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MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 17 2016 10:08am
by LockH
"The race to the most affordable e-bike is heating up:"
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/mate-fo ... -bike.html
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A few years ago, an e-bike would have set you back a few grand, but a new cohort of electric bikes, such as the MATE, is pushing the cost down to well below $1000.
"... one of the low-hanging fruit of clean transport" ... "and the technology just keeps getting better and better." :mrgreen:

"... starts to be a very practical solution" :mrgreen:

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 17 2016 2:42pm
by amberwolf
Looks like it's made by whoever makeks the bikes for CeMoto, just based on the stuff I can see in that pic.

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 27 2016 8:51am
by tahustvedt
Ant yet they claim it has "Danish quality and design". :)

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 27 2016 12:10pm
by LockH
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mate ... -bicycle#/

Right now:
$255,635 USD raised by 410 backers
320% of $80,000 flexible goal
20 days left

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 27 2016 3:29pm
by LewTwo
I would say that their claimed 55 mile range (13.5 Ahr, 350 watts, 20 MPH) was a tad optimistic.

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 27 2016 3:46pm
by LockH
LewTwo wrote:I would say that their claimed 55 mile range (13.5 Ahr, 350 watts, 20 MPH) was a tad optimistic.
Ridden slowly? Down hill (with a tail wind)? And a fresh, fully charged battery? Perfectly reasonable! [You Silly Guy. Geees]

(Might remind some re the Sondors "cheapo" ebike, where the Number One topic of conversations online seems to be "upgrades".) :lol:

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Aug 27 2016 7:47pm
by craneplaneguy
With the standard features it offers, at that price, seems like it would a hot seller as an entry level ride. Too bad they felt they had to exaggerate the range! 10 to 20 would be more believable and still impress people,.

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Sep 26 2016 12:56pm
by LockH
$2,284,362 USD raised by 3225 backers
2855% of $80,000 flexible goal
14 days left
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mate ... -bicycle#/

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Sep 30 2016 11:28am
by LockH
$2,527,003 USD raised by 3547 backers
3159% of $80,000 flexible goal
10 days left
:)

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 01 2016 5:41pm
by LockH
$2,581,234 USD raised by 3623 backers
3227% of $80,000 flexible goal
8 days left

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 05 2016 5:27am
by LockH
$2,764,457 USD raised by 3884 backers
3456% of $80,000 flexible goal
5 days left
:)

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 07 2016 6:16am
by LockH
$2,920,892 USD raised by 4086 backers
3651% of $80,000 flexible goal
3 days left

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 08 2016 10:55am
by LockH
$3,043,505 USD raised by 4240 backers
3804% of $80,000 flexible goal
2 days left
Shooting for 4000%. :) Party's at the Mate place (somewhere in Copenhagen, Denmark). :)

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 09 2016 7:11am
by LockH
$3,181,445 USD raised by 4415 backers
3977% of $80,000 flexible goal
19 hours left
Will they make it? (Hit 4000%)... Place yer bets here ladies and gentlemen:

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 09 2016 12:33pm
by LockH
$3,264,783 USD raised by 4514 backers
4081% of $80,000 flexible goal
14 hours left
Some ebikers might say BINGO!

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 09 2016 4:34pm
by LockH
$3,330,681 USD raised by 4598 backers
4163% of $80,000 flexible goal
9 hours left
Holy....

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 10 2016 12:01am
by LockH
$3,381,109 USD raised by 4676 backers
4226% of $80,000 flexible goal
2 hours left
Sat. Aug.27 noonish 410 backers
Sun. Oct.9 4226 backers

Say about 12.5 days... Over 12 each hour. Hour after hour, day after day, one EVery five minutes "sold".
:)

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 10 2016 7:18am
by LockH
$3,419,164 USD total funds raised
4260% funded on October 10, 2016
Phew...

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Oct 12 2016 1:11pm
by Cephalotus
LockH wrote:
Shooting for 4000%. :) Party's at the Mate place (somewhere in Copenhagen, Denmark). :)
Sure. Their last day without a huge dept burden they will never be able to pay back.

They sold 45 bikes at a price that will not cover their cost and they sold 245 (out of 200?) promisses for bikes that they will have to sell each at a loss, too

And somehow someone bought 1361 battery pack upgrade options. What the hell?

I fail to see the business idea.

And I also fail to see how this sums up to 3 million? It's not even close to 1 million. To me all of this sells very fishy

At the goal of 82.000US$ they could have survived their losses on something that might have looked like a good idea to start. Now they have a real problem.

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Jul 30 2017 3:55pm
by Lausse
Any one out there got one and want to elaborate on the techies before the mate community rises? I wonder how to mod the speed for example (its a S and a bit too speedy for Europe - but still wanted the 350W).

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Jul 31 2017 7:16am
by LockH
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mate ... e#/updates
Story Updates (75) Comments (6,504) Backers (8,707)

posted by MATE.BIKE support Jul 25, 2017 • 9:37AM
6 days ago
Update #62 - Shipping, shipping, shipping! (3/3)

BATCH 4

MODULE CANCELLATION

164 out of 1200 backers in batch 4 have chosen to cancel their module to get their bikes faster. The final answers were subtracted from the survey Friday the 21st of July.

EU:
SEA FREIGHT
ETD: August 4th
ETA at port: September 16th

US:
Waiting for an ETD confirmation for 55 bikes with cancelled modules to US. Stay tuned for more information!

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Jul 04 2018 6:37pm
by Lausse
Hey - anyone know if it would be simple to exchange the back wheel to a more powerful one (maybe 350W ->750W) without changing the rest. Im - as you probably guessed - a noob.

Re: MATE folding electric bike

Posted: Jan 09 2019 4:41pm
by LockH
... Hehe... and I see the folks at Mate are still "in the game"... issuing a PR re CES 2019...

Crowdfunding Miracle-makers at #CES2019 Want to Start an e-bike Revolution:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 75885.html

Includes:
Today, more than 7.500 units of their initial bike MATE is riding the streets of 52 different countries around the world, just as more than 10,000 units of the MATE X have been sold through Indiegogo, which is also why Mate.bike is one of the poster childs at the crowdfunding platform's booth. And Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot have previously highlighted Mate.bike's achievements as the essence of crowdfunding:

"Most notable is how Mate bypassed traditional retail channels and went directly to consumers instead. Thanks to this approach, the Mate team has become the largest crowdfunding campaign team on Indiegogo, and they have been able to harness their success to bring their latest new products to their fans."
:)