The Rayvolt bikes are born the heart and mind of its creator, Mathieu Rauzier, 40 years old. His original career has nurtured the project. A genius, after being a photographer in San Francisco, skipper and web designer in Barcelona, he obtained a degree in naval engineering.
He applies his talents to yacht design and surfing, his passion. Creator of a brand of paddle surf boards, reference in the global industry, designs the electric bicycle of your dreams, ecological, elegant, combining a miticulous design and high technology.
Together with other passionate collaborators, the visionary designer has made Rayvolt a dynamic company of ten employees with an office in Barcelona and a global distribution network.
The new Cruzer from Rayvolt Bikes (pictured) may be a modern electric bike at heart, but it looks more like something you might have expected to find on the streets back in the 1960s instead. When designing the Cruzer, Rayvolt went to great lengths to re-create the café racer aesthetic. The bike pays homage to Grand Prix road racing motorcycles, which featured a minimalistic style, low-mounted handlebars, and a longer than usual gas tank. The Cruzer mimics that design closely, adding pedals and other bike components seamlessly to the mix.
The Cruzer sports a rear-mounted hub motor that comes in two versions, the standard model that offers up to 400 watts of power, and the Power Hub that cranks that number up to 1,000 watts. A 48-volt Samsung lithium-ion battery with 567 watt-hours of juice supplies electricity to both versions, although an optional double-sized battery with 1,137Wh is available to keep the bike running longer. The Cruzer even has a regenerative disc braking system that harvests power from the brakes to help recharge the battery while on the go. A 60-lumen headlight provides illumination when riding in low-light conditions, while a red taillight aids in visibility for oncoming traffic as well.
Prices start from €2,800 around half the cost of some other retro-styled electric bikes
To see the range check out Rayvolt Bikes