Geo Orbital Wheel

Bike_On

Well-Known Member
So what happens if a small rock gets lodged between the rim and one of those rollers? Instant stop and go flying?

Conventional wheel has spokes and the spokes give or break the object.
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
I can see the advantage of Geo Orbital eWheel:
- turn your bike into 2wd
- more balanced bike instead of being tail heavy like most ebikes
- cheaper entry price into the ebike world,
- turn any new/used/worn 26"/29" rim brake bike into an ebike
- any cheap bike with rim brakes will do (high theft area, take wheel with you, switch eWheel between different bikes).
- can take eWheel on vacation, rent a bike, replace front wheel, and have fun
- could add to rear hub/mid mount drives for extra hill climbing power and/or range
- no flats with the tire
- lightweight ebike solution, only adding 11-17 lbs total when you replace the original 26"/29" front tire (less added weight if you remove the battery).
- Easier city living to load on vehicle bike racks, buses, walk-up apartments, several flights of stairs, etc... My +62 lbs Radrover is too heavy and bulky for my wife to load on our bike rack; but, she can load her small frame 700c GT Transeo with the Geo Orbital eWheel (might have to remove the battery).

I would consider this if I wanted convert our two GT Transeo 3.0 700cX40 bike to an ebikes. Unfortunately, our bikes have disk brakes and I would need to replace the forks to add rim brakes (no mounting points for rim brakes).
 

Thomas L Power

New Member
You know different people have different needs. I am on boat and need easily detached electrical part to put inside away from salt spray and so this might work well. Everything a compromise but this gets me rolling for $1K and if I have problems then just put my old wheel back on and still rolling.

Oh by the way I did order one this afternoon
 
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JP Commuter

New Member
You know different people have different needs. I am on boat and need easily detached electrical part to put inside away from salt spray and so this might work well. Everything a compromise but this gets me rolling for $1K and if I have problems then just put my old wheel back on and still rolling.

Oh by the way I did order one this afternoon
Thomas, this would be a good solution for a person on a boat that valued a modular design that is easy to store. you should also look into the MiniPenny frame which is super small and weighs almost nothing. I have been using it for 2 weeks and am not in love for my application of 10mi. per day of commuting. For a fun runabout to use on land when you are docked it would be perfect.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
Looking at a thumbnail image, I thought this was an 1890's style bicycle that was 6 foot off the ground..... How does it ride? Won't that tiny wheel just beat up the tail bone.