GeoOrbital wheel: turn your bicycle into an electric bike in seconds

Many bicycle funs had the ideal of change their bicycle into an electric bike some even already dit it. Normally, if you want to change a bicycle to an electric powered bike, at least you need below parts:

neccessary parts to turn a bicycle to an electric bike

So much complex parts, it is very hard for the majority of peoplenFortunately, a company from Israel named GeoOrbital gives a solution.The company’s engineers for this solution comes from SpaceX, yes, that is the Tesla CEO -Elon Musk’s another rocket company.

GeoOrbital Wheel
Use a simple modular design,GeoOrbital wheel can be installed on any bike in seconds without the need of a battery and an enigne or other spare parts on a bicycle.You only need to use GeoOrbital electric wheel to replace your bicycle’s front wheel.Tires are solid, no need to be afraid of puncture.

It has several sizes, can be suitable for different bicycle models,its technical specifcations as below:

Tire size: 26 inch, 28 inch, 29 inch, 700cc
Motor parameters: 36V 500W brushless motor
Charging time: 3 ~ 4 hours
Brake mode: electronic brake
Maximum speed: 32km/h
Driving mileage: 20km (electric mode)/ 50km (self electric mode)
Market price: 799 US dollars
Estimated listing date: 2017 spring

Reference: http://www.wheelive.cn/16723.html

Ant like mini electric bike : Motochimp

Congested traffic has become everywhere in modern city lifes, for the fast paced living city workers, a light electric bike is the best travel vehicle. Singapore Vanda Electrics has launched a lovely electric bike with fast charging technology , which can be fully charged within an hour and running for 60 kilometers at the same time,it looks like an ant.

Motochimp ant electric bike

This electric bike named Motochimp, it is actually an electric mini bike, plug in the home charging socket, and it can full charged in less than an hour, maybe Motochimp can change the city commute ways in Singapore.

Motochimp bike body only 1 meter, adopt aluminum alloy as the main bike material, providing blue, red, yellow colors. View from the appearance, Motochimp compact and smart shape is like a child’s toy car, equipped with 48 volts, 350 watts of electric powered rear wheel motor with a super driving power. With sufficient power, Motochimp can reach the fastest speed of 30km/h.

“Motochimp is easy to drive,” said Larissa Tan, CEO of Vanda Electrics. “Charing for 1 hour and it can run 60km,you can simply charging with an indoor standard socket. Purchasing and using cost is very low. When designing Motochimp, a picture from a ten years’ old child gave us inspiration.”
Motochimp is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, placed under the seat. The driver can unlock the electric bike without touch the bike with the RFID key, with a master key on it, and a 5 digit password can be set.

Later the Motochimp electric bike will be sold in UK, Europe, United States, at a price of 1,600USD per set.

Will sharing bike affect hoverboard market ?

Spring is the begining of a new year, after 2017 Chinese spring festival,hoverboard business owners in china are busy backing to work now . During 2016, sharing bikes continues to be extremely popular in China, what should hoverboard manufacturer do the sharing bikes popularity ?

Many people may state that sharing bikes only famous in China, their primary clients are from foreign market.We must tell you than sharing bike brands has run their sharing bike business in San Francisco, London, Singapore along with other places,therefore the sharing bike popularity will certainly affect the hoverboard business.

We feel if we don’t properly comprehend the positioning of hoverobard, without enough understanding of the relationship between products and consumers, without right brand development strategy, upcoming the fast grow sharing bike business, and economy downturn of overall market atmosphere, hoveboard business will still not too easy in 2017.

Acutally,the fast expanding of sharing bikes has negative and positive effect on hoverboard market.We feel that sharing bikes business are hot which definitely proves that short distance transportation demand is large and will encourge more and more people to select easier transportation choice such as hoverboards,mini segway or electric kick scooter. The fast expanding of sharing bikes impact many of the transportation industry, for example Uber, taxi,hoverboards,elecric motorcycles,electric kick scooters etc.

User’s feeling about sharing bikes are negative and positive, most people around big cities in China practical experince the sharing bikes, and it is advantages are easy to feel, but we also realize that user happen to be not happy with these problems: Positioning isn’t accurate, only seems to be utilized inside a specific place. Sharing bike, frankly speaking, is actually a rental service, the consumer has only the legal rights to make use of the bike, with no possession, you can’t take it at home and can not be personalized , upgrade and so on. Shared bike, is simply a standardized service, it may only meet the requirements of many people with low income, but it is not easy to satisfy a greater demand, for example more personality, much more comfortable, more interesting, more intelligent, faster, etc; so there is still big chance for other transportation vehicles such as hoverboard,segway scooter,electric kick scooters.

Previously, there’s little products available on the market and it is seller market which sellers more powerful than consumers;Right now, product over supplyed, consumers possess the final words. Clearly understanding the requirements of consumers and brand positioning,with clever marking method,there is still big potential for hoverboard business, especially,there is still big potential for developing countries suhc as Brasil,Russia,Nigeria etc,as hoverboard is really funny and helpful for daily life. And furthermore, hoverboard manufacturer should continuously apply UL2272 hoverboard certificate and manufacturer strictly according UL2272 standards,so the whole hoverboard industry can be more blooming.

What should hoverboard manufacturer do with the popularity of sharing bicycles ?

Spring is the beginning of one year, we have spent Chinese new year holidays,and it is time for business owners to roll up their sleeves. During 2016, shared bicycles has been very popular in China, what should hoverboard manufacturer do facing its popularity ?

mobike sharing bicycle

Some people may say that sharing bicycles only popular in China, our main customers are from foreign market.Actually when you think so, we have to tell you that currently sharing bicycles brands has run their sharing bicycles business in San Francisco, London, Singapore and other places,so the sharing bicycles will definitely affect the hoverboard business.

We believe that if we do not correctly understand the positioning of hoverboard, no correct understanding of the relationship between products and consumers, without the correct brand development strategy, with the fast grow shared bicycles business, and economic downturn of the market environment, hoveboard business will still not so easy in 2017.

Acutally,the popularity of sharing bicycles has good and bad impact on hoverboard.We believe that sharing bikes business is hot which proves that short distance transportation demand is very large and encourage more people to choose more convenient transportation choice. It appear and popularity affect almost all of the transportation industry, such as Uber, taxi,of course, hoverboards.

User’s experience with sharing bicycles are goods and bads, most of the people around shenzhen,Beingjing or Shanghai has experience the sharing bikes, and its advantages are obvious to all, but we also know that user have been complained about these issues: Positioning is not accurate;it only appears in big cities; can only be used in a specific place. Sharing a bicycle, in essence, is a rental service, the user only has the rights to use the bicycle, and no ownership; and it limit most of the rights, such as you can not take it home; Can not be personalized , upgrade and so on. Shared bicycles, is just a standardized service, it can only meet the needs of some people at the bottom-riding, due to cost and size,it is difficult to meet a higher level of demand, such as more personality, more comfortable, more interesting, more intelligent, faster, etc., which became a different opportunity for hoverboard,segway scooter,electric bicycles and so on.

mini segway scooter

In the past, there is not too much products on the market, is a typical seller market, that is, business owners stronger than consumers; in the present, product oversupply, consumers have the final words. Clearly understand the preferences of consumers, targeted to develop product strategy, brand positioning, marketing tools and so on are very important for hoverboard.And what is more, hoverboard manufacturer should continuously apply UL2272 hoverboard certificate and manufacturer according UL2272 standards.

Top 5 electric bicycles brand in 2016

In recent years, electric bicycles have become very important travel tools for people’s transportation . However, with the popular selling of electric bicycles, the quality complaints are rising all the way. Electric bicycle industry is becoming increasingly sophisticated today, the quality of products and services has become the core competitiveness of these electric bicycle brands. Today we will tell you the top 5 electric bicycle brands in 2016,these brands are selected from the market, they are with excellent quality & brand name from consumer’s saying.

New day electric bicycle

Official Website: www.xinri.com
As the No.1 of the electric biycle industry, the new day electric bicycle being No.1 with its unique “intelligent technology advantages” and “international professional fashion concept”. It is not only the world’s leading creators of intelligent electric vehicles,it also famous for its highest stress in electric bicycle details. New day use 35 automotive-grade process during manufacturer to ensure great user experience.

Opai electric bicycle

Official Website: www.opai.cn
Opai has been well known for the quality in the industry, its excellent quality has been praised by many dealers. Opai electric bicycle established a working principle of “high starting point, high standards and high quality” from its foundation, the pursuit of high quality products. In 2016, Opai also carefully filmed the “originality to the new” micro film, received wide acclaim within the industry.

Yadea electric bicycle

Official Website: www.yadea.com.cn
Yadea electric bicycles always adhere the development concept of “quality is the cornerstone, research and development is the driving force, service as a baisis”,and always adhere international standards to manufacture electric bicycles. The Yadea Z3 electric bicycles launched in 2016 set off the industry’s high end fashion trends, coupled with endorsement of popular male star “Hu Ge”,Yadea harvest a lot of young people’s favorite.

Lima electric bicycle

Official Website: www.shanghailima.com
Well known in China for the strong power, Lima vehicle industry group, facing problems caused by inproper installation and maintenance as well as bad quality products , they launched the “super-level” production quality management regulations.

Aima electric bicycle

Official Website: www.aimatech.com
Aima has always uphold production concept of quality superior, innovation as the corporate gene, adhere to the road of independent research and development.Aima attract the attention of consumers with its new personalized advertising commercials. Youth, fashion, vitality; Aima electric bicycle has brought an extraordinary experience to user.

2017 has coming, we are look forward to more exciting news of electric bicycle industry. Quality is the life of electric bicycles, only who pay close attention to product quality can win more consumer’s confidence.

Structure difference between electric bicycles and normal bicycles

Electric bicycles seems more and more popular now, almost 60% of bicycles you have seen on the street are powered by electricity.Today, we will share your some of the basic electric bicycle structures compared with normal bicycles, so all electric bicycle will became very simple to you from now on.Most electric bicycles are consist of below parts:

electric bicycle

Charger

Charger is a device to charge power to the battery, generally divided into two-stage charging mode and three-stage charging mode. 2-stage charging mode: firstly constant voltage charging, the charging current gradually reduced with the battery voltage increases , once battery capcity added to a certain extent, the battery voltage will rise to the set value, then converted to trickle charge stage. Three-stage charge mode: at the beginning of charging,firstly charging with constant current quickly and add energy to the battery; once the battery voltage rising a lot then converted to constant voltage charging stage, the battery energy will be added slowly and the battery voltage continues to rise in this stage ; once battery voltage reaches the termination voltage value, it will turned to trickle charge stage to maintain the battery and supply the battery self-discharge current.

Battery

Battery will provide electricity to the electric bicycles, electric bicycles mainly use lead-acid battery. However,nickel-metal hydride batteries and lithium ion batteries have also been use in a lot of light folding electric bicycles.

Controller

Controller is the component to control the motor speed,also core of electric bicycles electric system, with undervoltage, current limiting or overcurrent protection functions. Intelligent controller also has a variety of cycling mode and bicycle electrical components self checking function. The controller is the core component of electric bicycles energy management and all kinds of control signal processing .

Handle bar

Handle bar is the signal input components for controller. The acceleration signal is the drive signal for the motor rotation of the electric bicycle. Brake signal is the signal tell the electric bicycle when to brakes, during this period internal electronic circuit will output an electrical signal to the controller,once controller received this signal, it will cut off the power supply to the motor, so as to achieve brake power off function.

Booster sensor

The booster sensor is a device that detects the pedaling force of the electric bicycles in the assisting mode. Controller will drive electric bicycle rotation based on human and power automatic matching with the boost sensor. At present, the most popular booster sensor is the axial double-side torque sensor, which is characterized of the ability to collect the left and right pedaling force, and adopt non-contact electromagnetic signal acquisition mode, thereby enhancing the accuracy of signal acquisition and reliability.

Motor

Motor is the most important parts of an electric bicycle, the motor basic decided the performance and grade of an electric bicycle. Motor used by electric bicycles are mostly high-performance rare earth permanent magnet motor, which is divided into high speed brush + gear motor, low speed brush motor and low speed brushless motor etc.

Lamps and instruments

Lighting, instrument parts is a combination to provide lighting and display the status of the electric bicycle. Instrument generally provides battery voltage display, bicycle speed display, riding status display, lamp status display functions. Intelligent instrument can also display the bicycle’s fault situation of electrical components.

Common structure

Most electric bikes use a hub type motor to directly drive the rotation of front or rear wheels. These hub wheel type motor drive the bicycle speed up to 20km/h according to different bicycle wheel sizes.Although appearance of these electric bicycles and battery installation location are not the same, but its driving and control principle are the same. This type of electric bicycle is the mainstream of electric bicycle products.

Special structure of electric bicycles

A small number of electric bicycle drive with non hub wheel type motor. These electric bicycles use side hung or columnar motor,friction tire motor etc. electric bicycles driven with this type of motor, the bicycle weight will be reduced a lot,however the motor efficiency is lower than the hub wheel type. In the case of the same battery capacity, these non hub wheel motor electric bicycles driving mileage is usually shorter by 5% -10% compared with hub wheel type motor electric bicycles.

How to maintain electric bicycles ?

First pay attention to clean, clean the water especially the winter salt water (many cities in the winter spray salt spray to avoid freezing after the snow ) in time, or it may easily lead to corrosion of metal parts, film aging and take off. Second,pay attention to the maximum adjustable height. After riding new electric bicycle for some time, user should check and adjust the whole electric bicycle in accordance with requirements of user manual,fastening and lubrication is essential. Check whether the fasteners are loose, transmission parts are flexible, please notice that after drip the lubrication oil to the
chain you should wipe the oil slick, flywheel drip only a little lubrication oil is ok. Tires inflated with appropriate air, otherwise it will affect the riding comfort and bicycle life. Brake is the basic guarantee forsafety, should be checked at any time, as long as problems are found should be adjusted or repaired immediately.

14 inch folding electric bicycle

1.saddle and handlebar height of electric bicycles should be adjusted before use to ensure the riding comfort and reduce fatigue.
2.the front and rear brake of electric bike should be checked and adjusted before use.Front and rear brake adjustment subject to half press the brakes can do reliable braking, excessive wear brake pad should be replaced.
3.tightness of the electric bicycle chain should be checked before driving,appropriate chain sag is 1-2mm, generally you can adjusting the chain to slightly tight if no pedal riding .
4.the chain lubrication conditions should be checked before riding.If the corrosion or rotation is not flexible, right amount of lubrication oil should be added,chain should be replaced if with serious problem.
5.you should check the tire pressure, steering handle flexibility, front and rear wheel rotation flexibility, circuit, battery power, motor working conditions and lighting, speakers, fasteners etc before riding a electric bicycle,to see if they meet driving requirements.
6.try not to use zero start for electric bicycle(riding the electric bicycle without any pedal working), zero start should be banned especially in heavy load and uphills. For start up, you should first use the human ride, when it reaches a certain speed then converted to electric driving mode, or direct use electric assistant driving mode.
7. electric bicycles are not suited to rough road or sharp slope. In case of such a road, should driving slowly or get off the electric bicycle.
8. electric bicycles should be avoided frequent braking and start when driving, before or during the brake the speed control(throttle) should be turned back.
9. the standard electric bicycle load is 75 kg, user should try to avoid overloading. If overloading, should adopt the human ride or human assisted riding mode.
10.using the electric bicycles in cold weather,human assisted driving should be adopted; and user should also pay attention to battery power and voltage indication, should appropriate reduce the discharge depth, should not driving under low battery pressure.
11.electric bicycles can be driven in rain and snow weather. However, when crossing the water, the water level should not exceed the electric wheel hub bearing lower edge to prevent damage to the motor caused by water. Rain and snow days after riding, water should be wiped clean as soon as possible; if the electrical parts soaked with water, it should be dried with a hair dryer. So as to avoid corrosion of iron and circuit leakage and other failures.
12.riding in rainny and snow weather, the driving speed should be reduced appropriately,during brake should pay attention to increase the braking distance, to prevent skidding so as not to endanger personal safety.
13. electric bicycles should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, should be stored in the shade.
14. the battery should used supported charger or the manufacturer specified models; during charging, the battery and charger should be placed in a cool place, well placed, should stay away from inflammable and explosive materials;avoid heat, moisture and water;prohibited to be covered by itemscovered, prohibition of infant and child contact. Before charging user should first confirm if the grid voltage and frequency in line with the requirements of the charger, and then connect the battery with charger output port, the charger input port connect with power grid; after charging is completed, first disconnect the grid connection and then disconnect charger and battery connection. Lead acid battery charging normally takes 6-8 hours.
15.user should stop usage of the battery if low battery voltage, and charging as soon as possible, prohibit the battery in deep discharge and over discharge conditions,better the battery is always in abundance state. We recommend charging at least once a day.
16. battery should be stored in the cold, moderate air humidity place, the battery should be kept upright; before long time storage should fully charged and should regularly add electricity, then general charge once a month. Lead acid battery storage for a long time, you can add a few drops of distilled water to offset the evaporation of water to reduce the curing of the plate.
17. for initially use of electric bicycles,user should carefully read user manual to understand the performance of electric bicycles. Do not lend to people who do not know how to operate electric bikes.
18. mental patients, alcoholics and other inappropriate should be disabled to ride electric bikes; user with heart disease, epilepsy, and color blindness etc. should be careful when riding.
19. electric bicycles belongs to non-motorized vehicle, riding should comply with traffic rules, in the non-motorized lanes or local driving lanes.
20. electric bicycles should be stored in a place with cool, ventilated, dry, away from corrosive liquids and gases conditions; storage with vehicle upright and enough tire pressure; bicycle frame should not be loaded with heavy objects; and the battery should be stored separately.

hoverboard or folding electric bicycle for daily travel ?

Although may countries and big cities have explicitly banned hoverboard on the road, but this kind of cool back to the future hoverboard is still appearing in many areas on the road. Due to the small size for portable, balanced hoverboard was being used by a lot of young fashion people for short distance travel demand of welcome. Not only that, at night, the self balance hoverboard has become a transportation tool for those who help driving at night.

daily travel with folding electric bicycle

Professors remind that hoverboard still can’t being ride on the road,and some hoverboards have security risks and may cause security incidents because many hoverboards manufacturer use low cost parts for marketing competition, which is the main reason why you can heard of the hoverboard accident occasionally.

travel with hoverboard

In the mean time, we have seen some hoverboards manufacturer also produce electric bicycle and folding electric bicycle, but as the hoverboard manufacturers can not get the production license of non-motor vehicles, so even if some places folding electric bicycle can not on the road. These hoverboard or folding electric bicycle is pretty new compared with traditional electric bike in the braking principle, intelligent operation, etc., We are urgently need a standard for these hoverboard and folding electric bicycle

Fortunely, Knight folding electric bicycle is a wholly legal on the road electric bicycle designed at a maximum speed of 25km/h , with mechanical disc brake , lead head light and rear brake light, it is a ideal folding electric bicycle for European countries and United States.

We recommend customer to travel and do exercise with Knight folding electric bicycle , and have fun with hoverboard in a closed environment such as playground and lonely path.

Folding electric bicycle : 12 inch or 14 inch wheels ?

Folding electric bicycle : 12 inch or 14 inch wheels ?

Folding electric bicycles can be found ranging from 12 inch to 16 inch in wheel size.Then how much inch wheels should you buy for folding electric bicycle ?

foldable electric bicycle picture in folding status

To start off with, there are the super compact folding electric bicycle with 12 inch wheel size. These are the smallest folding electric bicycles and are super easy to carry and store. The small size of the wheels means that you or the motor ( as the folding electric bicycle can be operate in three model: mechanical mode which is totally like a folding bicycle without any battery, electric mode working like a electric scooter, and self electric mode help you to climbing up ) would have to put more effort to over the same distance compared to a 16 inch folding electric bicycles,but you will feel easily when climbing up and the 12 inch mini folding e bike makes it more energy saving.Also, with a 12 inch folding electric bicycle, it is more flexible turning left or right but you would feel bumps on the road more easily compared with 16 inch folding electric bicycles.

The 16 inch wheel sized folding electric bicycle,you can have a faster speed, although a bit more electricity consumption.They break down less often, they are super comfortable to ride on, and it is a bit difficult for storage. This beats the purpose of a folding electric bike as folding electric bikes are built to be carried around easily.

So actually, Knight folding electric bicycles mainly provide 12 inch or 14 inch wheel size, for other size, you need to order in advance and wait for 10-15 days to have your wholly customized folding electric bicycle.

How much is a Knight folding electric bicycle ?

foldable electric bicycle price

It is pretty cool riding a folding electric bicycle for travel , on and off duty and also do exercise. Image it, you riding your own folding bicycle to do morning exercise, and get a lot of sweat and exhausted, you don’t want to ride by yourself, then you can turn on the electric mode, and Knight folding electric bicycle will help you go back home.

Well, it sounds all great, then how much would it cost to buy a Knight folding electric bicycle.Like all bicycle, knight folding electric bicycles are designed for a specific group of people. There are people who are either beginners or getting the best folding electric bicycle just for leisure. They do not have high expectations for the folding electric bicycles and can accept electric bicycles with components build without the best material. Such people their target cost within $500-$550 range.

The second type of people are the enthusiasts. These are the kind of riders who understand the value of folding electric bikes and have a keen sense of feel for each and every component. Such people cannot accept anything less than perfection. For them, folding electric bikes can be as expensive as $800-$1000 . Many times on the market like Amazon.com, you can find enthusiasts who purchase leisure folding electric bikes and end up giving sellers rough reviews because they do not reach up to their expectations.

Like all products, with best folding electric bike, you get what you pay for. it is as simple of fact as that. There are foldable electric bicycles that cater to all kinds of demographics. Some can afford high quality; whereas, others do not see the reason to invest such a big money on folding electric bikes.

If you are mountaineer, racer or a trekker, do not come to cheap folding electric bikes. A rice budget of $500 would obviously feel lucrative to you naturally. However, if you consider yourself as a professional , do not fall into this trap. Make due diligence in your research and invest in a good product like Knight folding electric bicycle, they can accept customized brand for parts and also customized. If you think Knight folding electric bicycle is the right bicycle you want, you can appoint with your local dealer to have a test driving or contact the folding electric manufacturer directly.