A bicyclist and an engineer from eastern Russia have created a product to help you keep up with the electric revolution, without having to buy a new e-bike. The eczo.bike is a universal kit that can convert most bicycles into e-bike in about an hour. The powerful mid-drive system can climb up to 30 degree inclines (without cycling assist). The eczo.bike can accelerate to 28mph.
"We just want to make a product that could fit almost any bicycle to give its owner real mobility in all kind of terrains, despite his or her fitness level."Oleg Evseenkov, CEO eczo.bike
The kit comes with a management system that includes an on-board computer, control panel, twist-grip throttle, and pedal sensor. An app is also works with eczo.bike that gives users diagnostics, software updates, navigation, tracking, and even an anti-theft system. There are two battery options to choose from – 570 watts and 1000 watts. Charge time is between one to two hours, and the battery can be locked by pin-code on the on-board computer.
"After more than 100 user tests and a lot of customer feedback, in 2017 our team made an improved product with a 2-stage gear and even higher torque that make it possible for bicyclists to use all their front gears (other mid-drive e-bikes have only one front gear, so when not using electrical power, you can only change rear gears." Oleg Evseenkov, CEO eczo.bike
Key Features Include:
- Powerful mid-drive capable to ride up 30-40 degree slopes without bicyclist’s assist
- Capacious (1 kWh) fast-charging (80% in 1 hour) Li-ion battery for 50+ mi rides
- Lightweight (adds less than 22 lbs with big battery) and ideally balanced
- Unique tunable design
- Fits 80% of bicycles (excluding folding ones and with very curved frames).
To see if the kit will work with your bicycle, you can email eczo.bike a photo of your bike and they'll let you know if the kit will work. eczo.bike plans to launch a crowd funding campaign later this year, but you can learn more about these versatile kits by visiting their website. The price during campaign will be $1200-1300 for version with 570 Wh battery and $1600-1700 for 1 kWh battery. Delivery is planned in June-July. eczo.bike