An Electric Bike Option That Lets You Keep Your Bike and Still Get Exercise
An Electric Bike Option for Exercise Enthusiasts. ( TeK-THinK)
There has been a recent rush of electric bikes on the market, some of which are pretty cool. Many of these are what I would call electric only which really removes the exercise portion of the bike experience and makes it more like a scooter. Other specialty electric bikes allow a combination of peddling or electric drive.
Both of these types of bikes are fairly expensive and require giving up your current bike ( or keeping them both) which you may think is a great as it is except that you would like some electric assist at times. Big hills come to mind for me as I may shy away from even trying them with a peddle only bike.
There is another option that lets you keep you current bike and in just a few minutes change the from wheel to an electric drive. Combine this with a wireless pedal sensor and you have an optional electric drive bike when you want it without a lot of wires running outside the bike. This still allows you to get the exercise you want, when you want it.
The Electron Wheel ranges in prices on the internet from $800 to $999 which is not so cheap but compared to buying a complete bike this makes an interesting option.
Installation is easy enough as you will see in the video.
The simple steps are:
1- Charge the Electron Wheel out of the box
2- Remove the front brakes on your bike
3- Remove the front wheel
4-Slide in the Electron Wheel and tighten in the adjusters.
5- Calibrate the bike to you app
6- Ride, ride………ride
Here are the specifications for the Electron Wheel.
250W DC Brush Planetary Geared Hub Motor
Electrical Vehicle Related Rechargeable Li-ion Cells,
Advanced BMS, 24V 10.7Ah (256Wh)
UL Listed Electron Wheel Charger with
LED Status Indicator Display, Intl. Voltage.
2A is standard, 4A is optional.
Max 19.9 mph (32 km/h) in USA.
Max 16 mph (25 km/h) in Europe (per regulation)
16-22 miles (26-35 km) with Normal Pedaling
Alloy 26″ x 1.75″ Rim, 26″ x 1.25″ Tire, Inner Tube, Rim Strip, Double Wall Alloy Rim with Stainless Steel Spokes
– 700c (28”) & 26″ wheel available soon –
Power On/Off Switch, and Easy Access Charger Port are on
Left Side of Front Wheel
Motor power control and battery indicator,
dashboard to track rides. Also upgrade FW through Bluetooth.
19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)
Enjoy the ride?