Luna Cycle (United States) - Press Release: This and the Luna Apex are the first production ebikes to have off-road only levels of throttle power combined with torque sensing pedal assist. The massive power you get is far above the lackluster pedal-assist-only, feeble drive designed for the 250 watt European Market. The Ultra Mag max was built for Luna Cycles for the US market to go on bad-ass bikes like the Apollo. It is made from magnesium for light savings and uses our own controller for high power, reliability, and smooth power and torque sensor delivery no other Bafang powered production bike offers.
The Apollo is the the most difficult ebike we have ever built, put together piece by piece, and we are proud to be able to offer it to you. We love this ebike! At Luna we are true Ebike nuts and have been that way for many years before selling kits or ebikes. The Apollo is a wicked combination of a high tech battery, the ultimate mid drive motor, and the most beautiful carbon full suspension frame partnered with A-list components that our competitors simply do not have access to.
This is our flagship product, which shows what we are capable of achieving by a company that is dedicated to the future of ebikes.
Please note the Apollo set in its highest power levels is not legal for road use. If you intend to ride on-road, please select the road legal 750 watt version on check out and we will limit the power of your Apollo to 750 watts.
The Apollo's futuristic shape is made from Grade 1 carbon fiber creating an appealing design using top-notch workmanship. You will not find tubular or flat surfaces on this bike. Every spar is angular, contributing to the custom, high-end look. Our primary goal when designing the Apollo was not only functionality and performance, but designing a spectacular bike that was truly different from all others on the market.
A full suspension electric fat bike with a powerful mid drive that doesn't flex and bob when you hit the throttle is nearly impossible to find. Luna set out to accomplish exactly this, and it did it, in carbon.
We had a leading carbon frame engineer help us with the design and we went through several design changes and prototypes. This Ebike is designed as an Ebike, using 4x the amount of carbon in some critical stress areas to give this full suspension bike the toughness it needs to handle a high torque motor and a full suspension design.
Taking advantage of the latest in manufacturing techniques and using composite materials we were able to develop a bike that is completely unique, a shape never seen before in a production bike. We use a carbon fiber house that specializes in F1 car parts to make this shape and the molding process possible. We first focused on creating the perfect battery shape in a removable battery compartment, as large as possible. We used the most technically advanced and energy dense cells available, and then designed the rest of the frame around the battery. This is a purpose-built ebike from the ground up and it uses the best ebike battery ever manufactured, in the most unique shape to meet its goals. The days of production bikes with rear rack batteries, and bolt-on dolphin packs are numbered.
The Ultimate Power Mid Drive:
We proudly worked hand-in-hand with Bafang to develop and manufacture this new massive "Mag Ultra" motor to make ebikes like the Apollo possible. This is a 2000 watt version of the ultra drive and its made out of magnesium to make it lighter. In true Luna fashion, we have added our own “secret sauce” to what was already guaranteed to be a great final product. We are ecstatic about the reliable and smooth power we have programmed in a shape that is integrated into the frame much like the Bosch or Brose motor, giving you serious torque and speed and maximum ground clearance. This motor has considerably more motor mass than the bolt on the BBSHD conversion kit but uses very similar engineering to the BBSHD, which has proven itself to be a reliable high-performance mid drive motor. The Ultra promises to be even better due to the increased motor mass and improved heat dissipating qualities, but at the same time still preserving the same silent and reliable performance.
We have had samples of this drive for over a year and have performed extensive testing, helping Bafang to create the most feature-rich, powerful, and potent mid drive motor on the market.
The Ultra Drive has a pedal-assisted torque sensor built in which we have custom programmed to ensure a smooth, drama-free riding experience. You also have a thumb throttle for technical hill climbs or for when you just don’t feel like pedaling. A torque sensor senses how hard you are pedaling rather than just how fast to give you a more bionic feel when you apply pressure to the pedals. Luna did this in responses to the feedback from our customers who were requesting a torque sensor in our ebikes, many citing as the only argument on why they believe the Euro designed bikes are better. We’re thrilled to say that we have delivered, all while not compromising performance, which has been our staple for years. Why choose between a throttle or a torque sensor when you can have both? This torque sensor was tuned by the experts at Luna to give it a much better experience than the stock Ultra motor.
Our Best Battery Pack Ever:
The Apollo has a made in the usa 21ah 52v battery that is made with the latest in technology at our El Segundo Facility.
Built in the USA with Love:
The Apollo is is hand assembled in the USA at the Luna factory. This bike is assembled and tuned by our top mechanic. The wheels are also built by hand here in house to ensure proper strength for this high power bike. Each bike is extensively test ridden and adjusted before being sent in a large shipping box to the customer.
The cables are fished through the frame to make an ultra clean assembly, rarely seen these days on any ebike.
The bike only takes 2 minutes for the customer to assemble. You only need to straighten the handlebars, tighten, and ride. No further adjustment should be required.
Because of our careful assembly and testing process, please allow up to 7 days for shipment.
- Luna Apollo Full Carbon
- Charger Luna Advanced 300w Charger
- Charge Port Rosenberger Magnetic Connector
- Chainring Raceface 42 Tooth
- Pedal Assist 5 Level Torque Sensor
- Carbon Seat Post with DNM CSD Dropper Post external Wire
- Carbon Seat
- Transmission SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed
- Rims Sunringle MTX 33
- Hubs SRC 146
- Tires Maxxis Chronicls 27.5 3.0 inch tires 120tp
- Brakes Shimano M355 Hydraulic
- Handlebars Wren Carbon
- Stem Wren
- Rear Suspension RockShox Monarch RT3 200mm of travel minus 60 eye to eye
- Front Suspension WREN Inverted 140mm (can easily change to 150mm)
- TFT Color Display
- Pedals Mosso CNC (Luna branded)
- Headset Cane Creek Hell Bender