Electric trials bike and junior bike company Oset has just launched two new models and both are powered by a revised lithium battery pack. Here’s the factory-supplied details of both new models that are available now:
OSET MX-10 (above)
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The ground-up design for the MX10 gets the ideal off-road geometry for children aged 4-7.
Ian Smith, founder and CEO of OSET Bikes, said: “We knew what we wanted when we started the project and the team is confident the MX-10 delivers on every aspect – we’re incredibly proud of the bike we’ve produced.”
The new OSET MX-10 costs £2,750.
The MX-10 features an adjustable seat height. When lowering the bike, the geometry alters to provide more stability for raw beginners. The front forks, rear shock and brakes are all designed to suit the bike and young riders – they’re lightweight and adjustable.
One of the biggest hurdles young riders have to overcome when riding a traditional petrol starter machine is the power delivery. With most of the power at the top of the rev range, many kids are simply too scared to give it a handful. Smith adds: “The MX-10 resolves that issue. The power, throttle response and top speed can all be easily altered to suit the rider. The very youngest riders can build confidence and speed safely. The linear, electric power is easy for children to master and allows for parental control.
“Electric power also means no kick start – which means no more running across a track to help get the bike restarted. It also means no hot exhaust, so no one is going to be scorched accidentally. And the weight means that when the rider inevitably slides off the bike, they can pick it up relatively easily and get started again on their own.”
As practice locations become increasingly scarce, the virtually silent MX-10 opens up many more options than its petrol counterparts.
OSET 24.0 (above)
The OSET 24.0 is available in an adult or junior version. Both specs will sell for £3,225. The OSET 24.0R Jr is aimed at the youth ‘medium wheels’ trials market. It is designed for children to ride trials age 9 – 12 or up to 61kgs (9 ½ stones).
The standard OSET 24.0R is aimed at teenagers and adults. It comes with lightweight 19” trials tyres front and rear. The reduced weight delivers more power, increased run time and offers a taller bike more suited to trick riding. The suspension is set for teens and adults weighing up to 90kg (14 stones).
The two models feature a new OSET motor, controller and battery that have been designed to work in unison with the bigger machine. Very few components are shared with other bikes in the range and like the MX-10 is a ground up design.
OSET Lithium Battery Pack
The OSET lithium battery pack is standard issue in the MX-10 and 24.0R models. It’s a 48v, 20 amp/hour pack capable of taking an OSET further and faster.
Smith said: “It’s taken several years of development and testing to arrive at this stage. To manufacture lithium batteries correctly is a long process, requiring careful selection of materials, cells to be used, structure, and with ease of use and reliability of utmost importance.”
The lithium pack comes with an inbuilt battery management system to prevent over charging, over discharging and a number of key performance parameters. Lightweight and simple to charge, users can simply plug it in and let the charger do the rest.