[Industry is crazy] Ski lifts closed? This kit adapts your bike for snow - Industry is crazy

Posted on 12/15/2020 AT 7:30 AM

Video Ski resorts will have to adapt to the closure of ski lifts.This is an opportunity to innovate: a Canadian company has unveiled a kit to adapt bikes to snow while electrifying them.

At the time of the Covid-19, the glide must be earned.If you do not have a ski lift, you will have to climb with the strength of your legs all the slopes that you plan to descend.Less physically demanding, other solutions exist.In November, the Canadian company Envo unveiled a conversion kit to adapt your bike to the snow and “enjoy the clean air of our beautiful mountains” in the words of Prime Minister Jean Castex.

The health crisis has caused a scramble for electric bikes in France.In this booming market, products are multiplying to transform your two-wheeler into an electric-assisted bicycle (VAE).Envo's tool works on the same But the conversion is taken a little further: the front wheel of the bike is replaced by a wide board and the rear wheel is sacrificed for a track adapted to powder snow.

Up to 20 km/h with a load of 100 kilos

The kit still increases the weight of the bike to 35 kilos.With a 1000 watt motor, the transformed bike can reach a speed of 20 km/h and can face snow 30 centimeters thick.slopes of 15 degrees with a cargo of 100 kilos for less playful uses.Depending on the ground conditions, the machine can travel 15 to 50 kilometers.

A sensor located at the bottom bracket and an accelerator on the handlebars allow you to manage the speed of the bike.Envo also designed water resistant connections to face the snow.All of these features that push the kit price up to 2,789 dollars (approximately 2,290 euros).

Posted Date: 2020-12-16

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