Delightful Well-built Electric Bike
The Pilen EL1 is our first electric bike and, in the usual manner we have designed an electric bike that is different from others on the market since it is both enjoyable, balanced and trustworthy to drive. The EL1 has its own very personal Swedish functional style and comfortable upright riding position. The bike has extra low instep that fits everyone without compromising stability and driving experience.
The electric bike as a means of transportation is growing in popularity when you want to commute, bike shopping and avoid going by car or bus. The life as a cyclist becomes more pleasurable with electric assistance in headwind, uphill and you managing to avoid breaking a sweat. The electric bike has also become the favorite among people whose fitness level is subpar and for exploration touring. Picking up the children at kindergarten will be a pure pleasure. And it always feels good to care for nature and not contribute to pollution and noise.
The powerhouse in the EL1 is the 50 Nm strong electric motor Shimano E-6100 mid-drive which provides immediate assistance to the pedals. Assistance is available in three different modes: High, Normal and Eco. Assist mode is controlled with the right thumb control on the handlebars.
The electric motor with its gear box operates at the same RPM as you are pedaling and the power from the engine is transmitted to the crank arms. You change gears as usual to get a desired pedaling resistance. Compared to an electric motor in a hub, a mid-drive electric motor like the E-6100 is much stronger at all speeds (up to 25 / h) and also safer as the engine instantly senses and stops driving when you stop pedaling.
The bike is equipped with the Shimano BT-6010: a powerful battery that depending on assistance mode, biker weight and possible cargo assists between 90 and 180 kilometers. The battery is mounted in the center of the frame to make the bike well balanced. The battery is easy to remove so you do not have to leave it outside. The EL1 is also good to pedal without electric assistance, for example. if you want to save the battery in good tailwinds or wish work on your fitness level.
The Pilen EL1 is available in five different versions with three different rear hubs. They all come with front hydraulic disc brakes and coaster brakes. The EL1 7 has the very reliable Shimano 7 gears hub and coaster brake. The EL1 8 is equipped with the Shimano Nexus 8 gears with coaster brake and you have the option for rear hydraulic disc brake (+). The Pilen EL1 Di2 8 has the Shimano Nexus 8 Di2 hub with electronically controlled gear-shifting which is operated with a button control on the handlebars. The Di2’s shifting mechanism is powered by the electric bike battery. Warning: once you’ve tried electronic shifting you will never want anything else! The EL1 Di2 8 can be equipped with rear disc brake (+).
Front disc brake
Rear disc brake
|EL1 7||Shimano Nexus 7||Yes||Yes||No|
|EL1 8||Shimano Nexus 8||Yes||Yes||No|
|EL1 8 +||Shimano Nexus 8||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|EL1 Di2 8||Shimano Di2 8||Yes||Yes||No|
|EL1 Di2 8 +||Shimano Di2 8||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The frame’s central tube is deliberately oversized and extra strong in the S-shaped frame bend so that forces from the rider and from the crank and motor connect to the head tube at nearly 90 degrees. The result is a frame that feels safe but at the same time lively – a distinctive feature of all of Pilen’s models.
The EL1 Special is a EL1 where you have selected paint job and parts to your own liking. Single colour bicycles with white or brown tyres are popular. You kan choose:
You must order a EL1 Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.
Recommended price is for a Pilen EL1 with Shimano Nexus 7 gears, saddle Selle Montegrappa Future in faux leather, black basket, black mudguards and black grips. Excluded in price is shipping.
Front disc brake
Rear disc brake
|EL1 7||Shimano Nexus 7||Yes||Yes||No||26995|
|EL1 8||Shimano Nexus 8||Yes||Yes||No||27995|
|EL1 8 +||Shimano Nexus 8||Yes||Yes||Yes||29195|
|EL1 Di2 8||Shimano Di2 8||Yes||Yes||No||29995|
|EL1 Di2 8 +||Shimano Di2 8||Yes||Yes||Yes||31195|
Pilen EL1 specification
|Motor unit||Shimano E-6100 250W. Mid-drive mounted in frame. 60 Nm torque. Colour black.|
|Battery||Shimano BT-6010 418Wh (36V, 11.6Ah) litiumjon. Charging time 4h. Temperature: 0°C~+40°C (loading) och -10°C~+50°C (Operating). Battery life: *1000 cycles * After 1,000 cycles full charging still more than 250Wh=60% (Reference). Colour black.|
|Cycle computer||Shimano SCE6000 . Fem lägen: High, Normal, Eco, Walk och Off.|
|Colours||Pilen EL1 comes in a limited range of colours. Creme RAL 1015, Black RAL 9005, Green RAL 6005, Durablack, Duragreen and Durablue.|
|Frame||Aluminium 6061 T6 heat-treated. Height 59 cm with low instep.|
|Fork||Extra strong unicrown fork in Chromoly steel stål. Thru-axel for extra security.|
|Mudguards||Stainless steel black powder painted.|
|Bottom Bracket and Crankset||Integrated in the motor unit. Crankset Shimano FC-E6000.|
|Chain and cover||110 links anti rust protected chain. The chain guard has a layer of zink before powder coating.|
|Hub rear alt. 1||Shimano Nexus 7. Coaster brake rear. Disc brake front. Gripshift on handlebars.|
|Hub rear alt. 2||Shimano Nexus 8. Coaster brake rear. Disc brake as option. Gripshift on handlebars.|
|Hub rear alt. 3||Shimano Nexus 8 Di2 electronic shifting. Coaster brake rear. Disc brake front. Electronic button shifter on handlebars.|
|Front hub||Shimano Deore with disc brake and thru-axle.|
|Tyres||Schwalbe balloon tyres 50-622 with puncture protection.|
|Rims||28 inches (19-622) double bottomed aluminium rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Black anodized aluminium.|
|Carrier||Integrated with frame in Alloy 6061 T6.|
|Lock||ABUS 5650 Safetylevel 9|
|Brakes front||Hydraulic disc brakes Shimano Deore .|
|Saddle||Future faux saddle in black, brown or honey.|
|Headlight||Herrmans H-Diver, powered by Shimano BT-6010 battery.|
|Rear light||Spanninga LED activated by darkness and movement.|
|Reflexes||Reflexes in tyres sides|
|Bell||Stainless steel with Pilen badge.|
|Handtag||Herrmans Zeglo black Kraton|
Extras Pilen EL1
|Single colour bike||400||Pilen|
|Tyres Fat Frank 50×622 Creme-reflex||150||Schwalbe Tires|
|Tyres Fat Frank 50×622 Brown-reflex||150||Schwalbe Tires|
|Grips Primergo cork||200||Herrmans Oy|
|Grips Zeglo cork||200||Herrmans Oy|
|Grips leather honey or brown||280||Herrmans Oy|
|Tool bag Pilen & Nystrom black, brown or honey||800||Nystrom Stockholm|
|Rims silver anodised||200||Büchel|
|Rims metallic red powder-coated||400||Büchel|
|Mudguards matte polished||200||Pilen|
|Bell E-ne aluminium||230||Crane Bells|
|Bell E-ne brass||240||Crane Bells|
|Bell E-ne copper||260||Crane Bells|
|Bell E-ne matte black||230||Crane Bells|
|Bell Suzu aluminium||100||Crane Bells|
|Bell Suzu brass||150||Crane Bells|
|Bell Suzu copper||150||Crane Bells|
|Bell Riten aluminium||150||Crane Bells|
|Bell Riten brass||200||Crane Bells|
|Bell Riten copper||200||Crane Bells|