The Pilen EL1 is an electric bike with lovely clean honest design and beautiful sweeping lines. A unique electric bike with Pilen's quality and a very pleasant driving experience.
The powerhouse in the EL1 is the 50 Nm strong electric motor Shimano E-6000 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-6000 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 Pilen bikes offers you maximum driving pleasure and carefree ownership. They are always equipped with approved lighting, approved lock and sports a very good rust protection.
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:
- Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders, chain-guard in any standard Pilen colour.
- Silver anodised or red power painted rims.
- Brown or Creme tyres. Schwalbe Fat Frank or Big Apple.
- Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
- Grips from Herrmans with cork or leather grips.
- A selection of baskets and carriers.
You must order a EL1 Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.