The company behind Mini Cooper cars has announced a new range of electric steel commuter and touring bikes, which it claims offer unlimited range.
Cooper Bikes has introduced men’s and women’s town bikes, a “Randonneur” and a singlespeed.
All four models in the Cooper Bikes ‘Classic’ range use the Zehus Bike Gen2 Heckmotor. The 40Nm motor integrates into the rear hub, along with the 173Wh battery.
The bikes also harness KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) technology to recharge the battery in motion, creating “a hybrid drive with range guarantee”.
Developed in the automotive industry, KERS technology recovers a vehicle’s kinetic energy released during braking.
None of the bikes come with a head unit display, but connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth.
The quartet of bikes range from £2,099 / €2,399 to £2,499 / €2,799.
Cooper Bikes is the bicycle arm of Cooper Car Company, which designed the original Mini Cooper.
Founded by John and Mike Cooper in 2009, Cooper Bikes expanded into electric bikes in 2017 through a partnership with German brand TechniBike GmbH.
The latest releases are the second generation of Cooper electric bikes.
The new Cooper Bikes range
Classic singlespeed Cooper CS-IE
The singlespeed CS-IE has a Gates CDX Riemen belt-drive drivetrain with a Gates CDX 19t sprocket and Gates CDX 50t chainring.
Cooper says the bike’s Reynolds tubing makes it “a real eye-catcher in the urban jungle”.
The brakes are Shimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes, while the Mach1 560 HighProfile 36H rims are shod with 35mm Kenda Kwick Trax K1053 tyres.
The CS-IE comes in Racing Red or Tarmac and Sun, and costs £2,099 / €2,399.
Classic ladies Cooper CL-7E
Cooper says the CL-7E has a “super-light” CroMo steel frame and “exudes style and riding comfort in equal measure”.
The saddle is a rubber Brooks C17 and brakes are hydraulic Juin Tech Hybrid discs.
The 7-speed has a MicroShift XLE rear derailleur and 11-24t cassette paired with a single 44t chainring for “commuting with ease”.
The CL-7E also has Mach1 560 HighProfile 36H wheels and 35mm Kenda Kwick Trax K1053 tyres.
The rack is a SKS Infinity GT5, while the aluminium mudguards are colour-matched to the frame.
The CL-7E is available in Blood and Ivory or Creme and Coffee colourways for £2,199 / €2,499.
Classic gents Cooper CG-7E
According to Cooper, the lightweight CG-7E “accelerates to a comfortable city speed in no time and glides quietly through the urban jungle”.
Spec and price are identical to the CL-7E, but paint options are Blue and White or Silver Grey.
Classic Randonneur Cooper CR-7E
Cooper claims the CR-7E is “your ideal companion for long and short trips away from the city”.
The Randonneur has drop handlebars and the same steel Cooper frame as the rest of the range.
Gearing is identical to the other bikes in the way of a 7-speed 11-24t cassette and 44t single chainring.
The Randonneur’s brakes, wheels and tyres also match the other Classic bikes.
Colour schemes are Moss Green or Purple and Ivory. The price rises to £2,499 / €2,799.