E-bikes are not a cheap pleasure; their costs are usually well over $1000. But if you still have a two-wheeler that is in good shape, and also are looking forward to electric power, then the Lightest system on Indiegogo will be the perfect choice for you.
An Italian startup Bikee Bike launches its “Lightest eBike Kit” that turns any normal bicycle into an e-bike. The latest product from the Bikee Bike should convince with its low weight, which is between 1.6 and 1.7 kg (without battery) depending on the version. The drive is installed in the bottom bracket area and then acts on the existing chain.
The Lightest eBike Kit is available in four different variants. At 1.6 kg, the smallest version with 250 watts is particularly light. It has a nominal voltage of 36 volts, transmits 70 Nm to the driveshaft, and supports electrically up to 25 km/h (16 mph) speed. This version with battery weighs just under 4 kg, including mounting materials.
The bike becomes an S-Pedelec in one of the three more powerful variants. These have an output of 500, 750, and 1000 watts, which provides support in turn to speeds of 35, 42, and 50 km/h (22, 26, or 31 mph), respectively. They work with a nominal voltage of 48 volts and bring up to 90 Nm on the chain. The kit also includes four sets of Samsung lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 250 Wh to 840 Wh. Depending on the engine with which they are connected, they should provide a range of 30 to 180 km (19 to 112 miles).
Lightest assembly consists of screwing the system to the bottom of the frame in such a way that it adheres to the bottom bracket. Then just run the chain around the additional and main sprockets to enjoy the support. The driving force is controlled by an integrated torque sensor. The entire system offers an additional nine levels of assistance, works with the LCD on the steering wheel, and even provides optional regenerative braking.
Overall dimensions are 85x90x128mm, which allows a clean installation on your bike for a motor that fits in one hand. Take the motor off in just 5 minutes: only two bolts lock the motor in place. Use your motor when you feel it and take it down when you want to.
Besides, you can connect your system with your smartphone with two different configurations: standard and Superhero. The standard version allows you to visualize and control the assistance with your Heart Rate. The Superhero will unlock a world of possibilities. You can lock your system with your smartphone so that it will be useless if stolen.
If you are interested in this Lightest eBike Kit from the Bikee Bike, you can hit the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. At Indiegogo, the Lightest in the cheapest edition, with a 250 W motor and 250 Wh battery costs $549, while we will have to put around $949 on a 1000 W and 840 Wh version. If everything goes according to the plan, the shipping is estimated to take place in September.