Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kick(Starter) Your Commute Off-Grid, Off-Road, and On-Budget

Oh Kickstarter, how you tempt me!

As regular readers know, I have been jonesing for a new e-bike. My frugality extreme financial stinginess has kept my search at the low end of the spectrum - bikes in the sub-$1500 category. A Kickstarter for one popped up recently on - it falls into the price range, but it does so rather differently than most. It's called The Beast. For a pledge of $999 (+ $249 shipping) you can (hopefully) get yourself a 48V Lithium-powered electric off-road scooter-bike with built in solar panels and a removable battery pack, and there are some upgraded models with larger battery packs that look well worth the upgrade money.

So, if you are comfortable with Kickstarter wait times and want to be the first one in town to have something funkycooldorky, check this one out! Snagit, it's a good thing I don't believe in buying on credit!

May funkycooldorkygreen turn your head today! (Happy 4th of July, good friends!)