There are now various choices of motorized front wheels that temporarily turn your regular bike into an e-bike. So, what does a new product have to do to really stand out in this market? Well, it helps if has a radically different design than it’s competitors – and the GeoOrbital Wheel has just that.For complete specification, visit Autoxpedia.
The GeoOrbital wheel is a fully contained electric update that snaps on to virtually any e-bike in place of the front wheel. In less than 60 seconds, the GeoOrbital wheel lets you go from sweaty morning commuter to the electric-powered ease.
Lots of e-bikes mount an electric motor inside the hub of rear wheel or mount it permanently to the frame. The Geo Orbital is different. It replaces the front wheel. The 500W motor and the battery are part of the wheel itself. Two battery sizes are available — 6 amp-hour and 10 amp-hour. With the larger battery, electric only range is twenty miles. For the smaller battery, range is listed at 12 miles. The top speed is twenty miles per hour. Of course, the more you pedal, the further you can go. And regenerative braking is included in both versions.
It uses a Panasonic 36V removable Lithium-Ion battery with a pedal-assisted range of up to 50 miles per battery, or up to a thirty mile range for the 26-inch wheel.
The wheel charges by way of USB through a built-in outlet, that can also power a speaker on the go or charge your phone. You can also remove the battery if you need portable power — like for a day at the seaside.
GeoOrbital aims to start shipping its wheels to customers this fall for $700. For Kickstarter backers, it’ll run $499.