Electrifying a bike you already own is a smart choice if you want to ride electric without spending a fortune. There is a wide variety of kits on the market that can make this possible.
But the one that the company born from the merger between the Easybike group and the start-up Elemoove presented at this year’s EVER Monaco fair is based on a particularly attractive concept. This is because the system takes the form of a wheel which is already equipped with a motor and a battery. The set weighs approximately 7 kg.
The SolexOn electric wheel was designed to quickly electrify a classic bicycle. Its creator promises an installation in less than a minute. Additionally, the kit would fit any bike as it comes in four rim sizes: 26, 27.5, 28 and 29 inches. Even the average cyclist should therefore be able to install the wheel on their bike!
1 minute is the time it will take you to install your SolexOn wheel.
Made in France, this wheel complies with French legislation on electric bikes. Also, the power of its motor is limited to 250 W. As indicated above, the battery is integrated directly into the rim. It has a capacity of 400 Wh and promises up to 80 km of autonomy. Note that it is removable, which makes it easier to charge it at home or in the office.
A dedicated mobile application
3h30 of charging would be enough to restore the total capacity of the battery, while to have a charge of 80%, it is necessary to connect it to its charger for about two hours. It should also be noted that this SolexOn wheel accumulator is equipped with a USB port. It can therefore act as a power bank to charge portable devices, even if the bike is on the move since the hub axle is fixed.
To top it off, a dedicated mobile application is planned. Installed on a smartphone, it acts like a real on-board computer. In particular, it allows you to see the necessary information such as speed, distance traveled and remaining charge. It also serves as an interface to choose between the available driving modes.
Bike equipped with a SolexOn electric wheel. Photo credit: Solex
All of this obviously comes at a cost. The kit is billed at € 799 in its basic version. This price may seem high to you, but be aware that an electric bike generally costs even more!
The Solexon electric wheel. Photo credit: Solex / Facebook
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