Rubbee, the Shortest and Easiest Way to an Electric Bike [Photo Gallery][Video]
Already halfway to a full goal, Rubbee is up for crowd funding on Kickstarter and we might say that the prospects are looking good. In fact seeing how cool and easy to use Rubbee is, it would be hard to believe it would not make it into production.
Rubbee is a bolt-on addition to almost any traditional bicycle and using its CNC aluminium clamp it can go on and off in just under a minute. And with tool-less operation, what could be easier?
You don't need to buy a new bike, the Rubbee is not very heavy, it looks good and you can share it with your friends and relatives. Even more, the charger pack itself is small and easy to carry around in a backpak.
The battery hold 20,000 mAh and needs 2 hours to recharge. Once full, it can last for about 25 km (15 miles) without pedaling and can speed to 25 km/h (15 mph) on flat ground. The peak power it delivers in 800W and it only weighs in at 6.5 kg (14 lbs).
A throttle is also available to let riders choose the amount of assistance the Rubbee provides. The device has waterproof construction and the connector can be used for both charging and attaching the throttle, adding to the convenience. And with more than 2,000 cycles, you can be sure the battery will last in top shape for a long time.
The early birds can get their Rubbee for GBP 699 ($1,066 or €811) and we're already thinking that the inventors could upgrade their gadget to recharge when riding down the slopes.
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