Brake-mounted Bimotal Elevate turns mountain bikes into electric bicycles

Today, there are many electric bike models available in the market. There are also electric conversion kits that allow users to temporarily convert their regular bike into an e-bike within minutes.

The San Francisco-based startup Bimotal recently announced the Elevate, a small electric motor system that you hang on your existing bike and thus can get a little extra push when you are out pedaling.

The Elevate adds 750W via your disc brake mount to your regular mountain bike.
The Elevate adds 750W via your disc brake mount to your regular mountain bike. Credit: Bimotal

The gadget attaches to the disc brake and, at the same time, is connected to a battery, which can be found attached to the frame of the bicycle, which is the size of a water bottle. Elevate weighs 2.7 kilograms, has a power of 750W that has a maximum of 100 Nm in torque and a constant 50 Nm. The motor allows the bike to accelerate up to 28 mph (45 km/h).

A built-in 250 Wh battery weighs approximately 1.5 kilograms and provides a range of 15 to 30 miles (24 to 48 km) per charge, depending on driving style, terrain, and incline.

The electric motor attaches to the disc brake.
The electric motor attaches to the disc brake. Credit: Bimotal

The electric drive system can be removed from the backpack and installed by hand on the brake disc of your bicycle in just a few seconds. This special electric motor that can be fitted to virtually any mountain bike that has brake discs. To be able to take advantage of this benefit, it is enough to replace the brake disc with the one dedicated to Elevate, and the engine itself will take care of the rest.

The goal is to be able to launch at the beginning of next year, and it should be possible to pre-order now. The price of the product that you can pre-order here is at the level of $1,950.

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