Advanced Bikes are one of the hottest brands in the urban mobility market. From their base in Frankfurt, they aim to shake up the urban world, using innovative technologies and setting ambitious goals. We caught up with them on a post-work ride, delving into Advanced’s future and finding out what the fuss is all about.

VanMoof, Cowboy, Angell Bikes – there are countless bike companies vying to revolutionise the future of urban mobility on two wheels, and make the world just a little bit better in the process. Their smart ebikes are packed with connectivity features, to the point that they have more in common with consumer electronics than with bicycles. Others, like Riese & Müller, focus on the hardware: on the quality of their products, and their robust functionality. Digital features are implemented a lot more subtly and only where they offer tangible added value. Advanced bikes from Frankfurt, on the other hand, have committed themselves to innovative manufacturing processes, aiming to play a pioneering role in the circular ebike frame economy. As you can see, there are many different approaches – but which one will save the future?

You can find the complete article in our sister magazine, DOWNTOWN.

Outside the big city, Advanced Bikes is also involved in the SUV e-bike and trekking sectors
… and they have also embraced the topic of e-racing.

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Words & Photos: Robin Schmitt

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.