Bike Add-On Motorizes Any Frame [Video]

Bike Add-On Motorizes Any Frame [Video]
Design & Architecture

An electric bike converter that can be installed in seconds and doesn't require any wiring.

Ross Brooks
  • 22 july 2013

Converting your normal bike into an electric one might seem like a good idea, but it can be expensive, add a lot of weight, and require a degree in electrical engineering. Rubbee is a device that aims to make the conversion process as simple and pain-free as possible.

The lightweight device can be attached to your bike in a matter of seconds using an integrated clamp system. A built-in electric motor uses a friction wheel to spin your back tyre – which gives you up to a 15-mile range.

It’s possible to hit speeds of up to 15 mph, which is controlled by a throttle – one part you do have to install before using the device. You can even install multiple throttles on different bikes, making it possible to share the device amongst friends and family.


Charging the bike takes a couple of hours, meaning you will still get an opportunity to exercise once in a while.

All of this ingenuity and convenience does come at a price, the regular pledge price on Kickstarter is $1,370.

Take a look at the video to see how easy it is to get the device up and running:


+electric bike
+Electronics & Gadgets
+fitness / sport

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