A few years ago the innovative Copenhagen Wheel with a complete electric bike kit in the rear hub was announced and now it is available for sale for $699 (limited edition)!
Checkout this video to get an idea of how the Copenhagen Wheel works:
All-in-one electric bike kits like the Copenhagen Wheel are pretty cool because all you have to do is replace your wheel and you have an e-bike.
With wireless smartphone connectivity it keeps the bike looking clean.
At a price of $699 it opens the door to many people who would like to have an electric bike for commuting and fun. $699 is an introductory price for the first 1,000 wheels. After that the price will be $799.
The Copenhagen Wheel features:
Assist Type: Pedal assist only, no throttle.
Motor: 350 watt motor in the US, 250 watt motor in Europe. Regenerative braking.
Battery: 48 V lithium. ? Ah, 1000 charge cycles. 4 hour charge time.
Top Speed: 20 mph in US, 25km/h in Europe
Stated Range: 31 miles (50 km)
Weight: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg)
Wheel size options: 26″ or 700c
Gearing: Single speed or 9/10 speed freehub.
Smartphone compatibility: iOS (iPhone), Android. Bluetooth 4.0. The smartphone app adjusts pedal assist settings and locks or unlocks the wheel. It also provides you with info ride info that can be shared with your friends.
The Copenhagen Wheel was the original all-in-one electric bike kit but since then there have been others that have come to market. The FlyKly Smartwheel is very similar to the Copenhagen Wheel and the Electron Wheel is a front wheel that is an all-in-one kit.
It is exciting to see all of these developments in the electric bike world.
E-bike systems like this have the potential to help more people commute by bike.
What do you think? Would you or a friend be interested in the Copenhagen Wheel?
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