Kits to electrify our bike are multiplying in recent times, and in that race to excel in an increasingly difficult market, technological efforts of the new developers seem to agree, to offer a pedal assist more.
Such was the case of Falco Fusion Sports; project associated with a manufacturer of electric bicycles and intended to provide data on our effort, like a heart rate monitor, in contrast to our intensity pedaling and assistance fostered to further customize this effort we spend. While this application was more for sport use, now we get from Italy Zehus Bike +, with very similar principles, but more open to the cyclist spectrum.
This kit are not (yet) separately, but we can find a model from manufacturers like Klaxon Mobility, or Sandwichbike of which I have spoken. Its merit lies not so much in his engine, and its control unit. Its creators of the Polytechnic School of Milan boast that offers a personalized service that depends on our own efforts.
For this, the head of the Zehus Bike + team has several years of work behind him delving into a study on human metabolism, in order to strengthen our relationship with the bicycle. The control unit works with algorithms that handle make our effort to offer a more personalized acceleration.
This results in a somewhat declining attendance, because the kit, which turns on and off automatically, will only help us when we really need, unless they ordain otherwise. In any case, Zehus Bike + is not recharged via the network, but using its regenerative braking system, or in times of deceleration, or when we realize a positive contribution of energy during pedaling.
In any case, battery holds 160 Wh. To install a wheel of 20 inch minimum required. The kit consists of a single piece that provides support 250 W. The kit is devoid of any type of cable and reaches a weight of 3.2 kilograms.
Zehus Bike + also comes with an application for smartphone – connected via bluetooth to offer besides the classical values of speed or distance approach also allows the engine management. In the “Bike +” mode behavior kit is the one described by optimizing their efficiency, but it is possible to activate a mode of total attendance.