The highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.
The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.
After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.
Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel:
And here is a video 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.
One of the unique features of the Copenhagen Wheel is that it can accommodate a single speed or 7, 8, 9, 10 speed cassette. So far it is the only rear hub all-in-one that offers that.
With wireless smartphone connectivity it keeps the bike looking clean.
At a price of $949 it opens the door to many people who would like to have an electric bike for commuting and fun.
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 7, 8, 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 and Zehus Bike+ are similar to the Copenhagen Wheel. The EVELO Omni Wheel and the Electron Wheel are front wheel all-in-one kits.
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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