July 24, 2013
The Rubbee mini cycle motor can let you glide for 18 miles on its own power
I like what I’m seeing the bicycles of today, especially the innovations in automation i.e. motors of some kind that let you avoid peddling and enjoy just cruising along. The latest in this field is called Rubbee and is a perfect bike attachment system for the ‘lazy’ rider like me. But more importantly, this energy saver will be most handy for those hills and slopes one has to traverse on daily commutes. Rubbee is a simple little motor attachment that can be easily clipped and unclipped from pretty much any cycle with a clamp system.
A little wheel sits at the end coupled to a 280 volt battery pack that can give you up to 18 miles on a full charge of effortless cycling. It’s designed to produce a maximum of 800 watts of power. It takes about two hours or so to get fully charged. With the power of Rubbee you could reach speeds of up to 16 mph. The whole detachable set up weighs a mere 13 pounds so it’s easy to take with you when you’re done. The company’s trying to raise funs for the Rubbee motor via Kickstarter and with a pledge $1,226 (£799) or more, you could be one of the first people to get their hands on this innovative little contraption. The Rubbee motor is ‘biking’ towards a November launch and we wish them the best of luck.
[Via – Inhabitat]