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ARCC e²-pod Brompton

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling

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6 months 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Richard! We also wanted to mention that the converted ARCC Brompton is currently compatible with all Brompton bags, using our bag adpater kit.

6 months 3 weeks ago

So a new e-brompton costs £2600.  This costs £1800 leaving £800 to fund a donor brompton.  The cheapest brompton starts at 750 for the B75 base model, and quickly heads towards £1000 for a decent model.

So basically this is at least as expensive as a regular Electric Brompton but with less battery and less motor power, but the comfort of commodity batteries and a nice remote.

Not sure it stacks up.

6 months 3 weeks ago

Using powertool batteries is a great idea on the face of it, and so obvious that I just checked my Makita one to find it's only 54Wh.  The one pictured seems to be around £200 though so if you started collecting a few of them to swap in as 'refills' the cost would get silly quite quickly.
 

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