– Bike2 creates a chainless electric bike motor.
– The invention is an upgrade on the mechanical chained bicycles well-known all over the world.
– If the battery is dead you are still able to use the bike as a regular pedal power bike.
Bike2 creates a chainless electric bike motor which is an upgrade on the well-known mechanical ones.
The Verge reported on Monday that Bike2 has created a chainless electric bike motor that it hopes will become a major part of bicycle manufacturing moving forward. The chainless e-drive system will allow manufacturers (at whom it’s targeted) to outfit standard bicycles with an electric motor that can be recharged as the user pedals.
The invention is an upgrade on the mechanical chained bicycles well-known all over the world. The additions are the electronic and motors that can make them electric supported. The electronics connect to the brakes to sense when the user is braking and has a throttle to power the electric assist motor.
If the battery is dead you are still able to use the bike as a regular pedal power bike. It is completely electric, so there is no way to manually pedal like you would with a chain-drive bike. Does it turn into a stationary bike until you manually recharge it by pedaling? Do you need to carry a portable battery charger just in case? Are you going to end up in a Starbucks looking for an outlet to charge your bike like everyone I know who has an electric skateboard does?
At the beginning, a regular bike rider would find it difficult since the revolution of the pedals would not correspond with the speed of the bike.
There are a lot of questions here, but the idea is nonetheless intriguing. And no more issues with broken chains should make everyone excited for the future.