Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Propella Bikes, the Seattle based startup whose Indigogo campaign exceeded their goal, focused on affordability, reliability and light weight, aiming for that sweet spot between electrically-assisted range and making the bicycle as light as possible.
The Propella has a 250 watt hub motor and a top speed of 20 mph. Its 6.6 aH waterproof battery is from Samsung and can be recharged in 2.5 hours. Propella bikes can be ridden without any motor assistance at all, just like any other traditional bicycle. Propella eBikes weigh under 37 pounds, have a two and a half hour charge time and can get anywhere from 15 to 28 miles to a full charge.
Propella ebikes are built with quality materials and parts including SAMSUNG battery cells, an aluminum alloy frame, mechanical disc brakes, a waterproof motor and battery and much more. With an onboard LCD computer, Propella displays five modes of motor assistance, speed and battery levels. Each battery also comes equipped with a standard USB output plug to charge riders' smartphones or other USB-enabled devices.
You can purchase raffle tickets at NW SolarFest July 23 at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N. The Fair runs from 10-5. Raffle tickets are $5 or 3/$10.