Kickstarter: FlyKly Smart Wheel

All-in-one pedal assist bike wheel

Pedal-assist Outside Online

Pedal assist bike wheel fits almost any bike.     Photo: FlyKly Smart Wheel

A sleek, pedal-assist bike wheel showed up on Kickstarter yesterday. The new product is on track to raise its targeted $100,000 in just 48 hours. FlyKly is a "highly efficient all-in-one design pedal assist that fits on practically any bicycle," claims the wheel's Kickstarter campaign.

The motor, battery and all other components are tucked away in a thin housing on the wheel, which should fit almost any bike frame. The wheel is controlled by an iPhone app, of course, where you can set the top speed and monitor your progress. You can even charge your phone while riding by plugging it into the included holder. The app also provides you with the best routes according to your riding style and will even allow you to lock the wheel.

FlyKly Smart Wheel appears to be heading toward a successful crowd-fundraising campaign; get involved before it's too late!

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