These Wheels Can Turn Any Bike Into the Superbike from TRON

Where we’re going, we don’t need pedaling

By Evan Bleier

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23 May 2016

It’s already spawned glam weddings, cyber sports arenas and a love-it-or-hate-it sequel.

The next frontier for TRON? Electric superbikes. Or, to be more specific, a line of electric wheels that will turn any old bike into an electric superbike.

The GeoOrbital is a motorized wheel that runs on a 36-volt removable battery and can be attached to almost any bike. The wheel’s 500-watt motor can propel a bike from 0-20 MPH in six seconds — and that’s without pedal assistance.

The wheel’s battery also has a built-in USB port for charging phones, tablets or powering a Bluetooth speaker, its tires are made from high-density foam so as to prevent it from going flat, and the whole thing is controlled via a handlebar-mounted throttle.

A Kickstarter campaign to fund the GeoOrbital has already surpassed its $75k goal more than 10 times over, but there is still a chance to get the $950 MSRP wheel for $700 (or less, if you buy in bulk).

Don’t forget your helmet.

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