IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING DEEP INTO NATURE
The inspiration, marvel and amazingness of the mountains has always been Kranked's calling.
We are crazy passionate about developing eco-tech that gets you deep into the wilds of nature.
It's time to..
BACK IN THE DAY
Kranked founder, Bjørn Enga, was discovering a new way to ride a mountain bike. He travelled the world filming the world's top free ride mountain bikers, directing and producing Kranked films.
The mission back then was to inspire people to get into nature via the incredible technology of the mountain bike.
Since then the technology and riding has really taken off with exponential growth.
In late 2010, a couple years after the last film release, Bjørn got introduced to some early electric drive technology.
Suddenly the idea of superhero power on a mountain bike was real.
Early off road kits showed great promise until part way up the mountain they overheated and cut out or smoked themselves.
The challenge was to make the system as efficient as possible, to be able to shred to the very top of the mountain.
Kranked's genius belongs to our first and most dedicated investor, electrical engineer and physicist, Dr. Eric Enga. The brains behind the E2 Superdrive.
It works so well that it was only appropriate to name it after him.
This drive is all about ride performance. Syncing the natural ride feel of a mountain bike with added on demand power.
It's hard to explain and easily misperceived, but in essence it compliments the mountain bike ride experience giving the rider extra momentum when needed.
RIDES OF HIS LIFE
At 45+ with a blown knee and replaced hip, Bjørn's peak mountain bike days were over.
Now after years of developmental toil, he's having the 'rides of his life' and wants to share this experience and product with the world.
His goal - to produce the highest performance e-mtb's on the planet and of course - to
Made, assembled and tested in the coastal mountains of British Columbia.
Local manufacturing allows us to be in complete control and support our friends and community.
We believe that everything that is purchased should be made to last as long as possible.
Our products are purposely designed so that there is no planned obsolescence.
They are made to be maintained, repaired and to be upgradable as technology advances.
Our goal is to keep them running.