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E-bike brand Cero Bicycles has fulfilled crowdfunding orders and now looking to build dealer base

Published February 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Cero Bicycle, which raised about $25,000 with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its electric cargo bike last year, has now fulfilled those orders and is looking to establish consumer-direct and dealer sales.

The company's first model, the CERO One, starts at $3,399.

"Our goal was to design and build a modern version of the Japanese 'Mamachari': a practical utility bike that could be used by almost anyone as a replacement for a car in their daily lives," said CERO's founder, Kiyoshi Iwai, who moved to California from his native Japan over two decades ago.

"The CERO One allows urban dwellers to do almost anything they'd do in a car, but more quickly and efficiently thanks to a powerful electric motor and a wide range of accessories that make CERO One perfect for moving almost anything. I even take my surfboard to the beach near our office in Santa Monica with the CERO One."

CERO One was designed by former GT engineer Forrest Yelverton and colleague Zach Krapfl, and is available in four colors. Yelverton and Krapfl designed the CERO One with a small, 20-inch front wheel for a lower center of gravity. Hauling duties are managed by CERO's custom 12-way modular cargo system that combines three types of baskets with front and rear racks.

CERO One uses a Shimano drivetrain and 504Wh battery to provide up to 93 miles of range on a single charge. The mid-mounted Shimano 250-watt motor allows the CERO One to go up to 20 miles per hour. The Shimano system is controlled by an integrated head unit that is positioned in the middle of the handlebars.

CERO currently has inventory of CERO One models and is looking for e-bike retailers in the U.S. Interested dealers should contact CERO at

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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