GeoOrbital has designed a new bike wheel that is capable of transforming your standard pedal like into an electric bike in just 60 seconds. Providing you with the ability to go up to 20 mph for a distance of between 20 and 50 miles (depending on the terrain) using electric power rather than physical effort.
The GeoOrbital electric wheel has been specifically designed for easy installation and universal compatibility, and has already raised nearly $200,000 via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website in just its first few days.
Watch the video below to learn more about the GeoOrbital electric bike wheel that is now available to back with super early bird pledges starting from $499 offering a 48 percent discount off the $950 retail price after the Kickstarter campaign has ended. Its designers explain more about its inspiration and features.
The Patent Pending GeoOrbital wheel is an evolution of the orbital wheel (the wheels on the TRON Motorcycles). The GeoOrbital wheel replaces a standard bicycle front wheel to turn your bike into a powerful electric bike in under 60 seconds. The GeoOrbital wheel takes under 60 seconds and no tools to install and is built to last. Everything needed to power your bike is included in the wheel!
The GeoOrbital wheel is compatible with nearly every bicycle. We have tested it on hundreds of bikes of all different styles from all different eras. The wheel comes in 2 sizes to cover over 95% of all adult sized bicycles. If your bike has a 26in, or 700c (also compatible with 28in and 29in) front wheel and uses rim brakes, the GeoOrbital wheel fits!
The GeoOrbital wheel is by far the easiest way to add electric power to your bike. The only part that isn’t in the wheel itself is a simple thumb activated throttle, which is easily clipped onto your handlebar. Sometimes you just need the speed. Whether you need to accelerate faster than cars at an intersection or just want to get home after work, our class leading 500W Brushless DC motor will get you to 20 miles per hour in just 6 seconds and you can always pedal to go even faster.
We use the highest quality Panasonic 36V removable Lithium-Ion battery with a pedal assisted range of up to 50 miles per-battery (up to a 30 mile range for the 26 inch wheel). With little to no pedaling you will go about 20 miles on a single battery (12 miles for the 26 inch wheel). The more you choose to pedal the more range you can expect, and you can always take a spare battery with you for longer rides.
For more information on the new GeoOrbital electric bike wheel jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge following the link below.
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