Stokemonkey Makes It Easier

An electric motor linked to existing bicycle gears turns any bike into a sell-your-car-already vehicle.

By Rick Polito

TODD FAHRNER DOESN’T WANT TO MAKE IT easy for you. But he does want to make it easier.

A bike-centric, car-less existence has always been possible for strong people with strong feelings, but with Fahrner’s Stokemonkey kit, it gets easier. With an electric motor linked to existing gears and an Xtracycle hitchless trailer to extend the wheelbase and cargo space, the Stokemonkey scenario turns any bike into a sell-your-car-already electric vehicle.

A committed bike commuter and car-free thinker, Fahrner knew his human-powered bikes could do anything a car could do, and better, but with parenthood making ...

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