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Driven seeks crowdfunding for fully-enclosed Orbit Drive e-bike system

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Mat Brett

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's currently tech editor at ebiketips' sister site, road.cc. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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7 months 3 weeks ago

Electric motors don't have to stop operating above 15mph, they have stop giving assistance.

I do like the approach, hope they succeed to get funded and we will see how well it works in real life conditions.

7 months 3 weeks ago

I can see that this allows for the cadence of the rider relative to the motor to change continuously, but that's not the same thing as is being claimed which is continuously varied gear ratios.

7 months 3 weeks ago

What happens when you go above 15mph and both electric motors have to stop operating?
Does the gearing then just drop back to the lowest ratio?