Biomega, on the other hand, is looking to change all that with their next addition to e-mobility, the EIN. Sure, you may be thinking it’s just a trailer, but what if I told you it’s a weightless trailer? I bet your interest would be just as sparked as mine. Heck, when I first heard the words “weightless bike trailer,” I started looking for all kinds of mechanisms that make this thing levitate. Little did I know.
The EIN falls into the accessory category from this company, but like all other products they offer, this one has received the same detail-oriented design. The first thing you’ll notice is a sleek and modern look that pops into view no matter what bike you’re riding. That is due to a full monocoque capsule and a simple and minimalist look.
The rear of the trailer sits on a central wheel which allows it to pivot easily during turns, while the front is attached to a hitch that wraps around your bike’s seat post. Mind you, these are the only classic things about this capsule.
To get a better understanding of the mechanism, imagine you’re mounted on a bike that has an EIN hitched to it, but you’re at a standstill. The moment you push down on your pedal and start to get the bike moving, the wheel receives a signal, and the motor kicks in. When that happens, it’s basically compensating for the load behind you.
The motor has an output of 250 watts and is powered by the removable lithium-ion battery hidden into the frame. Overall, this battery and wheel setup will be good for a maximum of 150 km (93 miles). Once drained, you can get a full recharge in five hours.
Currently, this idea is funding on IndieGoGo, and you can pick one up for €745 ($891 at current exchange rates), to be shipped out December 2021, just in time for all those Christmas babies.
Personally, I love the idea. Why? It's simple, efficient, and applicable to a whole range of activities. I wonder if EIN comes from Einstein.