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.