EZ Wheelie turns regular bikes into e-bikes in one minute
There are quite a few kits around that will turn a regular bike into an electric bike, but few promise to do so as painlessly as the EZ Wheelie. The wireless conversion wheel works with a range of bike sizes, and can be easily swapped in and out when the need for a little electrical assistance arises.
The EZ Wheelie comes with no strings or wires attached. Making use of its 250 W brushless hub motor is as simple as slotting the wheel into the forks of any ride – from a 20-inch kids bike to a 29-inch mountain bike – and jumping into the saddle.
The motor, along with the battery, computer, sensors and 6-axis gyroscope, are all contained within the waterproof wheel. It connects with a smartphone app over Bluetooth 4.0 to allow control over five degrees of pedal assist, up to a top speed of 32 km/h (20 mph).
How far you can travel on each charge will depend on the battery size, with 36 V 2.9 Ah, 5.8 Ah and 8.7 Ah versions available, offering ranges of 20 miles, 40 miles and 60 miles respectively (32 km, 64 km and 96 km).
This smartphone app can also keep tabs on and display important metrics of your ride, such as current speed, miles covered, uphill mileage, current power grade and the power remaining in the wheel.
The EZ Wheelie is currently undergoing crowdfunding on Indiegogo, with the team looking to include disc brakes and a dedicated wireless display as optional extras. An early pledge of US$299 will put you in line for the standard EZ Wheelie with the 2.9 Ah battery, with shipping slated for October 2018 if all goes to plan.
Conscious of the notorious pitfalls of crowdfunding campaigns when it comes to delayed deliveries (or those that never eventuate), the EZ Wheelie's creators will also offer full refunds right up until the delivery date should folks wish to backpedal on their pledges.
You can check out the pitch video below.
Learn more: Indiegogo