s pedelec ASI Europe says it will be caught up on e-bikes

Having entered the fast-growing e-bike market only two years ago, AS Europe will be offering a fleet of 26 e-bike models for 2018.

“ASI has done a great job. Next year we will be caught up” with e-bike offerings, said Armin van Hoogstraten, general manager of ASI Europe ASI Europe is a sister company of Advanced Sports International, the U.S. parent company of the Fuji, Breezer, and SE bike brands and Oval Concepts Components.s pedelec

In addition to the 21 new European e-bike models, ASI is launching another five models in the United States. While the U.S. e-bikes feature less expensive drives from Bafang, reflecting a less mature and more price-Sensitive market, the European models all sport premium drives from Bosch Or Shimano.s pedelec

ASI is acknowledging the boom in European e-mountain bike Sales with the introduction of two full-suspension e-MTBS under the Fuji brand. The Blackhill EVO line includes a 29er and a 27.5-plus bike and uses Bosch drives With PowerTube 500 battery packs for better integration of battery and frame.s pedelec

The Breezer brand, which focuses more On city and utility models, is launching a Bosch equipped Step-through. “Despite the current boom in e-mountain bikes, for my market the classic step-through mobility models are very important bread-and-butter products,” said Etienne Reinders, sales manager of ASI Germany. “And people love Bosch.”s pedelec

Breezer is also highlighting its non-motorized Allroad range for 2018, which includes the new Doppler models.s pedelec

The Doppler Pro uses a classic dropbar and borrows some features of traditional randonneur bikes, while the Doppler Café is more of a stylish, fun city bike With a sweeper bar.s pedelec

Hoogstraten said all ASI e-bikes and conventional bikes With fenders or carriers are assembled at the Ideal Europe factory in Kutno, Poland, a Subsidiary of ASIS manufacturing partner Ideal Bike Corporation in Taiwan.s pedelec