What’s a Rubbee, you ask? Hmm, well, according to this Kickstarter page, it’s the opposite of that miserable bike trainer collecting dust under your bed. Rather than having a flywheel driven by your tire that makes you sweat while going nowhere, the Rubbee has a flywheel that drives your tire and allows you to get somewhere without sweating. Join us after the break for more on this self-propelled little miracle.
Weighing in under 15lbs., the 20,000mAH, 800W Rubbee has a range of about 15 miles and a top speed of about 15 miles an hour, considerably less than some e-bikes out there, but enough to give you a nice boost. With a 2 hour recharge time and the ability to recharge it off the bike, the Rubbee might make a decent addition to your underused commuter. It’s certainly better than dismantling a yard tool to mount the engine on the back of your bike.
An integrated rear red LED lights up automatically when the Rubbee is turned on.
The quick release clamp attaches the Rubbee to your seatpost. There’s a throttle that mounts to your handlebar, but which can be left on the bike while the Rubbee is removed.
You can even get a Rubbee on your DH rig.