Bikes with no chains are the trending model in the latest electric bike cycle, they also exist as the new generation drive system.
The production of chainless e-bikes puts the technical innovation of manufacturers to the test, while Honbike HF01 has proven to be one of the best. This article further describes the main features of this award-winning chainless e-bike.
Patented Shaft Drive System
Taking inspiration from the automotive world, Honbike rejected conventional exposed mechanisms and invented a durable single-arm gear transmission. Two sets of bevel gears mesh precisely, transferring energy from the shaft drive to power the rear wheel. Sealed within an aluminium shell, it is untroubled by dirt, dust, and the elements.
Unlike chain and sprocket propulsion, there is no slipping or loosening. Honbike’s smooth and highly efficient pedal power transmission is precise and consistent. Riders don’t have to worry about snags or chain grease ruining their outfits either.
Based on industry maintenance and replacement cycle recommendations, riders will make lifetime maintenance savings of at least £1,500 versus conventional chain-drive systems.
HF01 intelligently detects and adjusts to different terrains. When its gyroscopes detect a slope, its CPU applies more power. Always in tune with the rider, there are no jolts, just effortless smooth riding.
Besides, the same responsive gyroscope and sensor technology reacts to acute cornering angles, cutting power if the bike tilts too much (+30°), giving the rider full control.
HF01’s flush handlebar houses a reflective strip to complement the integrated front and rear LED lights. Its wheels and tyres have reflectors too for visibility and safety, while the ergonomic brake levers hinge at each end of the handlebars. This prevents annoying snagging or more serious gouging in a collision.
Control Panels and Pedal Sensor Set
The control panels designed by Honbike are user-friendly and easy to operate. The control panel is where riders monitor the electric bike's input. It is also a feature where users power on/off the electric bike, control the speed and identify the remaining current level. The pedal sensor set consists of a sensor and a disk. The pedal sensor is responsible for sending a signal to the control panel, connecting the two features. The disk also moves whenever the bike is in motion or a cycling position.
E-bike Side Stand
Honbike built a side stand that supports the weight of an electric bike. It allows you to park your e-bike with little or no difficulty. Many of these side stands have DIY attributes that users can employ themselves. When your electric bike is loaded with a heavy lithium battery, you need the side stand as support. However, most modern e-bikes are built with lead-acid batteries. They are more efficient and light-weighted. A side stand is a plus feature with the strong wheels designed in shaft drive e-bikes. Nevertheless, it is an essential feature of an e-bike.
The primary purpose of the gyroscope is to ensure an electric bike is well balanced while riding. It provides a power assistance level that eases a turning process. A shaft drive e-bike tends to be subject to the forces of gravity and weigh down the rider. Fortunately, this situation is prevented as the bike adjusts itself to the rider's comfort. Hence, every operation in the Honbike shaft drive is electrically induced. A user needs no manual input to keep the features in order or process.
Quick Folding Capability
HF01 can be folded simply in less than 15 seconds. One hinge at the handle stem and one hinge on the frame. The seat easily adjusts up and down with the twist of our Butterfly Lock©. And the pedals fold too. When it’s curled up, it fits neatly in car boots, cupboards or RV’s and Honbike easily travels by train too.
Besides, some countries have regulations guiding where and how to ride your electric bike. For instance, there are speeds you must not go beyond and terrains you cannot ride on. In this case, a foldable e-bike makes it easy to comply with the rules. You can fold it up where you know cycling is not allowed, like a walkway. Within 15 seconds, riders can pack their foldable e-bikes. You can check your user's manual for a guide on achieving a perfect folded e-bike.
Removable Battery Design
The battery design of this shaft drive bicycle increases charging flexibility. You can easily remove it and locate a charging port center in your area. Since many of these bikes have dual batteries, you will less likely run out of power. The batteries are also light, as you can put them in your backpack while moving on with your daily routine. However, it is always best to put your battery in ideal environmental conditions. For instance, store your battery in a warm place and install charging ports in your garage. This will improve your battery's durability and prevent you from overspending on e-bike repair.
Unique Battery Keyhole
Lastly, as a winner of 4 unique design awards, it’s no surprise the team at Honbike extended this attention to include the battery keyhole. There is an automatic sealing sheet inside the battery keyhole. After the key is pulled out, the battery seals itself thanks to the expert engineering put into this component.
Honbike is committed to creating e-bikes that fit into your everyday life and reduce stress levels. Although HF01 is equipped with many technological innovations, it always runs through the concept of bringing users safe and easy riding. As e-bikes become more popular in cities, the simplicity and ease of use of e-bikes guarantees a mentality after a long day at work. As a chainless electric bike that requires little care and maintenance, it may be the best choice for urban commuting in the future.