The folding, all-terrain, e-bike has already reached its funding goal
The SDREAM is an unusual concept. It’s got small, fat wheels, an electric motor, a smart security system, and it folds! It seems to be targeted at fun urban mobility, rather than serious mountain biking. The idea of making urban mobility fun and cool is a great one. This seems to be a niche that has been under-explored. The SDREAM appears to do a really nice job of filling this role.
The smart SDREAM e-bike has GPS and can alert the owner, if the bike is moved, via a smartphone app. The bike can then be tracked using the same app. It also has a USB charging port for a smartphone.
Power for the SDREAM can be provided by three different motors, 250 W, 500 W or 750 W. The 250 W version has a top speed of 15.5 mph (25 kph) while the more powerful versions can go up to 20 mph (32 kph). They all come with a 10.4 Ah battery and have a claimed range of 31 miles (50 km). It might seem a bit strange that the range is apparently the same when the power is increased by 3x. It’s worth noting that although the battery capacity, in Ah, is the same, the less powerful models have a 36 v battery while the 750 W version is 48 v, it, therefore, has a higher capacity. The 750 W version is not street legal in the EU.
Gearing is provided by a basic 7-speed shimano derailleur system. Disk brakes are used. Combined with the fat tires these should give very rapid stopping power. All models are available with or without full suspension.
With 30 days left in its crowdfunding campaign, SDREAM has already raised over $90,000 of the $50,000 target. This means it’s expected to deliver. You can order it now for between £799 and $1299, depending on motor power and whether you opt for suspension. Order it from the SDREAM IndieGOGO page.