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10 June 2024 - 10:21pm

Neodrives Z20 electric-assist upgrade kit for Catrikes

AlphaBENT offers a Neodrive Z20S torque-based hub-motor electric-assist upgrade kit for Catrikes -- even those with 142mm through-axles -- available through all Catrike dealers. This elegant e-kit upgrades non-motorized Catrike recumbent trikes with a smooth, powerful motor built into the rear wheel. The intuitive system has a simple, comprehensive control / display that mounts efficiently onto a shifter. Neodrives Z20S ekits for Catrikes are Class 1, 250W motors. The torque-bases assist is intuitive. The direct-drive motors have no moving parts inside, so they will last a very long time. They can be put into regenerative mode to slow you down and recharge your battery on long descents. And, best of all, they have a reverse mode. Neodrives EKits for Catrikes are available through Catrike dealers. More information at:

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