In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.
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The EvoWheel is a quick and relatively affordable way to add electric pedal assistance to almost any bicycle. You can swap it in just like a normal wheel, and is compatible with both rim and disc brakes. It lets you go up to 20mph and can last up to 54mi per charge.
The Lucnt SRL 1 is a bicycle brake light that can alert the people behind you when you’re slowing down. When you’re moving, the light continuously blinks. But when you slow down, its lights get brighter and turn into a steady glow, similar to a car’s brake lights.
Enki Cycles created the Billy with one goal in mind: fun. It has a BMX-style handlebar with a twist throttle, a Gates carbon belt drive, a 500W Bafang hub motor, custom 20″ rims and adjustable front suspension. It goes up to 20mph and lasts around 41mi per charge.
The makers of the Flectr spoke reflector came up with a more aerodynamic and durable light reflector for bicycle wheels. The Flectr 360 is a razor-thin film that curves around the arched surface of bicycle rims, allowing it to reflect light coming from either side of the bike.
Inspired by the demands of DelFast’s original business – an express courier service – the company claims that the Prime variant of its electric bicycle can be used unassisted for up to 236mi (378km) on a single charge, thanks in part to its regenerative braking.
A seriously powerful electric bike, handbuilt with a durable, lightweight aluminum frame wrapped in carbon fiber panels, shocks that offer up to 9.5″ of frame travel, and a crazy fast top speed of up to 60 mph in off-road mode when equipped with its highest power option.
The Fubi Fixie looks and works like a normal bike, but its brilliant fold and lock mechanism allows it to shrink to nearly a third of its size. Best of all, the frame is compatible with standard bicycle components. The catch? It was Kickstarted in 2015, and it’s still not out.
Sondors‘ newest affordable electric bicycle is great for urban commutes. It weighs 50lb, goes up to 20mph, and lasts up to 20mi when purely on electric power. A control panel lets you adjust the power delivery and monitor the battery, time and distance traveled.
Neematic claims that its electric bicycle is both a dirt bike and a mountain bike. The FR/1 has a lightweight frame that incorporates the 20kW motor for a responsive and stable ride. It goes up to a ridiculously fast 62 mph and lasts as much as 62 miles per charge.
Based on a similar, but simpler design to their airless car tire concept, Bridgestone is showing off a bike wheel and tire combo which use a series of flexible thermoplastic spokes to absorb shocks and can never go flat. They hope to put them into production by 2019.
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