Legendary cyclist Greg LeMond has launched a new range of carbon fibre electric bikes for city riding, designed to prioritise low weight and integration.
The two models are the Daily, with a top tube and straight bars, and the Dutch, with a step-through design and swept-back bars.
Both are powered by a MAHLE ebikemotion rear hub motor, with an integrated battery in the down tube. It’s a popular drive system for lightweight ebikes and is used, for example, in the Ribble SLe, Wilier Cento1 Hy and Orbea’s Gain ebikes.
As well as the carbon fibre frames, there’s a carbon one-piece bar-stem with an integrated LED light. Even the mudguards are made of carbon fibre and the rear light is built into the seatstays.
Both bikes are fitted with a single chainring Shimano GRX 11-speed groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, and both have tubeless-ready alloy wheels and a Spurcycle bell.
You can upgrade to carbon wheels, an electronic Shimano GRX Di2 groupset and a Brooks saddle for an additional cost.
From the Tour de France to ebikes
Greg LeMond won the Tour de France three times (1986, 1989, 1990) using novel tech that’s part and parcel of today’s pro scene.
That included winning the Tour by the closest-ever margin of eight seconds in 1989, when he beat Laurent Fignon largely thanks to his use of aero bars in the final stage time-trial in Paris, when Fignon was still riding a standard road bike.
LeMond still heads up the bike company that bears his name and is excited by the development of bikes.
“A novelty just a few years back, today ebikes are a rapidly growing market segment, changing how we live, commute, recreate, and enjoy our surroundings,” says LeMond.
“The Daily and The Dutch are cutting-edge in every way, from the integrated technology and modern design to being incredibly lightweight. Cycling has always been my passion and I’m excited to see more people out riding, and ebikes are making that happen.”
According to his son, Geoffrey LeMond, who is the company’s chief strategy officer, “the bikes are just the starting line. For the past five years we have been driving toward developing a vertically integrated carbon fibre platform. From this position, a whole ecosystem of products under the LeMond bike brand will be developed.”
So look out for more LeMond bikes, ebikes and other cycling equipment.
Prices, full specs and availability for the LeMond Daily and Dutch ebikes are yet to be announced.