Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 3, 2014.
About this project
Available June 2014 at www.e-bikerig.com
Yes, the mountain biking video is the extreme of PBJ's intended urban purpose. If it works this well off road, imagine Pocket Bike Juice in the urban environment as a city commuter. PBJ is the world's smallest and lightest electric bike conversion system adaptable to nearly any bicycle. Make your bike an e-bike with PBJ.
Pocket Bike Juice functions with the 5-Minute E-Bike Kit we launched last year on Kickstarter. This time around we have designed a 24 Volt 2600 mAh Li-ion battery system to be the size of a smart phone. Many modern e-bikes require the battery to remain attached to the bicycle. We recognized the futility of a battery system that is not as mobile as you. Unplug, put in your pocket, and take inside to charge. Put the battery wherever you wish on the bike; in a bag under the seat, on the frame or handlebars. You are always in control. Keep it in your pocket while you ride, if you wish. Climb hills, pull kids, ride around the neighborhood, pick up groceries, ride to the coffee shop, commute to work or school. Get up to 5 miles on this spiked punch.
Replace your front wheel with our wheel. It really is that simple. Whether you ride in the urban environment or beyond, your wheel is built to endure any challenge before it with Pocket Bike Juice. Installation takes less than five minutes. We have done the hard work for you. You just need to remove your original wheel and introduce ours to your bicycle.
I spent part of my childhood living near Salt Lake City, Utah. I never imagined pollution reaching the levels we are seeing today. Small changes in our lifestyle can make large impacts for our health and the environment. If we rode 4 miles to work and back home only one day a week with Pocket Bike Juice, we would each keep 20.4 pounds of carbon monoxide out of the air each year. Nearly half of us live within 4 miles of our place of work.
Pocket Bike Juice with our electric bike conversion system fits practically any bicycle. Since it is a front wheel conversion system, no alterations to the bicycle are required. In fact, you keep your gearing with the rear wheel for a smooth and safe transition to electric. Replace the front wheel with ours and ride! After the campaign you will be able to specify wheels sizes for us to craft your kit to your bicycle. Our motor is also available in v-brakes and disc brakes. Available sizes in our Complete Kit option include:
- 29er | 700c | 28"
- 27.5" | 650b
The 8Fun motor has been proven as the most reliable sealed planetary motor available. It is waterproof and tested fully submerged. It is brushless and rides without resistance with or without battery power. After the project we will send you a message where you can let us know if you would like a disc brake motor or v-brake motor. Cabling and Pocket Bike Juice are designed to perform with the 8Fun. Two year warranty included! The beauty of using a proven motor is that your kit will not have beta testing issues as it is proven and worthy of your bicycle.
We lace each wheel for you with 13 gauge spokes in a 2 Cross pattern. Each wheel is trued by us personally so you can install and go. We true to perfection. This is an art and we are wheel building artists.
Featuring Ripper, Nirve Chopper & Willy Sidewalker
Leed Bicycle Solutions, LLC introduced the 5-Minute E-Bike Kit to market last year through a Kickstarter campaign. Without redesigning the wheel, Leed partnered with various manufacturers to create a conversion system as simple as removing the old wheel and replacing it with ours. With the development of battery management systems that support li-ion batteries powered by Panasonic and Samsung, Leed has created the most reliable, durable, and powerful conversion systems on the market. With battery packs to choose from 5 miles up to 50 miles, there are few limits and little boundaries that keep us from exploring our cities and the roads less traveled.
Following the vision of improving the bicycle commuter's experience, Leed has removed the factors that may prevent us from riding our bicycles more often. There are many reasons that keep us from experiencing the joys of riding bicycles daily. With the affordability of our conversion kits, anyone can convert nearly any bicycle into an electric bike for a fraction of the cost of an expensive electric bicycle. This allows you the liberty to ride when and where you wish. Regain your freedom. Ride to work in business casual, sit and relax on the uphill, pull the kid trailer with ease, and ride like a kid once again with a smile from ear to ear. No more barriers are in the way from riding bliss. We believe there is nothing that should stop us from experiencing a beautiful ride. This is our philosophy and we aim to share the joy of riding with you once again.
Broc Wilkinson | Colin Otteson | Jesse Westergard | Spencer Lowder
Risks and challenges
We need to raise funds in order to produce Pocket Bike Juice in quantity. The labor is intensive and will be accomplished in part with our manufacturer that currently makes our longer distance battery systems. We need to purchase in bulk to make PBJ affordable. Most people don't know this, but we have been operating out of my (Mike Merrell's) garage. We rolled Wozniak and Jobs style this first year. We moved into a large facility recently and we would like to remain there. This will be accomplished with your support. We have been shipping, building, lacing, and producing kits since our last Kickstarter so we have ironed out the wrinkles. Nearly a thousand kits have gone out the door to cities all over the world. Our customers have become fans and come back to buy more for friends and family.
For the sake of full disclosure, our last Kickstarter was delayed a few weeks as we had a delay with our frame bags that we offered with the kit. This manufacturer is excellent, but ran into some unexpected delays. This project will focus on us lacing the wheels and building the batteries quickly to get them out the door. We have intentionally put the dates of shipping out far with the intent of under promising and over delivering. We believe all PBJ kits will be out the door in 6 weeks. This is going to be great! Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, all our kits are interchangeable with each battery system.
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