Thanks to Unlimited, your old dusty Huffy from ’95 that’s been gathering dust in a corner of your garage is ready to see some road conditions again. And this time, you won’t be throwing her back in the garage.
Just imagine this for a second. Everyone has gotten their e-bike kit. Suddenly, you start seeing lowriders, foldables, roadsters and even mountain bikes, all with 'Unlimited' branded on the side. Pretty soon, meetings will be held. Streets closed off just reserved for cruising. Downhill tracks fine-tuned for the battery packs Unlimited offers. OK, maybe I got carried away for a minute, but it is a viable future.
Heck, at just a tad over 500 dollars, even my Cannondale is shouting at me, “Pick me! Pick me!” That’s right! Just over 500 bucks for the SL kit, which is the smaller of the kits offered. Now, don’t start thinking that just because it’s called ‘small’, it doesn’t mean it is. This little juice-box offers a 52V 3Ah 150Wh battery, a front motor wheel with a tire as well, a wireless pedal sensor, and a quick release mounting plate. This is all you need to get up and start riding an e-bike. And this kit offers you a range of 22 miles (35km).
Another option exists for the XR kit called the XR+, and it comes with an accessory harness and a handle-bar mounted display.
That motor on the front wheel, however, is where the magic lies. The team at Unlimited offer multiple sizes for the wheel meaning you can have this kit on a number of different-sized bikes. I personally find the range of applicability absolutely solid. The team even went as far as making the kits street legal for the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. versions allow a top speed of 22 mph (35 kph), while the European version caps out at near 16 mph (25 kph).
In case you don’t like the front tire mounted motor, there is an option for a rear wheel mount as well. And with quick-release or bolt on components, that too is able to adapt to a very large range of bikes.
Come on now, you got all the links. You got that old bike waiting. And the world is gonna be opening up here pretty soon. Why not come out of quarantine with that supped up Huffy?