In the past few years, the US based component maker has put a lot of effort in the road race and MTB segments. It is now rumoured that SRAM is doing the same in electric bikes…
After presentations that took place at the Taichung Bike week held in the first weeks of December, it is said that next autumn SRAM will re-enter the e-Bike segment.
Experts in electric bikes remember SRAM's SPARC system; the company's first attempt to 'electrify' bicycles. Rumours indicate that at the upcoming Taipei Int'l Cycle Show the component maker will announce and probably show to selected customers its own e-Bike motor combined with its 3-speed hub.
It is speculated that this new hub motor with integrated 3-speed hub follows the project SRAM is working on this year with auto parts giant Magna and Trek. The result of that project was introduced at last September's Eurobike Show with the BionX hub motor and integrated SRAM 3-speed hub gear.
It is also rumoured that the new SRAM rear wheel internal geared drive train for e-Bikes will even feature a fully automatic shifting system.