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Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid

Postby rodneycc » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:14 pm

FYI, not for me but interesting......

Subject: Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid, ships early 2014 for $699 (video)

We can't fault you for dismissing the Copenhagen Wheel as vaporware -- it's been nearly four years since the pedal-assist bicycle accessory made its debut at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference. But, we finally have pricing and availability to ...

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Re: Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:45 am

I heard that it's having another shot at commercialisation. Biggest problem for Oz is that both the US and EU specs are for a motor greater than 200W...so it'd be illegal.

The other giggle is its mooted top speed of 25 km/h...slower than my average commute speed. Same issue as any other e-bike...which I struggle to get my head aound
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Re: Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:36 pm

Australia has mostly adopted 250 watts and 25 kph is standard - that means that this is likely not targeted at you unless you need assist up hills and to get up to cruising speed.
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Re: Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid

Postby myforwik » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:00 pm

looks like the competition is heating up, the copenhagen wheel will be coming out about the same time as flykly: http://www.flykly.com

The flykly is significantly cheaper. It looks like they have near identical specs, except the flykly is a single gear, while copenhagen wheel you can get with rear gears attached.

Copenhagen has already started offering $100 off, but is still way more expense than flykly - which also comes with front light and phone cradle.

Hopefully the price wars continue. I think these all-in-one units could prove to be a huge game changer for cycling, especially if the prices come down to $300-$400.
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Re: Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid

Postby Aushiker » Thu May 29, 2014 11:22 pm



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