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Greg LeMond's brand is back, with lightweight carbon commuter ebikes

Greg LeMond's brand is back, w...
The LeMond Dutch ebike
The LeMond Dutch ebike
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Both bikes feature a full carbon fiber frame
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Both bikes feature a full carbon fiber frame
Both models feature integrated LED head- and tail lights
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Both models feature integrated LED head- and tail lights
Both bikes feature a bar-mounted remote
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Both bikes feature a bar-mounted remote
The LeMond Daily ebike
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The LeMond Daily ebike
Both bikes feature Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
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Both bikes feature Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
The LeMond Dutch ebike
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The LeMond Dutch ebike
Both bikes feature a 250-watt Mahle ebikemotion X35 rear hub motor
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Both bikes feature a 250-watt Mahle ebikemotion X35 rear hub motor
One of the differences between the two models is the handlebar style
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One of the differences between the two models is the handlebar style
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Many readers will recall the LeMond brand of high-end road bicycles, named after American champion cyclist Greg LeMond. Well, he's back with a new line of bikes bearing his name, although this time around they're carbon fiber electric-assist commuters.

Officially launched this week, the LeMond Bicycles lineup consists of two models – the Daily and the Dutch.

Both feature full carbon frames (including the stem, seatpost and fenders); a frame-integrated lithium battery; built-in LED head- and tail lights; a 250-watt Mahle ebikemotion X35 rear hub motor; a Shimano GRX hydraulic 1x11 drivetrain; Shimano hydraulic disc brakes; a Spurcycle bell; a Selle Royal saddle; and a claimed total bike weight of 27.2 lb (12.3 kg).

That's pretty light, for an ebike.

An upgrade package swaps in a Shimano XT Di2 wireless shifting system, house-brand carbon wheel rims, and a Brooks saddle.

The LeMond Daily ebike
The LeMond Daily ebike

For both bikes, a maximum motor-assisted pedalling speed of 16 mph (26 km/h) is possible, along with a claimed range of 46 miles (74 km) per charge. A second battery can be added for a longer range.

The big difference between the two models is simply the style. While the Daily is a straight-ahead flat-bar road bike, the European-influenced Dutch has a mixte (step-through) frame and swept-back cafe-style handlebars.

The LeMond Daily and Dutch are priced at US$4,500 – prospective buyers can register for updates on availability via the link below.

Source: LeMond Bicycles

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5 comments
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Enough power to get you up most hills and light enough to throw in back of van and carry up stairs. This is kind of an empty niche. Price needs to come down a couple of K.
David V
Very nice but as said, they're very expensive e-bikes. This is double the price of a Van Moof. Especially for a 250 W powertrain.
I like the look and the weight but if you want a town bike, maybe think of at least a rear rack or front basket. But he's got the weight down alright but that's the carbon fibre and it has a price. Nice though.
Trylon
This is ironic. Almost four years ago, Lemond was in a 60 Minutes story where he railed about hidden motors aiding cheating in bike racing. Now here he is selling ebikes. By the way, step-through and mixte frames are not the same. That's not a mixte frame in the top photo.
Alex
За 1500-2000 я бы взял, но эта цена слишком большая
Alex
Ещё напомнило встронный аккумулятор в смартфонах