In 2019, a Brooklyn-based startup unveiled a device that can be easily connected to any bicycle, instantly converting it into an e-bike.
Today CLIP, this is the name of the company, is back in charge with an elegant conversion kit with an electric bike motor. It's as light as a laptop, fits into a backpack and looks great not only on a bike, but also when you put it on a desk to recharge. The prices to electrify the bike starting from the front wheel also seem affordable. The charm of transformation, n'est pas?
CLIP, electric take-out motor
Optimized for urban commuters, the CLIP electric bicycle motor features a sleek black frame with brushed aluminum side panels. With its 450 W it is able to reach a maximum of 24 mph / 15 km / h (comfortable pedaling), powered by a 36 V and 144 Wh battery with a range of 16-25 kilometers which is equivalent to a journey of 45 minutes.
It can be recharged to 100% in just 40 minutes.
The price to make all the bikes at home electric is that of a small mountain bike, about 360 euros (with a one-year warranty including free replacement of the motor in case of breakdowns). In return you have all the ebike What do you want. Buying one of these small motors is like having a portable bike in your backpack.
Versatile and omnipresent
The CLIP electric motor approach is “subversive” in the literal sense of the term. It is not integrated in the medium but enriches it. It is in fact an electric proximity motor, which allows you to go in assisted mode (even with a mtb) without carrying a pedelec.
“We realized we wanted to do something new. Propose a broad solution, aimed at a broad demographic of urban commuters, ”he explains Somnath Ray, co-founder and CEO of CLIP, this innovative bicycle scooter. “The solution had to be portable and lightweight, so that the electric motor could be easily detached after each ride and taken with you. CLIP cannot be stolen, it is modular and inexpensive. Those who do not own an electric bicycle or use traditional bike sharing solutions can take CLIP with them to use it on the bikes they share.