LIVALL PikaBoost e-bike conversion kit crowdfunding campaign launches
The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the LIVALL PikaBoost e-bike conversion kit is now live. At the time of writing, less than 24 hours since the project launched, more than 950 people have backed the campaign, raising over £327,000 (~US$366,000. As we previously reported, the PikaBoost can be installed on your bike between the seat post and rear wheel without needing tools in as little as 30 seconds.
The PikaBoost kit contains a controller, motorised hub and battery pack, and a self-locking mechanism that ensures the device does not fall off the bicycle. The motor can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph), and Automatic Adaptive Rate (AAR) technology intelligently adjusts the power output to suit the terrain and how you are pedalling. There are three riding modes on offer: Cruise delivers the most effortless ride with the greatest power consumption, Roll can assist you on rougher terrain and up hills and Exercise mode provides resistance to make you work harder. A 234 Wh battery pack offers an assistance range of 30 km (~18 miles) and is fully recharged in around three hours.
The gadget is lightweight, weighing 3 kg (~6.6 lbs), and the company claims that the kit will work with any regular bike, regardless of the frame shape or tire width. Plus, a wireless Bluetooth lock enables you to secure your e-bike kit remotely. You can currently receive the gadget for the Early Bird Special price of US$299; that’s 50% off the US$599 MSRP. LIVALL is shipping the device globally, with deliveries expected in March 2023.