Guinness World Record set for lightest ever e-bike – at less than 7kg

Mechanical engineer Dennis Freiburg has set the Guinness World Record for the lightest ever e-bike prototype with a design that weighs just 6.8kg.

The ride – named the Freicycle – reportedly took Freiburg almost a year to design and build, serving as part of a project for his doctorate. Unsurprisingly, the Freicycle is built with as much carbon as possible – namely in the wheels, cranks and fork.

Other components deemed unnecessarily heavy – such as pedals – were made ultra-light via 3D printing. Built on a carbon Merida Scultura road bike, the Freicycle’s frame weighs less than 1kg.

The motor is limited, as with all e-bikes, to a top speed of 15.5mph, but Freiberg believes it could reach up to 30mph with its full 600W of power.

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