EGO-Kits Introduces the E-Powered DH Bike Kit 17

The German brand EGO-Kits recently released footage of its E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit (shown above on a Kona).  It certainly looks to be an interesting solution to pedaling your way to the top or shuttling.

The kit includes the following:
- 1200-watt aluminum motor that mounts below the downtube (compatible with 70% of DH bikes)
- Battery pack (which you carry in a backpack) and charger
- Bar mounted controller module
- Special crankset
- Short chain to connect to the motor assembly
- Twist throttle kit with battery indicator

Price and availability? To be determined.

Here it is in action:

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Would you use one?  Has anyone ever used an alternative method to get to the top, like the Shuttle Buddy system?  Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.


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