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Turn Your Bike Into An Electric Bike With This Geo Orbital Tire
Make your bike electric with this swap-in tire. Electric bikes have been around for decades but haven't broken out of their niche audience. Instead of building a bicycle around electric power, GeoOrbital is a universal wheel you can swap into your existing bike to power your ride.
Ingenious Bike Tire Converts Any Pedal-Driven Bike Into an Electric Ride in Under a Minute
The old saying goes that “you don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” but that’s exactly what the startup GeoOrbital did with their ingenious modular gadget. They’ve created a special bike wheel that you can swap with your traditional tire, making your pedal-driven ride an electric one in under a minute. Equipped with a brushless DC motor, Lithium-ion battery, aluminum unibody, and flat-proof tire, the GeoOrbital can go the distance—it reaches speeds of up to 20 miles per hour for up to 20 to 50…