Featuring new, unbeatable specifications such as sports a Shimano STEPS 250W motor, Alfine Di2 8-speed gear hub together with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive system. This unmatched combination of specs makes the Axis the first foldable electric bike of its kind to hit the market.
Lightweight materials reduce the weight down to just 16kg*; another first for a folding e-bike. Additionally, the effortless folding mechanism makes this the perfect bike to take on a train, bus or car.
The incorporation of the Gates CDX carbon belt drive system dramatically reduces the need for maintenance and cleaning. It also requires no lubricants, at the same time as allowing a surprisingly noiseless, peaceful ride. This is made possible by the drive system’s stretch-free carbon-fibre tensile cords covered by a waterproofing polyurethane shell.
For a straightforward experience, the 8-speed DI2 gear hub delivers fully-automatic gear shifting.
To provide a powerful yet lightweight propulsion, the Axis comes packed with the latest Shimano STEPS technology.
The Axis includes the latest advances in electric bike technology. With an up to 60 miles range, the high capacity 36V Lithium Sony battery won’t let you down. Its 1000 charge-discharge cycles mean a lifetime of 60 000 miles.
Because safety is a priority, Alfine hydraulic disc-brakes are integrated on both wheels to maximize braking effectiveness and reliability. Furthermore, the chunky 20×2.1” Schwalbe Big Apple tyres ensure protection against the day-to-day knocks.
Learn more about the advances on the Shimano STEPS system and which other models use it on our Shimano STEPS technology page.
*The distances shown on our website are based on real tests under the following conditions:
Rider Weight: 11 Stone (Please note 11 Stone is the weight of the test rider and our e-bikes a capable of carrying riders well over this specified weight)
Controller Speed Setting: low to medium
Riding conditions: warm summer day
Road conditions: tarmacked good condition roads, quite flat terrain
Wind level: low
Rider fitness level: medium
Rider effort: moderate
For more information on electric bike battery care please see the Electric Bike Store’s Battery Guide
**VOLT™ stipulate that bike is designed to carry a maximum load of 100 kg excluding luggage.
If the owner is heavier than the maximum load weight there is a risk that the frame and bike components could wear more quickly or even break.
If the rider exceeds this maximum weight warranties may be treated null and void.
Model: VOLT™ Axis Folding Shimano STEPS
|LCD Display||SHIMANO LCD Display Showing Speed, Distance, Battery Power and gear|
|Frame||High Grade Reinforced Aluminium 6061 T6 Frame|
|Weight||16.00 kg without batteries / 18.65 kg with battery|
|Max person weight||Max 100 kg|
|Max weight (rider)||Max 100 kg|
|Frame size||20 Inches|
|Rims||Aluminium double wall reinforced Alex Rim DP19|
|Tyres||Schwalbe big apple 20 x 2.10|
|Gears||Shimano 8 Speed Alfine DI2|
|Brakes, front / rear||Shimano S700 Alfine Hydraulic Front Disc / Rear Disc|
|Forks||Suntour NCX D-LO Coil|
|Motor||250W Shimano STEPS|
|Max Speed||With electrical assistance: 15.5 mph or 25 kmh|
|Location of motor||Mid-frame (crank drive)|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Polymer Sony|
|Battery weight||2.65 kg|
|Power||36V Standard (418Wh)|
|Distance||Up to 60 miles under Eco PAS mode|
|Lifetime||1000 charge-discharge cycles|
|Charge time||3 to 4 hours|
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