Innovative design with the power in a trailer
Clever design advantages of the Ridekick™
- Unlike an electric bicycle or an electric bike conversion kit, the all the weight is in the trailer and your bike stays light and nimble.
- E-bike designs tend to constrain the size and weight of the battery to fit within the frame constraints. Ridekick trailers can use most any size battery, and even long range batteries won’t weigh down the bike
- Instead of shopping for an e-bike with quality components that fits you well, use the bike that you love. Just add a “Kick” to it.
Comparison between the Ridekick PT, ebikes and electric conversion kits
|Ridekick PT||Ebike||Conversion Kits|
|Ease Of Installation||20 Minutes||N/A||1 hr+|
|Initial Ease Of Use||Easy||Moderate||Moderate|
|Natural Ride||Because the Ridekick PT pushes on the rear axle, power is applied to the bike in exactly the same way as pedaling. The battery weight in the trailer helps provide traction in the Ridekick PT and keeps the trailer stable.||Ebikes require the heavy battery to be on the bike frame, and the motor is on the wheel, causing the whole bike configuration it to be heavier and the distribution of the weight to be unfamiliar at first.||Conversion kits have the same battery weight problem as ebikes, but they also commonly have shifting issues with motors that attach to the chain and handling issues for front mounted hub motors.|
|Cost of Ownership||Less than 2 cents per charge and low maintenance costs.||Less than 2 cents per charge and low maintenance costs.||Less than 2 cents per charge and low maintenance costs.|
|Cargo Capacity||75 lbs (34 kg)||Backpack?||Fanny pack?|
|Cost||$699.00||$400 – $3500||$400-$2000|
More sources of information:
This is a good site to compare different Electric Bikes: http://www.electric-bikes.com/
The Wikipedia page also has some good general info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBike