This Clever Attachment Makes Any Bicycle an E-Bike in Just Seconds – And it’s a Much Cheaper Method
A bicycle traveler has invented a simple, portable device that instantly turns your old sweat and tear bike into a fast electric bike.
Perfect for San Francisco or Los Angeles cyclists tackling thigh-punishing hills on their way to and from work, Clip was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020.
Clip of Small seven pound profile device that connects to the front wheel and around the forks. Its little controller is secured to your handlebars and has enough power to add 15 miles per hour of speed to your pedaling, enough to propel you through most hills with no problem.
According to Adele Peters who writes for Fast Company, Clip became angry at product designer Somnath Ray when he realized that people who want to reduce their carbon footprint by pedaling to work could be deterred from doing so by hill climbs. that arrive at work full of water. sweat.
Small enough to fit in a backpack, the 450-watt on-board motor is powered by batteries that can be recharged from a wall socket and provides approximately 10-15 miles of range.
“We wanted to have a solution where people could connect it to the bike very easily and then basically disconnect it when they got to work,” Ray said, according to Fast company.
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E-bikes are undoubtedly great, and while their sales more than doubled during the pandemic, their costs are much higher than even high-end bike models, making them not just barriers to entry, but lucrative targets. for bicycle thieves.
Clip is not alone in his class. There are other electric bike conversion kits on the market, such as the Copenhagen Wheel. However, these are usually expensive (the latter is $ 1,700) and heavy or permanent in application.
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Shorten it’s available to pre-order for just $ 399, and since you can take it with you, it practically eliminates any unreasonable chance that your bike will be stolen.
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