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Foldable Electric Bike Upgrades Commuting

Foldable Electric Bike Upgrades Commuting

Neither folding bikes nor electrical bikes are anything new, but the “Impossible” bike brings something unique to the table by offering both. The bike weighs 11 pounds and folds up to 17-inches tall — small enough to fit in most backpacks and light enough to carry easily.

Key to the design is its brushless electric motor. A brushed motor works by spinning the turbine between poles of a magnet. This means swapping the polarity (which is positive and which is negative) by means of a moving brush, which requires more weight, size and moving parts. A brushless motor puts the magnet on the rotor itself and rotates it by charging electromagnets on the outside. The charging is managed by microcomputer. Brushless motors can be smaller and have fewer moving parts than a brushed motor — making them just the thing for portable electric devices.

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Designers Impossible Technology have initial designs and working prototypes finished, but say the bike needs refinement and iterative testing before it can be released as a product. Their Kickstarter closes on Dec. 26, with shipping for initial backers projected for August of 2015

With 42 days remaining in the its funding campaign, the Impossible bike already has $30,000 of its $55,000 goal, putting it solidly on track for meeting and exceeding their funding. Backers who buy the bike can start at $430 — pricey for a Kickstarter, but inexpensive for an electric bike. Supporters below that choose from a variety of...

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