First all-British E-Gravel Bike unveiled at Rouleur Live show
Twmpa Cycles are known for their beautiful and sustainable ash-wood frames, and LEVA-EU member FreeFlow Technologies have partnered with them in the creation of a unique gravel bike that employs their new E-Bike transmission system to excellent effect.
Based on the Twmpa GR 1.0, the E-Flow will have all the looks and comfort of the standard bike but include FreeFlow’s mid-drive transmission, which provides a FreeFlow ride when the system is not switched on, making the bike ride reportedly the same as a normal bike. It houses a battery in the lower part of the downtube, and the unique mid-motor system just below at the crank. A range extender water bottle option is also available. The patented Freeflow system is designed as a solution for manufacturers prioritising a compact motor size and weight, with the transmission weighing 2.5kg to 3.5kg. The battery adds between 1.5kg to 2.5kg, depending on the spec.
FreeFlow’s development and design team has set a road map to connect the industry from manufacturer to local bike shop and the end consumer with its ETS system, so that it can be serviced and maintained by any local bike shop.
Twmpa’s founder, Andy Dix, said: “We build frames from wood because we believe that it, and especially Ash, is the best frame material for all-road riding and bikepacking. Of course, we are proud of how it looks and that we get so many compliments on the design and styling of the GR 1.0. So, in building a gravel eBike, we wanted a transmission that would combine controllable power delivery and good battery life without changing the nature of our bikes. In FreeFlow, we have found that.”
CyclingIndustry.News will carry a deep-dive article on the Freeflow Technologies motor system in its next print magazine, to which trade members can subscribe free of charge here. (Print is UK only)