UrbanX is an electric E-bike wheel that can be swapped with your current front wheel allowing you to convert your bike to an electric bike in seconds.
The project has been launched on Kickstarter and at the time of writing had received over $100,000 in pledges from 224 backers.
According to the UrbanX team, the wheel requires only a wrench and a screwdriver and that it takes just one minute until you’re pressing the throttle on your new electric bicycle. The set-up involves three steps – swapping out the front wheel, securing the throttle to the handlebars and connecting the wheel to the throttle cable.
UrbanX which has two motor sizes to choose from (240W or 350W) and will provide the user with a 30 mile range and a 20mph top speed. It is available in a number of different options with pledge amounts on Kickstarter starting at $299.
UrbanX is available in 6 sizes; 24”, 26”, 27.5”, 29″, 650c & 700c and according to the product developers, that covers 99% of the global bike market. Also, UrbanX works with both rim and disc brakes and any tyre you choose that fits the rim size.
It has a total weight of 15lbs which includes motor, battery, spokes, rim and tyre.
You can find out more information on their Kickstarter page.