The Montague Crosstown with BionX

by Jack R. on November 10, 2012

Montague Crosstown with the BionX

Montague Crosstown with the BionX

Because the BionX Bike Kit can be used to convert virtually any regular bike into an Electric Bike, it becomes possible to create highly unique Electric Hybrids that can be lighter, more efficient, and generally cheaper than most other E-bikes on the market. As an example, let’s take a look at the Montague Crosstown BionX bike, our latest experiment here at NYCeWheels.

The Montague Crosstown

Let’s first take a look at the Montague Crosstown as a regular bike. The Crosstown is a full sized folding road bike. Unlike most folding bikes, the Crosstown uses full 700c wheels and a top-tube frame that is stiff and durable. The Crosstown is fast and lightweight, weighing only 27lbs, and can be folded up small enough to fit in your closet or the trunk of your car in just a few easy steps.

The BionX Conversion

Montague Crosstown BionX Console

Montague Crosstown BionX Console

To convert the Montague Crosstown into an E-bike, we replaced the back wheel with a freewheel installed with the Pl250 BionX Motor. This motor is powered by a removable 10ah lithium ion battery that mounts to the frame, and connected to a console that you control from the handlebar of the bike. When you want the motor to kick in you press a button on the console and the BionX assists your pedaling. Push another button and the assistance decreases. You can even add resistance to your pedaling to charge the battery when you’re going down hills or feeling like getting a little extra exercise in.

Benefits of Converting the Montague Crosstown

Montague Crosstown BionX a lightweight E-bike

Montague Crosstown BionX a lightweight E-bike

Normally, a high quality electric bike will weigh upwards of 60 or 70lbs. Because the Montague Crosstown is so light to start with, after the BionX conversion it will still only weigh about 43 lbs, making it one of the lightest Electric Bikes ever made. Because the Montague Cross town BionX is so light it is also very efficient, able to go over 20 miles on a single charge, and recharge in just 5-6 hours.

Fold up your E-bike

Even after you convert your Montague Crosstown, it will still fold up just like it did before. This means that you’ll be able to store the E-Montague Crosstown in your closet and take it with you in the trunk of your car on trips. These are not even possibilities for a regular full sized Electric Bike which will definitely not fit in your car, and will probably be too heavy to carry up multiple flights of stairs in a NYC walk up apartment.

Cheaper than most E-bikes

Montague Crosstown with BionX

Montague Crosstown with BionX

In addition to all these advantages, it is also most likely less expensive to convert a folding bike like the Montague Crosstown using the BionX bike kit than it would be to buy a regular E-bike upfront. Cheaper, lighter, more efficient, for all these reasons the BionX Conversion Kit is really one of the most exciting products out there. If the BionX enhanced Montague Folding Bike sounds like what you’re looking for place your order today, it’ll arrive installed, tuned up and ready to ride.

Best,

Jack

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