Oct 20, 2020 – A two-family business from Lithuania is confident they are about to ride into the market of electric bicycles with a blast. Previously having had mostly local clients the creators of ZBIKE are now aiming for the international market. The brand is seeking an Indiegogocrowdfunding for its new Z2 model prototype. The founders of ZBIKE Z2 believe that the extraordinary endurance of the bicycle makes it the best electric adventure bike.
ZBIKE Z2 has several features worth the attention of both bike professionals and beginners. It’s a combination of unique, modern design, power, speed, and safety. Its frame is crafted from the highest quality aluminum. Moreover, the components of the brake and suspension systems are meticulously tested to ensure security combined with easy, pleasurable handling. Yet, the most important characteristic guaranteeing that Z2 stands out is endurance. The range of Z2 reaches 124 miles (200 kilometers) without even pedaling (if riding under optimal road conditions at 25 kmph with an optional thumb throttle). To compare, the range median between the electric bicycles on the current market is three times smaller. Last but not least: ZBIKE claims that compared to other similar electric bicycles their prices are incredibly affordable. Moreover, they will offer an opportunity to purchase the Z2 with a huge discount on Indiegogo platform.
With all those features, the Z2 model seems to be both universal and unique. The environmentally-friendly vehicle allows reaching your destination without worrying about traffic or uneven surfaces of a busy megapolis. Yet, for those whose daily adventures include quieter routes, Z2 qualifies as a reliable bicycle for off-road surroundings such as forests, mountains, or hills. ZBIKE has even proven its worth in a desert of Dakar Rally where the prototype was ridden by a rising motorcycle sports star A. Gelažnikas. The bike has three levels of pedaling assisting to fit everyone’s needs. Karolis Atkočiūnas, the co-founder of the company, says their youngest rider is only 8 years old as some clients buy Z2 for their children. Rokas Zabulionis, cocreator of ZBIKE, explains that it can be programmed to limit the engine power or speed for safe and comfortable faraway family trips. What is also important, these bikes can be adapted to e-bike laws of any country, so if a rider does not wish to have the potential of their bike fully liberated, it can be adjusted to the traffic of the city. Yet, ZBIKE has plenty to offer for those who dream of extreme solo journeys or high-speed experiences with friends.
The intriguing story of ZBIKE’s birth is all about family, friendship, motivation, and an active lifestyle. It goes back to 2012 when Šarūnas Zabulionis, a man with an interest in electric bicycles, decided to design one on his own. Those were simply quite difficult to purchase at the time. When Šarūnas’s son Rokas was younger, the two used to share a hobby of radio-controlled cars. Over time, the objects of their admiration evolved into e-bikes, yet the deep family connection and shared interests remained. Pursuing perfection, the first electric bike model the two made was followed by some more. Several years later they were joined by another father and son duo – their outdoorsy friends Romualdas and Karolis Atkočiūnas. Having plenty of experience in automotive engineering, Romualdas Atkočiūnas provides a great contribution to the team with his expertise in the field.
The two sporty families united by the electric bike businesses now have big dreams for their future. As Karolis Atkočiūnas puts it, “Our mission is contributing to the transport market revolution. We can witness its transformation from internal combustion engines to more sustainable electric vehicles. And with our vision for quality and opportunities, we wish to become a part of this snowball that is already evolving into an avalanche.”
At the moment ZBIKE team is focused on several aspirations. First of those is a Guinness World Record for the highest range with their Z1L model. The battery of this bike has previously allowed athlete Saulius Speičys to drive 620 kilometres with a single charge and only one stop. Shortly ZBIKE is planning to officially verify the record by presenting the Guinness World Record experts with the proof they’ve gathered. Despite being a young startup, ZBIKE has taken on another ambitious project. Having only a few years of history, the ZBIKE team’s work is already not limited to making only electric bicycles. The company has won a contest to design a non-civilian motorcycle for NATO special forces two years ago and has a prototype model created by this time.
As developing a high-quality electric bicycle takes not only time and knowledge but also significant investments, ZBIKE turned to the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to start high-quality mass production inside the EU. Here e-bike enthusiasts will have an opportunity to purchase this promising product at a very reasonable price for a limited period. What is more, it’s a chance to help Z2 grow from the prototype stage into a serial bike with everything it has to offer for adventure lovers around the world.
For every bike we sell during the Indiegogo campaign, we will plant 5 trees.