The H7 is not the cheapest e-bike in the world but it is a bargain considering its premium parts and performance. There are a range of factors that justify its price, and of the most important is its carbon fiber frame & handlebars.
Why are bikes with carbon fiber frame more expensive?
Bikes with carbon fiber frames are more expensive than those with aluminum frames because carbon fiber is a more complex and costly material to produce and shape. Carbon fiber is made of thin strands of carbon atoms that are woven together and bonded with resin. This process requires high temperatures, pressures, and specialized equipment. Carbon fiber frames also need to be carefully designed and engineered to optimize the strength, stiffness, and weight of the material. The good news is, together with the increase in cost comes with the enhancement in bike performance and riding experience. Bikes with carbon fiber frames features the following advantages:
- Light. This can make the bike faster, more agile, and more fun to ride. A lighter bike also means you can enjoy longer rides with less effort and fatigue.
- Robust. This can boost the power and efficiency of the bike. A stiffer frame can also minimize the energy loss and vibration from flexing, giving you a smoother and more stable ride.
- Comfortable. This can enhance the ride quality and comfort of the bike. Carbon fiber can soak up more road shocks and bumps than aluminum, which can protect your body from stress and strain.
- Aerodynamic. This can lower the air resistance and drag of the bike. Carbon fiber can be shaped into more sleek and stylish shapes than aluminum, which can improve the performance and appearance of the bike.
How much do carbon fiber bike frames typically cost?
For electric road bikes, the average price of carbon fiber frames ranges from $2,000 to $8,000. With premium models can costing over $10,000.