Electric bicycles have become more common in recent years. However, no major technical leap has been experienced in electric cycling. SuperWheel System, an Irish company, founded by Simon Chan, is looking to re-invent the wheel with a revolutionary invention.
The company has developed Superwheel, a bicycle wheel with a built-in power assistance system that uses its patent-pending (WTECT) ‘Weight (mass) to energy conversion technology,’ converting the user’s weight to turning power during rotation to improve cycling efficiency. This separately mounted rear wheel turns your bike into a super performing power-assisted bike within minutes and without a battery.
SuperWheel uses your body weight’s reactive force to generate additional torque to take you further, faster without breaking a sweat. The promise is to create an alternative for electric bikes, more than 30% energy efficiency improvement than a standard wheel, without any battery or range limit. Using this wheel opens up infinite cycling possibilities that can help burn extra calories at the weekend.
Simply replace the SuperWheel with a standard wheel, it only takes a few minutes, and you’re ready to hit the pavement or the hills. SuperWheel continually diverts the reactive force of your body weight to the eight springs on the upper section of the wheel during rotation. The spring compression (from approx. 9 to 12 o’clock position) and decompression( from 12 to 9 position), the impact on the rim section caused by the compresses and decompresses of the spring mechanism during rotation providing additional momentum for the rotation, combined with the patent-pending – Internal Drive system, provides simple and reliable power assistance and makes for a comfortable ride.
The SuperWheel (WTECT) comprises of two mechanisms- the external springs mechanism and the Internal drive. Both systems are powered by the reactive force of weight during rotation. SuperWheel technology maintains the traditional value of the bicycle, it’s convenient to use, 100% human-powered, and lasts a very long time.
A more advanced version of SuperWheel is currently under construction. It is promised to bring about 20% more assist to the cyclist than the already sold-out first version of the product – SuperWheel Forciclette.