9 March 2017
What the term ‘automotive design’ actually means for the Gocycle G3
Visit the Gocycle site and you’ll see the phrase automotive design. Presumably that must be a good thing. I had a rather vague idea of what it referred to, but knew that the founder of the company and designer of the bike used to work for McLaren Cars. After spending a day at Gocycle HQ taking apart a Gocycle G3 and putting it back together again I realised what it actually means.
You look at the bike and see the unusual design of the magnesium frame and wheels. You might then assume that’s where the big difference lies and that most of the components are similar to what you find on other bikes. But as we worked on the G3 it became clear that almost everything is custom made for the bike – it has literally been designed from scratch. Gocycle specifies individual components to fit the overall design goals for the G3, rather than designing the G3 around existing components.
The same is true with all the accessories available for the e-bike. For example you attach the front pannier using a clamp made specifically to match the handlebar stem on the G3 and no other bike. It works beautifully as a result.
For after sales service getting accessories or spare parts is just like going to any of the major car manufacturers, with a catalogue of individually numbers parts for everything down the level of nuts, bolts and washers. And they continue supporting older models just like the best auto brands do too.
If you’re looking for a Gocycle G3 in London get in touch and we’ll bring one to you for a test ride: https://www.propellerbikes.co.uk/product/gocycle-g3/