There has been a great deal of interest in personal transporters or personal mobility devices in the past few years, most of them revolving around e-scooters. Some people, however, still prefer having the best of both worlds of a bicycle that they can pedal when they want while still getting motor assistance when they need it. These electric bicycles or e-bikes come in many sizes, designs, and capabilities, but they all require a rather hefty investment, one that also means saying goodbye to your favorite “regular” bicycle. You might already have the perfect bike in your garage or aren’t too interested in the extra bells and whistles of a full-blown e-bike. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between one or the other, especially with this accessible and ingenious kit that transforms a regular bike into an e-bike in no time flat.
E-bike conversion kits have sprung up to answer the need for a way to add a little motorized power without having to retire a beloved bike. It is admittedly more affordable than buying a complete e-bike, but it’s still no joking matter. And while such kits allow you to install a motor-powered add-on to your favorite two-wheeler, the complexity of installation ensures that you’re sealing the fate of your bicycle for good. It might be possible to transfer it to another bike, but you might not even try considering the work you’ll have to go through again.
PikaBoost, does away with all those problems, giving you not only the power to assist your foot-powered cycling but also the flexibility to install the kit on any bike at any time. It comes as a single unit (not including the removable battery compartments) that weighs only 3kg/6.6lbs, adding little weight to a bike. You attach one end to the seat post and let the other sit on top of the rear wheel, all without having to use any tool for installation. You can easily remove it again to install it on another bike or put it in your bag for safekeeping while your bike is parked in public.
More than just the ease of installation, the PikaBoost e-bike conversion kit offers most of the capabilities of full e-bikes and definitely more than what more expensive conversion kits bring to the table. The quiet 250W motor provides smooth yet powerful assistance to give your legs and knees a break on rougher terrains and inclined roads. A variety of advanced sensors work behind the scenes of its Automatic Adaptive Rate or AAR technology, giving it real-time data to adjust the power of the motor based not just on the road but also on the cyclists’ pedaling strength. It can even stop the motor and the wheel instantly when it detects slipping or falling to ensure the rider’s safety.
The PikaBoost has plenty of features that make cycling safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable. An e-brake sensor can be easily clamped on the handlebar and mounted on the brake lever to immediately cut the power to the motor when you break. A companion mobile app offers automatic Bluetooth locking to prevent theft as well as a warning notification when the PikaBoost’s battery is low. Best of all, it can also convert kinetic energy into electricity, which can be used not only to boost its own battery but also to charge phones or devices via USB.
You no longer need to say goodbye to your favorite metal steed just to get the benefits of an intelligent motor that will help you go the extra mile. For only $299, you can convert any old bike of yours into an e-bike without breaking a sweat or your bank account. Now you can really get the best of both worlds of health and convenience of an e-bike on your own terms and on your beloved bike.