When the Junto design team of Tonkinson & Ebert, aka Mike and Sam set out to design a E-bike that can handle being a primary transit solution for urban commuting and round town use, they first looked to their own experiences as bicycle commuters in Philly.
Although we would all like to believe that commuting on urban streets is comfortable and easy going, Mike and Sam know a different reality. Potholes, trolley tracks, debris, blocked bike lanes, and various other impediments are a daily challenge for the urban cyclist to contend with- to say nothing of trucks, careless drivers and grids catering to motorists.
Mike and Sam knew that they had to design a bike that was bombproof, combining structural cues from mountain bikes and elements of traditional commuter bikes to create a comfortable and capable ride. Strong, reliable components were a logical addition in readying the bike for the hard riding ahead.