Wednesday, 7 August 2013

'Rubbee' Makes Any Bike Electric...

I'm not a fan of electric bikes. They're heavy, ugly and - if you want to ride a bike - you can bloody well make the effort to pedal it!

But I'm really charmed by this new detachable electric drive which has been looking for funding on Kickstarter (they've now hit their £63,000 target!).

The Rubbee Electric Drive for Bicycles

It's beautiful, simple and really clever. It weighs 14 lb (6.5 kg), ihas a range of around 15 miles and can get the bike up to a top speed of 15 mph. It's also easily removable and re-chargeable and will fit on most bikes. What's not to like?!

Even Sir Richard Branson is impressed...

Good luck, chaps!


  1. Now that's great service. We have these bikes a year now and love them. They are reliable and well built. auckland electric bikes

  2. This is a pretty cool looking gadget. I was actually looking for a way to build one on my own, but this seems like it would work pretty good. What type of engine does it use and how much does it cost?