CLIP: Transform your bicycle into an e-bike instantly

CLIP Instant e-Bike Conversion
Transform any bike into an e-bike instantly with CLIP, featuring easy attachment and a boost up to 15 mph. Images courtesy CLIP

In recent years, the appeal of electric bicycles (e-bikes) has surged as a sustainable alternative for urban commuters and leisure riders alike. However, the high cost of most e-bikes can be a significant barrier for many potential users. Addressing this gap, CLIP offers an innovative solution that converts any traditional bicycle into an e-bike in seconds, at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new electric bike.

CLIP is a portable propulsion device that can be attached to virtually any bicycle, instantly upgrading it to an e-bike. This device is compatible with all types of city, road, and hybrid bikes that feature 26” to 28” front tires. It is particularly designed to be user-friendly, requiring no tools for installation and can be easily attached or detached, making it an ideal option for commuters who might want to switch between manual and electric biking.

Powered by a 450W motor, CLIP provides a smooth acceleration up to 15 mph, allowing cyclists to tackle bridges and hills more effortlessly. The device operates with a friction drive mechanism, delivering power directly to the bike’s front tire. This design not only simplifies the structure but also reduces the weight of the device, making it easy to carry around. Users can take the device off their bike, charge it at their desk, and reattach it all without any hassle.

From a technical perspective, CLIP utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack equipped with several features to enhance performance and safety. The battery is optimized to have a minimal environmental impact and includes a dedicated Battery Management System (BMS). This system ensures the longevity and safety of the battery by regulating charging and discharging. Additionally, the battery supports regenerative charging, which recaptures energy during downhill riding or braking, further enhancing its efficiency.

CLIP Instant e-Bike Conversion Friction Drive
Keep your energy for the gym; CLIP’s friction drive powers your ride up to 15 mph, making cycling effortless.

CLIP is available in two models: the Commuter and the Explorer. The Commuter model is priced at $499 and features a 96 Wh battery with a range of up to 6 miles, making it suitable for short daily commutes. It weighs 8.8 lbs and can be fully charged in just 30 minutes. The Explorer model, on the other hand, is ideal for longer distances. It costs $599 and comes with a 192 Wh battery that provides a range of 10 to 12 miles. This model weighs 9.8 lbs and has a charge time of about 60 minutes.

The warranty policy of CLIP is quite comprehensive, covering any manufacturing defects. For the first six months, the company offers full support, including free shipping for repairs. From the seventh to the twelfth month, the warranty still covers repairs using new or refurbished parts, though shipping costs are not included. Notably, the warranty does not cover damages from accidents or wear and tear, nor does it apply if the device has been altered or repaired by unauthorized personnel.

CLIP Instant e-Bike Conversion Portable
Take the ‘e’ with you—CLIP detaches easily, and is portable for on-the-go charging.

Pre-orders for CLIP are currently open, with an estimated waiting time of 4-6 months due to the batching process for large-scale production in 2024. Initially, shipping is available only within the US, but there are plans to expand to more countries soon. A $50 refundable deposit is required to secure a spot on the delivery waitlist, with the balance due before shipping.

For those interested in trying out CLIP before purchasing, demos are available in Brooklyn, providing a firsthand experience of how the device enhances a regular bike.

CLIP Instant e-Bike Conversion Speed
Experience a swift boost with CLIP, accelerating your bike up to 15 mph effortlessly.

In conclusion, CLIP represents an accessible and convenient option for converting any standard bicycle into an e-bike. It promises to make cycling easier and more enjoyable, particularly for urban commuters looking to avoid traffic and reduce their carbon footprint without investing in a brand-new electric bike.

Source: CLIP