California-based startup Mockwheel Bikes has launched a fat-tire ebike called the Basalt on Indiegogo, which comes with a generous battery and an inverter that allows the ebike to double as a mobile power station.
Available in step-over and step-through variants, the Basalt eBike features a 750-W rear-hub motor (1,100-W peak output) for 66.3 lb.ft (90 Nm) of torque to cope with a 25-percent tilt Is. 28 mph (45 km/h) pedal assist. There’s a Shimano 7-speed derailleur for ride flexibility, and riders can even rest their feet courtesy of a twist throttle.
Mounted within the downtube is a 960-Wh (48-V, 20-Ah) battery with a range of up to 80 miles (128.7 km). The eBike comes with a power inverter that can be attached to the seatpost via the hard case (which appears to be an optional extra) or carried in a backpack. It can be connected to a removable battery to provide juice for all kinds of mobile gadgetry at camp, including USB-C and USB Type-A ports, which have support for AC wall plugs and DC outputs.
The inverter includes USB-C and USB Type-A ports for cabling to mobile electronics, as well as support for AC wall plugs and DC outputs.
Mockwheel counts up to 75 minutes of use for a 550-W coffee maker, 45 minutes of 900-W electric grilling, 15 hours running a 60-W mini fridge, 70 with a 5-W light or 13 hours of flashing Can translate for hours. Entertaining with a 60-W TV.
The inverter also allows the ebike’s battery to be topped-up using solar panels for off-grid convenience, although these are not being offered as part of the crowdfunder.
Basalt rolls on 26-inch rims wrapped in 4-inch-wide puncture-resistant fat tires for all-terrain riding, a hydraulic lockout suspension fork with 110mm of travel to help clear some bumps along the way will help, and stopping power comes from Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic disc brakes.
Its 6061 aluminum frame can support a maximum payload of 400 lb (181 kg), a multifunction color LED display mid-handlebar that shows ride metrics, battery status, power assist level and front light status, a kickstand is included, And although a rear cargo rack is shown in some of the promo images, one that doesn’t seem to be supplied as standard but Mockwheels sells a bunch of stuff from their online shop including a rear rack for US$60.
Available with basalt step-over or step-through frame, and a more compact Scoria step-through model is also being produced
Mockwheel believes Basalt is already in production, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to connect with potential customers. Pledges start at US$1,799 for the step-over or step-through model, and if all goes to plan shipping is estimated to begin in August. There’s more in the video below.
Also included in the campaign is another step-through model called the Scoria, which has similar features, but the Kenda rides on 20-inch wheels with fat tires and has a top pedal-assist speed of 22 mph (36 km/h). ) Is. Pledges for this flavor start at $1,899.
Mockwheel Basalt: The World’s First Power Station eBike