Pilen EL1 is an electric bike enjoyable beyond the ordinary. It behaves well even without assistance.
Pilen EL1 has an upright relaxed driving position. You glide in style and a harmonious calm.
Pilen EL1 has a low center of gravity with the battery in the center of the frame.
Shimano Steps motor with integrated crankcase provides a full 60 Nm of torque.
The arrow EL1 has as extra security a reinforced front fork with a so-called thru-axle.
Worry-free operation and maintenance with gears internal in the rear hub.
The Pilen EL1 has a powerful S-shaped frame in the strong aluminum alloy 6061 T6.
An electric bike must have good brakes. EL1 has hydraulic disc brakes at the front as standard.
Double-bottomed rims with eyelets, directional spoke holes, stainless spokes and spoke nuts.
The Pilen bikes have approved lighting, reflectors and frame lock from Abus.
Pilen bikes are built for a rough climate and have extra good rust and weather protection.
Upright riding position is combined with a saddle that has built-in suspension.
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 km/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.
A good feature that we hear when bicycle dealers and customers test drive EL1 is that, unlike many other electric bicycles, it is even as comfortable to ride even with the electric motor switched off. This shows that Pilen builds with sound principles with a good choice of components and that Shimano lives up to its reputation with a quality ball-bearing crank section.
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.