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Don´t buy a new ebike. Instead, transform your existing bicycle into a powerful ebike within seconds.
Don´t buy a new ebike. Instead, transform your existing bicycle into a powerful ebike within seconds.
38 backers pledged €21,259 to help bring this project to life.

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You love cycling but because it can be exhausting you are thinking about an e-bike? Even more, you love your own bike and don´t want to exchange it for a heavy and bulky e-bike? This is a true dilemma but add-e is the answer. New technology, high quality materials and quality engineering now makes it possible to turn your own bike into an e-bike with style - mounted within seconds! With add-e you can use your bike as a normal bicycle or as an
e-bike. You can have 2 in 1. No additional space is needed, it´s eco-friendly and most of all with add-e you save a lot of money. And now you can even pimp your own beloved Brompton bike.

add-e is a true lightweight champion with outstanding performance. The inconspicuous design and modular set-up allows it not only to be mounted on almost every bike, but it can also be easily self-mounted without the need for any modifications. Besides its unique design, with add-e it is possible to use your bike as an e-bike as well as a normal bike. You´ll have 2 options in 1. It is up to you to choose when you need the extra power while riding.
How does add-e do this? The special mechanism undocks the drive unit in off-mode (when not pedaling) letting the tires run totally friction free. Smaller, lighter, faster... add-e

add-e stands for high quality. The cnc milled housing includes not only the power electronics and sensors but also the micro controller and the motor mounting. Despite the small dimensions add-e offers powerful support. The battery is placed safely in an aluminium drinking bottle. The high current brand cells offer long driving pleasure, fast charging and high cycle stability. A mounting kit specially designed for your Brompton allows fast and easy mounting without affecting the folding of the bike.

add-e wasn´t designed for Brompton only. More than that, we are keen to make add-e fit on every bicycle.Therefor, all you need is the standard mounting kit.

add-e can be fitted to numerous bicycles without trouble, by using the mounting brackets provided. You can fit the mounting kit by yourself. There is no need to make alterations to your bike.

Type B (Pedal bearing fitting) is the ideal solution for racing bikes, mountain bikes and many types of trekking bikes. The frame around the pedal bearing is standard which simplifies the fitting. In this case the mounting bracket is fitted on top of the pedal bearing and fastened securely.

Type A (Kickstand fitting) is the ideal solution for city bikes and older bicycles with a classical kickstand bracket. With this version the mounting bracket is bolted directly onto the kickstand bracket. 

Detailed installation videos can be found on our website www.add-e.at/montage or our Youtube Channel 

However, if you are not quite sure drop us an email including a pic of your bicycle and we will be pleased to assist you.

add-e is a friction roller drive. This means that the bicycle´s wheel is directly driven without the need of a gearbox. The most efficient performance is achieved with tires that have a smooth bearing surface.

After the first fitting, the drive unit can be removed from the bicycle and re-fitted within seconds. With an additional mounting kit you can use add-e on various bikes. The drive unit and the battery can be switched easily between two (or more) bikes. Therefore you can upgrade multiple bicycles with little money.

add-e is built according to the European Pedelec Standards. This means that the motor only drives when pedaling at the same time. When you stop pedaling, add-e stops as well. This simple control system makes additional handlebar components completely unnecessary. The following animation shows how it works. (optionally, you can use a throttle to overrule the PAS)

You like add-e and want to support us? Help us by telling your friends and acquaintances about add-e. Make your friends aware of this campaign and became a fan on Facebook and Youtube. The more people we reach the better. And being quick pays off. The early bird offers are limited in number and time. So don´t wait too long!

After reaching our campaign target, we will do our utmost to get your order out quickly. Please note that time is necessary for serial production and that orders will be completed chronologically. First come first serve.

add-e has already grown to a team of 10 people working together with renowned mentors and a wide network of partners and suppliers. We are always working to offer you the best service and great quality for long-lasting driving pleasure with add-e. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are glad to help you.
kickstarter@add-e.at

This video illustrates the beginning of the add-e story :)

Risks and challenges

We are working on add-e for more than 3 years now and we already have encountered a lot of issues as a startup. But now we've got an stable production line and can secure that every customer get what he/she ordered.
Of course with this totally new mounting system, some parts have to be redone and for that we need a injection molding and other parts. A new product is always a challenge and can take longer than expected.
Changes like these, are unlikely to impact our timeline tragically.
But, if it would, we provide an extra team for customer service and communication, who will be actively answering your questions, updating the page's as the campaign progresses. You can always write us at: kickstarter@add-e.at

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    Pledge €30 or more About $35

    LIMITED ADD-E SHIRT BROMPTON EDITION & WATERBOTTLE
    Thanks for your support. Look as good as your bike does with the special add-e shirt. This package consists of our handsome Brompton Edition shirt and a water bottle, looking like the add-e battery. Additionally you receive all updates of this project.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $46

    THUMB THROTTLE
    Riding with the throttle is even easier. The throttle is mounted on the handlebar and plugged directly to your add-e. If you want you can choose to pedal or just enjoy the easy riding.

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    Pledge €70 or more About $81

    BATTERY CHARGER
    Small and light, this is how a charger should look like. Take one for the office and one for home.

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    Pledge €140 or more About $163

    BROMPTON EDITION MOUNTING KIT
    You get the Brompton Edition mounting kit especially designed for the Brompton bike. This set includes everything you need to share your add-e drive and battery on multiple Brompton folding bikes. Safe 20 € to the later retail price of 160 €.

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    Pledge €160 or more About $186

    STANDARD MOUNTING KIT
    You get a standard mounting kit. This set includes everything you need to share your add-e drive and battery between multiple bikes. Free shipping with each add-e set.

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    Pledge €260 or more About $302

    ADD-E BOTTLE BATTERY (160Wh)
    A second battery for even more fun?
    No problem, take a second battery with you to double the distance.

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    Pledge €750 or more About $871

    ADD-E 25 BROMPTON EDITON (early bird)
    The first 20 backers get the specially designed add-e version 25 for Brompton for 770 €. You save 120€ of the later retail price of 890 €. This set includes everything you need to mount add-e on your Brompton bike.
    Max speed 25 km/h and 250 Watt Power. Conform to EU-regulations.

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    Pledge €890 or more About $1,034

    ADD-E 25 STANDARD
    This is the legal street version of add-e. You would like to upgrade your road bike, MTB or Trekking bike? Or even another folding bike? Then this is your choice. The set includes all you need to speed up your bicycle.
    Max speed 25 km/h and 250 Watt Power. Conform to EU-regulations.

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    Pledge €890 or more About $1,034

    ADD-E 25 BROMPTON EDITON
    Get the specially designed add-e version 25 for Brompton. This set includes everything you need, to mount it on your own Brompton bike.
    Max speed 25 km/h and 250 Watt Power. Conform to EU-Regulations.

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    Pledge €980 or more About $1,138

    ADD-E SPORT BROMPTON EDITION (early bird)
    The first 20 backers get the specially designed add-e sport edition for Brompton for 980 €. You save 120 € of the later retail price of 1100 €. This kit includes everything you need to upgrade your Brompton bike.
    Max speed 50 km/h and 600 Watt Power. You can choose different mappings to adjust the speed limit and power according to your country´s regulations.

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    Pledge €1,100 or more About $1,277

    ADD-E SPORT STANDARD
    This is the sport version of add-e. You would like to upgrade your road bike, MTB or Trekking bike? Or even another folding bike? Then this is the mounting kit for all other bikes. The set includes all you need to speed up your bicycle.
    Max speed 50 km/h and 600 Watt Power. You can choose different mappings to adjust the speed limit and power to your country and law.

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    Pledge €1,100 or more About $1,277

    ADD-E SPORT BROMPTON EDITION
    Get the specially designed add-e sport edition for your Brompton bike. This kit includes everything you need to upgrade your own Brompton bike.
    Max speed 50 km/h and 600 Watt Power. You can choose different mappings to adjust the speed limit and power according to your country´s regulations.

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