If you’ve been following our social media feeds, you surely have seen photos of the eye-catching Pässilä Bicycles EMTB prototype. The bike is very special in more than one way, and we’re quite confident in saying that it’s showing the direction the whole industry is moving in the near future.
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A New Take
Pässilä Bicycles hails from Finland and has quickly established its position in the market with its titanium frames. In addition to offering frames made of highly-sought after material, they are surfing on top of the wave when it comes to geometry and general design.
The Revonte ONE Drive System is the most versatile e-bike drive system in the market with its capability to cater for the needs of all types of e-bikes, from a commuter to heavy-duty cargo e-bikes. Partnering up with Pässilä Bicycles provided an opportunity to fine-tune our system for the unique needs posed by modern EMTB riding.
The sleek, and fast-looking silhouette of the Pässilä Bicycles X Revonte ONE bike turns heads wherever it goes. The classic look given by the sleek, but still supremely strong titanium tubing combined with the Revonte ONE Drive System with its simple & robust single-speed drivetrain creates a combination that the bicycle world hasn’t yet seen.
Looks are one thing – and an important one – but ride qualities and handling are what matter the most when tires hit the trail. Pässilä Bicycles have been at the forefront of modern mountain bike geometry, and the prototype seen here follows the design philosophy; stable at speed, but still easy to manoeuvre. These factors combined with the low-maintenance drivetrain create a bike that’s fun to ride – possibly more fun than anything else out there!
Besides modern frame geometry, the has been kitted with unique features that make the setup and use a breeze. Adjustable dropouts, compatibility with chain or belt drive, ample battery size and easy access are just some of the more apparent design considerations.
Ride Experience Like No Other
The automatic & stepless gearing found in the Revonte ONE Drive System comes to full fruition when hitting the trails! The simplicity of being in the “right” gear all the time without the need for frequent shifter use is liberating, to say the least! When coupled with modern frame geometry, and the lively ride feel that titanium frames are known for, the ride experience is like no other!
Moving the gears from the rear wheel around the bottom bracket improves handling significantly. Since the motor and the gears reside inside the same housing, the added mass is located in the best place possible; low and centred. Thanks to this, the bike is easier to manoeuvre, but still more stable in speed! An added benefit in running a robust single-speed drivetrain is the sound – or the lack of it to be more exact. Thanks to the simple drivetrain arrangement, no mechanism is needed to keep the chain or the belt under proper tension, making chain slap and all types of rattling sounds just an unpleasant memory.
Ease of use, simplicity, weight distribution and pure performance are the factors that set the Pässilä Bicycles prototype – powered by the Revonte ONE Drive System – ahead of the competition.
When And for How Much?
What about the most pressing questions pressing – when the bike is going to be available, and for how much?
Currently, the prototype model is being tested thoroughly to ensure longevity while looking at even the smallest details that can be improved upon. In other words, the development is ongoing, and the design is being solidified bit by bit.
If you want to be the first to join the party when it comes to automatic & stepless transmission and EMTB riding, contact Pässilä Bicycles for further information. In turn, we are more than happy to help with all drive system related questions.