Batspad / En route

High-end bespoke steel e-bike


Batspad / En Route

High-end bespoke steel e-bike


This bike was designed and made on the occasion of the exhibition "Bicyclette(s)" to demonstrate its theme « Faire des Vélos ».

Batspad / En route is a high-end bike, that combines the highest handmade quality with the best of technology, in a quest for durability, local fabrication and innovation.

This is a light versatile bike, as comfortable on the roads as on the trails, for extended trips or urban commutes. It is slightly assisted to keep riding even when our muscles may give up on us.

Making a bike in Europe

Batspad / En route is mainly made in Europe and France, in order to optimize resources and limit long shipping routes.

Its frame is made-to-measure in France with aerospace-quality steel tubing made in Longeville by Osborn Metals. These very thin wall chromium-molybdenum steel tubes give it lightness, comfort, rigidity, and durability.

Batspad / En route is mainly equipped with European and French manufactured components: Mavic aluminium rims; Aivee wheel hub and Mach1 sprokes all made in France; some stainless steel 316L 3D printed parts made by Sculpteo; Hutchinson tyres made close to Montargis; an Ingrid drivetrain, machined and assembled in Fossobrone, Italy; and Hope brakes made in Barnoldswick, United Kingdom.

Mechanical compatibility, which represents a significant part of the art of bicycle development, made it necessary to choose shifters from the American brand SRAM, the same company that had acquired Sachs, Maillard and Huret and is now producing in Taiwan.

Electric just enough

Batspad / En route is a lightweight e-bike (less than 13kg) powered by a Mahle Ebikemotion X35, an electric drivetrain from the Spanish Basque Country. It is made up of a rear wheel motor and an integrated 250W battery into the downtube. This solution makes it possible to create an electric bike that is almost similar to a "muscular" version in its appearance as well as in its riding feel (no vibrations, smooth assistance, cranks spacing and standard drivetrain) and that is easy to "pedal".

A design laboratory

Bastpad / En route is a bike that offers an elegant design, details and finishes, assuming the location and conditions of its production. This design laboratory, allowed us to evaluate the difficulties and opportunities and challenges of bicycle manufacturing in France and Europe.
Bastpad / En route is project by NoDesign in collaboration with Services Généraux.
Special thanks to: Avalanches CyclesOsborn Metals, Sculpteo, Mavic, Look, Hutchinson

Technical specifications

Frame Osbron Metals Chromium-molybdenum steel and stainless steel 316L 3D printing. Handmade brazing and TIG welding.
Fork WR Compositi carbon fiber with internaly routed hydraulic brake hose
Stem Machined 7075 Aluminium, with internal cable rooting, custom design by NoDesign
Headset FSA HS NO.13/12B/44 ICR 1.5” custom
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell
Handlebar ribbon BBB gravel ribbon
Bottom Bracket Rotor T4730 Internal
Crankset Ingrid CRS-POP 40T
Cassette SRAM PG1130 11-42
Shifters SRAM Force CX1
Brakes Hope RX4+ Hydraulic Brakes
Discs Galfer Wave Ø160mm
Rims Mavic A1022, Aluminium, 32 holes
Strokes Mach1 Inox
Tyres Hutchinson Overide 35 mm
Saddle Brooks Cambium C17
Seat post Miche Reggisella
Electric Powertrain Mahle X35
Battery Mahle 250Wh
Batspad./ En route exhibited at Cité du Design, Saint-Etienne, France.

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