Fallbrook Technologies have introduced some pretty successful e-bike shifting systems over the past few years. The newest system from Fallbrook Technology is pretty impressive, and much better compared to its predecessors. It is called the NuVinci Harmony, which is an automatic shifting system designed for electric bike technology.
The NuVinci Harmony operates with the NuVinci’s N360 Continously Variable Planetary (CVP) drivetrain. The Harmony is built as a separate unit and mounts inside the rear dropout, pulling power from any electric bike battery from12-48 volts DC. For those e-bikers who tend to leave their bikes in one constant gear, which can overwork the electric motor, this automatic shifting system is just the solution.
There are two NuVinci Harmony models – advanced rider and basic rider. With the advanced rider controller, you are able to find exact cadences and set the cadence of your liking. Then, the system will make adjustments according to the wind changes or terrain so that the cadence can be maintained. Riders also have the option to switch to manual mode to adjust the ratio manually. On the other hand, controller for the basic rider is of a much simpler set-up, and there are 3 programmable settings – slow, medium and fast, that can be pre-set.
The hub interface of the Harmony system weighs around 250 grams, with a quick-release attachment to enable easy wheel removal. You will be seeing the NuVinci Harmony CVP system on electric bikes early next year, with a price range of EUR 2,000 and above.
[Source: Bicycle Retailer]
Folding electric bikes are not new. In fact, YikeBike has introduced them way back in 2009 but the carbon fibre model was a tad expensive at $3,795.
Now they have just added the YikeBike Fusion to their collection, a more affordable folding bike model with a price tag of $1,995.
So how did that become possible, you ask yourself.
Apparently, YikeBike substituted more affordable materials like reinforced polymer composite and alloy for some of the more expensive carbon fibre materials. But you have to pay the price for the cheaper version and that’s more than three kilograms in added weight.
Up to 250 carbon fibre bikes have been sold last year to various customers including celebrities like Jackie Chan.
Now comes the new toy for the big boys out there—a slightly heavier, but cheaper version of the folding bike. Don’t expect the original carbon fibre folding bikes to go on sale though, because they will be reserved for those who can afford the high-end version which will be sold through the website of YikeBike. The cheaper version will then be sold by distributors as a standard version.
The carbon fibre folding bike weighs only 10.8 kg while the Fusion version weighs 14 kg. If you want to leave as little carbon footprint as possible but just could not afford the hefty price tag of the original carbon fibre folding bag, then here’s your chance to get the cheaper version.
Well, 3kg is not much of a weight considering the savings you can get from the purchase of the Fusion. Anyway, you can still enjoy its 23 km per hour speed while protecting the environment.
The wireless technology, a rapidly evolving technology, is currently a lead role in our daily lives. The whole world is relying on this technology both directly and indirectly. A Canadian based company, Daymak Inc. has unveiled its latest product – the “Shadow Ebike”, an electric bike totally dependent on wireless technology. It offers not only mobility, but also convenience and trendiness as well.
Unlike the orthodox electric bikes, the Shadow Ebike incorporates features such as the wireless throttle, the wireless brakes, the wireless power ‘on/off’ and a wireless pedal-assist system. With no wires in the open, it eliminates malfunctioning caused by wiring issues and problems with connection points. This machine features an integrated battery system (lithium) and motor, powered by the Daymak Drive Technology (patent pending).
The Shadow Ebike is powered by 1000 watts electric power. The housing can hold your favourite electronics, and can even charge gadgets such as iPhones, BlackBerries, notebooks and so on via the USB connection. This allows you to charge your device while you ride, making it an extremely practical and a multitasking machine. The manufacturers even have the vision of the future evolution of the Shadow Ebike, in which it can interact with popular smart gadgets.
As the cost of gas fuel and petrol continues to rise, the cycling gadget makes a great alternative to normal fuelled vehicles, giving it the honour as the most advanced, yet eco-friendly e-bike.
The Shadow Ebike houses a variety of amazing features and powered by the latest technology. Believe it or not, this amazing machine can be yours for just $1,999.
[Source: Shadow Bike]
You must be wondering whats so special about GreenWheel, when there are so many bikes already in the market that are electric? Yes there is no doubt that there are innumerous electric bikes available for sale in markets around, but they are not so cheap as well. Not every one can afford an electric bike.
In such a case GreenWheel plays a very important role by adding that electric spark to your existing bike only. That means that you need not even buy a new bike to fit in GreenWheel. All you need to do is to place GreenWheel in your existing bike and enjoy an extraordinary experience of electric biking by providing your bike with an electric boost. What more? All this at a very affordable price Could not have asked indeed for more!
GreenWheel is ideated and designed by MIT scientists. So now you now the secret behind GreenWheels extraordinary efficiency lies in the contour of extraordinary scientists behind its crafting. There is no scope of even an iota of doubt left on its functionality now.
Talking about how GreenWheel functions, it comprises of a unit that has a battery and a motor as well. Along with a generator that is capable of recharging the battering whenever you go for long biking expedition downhills, this out of the world gadget adds spark to your bike.
GreenWheel works on regular and simple electric power and offers twenty miles of riding without using the pedals. In fact, this can be almost doubled if you pedal along in between as well. What a great idea!
Already ready to buy this amazing gadget that will give your bike a hard electric push? Well, we wish you could have immediatelty go to the market to buy GreenWheel. But unfortunately, there is some more time to wait patiently for its introduction in the market. Although GreenWheel is still an idea only, but indeed under process to be available for all those electric bike fans really soon.
Are you crazy about bikes and looking for some real innovative bike? Here E+ bike is waiting for you. EMS is providing gearless bike and runs on electric battery. It offers travel range between 20 and 40 miles per charge. It posses excellent features like it has 19 diverse cycling mode all between total electric ride and it also features 36 volt NIMH battery that goes up to 30 mph.
Electrical motion system is promoting their bike by providing them to police departments and if they find it difficult to charge or ride they can return bike within one month. This E+bike will definitely attract you.