New Bionx Controls are Backwards-Compatable

bionx electric bike partsGround-breaking motor/system controller interface improvements and innovations that were previously only available to OEM electric bike manufacturers are finally available as upgrades to existing Bionx electric bike systems going back to 2009.

The sweetest thing is that all these new accessories are totally backwards-compatible. Meaning that if you bought a Bionx system or an OEM bike powered by Bionx after 2009, all this super-cool new stuff will absolutely work with your Bionx-powered bicycle. A huge thank you to Bionx for your forward thinking and for supporting your early-adapters after all these years. Awesome work, nice job!

Bionx RC3 Controllerbionx rc3 control
With its user-freindly design and intuitive multi-functionality, the RC3 provides a new level of control to the Bionx bicycle motor system. The Bionx RC3 is a stand-alone controller and throttle for the Bionx electric bike systems that replaces the G2 console from previous models but can also be paired with the BionX DS3 Display for more data and Bluetooth connectivity.

Bionx DS3 display consolebionx ds3 rs2 electric bike controls
The Bionx DS3 display attaches to the middle of your handlebars with  full-color graphics and multiple display styles. The DS3 is remotely operated by the Bionx RC3 Controller, so you can concentrate on the ride and make adjustments quickly and safely.

With Bluetooth connectivity, the DS3 becomes a data center for your electric bike pairing with your phone to provide system information, navigation and the latest improvements to the Bionx system.

bionx light setBionx Integrated Light Set
The Bionx electric bike light set includes a blinding 2000 lumen front light and 50 lumen rear light that are powered by the Bionx bike battery so you never have to worry about running out of light.

See the road ahead clearly and be seen from behind with the brightest electric bike lighting system available. Installation is easy-peezy with all the necessary mounts and cables included with the Bionx All-Weather Light Kit.

Bionx Bluetooth Modulebionx bluetooth module adapter
The Bionx Bluetooth adapter device provides direct Bluetooth connectivity to your Bionx System and allows monitoring of your bike charge status, elevation and route progress.

Simply plug it into the new Bionx RC3 controller on the handle bar, download the Bionx App and pair it with your smart phone.The Bionx Smart route planner indicates how much battery power is remaining for a potential route and assures you won’t run out of power.


Copenhagen Wheel arrives

copenhagen wheel californiaIt took a while to get to California (3 years and 17 days, who’s) but our Copenhagen Wheel finally arrived and it was clearly worth the wait.

We are most impressed with the intelligent design and peppy performance. Plus, it is very red.

The Copenhagen Wheel is a single rear hub that contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity and an embedded control system. The entire system is wireless, controlled by a phone app.

copenhagen wheel electric cycleryElectric Cyclery will not be selling The Wheel but we will be assisting customers as a Copenhagen Wheel Service Partner offering installation and repair services.

The Copenhagen Wheel is available online from manufacturers Superpedestrian in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

maxon motor BIKEDRIVE test rides

maxon bikedrive electric bikeStop by Electric Cyclery this month and take a spin on the new maxon BIKEDRIVE.

Designed and manufactured in Switzerland, the maxon BIKEDRIVE electric bike conversion kit is extremely light and launches from 0 to 20 mph in less than 3 seconds.

The BikeDrive hub motor delivers 25 – 30 Nm continuously. The peak torque is 50 Nm. Its brushless DC motor has an efficiency of 85%. With a total weight of only 13lbs for the motor, battery, and controls, this electric bike motor system truly has the power to launch.

We’ve tested BIKEDRIVE on our local hills and we’ve been able to climb our biggest inclines at 6-9 mph with 30 Nm of torque and pushing hard with no sign of over-heating.

maxon bike drive electric cycleryWe also learned you should be careful with the throttle-like, twist-boost. It’s easy to get in over your head if you grab it at the wrong time.

That said, our customers and test riders that lived through it were quite impressed by and respectful of BIKEDRIVE’s quick acceleration and hill climbing power.

More experienced mountain bikers are blown away by the balance and maneuverability of the maxon system installed on a high end, full-suspension mountain bike.

Get your BIKEDRIVE on at Electric Cyclery.

BIKEDRIVE’s 360 Watt hour battery is small enough to fit into the frames of most full-suspension mountain bikes and it is the only system on the market that’s compatible with the new 148-mm (Boost) hub standard and 12-speed SRAM Eagle Drivetrain. Available with axle dropout widths of 135mm, 142mm or 148mm for bikes with quick-release axles or through-axles.

Learn more about maxon motor’s history including their crucial role in NASA’s Mars Rover expeditions.