It was just last week when we heard about a limited edition electric bicycle which costs around $75,000. Now joining this bike in the upper price range (though certainly not as expensive) is another souped up e-bike we’ve learned about – the Hanebrink.
The Hanebrink, discovered via Trend Hunter, is a cool “electric all-terrain” bicycle built by former national champion cyclist, bicycle innovator, and NASA aerospace engineer Dan Hanebrink. He originally designed it for an Arctic explorer looking for an alternative to skis that could take him and his equipment across the icy terrain of Antarctica. The evolution of that design, pricing around $5,500 starting, is driven by a 600-watt brushless electric motor and five lithium ion batteries.
The Hanebrink gets a run time of over six hours and reportedly has a range of over 100 miles. It is fully recharged in about three hours and can get up to 20 MPH. It makes use of 14 speed-gearing with a low range, can carry up to 300 pounds of cargo up a steep terrain and has what is described as a featherweight aluminum frame. It also has two fat 20-inch by 8-inch tubeless tires and, when you need them, bike pedals.