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Add a gas-powered engine to your bike

Riding a bike can be a lot of fun, especially on a nice day. However, there are times when you just need to get from point A to point B in as little time as possible. If you’d like to occasionally speed up your trip while still making it on two wheels, why not add a motor to your bike?

For $120, you can add a gas-powered engine to your favorite mountain bike. You’ll only need 2-3 hours and some basic tools to make the upgrade. You’ll then be able to hit speeds of up to 40 MPH with no effort at all. To engage the engine, you just pull on the clutch and lock it into place. Start riding and when you have enough speed, the engine will kick in and do the rest. A full � gallon tank will carry you between 60 and 70 miles, which isn’t bad at all.


  • I've seen and ridden one of these conversions. It was horrible!
    Sure, you can go fast, but there's no speedometer or muffler. Its louder than a moped and twice as scary as one. Plus, like a lawnmower, you have to add oil to the gasoline. You also have to pedal to 5MPH in order to engage the motor.

    I've also ridden/owned an electric bicycle. The range wasn't great and it wasn't as fast as the gas powered counterpart, but it was more controlled and relaxing to ride. All you did was twist the throttle from a standing start, and you were off!

  • bikes should be used by legs not gas!

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