Using a new product offered by the UrbanX startup, cycling enthusiasts will be able to save much money when transforming their traditional bicycle into an electric one. A simple and effective solution from UrbanX is to replace the usual bicycle wheel with a special electric model, designed from aircraft-grade aluminum and represented by two types: UrbanXBooster (350 W) and UrbanXEco (240 W).
UrbanX wheels have the declared load capacity of up to 140 kg with their own weight of about 7 kg (the weight of the wheel also includes a 3,500 mAh battery). One bicycle battery charge is enough for up to 50 km at the speed of 32 km/h. The developers offer an additional battery with a capacity of 3500 mAh, which has a USB connector and can charge the cyclist’s smartphone as well. UrbanX wheels can send information via Bluetooth to a mobile app about the remaining battery charge, the approximate distance of the ride at a given speed and the travel time.
Fundraising for the startup is conducted on the Kickstarter website. Enthusiastic developers are planning to begin the production this summer and will offer e-bike wheels at the price of $299 for UrbanXEco and $399 for UrbanXBooster.