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Biomega combines clean design and clean commuting in OKO e-bike

Biomega combines clean design ...
The new Biomega OKO
The new Biomega OKO
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Wiring and cables are routed internally for a cleaner look and ride
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Wiring and cables are routed internally for a cleaner look and ride
The OKO has a chain-less Gates Carbon Drive
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The OKO has a chain-less Gates Carbon Drive
The integrated fenders serve as a defining feature of the OKO design
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The integrated fenders serve as a defining feature of the OKO design
The new Biomega OKO weighs about 41 pounds
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The new Biomega OKO weighs about 41 pounds
A carbon fiber frame with electric drive
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A carbon fiber frame with electric drive
The OKO offers speeds up to 20 mph in the US and 25 km/h in Europe
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The OKO offers speeds up to 20 mph in the US and 25 km/h in Europe
The Biomega OKO is powered by a lithium-ion battery stored neatly in the frame
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The Biomega OKO is powered by a lithium-ion battery stored neatly in the frame
The Biomega OKO hails from Denmark
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The Biomega OKO hails from Denmark
The Biomega OKO comes in two- and eight-speed models
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The Biomega OKO comes in two- and eight-speed models
The new Biomega OKO
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The new Biomega OKO
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Yet another entrant in the "odd but interesting" electric bike category, the OKO from Danish bicycle company Biomega blends electric-powered mobility and clean, unique carbon fiber design. It's ready to cruise city streets and turn a few heads while doing so.

The OKO packs a fairly standard set of electric bike specs: a front hub motor powered by a 36-volt, 9.9-Ah lithium-ion battery, Gates Carbon Drive belt system, 25- to 40-mile (45- to 64-km) range, and 20 mph (32 km/h) top speed for the US version. It's available with either a SRAM automatic two-speed or Shimano Alfine eight-speed drivetrain.

What separates the OKO from all the other electric bikes we've seen is its unique look. Brought to life by Danish design firm Kibisi, the OKO features a traditional diamond frame with a few serious visual twists. The most prominent of those twists is the oversized rectangular top tube providing shelter to the battery pack.

The Biomega OKO hails from Denmark
The Biomega OKO hails from Denmark

As they leave that massive top block, the rear triangle and head tube start out downright conventional, mimicking standard tubular bicycle frame design. However, just a bit farther down, they melt away into tire-hugging fenders integrated directly into the rear frame and front fork. The fenders in turn drip into large, flat prongs securing the front and rear wheels. The internal routing of wires and cables helps maintain the bike's clean, modern style.

The OKO's twisted-traditional diamond frame is built from carbon fiber, and the complete bike weighs in at 41 lb (18.6 kg). Biomega is offering the bike for preorder now and plans to begin deliveries in January. It's available in three sizes and is priced just under €1,600 for the two-speed and just under €1,920 for the eight-speed. LA-based Scandinavian design shop Austere has also advertised preordering for $2,295/$2,695.

Source: Biomega

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6 comments
SuperFool
Looks like Soviet future classic
tacheonabike
any engineer worth his salt would have positioned the battery closer to to the centre of gravity, and that weight, despite being carbon fibre , close but no cigar, like the integral mudguards
Dries
Incredible how designers neglect the basic functionality of city bikes: Efficient mudgards Lights Luggage carrier
BZD
@Dries I should think the mudguards should do fine and as for the luggage carrier then many people prefer their bikes without one - remember this isn't meant as a cargo bike but as a commuter bike. Now with regards to the lights though I must agree - it is a pity they haven't build in some and I would also have liked to see some clever solution for locking the bike. Price wise I'm surprised this bike isn't even more expensive - the Biomega bikes do tend to cost a pretty penny and this isn't crazy considering what it is.
unklmurray
I think it is a cute bike but for that price......I want a "SONDORS,-OR-a RAD FAT BIKE-or-a-RAD WAGON-cargo Bike"
unklmurray
6 months ago I thought it was kinda high priced....now ..I find it to be priced like your average high-end Ebike........I will Not be buying one,I have found that for the same amount of money you can get an ebike with 6,000watt hub motors just because the ''Law'' says a top speed of 20 mph,doesn't mean I'm limited to buy a bike that can't do 5-6 times that off road,I live in America,I live by my rules if I want to ride faster than 20mph that is up to me,if I get caught it is up to me to pay my fines.....butt......catch me if you can!! there is always trails around the out skirts of the city......growing up in rural Colorado we could get from the house N 2 town [ 15miles away ] without ever driving on a Hwy!! 20 mph is for sissy's............LOL :-)