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GeoOrbital wheel - make your bike electric in 60 seconds

03 May 2016

The GeoOrbital wheel replaces a standard bicycle front wheel to turn your bike into a powerful electric bike in under 60 seconds, getting you places faster.

CTO, Dakota Decker, on his daily commuter bike (Credit: GeoOrbital/Kickstarter)

The GeoOrbital wheel is compatible with nearly every bicycle. It has been tested on hundreds of bikes of all different styles from all different eras. The wheel comes in two sizes to cover over 95 percent of all adult sized bicycles. If your bike has a 26in, or 700c (also compatible with 28in and 29in) front wheel and uses rim brakes, the GeoOrbital wheel fits.

The GeoOrbital wheel is an easy way to add electric power to your bike. The only part that isn’t in the wheel itself is a simple thumb activated throttle, which is easily clipped onto your handlebar.

Sometimes you just need the speed. Whether you need to accelerate faster than cars at an intersection or just want to get home after work, the 500W brushless DC motor will get you to 20 miles per hour in just six seconds and you can always pedal to go even faster.

It uses the highest quality Panasonic 36V removable Lithium-Ion battery with a pedal assisted range of up to 50 miles per-battery (up to a 30 mile range for the 26in wheel). With little to no pedaling you will go about 20 miles on a single battery (12 miles for the 26in wheel). The more you choose to pedal the more range you can expect, and you can always take a spare battery with you for longer rides.

The 26in wheel will add between 4-6kg to your bike, the 700c will add 6-7kg. The GeoOrbital wheel replaces your regular front wheel which weighs between 1-2kg. 

Commute on your bike, on your own schedule and without exerting more energy then you see fit. No more traffic. No more looking for parking or waiting for the bus - Plus, because the GeoOrbital wheel when installed on a bicycle is still considered a bicycle, there’s no need for insurance, registration, or even a license. 

Sometimes you just need all-wheel drive. Just like being in a car with all-wheel drive you have a lot more stability and control in harsh environments. The GeoOrbital wheel performs great in all weather conditions but if you pedal while using the wheel you will have all-wheel drive when you need it most. 

Credit: GeoOrbital/Kickstarter

The GeoOrbital wheel comes with a flat-proof solid foam tyre, so you never have to worry about getting a flat or even checking tyre pressure.

By using the latest hi-density foam technology the tyres act and weigh the same as a traditional bike tire, but you will never get a flat.

With its built in USB outlet you can charge your phone, bike lights, or even a speaker on the go. Remove the battery from the wheel to have a massive portable power bank to take with you. It's enough portable power to take for a day at the beach.

GeoOrbital have been developing and testing the GeoOrbital wheel prototypes both in the shop and on all types of city streets. It reduced the weight, part count, and cost in half, while greatly increasing safety and reliability. Based on user feedback, it doubled the motor power, made the battery removable and lockable, added a USB outlet, and modified each generation so that they would be easier and more universal to install.

The company has come a long way and made huge technical strides in the past 18 months, with each new generation learning from it's predecessors and the hundreds of test riders and beta testers generous enough to share their thoughts. What they ended up with is the easiest and most reliable way to turn your bike electric.

Click here to view this project on Kickstarter


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