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    Monday
    Oct092017

    Here are new & unique gadgets I found at Interbike 2017 & showed on World News Now.

    If you missed my Interbike 2017 spot on World News Now, it's here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/bike-upgrades-dick-debartolo-50363949

     

    Meet the GeoWheel the wheel that raised over $1M on Kickstarter. Info via the company: Make pedaling your bike optional by replacing your regular front wheel with a GeoOrbital. The Wheel was developed by engineers from SpaceX and Ford. The breakthrough design of the GeoOrbital wheel an evolution of the electric bike. It is by far the most powerful in its class, affordable and easy to use and install. There is no need to install or configure any apps - simply clip on the throttle and use it like a gas pedal - the harder you press the faster you go. The 500W motor puts out TWICE the power of an Olympic cyclist. Pedal if you want, sit back if you don't. The GeoOrbital wheel comes in 2 sizes to fit over 95% of all adult sized bicycles. If your bike has 700c (a.k.a 28in/29in) or the smaller 26in wheels and uses rim brakes, the GeoOrbital wheel fits. In 60 seconds and without tools you can add electric power to a regular bicycle. Get around on your own bike, on your own schedule and without exerting more energy than you like. Traveling by bike is better for you and for the environment, not to mention it's a ton of fun. Max range without pedaling: 20 miles. With pedaling: 50 miles. Range is affected by weight, terrain, speed, etc. Bikes with the smaller tires have different specs. See the company website for all the details. Recharge time: 2 hours to 80%. 4 hours to 100% $995.00. 

    My Video from Interbike 2017: https://youtu.be/FtXPnvXmEjo

     

    See other uses the company has in mind for the Geowheel in their website video:

     

    http://www.geoowheel.com/

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