Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, is joining the growing number of electric carmakers to offer a bike. The company is making the bikes in collaboration with Allebike, the Swedish high-end bicycle company. The Allebike Alpha Polestar edition will be co-engineered, co-designed and colour-coordinated between the two companies.
Allebike is a family-owned high-end bicycle manufacturer founded in 2003, based in Alingsås, a small town outside Gothenburg. The company’s co-founder Alexander Blomqvist, the eponymous “Alle”, is also a designer and team director.
It was as a teenager, that Alexander’s dream of designing his own bicycle was realised. After pleading with his parents to get a bike from Italian manufacturer Bianchi, his father figured they could probably build a bike themselves, and Alle was challenged to sketch his dream bike. The logo, produced in Microsoft’s Paint, read “Allebike” in Comic Sans, and thus, the first Allebike was born.
Since then, the company has evolved into a design- and performance-focused, high-end bike manufacturer. All bikes are designed, tested and hand-built by a dedicated team of cyclists.
Much like Alexander’s adventures, Polestar and Allebike’s journey started with the ambition of creating a bespoke Polestar edition mountain bike. Everything from geometrically establishing the perfect angles, to 3D-rendering and printing, to moulding the form, had to be considered during the making of the bike.
The carbon frame was produced using EPS technology, in which layers of carbon weave are placed by hand into the mould, forming the final frame. Once the frame is taken out of the mould, it’s polished and painted. Each bike is then carefully assembled by hand at Allebike.
The Allebike Alpha Polestar edition is a special edition of Allebike’s versatile Alpha model, ready to tackle any terrain. The bike’s geometry has been designed to make it climb faster while the suspension smoothes out rough ground and tackles descents at high speed.
On the descent, full-suspension dampers are crucial. As with Polestar’s cars, the bike is equipped with state-of-the-art dampers from the brand’s long-time collaborators, Swedish suspension manufacturers Öhlins. The dampers are tuned specifically for the Allebike Alpha Polestar edition to give it optimal performance and have a classy-looking Swedish gold finish.
The Swedish gold dampers, a characteristic of the Polestar Performance pack, are not the only attributes the bike shares with the cars. It’s also coloured-coordinated with the Polestar 2, available in two exterior metallic colours: Snow and Space.
The new bespoke Polestar edition will be sold and delivered by Allebike and will be accessible via Polestar’s additionals shop. The new Allebike Alpha Polestar Edition will cost £9,702.
This isn’t the first time Polestar has collaborated with a high-end bike company. Back in 2021, the Swedish automaker partnered with CAKE, which are an electric bike company producing sustainable performance products. Together they produced a special version of the new CAKE Makka compact electric bike.
With both of these collaborations, it seems only natural that Polestar would also bring an electric mountain bike to the table. Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, recently announced the collaboration with Allebike will be explored further to create a new electric bike. This will use both of the companies expertise, and if it’s anything like the model shown here, it will be something special.