A sneaky peak at the future?

Nicolai have just teased their new e-bike – the Nicolai Ion G16-EBOXX. And it’s a beast!

Essentially it’s an electric-motored version of the 160mm travel Nicolai Ion. Despite the “BOXX” in the name there’s no gearbox or belt-drive drivetrain. It’s a regular derailleur drivetrain albeit one power-assisted by a Boasch motor.

Watch the ‘flashmob’ teaser vid that Nicolai posted on their Facebook page earlier today. The Ion G16-EBOXX appears – just about – right at the very end…

Here’s a quick screengrab of the bike in the vid for those who like to stop and stare at stuff…


What we know so far

160mm travel with 27.5+ wheels.

Or 130mm travel with 29″ wheels.

Integrated battery inside the down tube.

Bosch Performance CX motor.

Frame partly made from cast components welded together.

Steep seat angle (77°).

Long chainstays (470mm).

Slack head angle (63.5°).

Long top tube (662mm on a Large).

Chain guide. Bottle mount. Built-in Smartphone mount(!)

Available from April 2017.

Very limited numbers.

What do you think?

We’ll bring you more info when we have it. It’s a very interesting bike that we thought you should see ASAP. Do you have any thoughts on this one-of-a-kind machine? Leave a comment below.