If your past your cycling peak and maintain dreams of reaching the top of alpine climbs aboard your trusty old steel road bike, we may have found the product to help you make those dreams a reality.
Italian entrepreneur Matteo Spaggiari and his company, Bikee Bike, have created an e-bike kit that replaces your standard bottom bracket and chainring with a mid-drive electric powered motor that can be installed in minutes.
Not only that, the unit called BEST comes in four power categories, ranging from 250W to 999W and each offers an almost unmatchable 120Nm of torque.
That incredibly exciting amount of power is bestowed upon you via an efficienct brushless motor and 10:1 ratio gear box which have been crammed into a package not much larger than a chainring.
Controlling the unit is easy, too. It comes with an app from which you can decide to use one of the three driving modes: pedal assist, throttle, and throttle overdrive. As you'd expect, throttle overdrive is the one that'll see you reaching speeds of around
If you've experimented with e-bikes before and have been worried about weight and the cumbersome nature of some of the bikes, know that while this package isn't light, it'll attach itself to most bikes and only add 7.5-8.5kg to the overall weight.
The project is currently rolling at breakneck speeds towards its KickStarter goal of €50,000.
The comapny hails from the so-called 'Motor Valley' in northern Italy where supercar brands Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati also come from.
They're quick to point out that all of these companies share their goal and passion to constantly improve the beauty, power, and quality status quo of road vehicles.
The unit will cost €1600 for the only road-legal European model - the 250W BEST - whereas the most powerful 999W unit retails at €2200.
The KickStarter funding run ends in 29 days. They look well on course to meeting their target, so expect to see BikeeBike units available sooner rather than later!