Coming from the Serbian capital Belgrade.
Ono Bikes is an independent custom e-bike and bicycle manufacturer from Belgrade, Serbia. The bikes they make are not only solid and reliable, but outrageously stylish as well. Handcrafted in order to meet their customers’ individual needs, the bikes by default fit them perfectly, which also means each produced piece is unique.
Their first model Archont is a three meter long easy rider, conceived with sole aim to proffer exhilarating experience and an unparalleled riding pleasure, is the prominent precursor of the style direction they strive to pursue and a sign of things to come. Not surprisingly one of the most beautiful e-bikes out there, it carves its own segment – a chopper super e-bike!
The frame and fork are crafted from stainless steel, made to look good, but more importantly – to endure. The sleek design, developed to turn heads, purports a lean body, based upon the curved lines and carefully worked proportions.
In terms of its electric drive, Archont electro comes with a 7 kW motor (more and less powerful units are available), a 4 speed plus reverse manual “gearbox”, and Schlumpf transmission, which allows pedal action even when hurtling for the top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). Mostly though, should you ever afford it, you’ll want to drive it on right-handlebar throttle that will unleash jaw dropping and face lifting acceleration. Features such as cruise control (tempomat) and a speed limit are also included.
Archont electro is powered by a 72V 20Ah lithium ferro-phosphate or 74V 23Ah lithium-ion unit, stored inside a locked carbon fiber casing (metal and polyester are also an option). Ono Bikes Company estimates that the battery can provide range of up to 60 miles (100 km) without pedaling. The battery charges in about three hours when plugged in, and a regenerative braking system adds some charging while in motion.
Mobile app is also on the way. Ono Bikes battery and controller unit casing design hides an opening compartment at the top, which provides an ideal positioning of a mobile phone as a provisional dashboard. When plugged in (the phone will charge), the phone will not only become a display for real time data, but will also offer anti-theft features, and in advances options even a rearview mirror.
Other Archont components include Brooks saddle, Schwalbe Big Apple road tires and Shimano Saint hydraulic disc brakes.
Guys at Ono Bikes “understand their customers need to have the bikes built to fit them perfectly”, so they made their bikes highly customizable regarding frame size, performance kit and paint job.
Ono Archont electro price starts at €9,999 ($10,666), but is available for pre-order now. With a nice 33% discount, Archont’s price drops to very affordable €6,666 ($7,199), the number that hints the devilish ride experience.
Ono Bikes 2016 plan is to attend Euro Bike and Inter Bike bicycle roundups, and with both events coming in September, we are liable to expect even more from them in the coming months.
Photographs are courtesy of Mirko Nahmijas