

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Yeah, as I mentioned some were bike brands now getting into ebikes. Never personally had any interest in MTB's and still don't with e-MTBs.
No interest in eMTBs?!? Personally my interest in E-bikes overall has grown 10 fold since I started seeing eMtb's well over 5 years ago in the US market. This is the sole reason I continue to have a solid interest in this space. Without them, it would be so much less on so many levels. That's just me!
 

Ebiker01

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But as a general idea, this is mainstream now b/c mtb is so popular and with a motor on the bike is even a lot more fun for all types of customers.
What would be the % for ebike sales ?

This is good ?

-emtb=50%

-commuter=25%

-road ebike=25%
 
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Mike's E-Bikes

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Same with Santa cruz, Willier, Ducati and a few others..Flyer .

If that was your 1st post, it would have been a forgiven error, maybe you had a 55% ABB shot of a great liqueur before posting 😉.

But as a general idea, this is mainstream now b/c mtb is so popular and with a motor on the bike is even a lot more fun for all types of customers.
What would be the % for ebike sales ?

This is good ?

-emtb=50%

-commuter=25%

-road ebike=25%
As I said, I had EITHER never heard OR they were just getting into the electric space. Clearly you can't read. It was not AND. But thanks for busting my chops. You are pretty good at that.
 

Mike's E-Bikes

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No interest in eMTBs?!? Personally my interest in E-bikes overall has grown 10 fold since I started seeing eMtb's well over 5 years ago in the US market. This is the sole reason I continue to have a solid interest in this space. Without them, it would be so much less on so many levels. That's just me!
Nope. None. To each his own...
 

Ebiker01

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As I said, I had EITHER never heard OR they were just getting into the electric space. Clearly you can't read. It was not AND. But thanks for busting my chops. You are pretty good at that.
I rushed into reading it. You had it very clearly stated OR .

Also deleted and corrected my posts. I should have made a better judgement and a more respectful post.
I apologize .
 
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Ebiker01

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But generally speaking all the e bike brands were at one point in the past ( far away or recent past ) just regular bike brands.

And this is also extrapolated into the car industry. I know you are up to date with the Ev news. BMW, MB, FORD and many others had no EV until very recently .
Ford is trying hard to just teach dealers how to pronounce MACH E😀

Clearly they are hesitant to EV's sales.
And many of them are now stuck b/c of battery shortage.
 
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Mike's E-Bikes

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I rushed into reading it. You had it very clearly stated OR .

Also deleted and corrected my posts. I should have made a better judgement and a more respectful post.
I apologize .
Ok. By the way the mentions, were mostly intended for the majority of the forum audience that is less likely to be familiar with bike or ebike brands than the more industry astute people like you appear to be. If it's helpful to some then great. If not, they can just ignore and move on to another thread.

Personally I've followed ebike developments since the late 90's and still remain astounded by all the new players just in the past few years. It's like your typical hockey stick of technology adoption, but applied to the number of brands. Pretty slow growing for a lot of years, then inflection and exponential uptick.