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Ridekick – a trailer to push your bike along the steep bits


Want an electric-assist bike for the hills you struggle with? But find it hard to part with your current bike?

In minutes, attach the Ridekick trailer to your bike’s rear hub and you’ve got yourself an e-bike with throttle assist.  It’s even got cargo space for 2 tote bags, making it perfect for trips to the grocery store, library, potlucks, even a toolbox for neighborhood repair services – you name it!  The cargo area could conceivably also hold additional batteries to extend the range.

Unhitch the Ridekick trailer and in seconds you’ve got your bike back. The trailer can be used on multiple bikes – making it versatile for households where differently sized adults may need the electric assist on different days.

When riding, the Ridekick doesn’t change the feel of your bike. I felt equally light & nimble on my Globe Daily 2, barely feeling the trailer behind me, until a push on the handlebar throttle engaged the motor – and pushed me along till the terrain leveled out enough to pedal on my own.

Most electric bike conversions involve securing a motor, battery, controller and handlebar controls someplace on an existing bike frame.  Ridekick presents a unique approach in that the first 3 components are inside the trailer, with an easily installed Velcro’d cable from the trailer to the handlebar control.

With the Ridekick, bike maintenance is also simplified since you can unhitch the trailer and take the bike to any bike shop.

Specs

•    weight 43 lbs
•    max capacity 75 lbs
•    motor 500 watts
•    max speed 19 mph
•    battery 24v 12ah SLA
•    recharge time 6 hours
•    range on single charge 12-15 miles
•    tires 12-1/2 x 3″
•    tire pressure 20-30psi

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Meet the Ridekick Power Trailer  A different approach to converting a bike to an electric-assist bike by placing the battery & controller inside a cargo trailer.  Attaches in minutes to any bike, even easier to detach! There’s room for groceries … Continue reading