Architecture and Design Obsession
back in 2019, a brooklyn-based startup unveiled a device that can be easily attached to any bicycle, instantly converting it into an e-bike. dubbed CLIP, the company is back with a revisited sleek electric bike conversion kit that is as light as a laptop, fits in your backpack and looks great not only on your bike but while you’re charging it on your desk.
images by CLIP
optimized for the urban commuter, CLIP features a sleek black frame with brushed aluminum side panels. its 450W motor is able to reach a maximum of 24mph / 15kmh, powered by a 36V, 144Wh battery with a 10-15 mile range which equals somewhat to a 45 minute commute, and can be 100% recharged in just 40 minutes. with a 1-year replacement warranty, the bike comes at a price of USD$399.
‘[we] realized that the solution to this problem had to be nuanced and apply to a wide demographic of urban commuters,’ explains somnath ray, co-founder and CEO of CLIP. ‘the solution had to be portable & lightweight, so it could be easily detached after every use and taken along, so it can’t be stolen, modular and inexpensive so a person who doesn’t own a bike or has a complicated inter-modal commute can bring it along to use it on shared bikes; or just rent it from a vending machine.’
juliana neira I designboom
jan 09, 2021