Even though e-bicycles are becoming increasingly popular, one thing they have in common is that they are still expensive and some of the designs are not very stylish.  With the UrbanX Electric Bike Wheel you can now turn your existing 2-wheeler into an electric ride.  This smart drop-in electric wheel can be switched out with the front wheel of just about any bicycle.

It takes only a minute, a wrench, and a screwdriver to convert your favorite bike into an electric-assist vehicle.  The UrbanX comes in six wheel sizes; 24”, 26”, 27.5”, 29″, 650c & 700c, and uses any tire that fits the rim size.  The 350-watt battery pack can give you a 20 mph speed with a range of 30 miles.  The motor and battery add a mere 15 lbs to the total bike weight.  Via the small control throttle on the handlebars you can instantly switch between full electric, pedal-assist, or all manual modes.  The phone app provides more options including speed and range data.

The battery has a one-click attachment for ease of recharging and does not prevent you from riding your bike when the wheel motor is turned off.  To make the UrbanX electric wheel truly an international option, there is a smaller 240 watt motor available for road-compliance in any state or country.  This is a great introduction to electric biking without spending a fortune to enjoy it.