Per chi trova difficoltoso pedalare e sarebbe disposto ad acquistare una bicicletta elettrica, ma non vuole privarsi dell’amata bici, oppure l’elettrico lo vuole solo per qualche occasione, ecco Rubbee la soluzione per trasformare tutti i tipi di bicicletta in elettrica.
Frutto di un’idea nata in Inghilterra sembra l’espediente giusto per risparmiare e per usufruire dell’aiuto del motore elettrico solo quando si vuole!
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Al momento Rubbee è ancora solo l’idea magnifica di quattro giovani inglesi, nel sito viene lanciata l’offerta per raccogliere i fondi destinati ad iniziare la produzione di serie, anche Richard Branson si è interessato all’invenzione.
Questi i dati relativi alle prestazioni:
– chilometri con 1 carica 25 circa
– velocità massima raggiungibile con il motore 25 km/h
– peso solo del motore (di tutto il kit non è ancora quantificato) 6,5 kg
– picco di potenza 800 W
– batteria integrata 20000 mAh
– tempo di ricarica 2 ore
– prezzo circa meno di 1.000€
Tutte le altre informazioni relative al rivoluzionario dispositivo le trovate nel sito:
ci sono foto e filmati per capire meglio caratteristiche e prestazioni, magari qualcuno può partecipare in solido alla campagna di finanziamento del progetto.   U.B.
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Rubbee is a high-efficiency electric friction drive for bicycles. It changes the way regular bicycles used to be converted into electric ones. With an integrated clamp mechanism it can be mounted on bicycles in just a few seconds and the innovative drive motor with an integrated battery pack keeps You going without having to pedal for more than 15 miles !

A new choice

All e-bikes on the market right now have multiple design and user-experience flaws. If it is a factory-made electric bicycle it will probably be very heavy and will look… Well, lets say boring is the word for it. And what happens to Your beloved regular bike You already have? It gets sold or forgotten somewhere in the basement.

If we look at the conversion kits available right now we will see that all of them require a toolbox and some skills in electronics and mechanics to install them. And don’t forget all the wires and the battery pack – both of them make Your bike look like a DIY experiment. Conversion kits also add about 10-15 kg of weight to Your bicycle.

Well, Rubbee provides a solution to all of those problems. Enjoy the benefits of a high-power electric bicycle without getting Your hands dirty or ruining the aesthetics of the bicycle You already have.

  • You don’t need to buy a whole electric bicycle if You want one
  • You can switch between a regular bicycle and an electric in just a matter of seconds
  • You don’t have to carry a heavy and inconvenient battery pack or a whole bicycle to recharge it
  • You can share it with Your family members and friends
  • Your bicycle can be electric without any hassle that comes with regular conversion kits
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The specs

  • Range (without pedaling): 25 km (15 mi)
  • Top speed: 25 km/h (15 mph)
  • Weight: 6.5 kg (14 lbs)
  • Peak power: 800 W
  • Integrated battery pack: 20000 mAh
  • Full recharge time: 2 hours

The technology

Rubbee is full of innovative solutions and features.

Cast friction wheel: The friction wheel is where the rubber meets the road, or meets the rubber should we say. We cast these rollers from a special polyurethane formula we’ve developed for this application. It provides maximum grip while keeping Your bicycle’s tire from wearing off too much. This is where we make sure the power is transferred via rubbing and not grinding. And that’s where the name comes from – Rubbee. The muscle of Rubbee – electric motor electronically limited to 800W is integrated inside this roller. With the help of some ultra-cool mechanical parts, of course.

Multifunction power button: The power button functions as an ON/OFF switch and as a battery level indicator. Integrated blue-colored LED blinks corresponding to the state of charge of the battery pack. The faster it blinks – the less power You have left. It also shows the status of the batteries when the Rubbee is being charged.

Integrated suppression system: It makes sure Rubbee always provides a constant force on the tire of the bicycle thus allowing minimum slip even in wet conditions. This feature also enables Rubbee to be used even on the bicycles with rear wheel suspension where the geometry of the bicycle is always changing. Suppression system only engages when the fixation pin is removed. That means that You can ride around with Rubbee on Your bicycle even without it touching the tire. This feature comes in handy when Rubbee “gets out of breath”.

Battery pack: Rubbee has an integrated battery pack custom made just for this product. It delivers extremely high currents to power You up the hills. The lifespan of this pack is over 2000 cycles – this will make sure You can recharge Rubbee every single day for 5 years without loosing any range. We also integrated a custom made electronic battery management system just to make sure the battery pack delivers what is expected.

Multipurpose connector: Rubbee has only one electronic plug. It uses the same port to connect the throttle and to connect the charger. Ingenuity in simplicity.

Waterproof construction: Versatility is the word for Rubbee. And that includes weather conditions. Rubbee can be used even when it is raining outside because all electronics and the drive unit itself are waterproof. Our suppression system and custom cast roller makes sure that there is minimum power loss even when the tire gets all wet and muddy.

Rear LED light: Safety first! We care about the riders and understand the need to be visible at night. Rubbee has an integrated super-bright LED rear light which shines bright red. It turns on automatically when You turn Rubbee on. And it also looks cool.