We just presented the new Merida bikes with the almost invisible e-drive from Mahle, and now it’s the turn of the new models from Möve: E-Fly Airy is the name of the new series of slim e-bikes that rely on the same technology. The central component of this is a compact hub motor with 40 Nm of torque in the rear wheel, as well as a battery with 248 Wh capacity that is firmly integrated into the frame. The total weight of the system is thus 3.5 kg and enables comparatively lightweight e-bikes.
The controls are just as unobtrusive as the drive itself: there is no conventional display, instead the E-Fly Airy not only has the familiar iWoc One button on the top tube but also the much more practical iWoc Trio thumb switch on the handlebar. Both controls can be used to control the speed level and lighting, and the battery level is also displayed in 20% increments. Those who want to know even more data beyond this basic information can access the free app for this purpose. In this context, it is nice that Move has also installed a smartphone holder from SP Connect on the bike (we have already tested the system here).
Other details are also pleasing: So the cables do not disappear directly in the stem or handlebars, as can already be seen on some other novelties of the 2021 vintage — but these are provided with a textile sheathing, which in bright red also forms a nice contrast to the three frame colors Deep Black, Moss Gray and Signal White. Incidentally, the frame itself is available in a classic diamond shape as well as a comfort frame with a low step-in. In addition, there is a fold-out rear seal on the left handlebar grip – another thing that has not really been seen very often!
However, the bike is really versatile when it comes to the drive system: In addition to a minimalist singlespeed drive with belt drive, there is also the classic derailleur, here from Shimano’s XT series with 11 gears. Furthermore, however, the Pinion bottom bracket gearbox with 9 or 12 gears can also be selected, which is gaining more and more popularity in combination with the X35 drive system and belt drive. Finally, Möve’s own cyfly drive is also available, which combines derailleur gears with a mechanical multi-link crank and is said to allow up to 30% more torque on the pedal — for a new riding experience as well as particularly effortless riding even above the speeds supported by the electric motor.
The rest of the components include hydraulic disc brakes (Shimano M8000), mudguards, a rack and a Supernova light system (Mini 2 Pro with high beam). The tires are quite wide at 44 mm and should provide a good ride comfort in the city. Also worth mentioning is the standard frame lock from I Lock It, which has an integrated GPS tracker and can thus display the position of the bike on the smartphone.
As an option, the E-Fly Airy models can also be configured with comfort equipment: In addition to a more comfortable saddle and adjustable stem, a suspension fork (RockShox Paragon Gold) can also be installed, although this should have a negative impact on the weight. This is (without these options) at a comparatively light 15 kg for the Singlespeed model and about 17.5 kg for the Pinion model.
Although not all variants are listed on Möve’s website yet, the entry-level price will be 3,500 euros for the singlespeed model. With derailleur gears, 3,700 euros are then due, the Pinion variant with 9 gears costs 4,500 euros.