Rubbee electrifies any standard bicycle

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There are a lot of ways to get around, especially if you live in the city. You can walk, drive, take public transportation, and of course, bike. Oftentimes, the last option can be one of the best ones. It’s quick, you don’t have to wait on someone else’s schedule, and you don’t have to pay for gas. There are downsides, like dealing with inclement weather, and making sure you have the energy to get to your destination without working up a sweat. While you can’t really do much about the weather, you can make sure that you get from Point A to Point B without expending much energy at all.

Electric bikes aren’t a new concept. There are plenty on the market that you can buy, but the selection isn’t as vast as if you were shopping for a regular bicycle. So what if you could transform your favorite two-wheeler into an electric-powered one? That’s exactly what the Rubbee intends to do.

This device quickly and easily attaches to the seat tube of your bike, while the friction wheel sits on top of your rear wheel. Steady force is maintained as it spins, causing your tire to also move. It uses a special polyurethane formula that is supposed to provide maximum grip on the wheel, and eliminate any grinding that would wear away the rubber. There is also a throttle that you will attach to your handlebars, for controlling your speed.

The unit can provide enough juice to take you up to 15 miles on a single charge, and enough power to get you up to 15 mph. As for charging, you’ll only need to plug in the unit for 2 hours to get a full charge. Currently, you can pre-order your own Rubbee for around $1070.

Source: OhGizmo

One review or comment

Jerry Danzig Says: July 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

$1,000? Really? For a botched marketing opportunity, I will be so bold as dub this overpriced device — Flubbee!

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