Stepthrough bikes have had somewhat of a resurgence lately, with an increasing amount of cyclists wanting a comfortable upright riding position and safe, predictable handling. Not only this, but the low stepover height makes these bikes easy to get on and off- ideal for those with mobility difficulties as well as those simply not accustomed to cycling. More obviously though, the timeless elegance of this design is incredibly appealing!
The Papillionaire is a great example of a modern stepthrough, with a classically styled steel frame equipped with throughly modern running components. We set this one up earlier today with our 250Watt mini motor and a Panasonic 36v 11.6Ah battery.
What makes this conversion a little different is the mounting of the tube battery vertically; typically stepthrough frames require the use of a rear-rack mounted battery. The customer wanted to keep the added weight as central and as low down as possible. Happily, the battery is low-profile enough to not get in the way whilst pedalling. Furthermore, there’s minimal encroachment on the stepover height. By providing custom electric bike conversions, we’re able to better accommodate individuals’ needs. Bikes are, after all, a personal thing!