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GeoOrbital Adds A Battery Powered Wheel To Your Bicycle

Question asked by Satya Swaroop Dash in #Coffee Room on May 2, 2016
Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash · May 2, 2016
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Riding a bicycle is often one of the fastest ways to get around a crowded city but what if you could give your bicycle a speed boost by making it electrically powered. No, we are not talking about buying an expensive GoCycle, we are going to tell you about an innovation that can make your existing bike electrically powered. Meet the GeoOrbital Wheel, a standalone battery powered wheel that can be swapped for your front wheel to get you up to speeds of up to 20 miles per hour in just six seconds for up to 50 miles. The GeoOrbital Wheel consists of a brushless DC motor, a lithium-ion battery, aerospace-grade aluminium unibody and a flat-proof tire. The GeoOrbital Wheel is compatible with most adult bicycles and can be installed on one in less than 60 seconds without the use of any tools.

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The GeoOrbital Wheel comes in two variants, 26inch and 29inch. The 26-inch GeoOrbital Wheel has a 36V 500W brushless DC motor that is powered by a 36V 6Ah removable Lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in 3 hours to give a range of 12 miles without pedalling and 30 miles with pedalling. The bigger 29inch GeoOrbital Wheel houses the same motor but a larger 10Ah battery that takes 4 hours to charge fully to give up to 20 miles of travel without pedalling and 50 miles range with pedalling.

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The highlight of the GeoOrbital Wheel is its flat proof tyre that remains stable even if a nail is hammered into it. With GeoOrbital Wheel you have the ability of making your rear drive bicycle an all wheel drive which keeps you safe and stable even in tricky road conditions such as rain. The makers of GeoOrbital Wheel have been smart enough to add a USB outlet on the wheel that can charge your smartphones and bike lights.

The GeoOrbital Wheel is now up on Kickstarter for a funding campaign that will help them mass produce the product. You can claim your hands on one of these by paying a minimum of $499 instead of its retail price of $900. The project is already a hit on Kickstarter as it has managed to garner funds of $125,026 against its pledge goal of $75,000 within a week.

Source: Kickstarter via The Verge Posted in: #Coffee Room

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