Please visit www.e-bikerig.com to purchase. Thank you backers for making this project a reality. The 5 Minute e-Bike Kit is available for preorder now at our website and will be ready to ship July 2013. After July 2013 visit, click, and we will ship immediately. We will have all three kits available and in stock.
Do you love to ride your bike? Do you love to save money? Do you commute by bike to work? Have you thought about commuting to work, but didn't want to show up sweaty? Are you one who takes pride in taking care of our environment? Do you sometimes not take your kids out on the bike because you just want an enjoyable ride not a workout? Would you ride your bike more if those hills were no longer a challenge? Would you commute to work on your bike if the commute time were cut in half? Do you ever sit in traffic on your way to or coming home from work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the 5 minute e-bike kit is for you.
Watch the 5 Minute e-Bike Kit story...
My name is Mike and I spent this last year on three continents in search of the best way to convert any bike into an e-bike. It turns out some of the best manufacturers for the necessary components are right here in the USA. We have partnered to expand this technology here in America. We are ready to produce and deliver. We just need your pledge!
Look, my kit is simple and reliable. I've been able to bring this to you at a fraction of the cost of the best electric bikes. This doesn't mean you don't pedal, it just means you go faster when you do pedal. It means you can reach your highest gears without having to go downhill to do so. I believe an e-bike should not look like an e-bike. I believe in simplicity and beauty. I am dedicated to the belief that the look of the bike should not have to change, only its capabilities. In fact, most of the bikes in this project were purchased on craigslist.org for $125 or less. I simply added our e-bike kit.
Compare my pledge prices ($375-$999) to competitors' $3k-$10k electric bikes. If you need any support along the way I am here for you! After the project visit my website www.e-bikerig.com to purchase extra batteries, or more kits for all your bikes and friends.
Watch the side by side demo with & without my kit
I am seeking your help to make this project a reality. I need to purchase each piece of the kit in bulk orders. High quality lithium batteries that I use use are extremely expensive. I didn't settle for cheap components that will only last a few months. I have chosen only the best for this project that will most likely out last your current vehicle. With your pledge It will be possible to deliver to you the best electric bike conversion system available at a fraction of the cost of an electric bicycle. With your pledge I welcome you into the world of e-biking; a whole new world of riding joy. Please pledge today and help me help you convert from bike to e-bike.
- Decide if you want a kit with a wheel or without a wheel
- Pick your distance you want to commute: 10k, 30k, or ultra marathon
- Read the email we send you and answer the questions
- The questions will ask if you want disc brakes, size of wheel, bag choice (Ultra only), frame bag size, etc
- Finally, receive your e-bike kit and enjoy!
Watch the 5 minute installation video true to the name "5 Minute e-Bike Kit".
To install, you simply: 1) remove the old front wheel, 2) put the new wheel on, and 3) place the battery in my specially designed frame bag. Just choose your frame bag size at the end of the project. It is a five minute process to install. Please watch the Kickstarter videos, read the facts, scenarios, and rewards.
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- The total cost per mile (including energy cost, purchase price, and the cost of running the vehicle) is less than 5 cents for an e-bike versus 71 cents for a car. -NY Times
- Electric bikes can generally cover 20 to 50 miles on a battery charge, well within the distance of many daily commutes. -NY Times
- For every 500 miles an electric bike is used in place of a car, an average of 25 gallons (208 lbs.) of gasoline is saved. -electricbikes.com
- Avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 lbs. of CO2 emissions each year. -bikewalktwincities.com
- In terms of fuele economy, the e-bike's energy consumption is equivalent to approximately 1,000 mpg. -electricbicyclehere.com
Please contact us for any questions. We'll always be available at e-bikerig.com.
Risks and challenges
The risks? The risks are two-fold. The risks that you are responsible for and those that I am responsible for. Your risks are that you will not take seriously the power of an electric bike. There is an increased danger when riding a bike at faster speeds and the rider must be aware of their environment at all times. All safety precautions should be taken when riding a bicycle including helmet protection. Though there may be safety advantages to riding quicker with an e-bike kit such as more attention to the environment without the need to shift as much and possible less time on the road during a commute, it is important to remember bicycling is always dangerous regardless of the technological advantages.
As far as my responsibilities with the e-bike kit, there are no potential problems you will ever see or that will affect you. There are however a few I will experience. The manufacturers can handle any number of components I require. Regarding the bag, I will be in China for two weeks during this project personally overseeing the production of my bags with a manufacturer I worked on for my previous project, Shutter Buddies. For the sake of transparency, I will state that there is a possibility they could not complete the production of the bags to my standard. They already created prototypes for me that were excellent. But in my experience I have seen a difference in quality from prototypes to initial production. For that reason, I will be in Shenzhen, China personally. Worse case scenario is the bags get botched completely. If this occurred I have my bases covered. There is a company that makes a similar frame bag that does an incredible job. It is just very expensive for me. So don't worry, it should not affect your timeframe of receiving the product. It would only affect my bottom line. If that happens, its a bummer, but not a project killer. Life is a lesson of learning experiences, eh.
In truth, the challenge for me will be balancing the project with family. The project is good to go and will be a success. I just need to balance the time. Thanks for supporting leed and I can't wait to hear about your love for e-bikes and the conversion of your old bike to your e-bike. You are going to love this!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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