Bicycles

Golfer e-bike handles the heavy lifting around the course

The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
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The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
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The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
For those who like the gbike but don't like golf, an Urban model is available, which simply comes without the club carrier
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For those who like the gbike but don't like golf, an Urban model is available, which simply comes without the club carrier
For those who like the gbike but don't like golf, an Urban model is available, which simply comes without the club carrier
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For those who like the gbike but don't like golf, an Urban model is available, which simply comes without the club carrier
The Golfer's lithium-ion battery sits on the down-tube and is removable through a key-lock mechanism
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The Golfer's lithium-ion battery sits on the down-tube and is removable through a key-lock mechanism
Simply called the Golfer, the e-bike is made by New Zealand-based company gbike
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Simply called the Golfer, the e-bike is made by New Zealand-based company gbike
The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
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The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
A Bafang mid-motor fitted to the Golfer's crank
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A Bafang mid-motor fitted to the Golfer's crank
The Golfer has a purpose-built step-through frame and cargo rack for lugging clubs around the course
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The Golfer has a purpose-built step-through frame and cargo rack for lugging clubs around the course

Hovercrafts, scooters, skateboards and jetpacks. We've seen some pretty out-there ideas when it comes to helping golfers across the links. A new electrified pushbike might not be the most exciting of the bunch, but it may have practicality on its side with a purpose-built step-through frame and cargo rack for lugging clubs around the course.

Simply called the Golfer, the e-bike is made by New Zealand-based company gbike, which says it is a product of two years' experience cycling around golf courses. The 20-inch step-through frame will make for easier hopping on and off, while an adjustable seat stem should mean it can be ridden by different sized golfers.

The lithium-ion battery sits on the down-tube and is removable through a key-lock mechanism, so it can be pulled off and plugged in after the 18th. It takes around four hours for a full charge and helps the rider along via a Bafang mid-motor fitted to the crank, covering up to 50 km (30 mi) of pedal-assisted course cruising on each charge.

The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

A full electric mode is also avilable, with a thumb throttle nudging the Golfer along and front and rear disc brakes bringing it to a stop. There is also suspension up front and all-terrain tires for when you venture into the rough. And for those who like the bike but don't like golf, an Urban model is available, which simply comes without the club carrier.

The Golfer e-bike is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Early pledges of US$3,000 are available, with the company hoping to ship in June 2018 if all goes to plan. You can see it in action in the video below.

Source: gbike

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2 comments
MerlinGuy
I have no idea why you would use this. Maybe to get your clubs to the course. But what golf courses allows you to bike on their property? You're going to have to park the bike on flat ground every time or it will fall over. Many older golfers won't be able to lift the bike and clubs so it's take the clubs off, stand the bike up, put the bag back on - Repeat. Another answer looking for a problem.
yawood
Very few golf courses would allow that on the course. The tyres are so narrow that it would create grooves down any sort of wet fairway and cut them up badly. There's a reason that golf cart tyres are very wide - so that they create low pressure on the course.