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All-In-One Wheel For E-Bicycles

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December 06, 2013 AT 6:24 AM
Several companies offer all-in-one e-bike wheels. FlyKly, launched in 2010, blitzed through its $100,000 Kickstarter campaign with pledges of over $700,000. A similar design introduced a year earlier by MIT students was acquired by Superpedestrian, while Italian firm Zehus has devised a particularly slick system for its own e-bike. That such devices retail for between $500 and $1000 is certainly attractive. While it's possible to get whole e-bikes cheaper than this, the all-in-one designs do allow people to personalize their bikes a little more--perfect for mountain bikers needing a little help, or style-conscious types with "fixie" bikes in cities like London, Milan and New York.