An Electric BMX is Finally Here

Good for 60-odd kilometres and a top speed of 40km/h

By Bryan Hood 03/02/2020

It’s no secret that electric bicycles have exploded in popularity in recent years. Whether you’re riding to work, on the trails or around the track, there are myriad pedal-assisted options to choose from. So far, though, the same isn’t true for those in need of a dirt-friendly Electric BMX bike. But one motorcycle builder aims to change that.

Next month, CSC will begin shipment of the FT750-20 (pictured above), a do-anything e-bike with fat tires that will warm the heart of anyone who once rode a GT, Redline or Mongoose in their youth. While not a BMX bike per se, the bike features the same frame style and low profile of the versatile off-roader.

Of course, the FT750-20 is a whole lot more cutting edge than the bike you grew up riding to school and back. It gets its boost from a 750-watt Bafang rear-hub motor that’s powered by a 13.6-Ah Samsung battery, according to a press release from the brand. The set-up results in anywhere from 40 to 65 kilometres of range, depending on how much work you’re willing to put in. The powertrain also allows the bike to reach a top speed of 32km/h without pedalling or 40km/h if you do decide to pitch in yourself.

CSC's FT750-26 electric bike

CSC’s FT750-26 electric bike CSC

The FT750-20’s advanced features don’t stop with its powertrain. It has a 6061 aluminium frame, a telescoping fork with nearly four inches of travel and eight levels of dampening, front and rear Shimano brakes, a Shimano 7-speed Freewheel gear set and Tourney derailleur and, of course, some fat Kenda Juggernaut tires. The bike also includes a handlebar-mounted LCD display that monitors speed, pedal-assist rate, battery charge, trip information and ambient temperature.

If BMX bikes aren’t your thing, there’s also a larger version of the bike, the more traditional FT750-26, that features a larger and different frame style and 26” tires. Both bikes can be purchased right now for approx. $2,500, with deliveries set to begin next month.

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