The top three… Kits for converting to electric
Want to make your normal bike go a bit faster? Here are the best ways to turn your steed into a speed machine
Its looks are a bit Marmite, but the Geoorbital can give you e-power in just 60 seconds by swapping your front wheel with the Geoorbital one. However, with a 500W power rating, it’s not yet legal in the UK.
Price $995 Web geoo.com
If you want a more traditional conversion, the Oxydrive F-series comes with a 468Wh battery that attaches to the frame’s downtube, a 250W front-hub motor and an LCD display enabling you to control its six levels of assistance. All in, it weighs 6.9kg.
Price £699 Web oxydrive.co.uk
Although Swytch is still in the Kickstarter phase, it’s looking promising, with a range of up to 50 miles and the ability to convert any bike. Its weight of just 1.5kg for the hub motor and 2.1kg for the battery means you’ll hardly notice it when installed.
Price $349 Web swytchbike.com