29 Apr '14, 6am

Can you see the electric assist motor on this bike?

Can you see the electric assist motor on this bike?

When TreeHugger originally reported on this amazing electric assist motor that converts any bike into a "stealth electric bike" a commenter questioned: "Does it actually exist? Doubtful ." © C. Lepisto We still cannot be sure it actually exists: can you find the electric assist motor even in this close-up? Trust us. It's there. We saw the Vivax electric assist motor in action at the Spezi bike show , a highlight for anyone who loves special-purpose bikes. The cylindrical motor of the Vivax Assist can be retro-fitted into any bicycle with a sufficient diameter seat post, to provide a 200 watt boost for preventing an underarm drench on the way to work or smoothing out the hills on your daily commute. The battery pack, available in 5.5 Ah/30 V or 8.25 Ah/30V configurations, fits under the saddle, looking for all the world like a small tool kit or accessories bag. A "smart" on...

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