Gadgets

Electric Bike Conversion Wheel

Bicycle to eBike

Profta
Rating

8

About the Project

"I wanted to quickly, easily and affordably convert my everyday bicycle to an electric bicycle. There was no solution to this dilemma. Everything on the market was expensive and required extensive installation and couldn't easily switch my bike back to a standard bicycle when not wanting electric power. So I sent to out to bring the best solution to market. EZ Wheelie is a completely wireless electric bike conversion wheel. Turn any bike from a 20" kids bike to a 29" mountain to an ebike easily." - Mark Gustafson Founder

View on Indiegogo

  • Founder: Mark Gustafson
  • Company: EZ Wheelie
  • Goal: $20,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $335.00
  • Campaign Ended On: September 9, 2018
  • Delivery Date: October 2018

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Turn any bike to an Electric Bike: 20", 24", 26", 700c, 29"

  • Reality:

    The EZ Wheelie conversion kit is able to convert most bikes to electric. "Any bike" is an over reaching claim that is potentially dangerous claim for bikes with wheels under 20 inches, including BMX style and some kids bikes.

  • Claim:

    All in one wheel, battery, motor, sensors, and computer all contained inside front wheel.

  • Reality:

    The most unique element of this conversion kit is the ease of installation paired without the mess of extra wiring. An all in one claim is accurate.

  • Claim:

    Patented 6-Axis Gyroscope gives the most responsive and efficient electric bike ride. All controlled through the smartphone app.

  • Reality:

    The patented technology is less straightforward than this claim makes it out to be. The patent is held by the manufacturer for a certain element of the EZ Wheelie conversion kit.

  • Claim:

    Dedicated Smartphone App (ios and Android)

  • Reality:

    The app is currently downloadable and functional, please see the video of the app in use here: https://youtu.be/I-IQb1p-S-0

Something To Think About

Most apps, especially new and paired with new tech, experience waves of glitchiness and new versions. Don't expect perfection.

Bottom Line

EZ Wheelie is a worthy upgrade from non-electric bike to electric for certain bikes and specific uses. The product itself has gone through the stages of manufacturing to be ready for a near future launch. However, there are some caveats to the success of this campaign. Consider the reality that you may need to sub out an entire wheel that does not match the rear wheel of your bike. This product will be able to fit most bikes, but certain bikes will not be able to be converted with the current sizes of EZ Wheelie. The campaign page itself has been a work in progress and has been continually updated with current information. There are competitors out there for similar products but typically at a higher price point.

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