February 23, 2024

Although e-bikes are often considered a form of green transportation, most are made of materials with a considerable carbon footprint.Multipathing is a bit different because it is Frames are made from recycled plastic and alloys.

Manufactured by French mobile company Ultima, the Multipath’s monocoque frame consists of a single piece of injection-molded composite resin.

The resin, in turn, is made from a mix of recycled plastic and aluminum alloys. Since the unibody frame has no connections between the different parts, it is claimed to be lighter and stronger than traditional aluminum tube frames.

One of the other standout features of the Multipath is its use of the Valeo Smart e-bike system. This bottom bracket setup features one of Valeo’s 48-volt/250W electric motors, and a seven-speed adaptive gearbox built by industry partner Effigear. Power is provided by a battery pack built into the downtube.

Integrated sensors continuously monitor the rider’s pedaling cadence and torque, triggering electric pedal assist and gear changes as needed. That said, riders still have the option of manual shifting and a choice of assistance levels. The electric motor produces up to 130 Nm (96 lb ft) of torque and takes the rider to a top assist speed of 25 km/h (16 mph).

Multipath color options include black, tan, blue and lilac
Multipath color options include black, tan, blue and lilac


The Multipath is available in a variety of configurations, including standard and long range – the former has a 500 Wh battery and is said to have a range of up to 70 kilometers (43 miles) in Eco-assist mode, while the latter has a 630 Wh battery that can deliver up to 105 km (65 miles) of range.

Buyers can also choose between four different forks depending on their needs. In addition to the standard model, there’s a mini fork with a stand and shelf; a larger Family Cargo fork that allows toddlers to sit in a child seat; plus a single-sided Flex Fork that helps level out rugged Urban or gravel terrain.

Ultima's Flex Fork is designed to absorb road vibrations
Ultima’s Flex Fork is designed to absorb road vibrations


Some other Ultima features include a Selle Italia saddle; Bam City shock handlebars with Ergon grips; Busch & Muller head and tail lights; Mavic 700c wheels with Hutchinson tires; Magura hydraulic disc brakes; Watch pedals; and Hebie Clip-on fenders. The whole thing reportedly weighed between 20 and 25 kilograms (44 and 55 pounds), depending on options. Its single frame size fits riders 140 to 190 cm (4’7″ to 6’3″) tall.

Prices start at 3,449 euros (about $3,797) for the standard version and 3,699 euros (about $4,072) for the remote version.

source: Genesis pass bike radar