DIY linear motor wheel could become the world's lightest e-bike configuration

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010 AT 12:28PM

Psychokopf from Germany posted a series of videos which show what appears to be a linear motor being used for e-bike application. A series of coils attached to the fork attract magnets attached to the rim of the front wheel. 

The videos show the detail of the setup, a static spin test and another where someone is riding around. The power is approximately 50W. Other videos of powerful DIY motors appear on Psychokopf's YouTube page. 


Static Spin Test

Short Ride