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By Rich Wolf
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About

As an electric bicycle user, tinkerer and advocate for years I decided to develop an electric assist bicycle trailer. The main purpose of this was to be able to utilize my existing mountain bike and to use the electric assist trailer to get me to the trailheads and back without using my car. I wanted something that was easy to hook and unhook and would have sufficient range and power for the task. Hence the development of the Wattwagon.

As I racked up the miles and fine tuned the Wattwagon I saw a tremendous amount of interest in the product. It can be used for so many other purposes, from commuting, to shopping, to long distance bicycle touring. It offers similar performance to dedicated electric bikes while saving hundreds to thousands of dollars.

It only costs pennies to charge and recharging is a snap. Just plug the charger into the battery and then the charger into any regular 120 volt receptacle.

We are using the funds to further refine the Wattwagon particularly in regards to clean quick disconnect plugs that go between the bicycle and the trailer. We want to refine the battery compartment and storage as well.

We will build our Wattwagons from easily sourced components so there for a minimum of proprietary parts,so if you ever need to replace items they will be readily available. 

We have racked up over 1200 miles on the Wattwagon which includes a 2.5 day 375 mile trip from Julian to Phoenix! With a second battery pack we have been able to get a range of 60 to 80 miles!

The pedal assist system along with the suspension allow the Wattwagon to take you up dirt road hills with ease.

We feel this is one of the most unique products available in the Electric assist bicycle market. It's proven components meet our goal of power, durability and reliability. 

Risks and challenges

As with any new product there are always potential issues with production, testing, shipping and making the customer satisfied with your product Right now after over 1000 miles of testing we feel we have a great product and the feedback to date has been very positive.

We have years of experience in both the bicycle sales & repair business as well as in the electric assist bicycle business. We are not only familiar with bicycle mechanics but also electronics as it relates to electric assist bicycles.
We will have an ongoing program to refine our Wattwagon to address any issues regarding their operation and function.
We will provide videos on Wattwagon setup and maintenance and more importantly Wattwagon safe operation.

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    Get our colorful Wattwagon T-shirt in sizes XS through XL. You will also be invited to view our blog as we do a multiday tour with our Wattwagon.

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    Our 500 Watt Wattwagon plus actual shipping cost. We have upgraded our wagon to a higher quality suspended unit! Supply your own 36 volt battery pack or buy one from us. Also included is our colorful Wattwagon T-shirt in sizes XS through XL. You will also be invited to view our blog as we do a multiday tour with our Wattwagon.

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    Our 500 watt Wattwagon with a 36 volt 15 AMP hour lithium Battery. Plus actual shipping cost. We have upgraded our wagon to a higher quality suspended unit! Also included is our colorful Wattwagon T-shirt in sizes XS through XL. You will also be invited to view our blog as we do a multiday tour with our Wattwagon.

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    Our 750 Watt Wattwagon with a 48 volt 15 AMP hour lithium battery. Plus actual shipping cost. We have upgraded our wagon to a higher quality suspended unit! Also included is our colorful Wattwagon T-shirt in sizes XS through XL. You will also be invited to view our blog as we do a multiday tour with our Wattwagon.

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