Which E-bike to get? Will it be comfortable? Maybe a conversion kit?
Compare the option of keeping your bike and hitching up an electric trailer.
Clever design advantages of the Ridekick™ Trailer
- Unlike an electric bicycle or an e-bike conversion kit, the weight is in the trailer and your bike stays light and nimble.
- You CHOOSE the battery system that fits your style. There is even room for two batteries.
- Which e-bike to buy? Is it comfortable? Are the bicycle components skimpy?
- Use the bike that you love. Simply add a “Kick” to it.
Comparison between the Ridekick PT, ebikes and electric bike conversion kits
|Ridekick PT||Ebike||Conversion Kits|
|Cost||$699||$500 – $8500||$500-$2000|
|Ease Of Installation||20 Minutes||Pre-assembled||1 hr++|
|How’s the ride?||Just like your regular bike!
The weight is in the trailer.
Patented hitch design makes it smooth and simple.
|The affordable ones are heavy, and the most expensive are awesome.
(Pay more for lighter materials and sleeker design.)
|Your bike with extra weight.|
|Flexibility – switching power assist to other bikes.||Wow||Impossible||Generally Permanent|
|Cargo Capacity||75 lbs (34 kg)||Backpack or panniers.||Backpack or panniers.|
|Throttle styles||Simple throttle.Press a little and go slowly, press more to go faster.||Throttle or PAS||Throttle or PAS|
More sources of information:
The Wikipedia page also has some good general info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBike