Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel Video Review – $1.5k Smart Electric Bike Wheel System

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel Video Review – $1.5k Smart Electric Bike Wheel System The Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is an advanced all-in-one electric bike wheel with the motor and battery combined in a sturdy red case, provides near-silent pedal assist based on four signals, measures rider input 100+ times per second. Offers three levels of assist with adjustable speed from 10 to 25 mph (in some geographies), allows you to regenerate energy with Exercise Mode or by pedaling backwards to trigger regen braking. Available in two wheel diameters and five rim widths to fit a range of bike frames and tire types, rims come in black or silver and utilize reinforcement eyelets for strength, uses sturdy 14 gauge curved spokes. Slightly increased battery capacity over prior generations, not the lightest conversion choice at ~16.8 lbs but it’s durable and quiet (as most gearless motors are), rear-heavy design, can be pre-built into a wide selection of bikes. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at:

Readers Comments (50)

  1. Cool 😁😁

  2. Now $ 1749 on their website for no apparent reason!!! I would love one but at that price point idk anymore.

  3. Just looked at some stats on the wheel. What is the max load limit for said motor? I just installed a front wheel drive Direct Drive motor on my recumbent. It has a max load of 600 pounds. Just curious.

  4. As others have said, overpriced. But that Cinelli frame though !!!

  5. With a big *RED* disc, they are missing opportunity to provide lighting for safety. The whole thing could *glow* and provide light to the side which is harder to do with regular bike lights…
    FYI, price is up to $1749. They don’t disclose width of the rear wheel and how wide a tire can be put on.

  6. It costs more than lots of complete electric bikes. For about $200 less, you can pickup an equally performing bike for about $1300 like the Wing Bikes Freedom model.

  7. SC HARBOR & PACIFIC ADVENTURES February 2, 2021 @ 8:29 pm

    Thank you I have 2 bikes with this Copenhagen Wheel one on my recumbent bike easy racer Gold Rush and one on a giant bike Chris how are you doing This is your buddy Jerry

  8. This thing is way past it’s prime and truly should be much cheaper.

  9. With its extremely short range to price ratio you’d have to be poorly informed to purchase this item anymore. And I don’t mention its other faults (looks, weight, special parts).

  10. Haha he said 2018 in the start.

  11. Used Ninja 250 Motorbike. 1500$. Nuff said.

  12. Forgot controller & all the wiring.

  13. There’s something about deciding this should only be glossy bright red that makes me wonder. A satin black or dark silver might appeal to more people. But I like it primarily because of it’s all in one simplicity and nice and quiet. It’s obvious this is meant to be a casual ride on paved roads.

  14. Do you think laws should be updated to allow 3000w motors?🤔

  15. You need to mention that the tariffs increased the price of this wheel well over 20%. I got mine just before Captain Orange killed the Ebike industry. My CW cost me $1200 and well worth it for what I need.

  16. The Regen is small so, I don’t think it’s a major issue. Metal helps dispensation heat better then plastic. Plus looking at other hub motors, the weight isn’t much worse. Plus if your phone batt doesn’t last, a simple pocket battery to boost up your phone. Don’t be leave the direct drive is lighter. The math is not correct. Plus you need to minus the weight of wheel. Plus you can keep your front derailed gears. The only down side is only rim brake on rear wheel.

  17. When your older & ride ebikes, and have to lift them on racks to travel. Weight is huge. All Bosch systems bikes I have encountered are prohibitively heaven. For young people just wanting next new thing, it’s alright. As you retire, you want to put on carrier and take on trips. Heavy ebike don’t cut it.

  18. Really great review. I’m seriously considering one of these for daily commuting for the simple fact that I would be riding the bike frame and geometry that fits me. I’m buying a touring bike that this will fit in for commuting and that I can then replace with a regular wheel for weekend touring. This wheel is the most elegant engineering solution I’ve seen to ebike conversion, while also having the option to go back to original spec. Most conversions I’ve seen are quite ugly and seemingly permanent. You guys got hung up at one point on battery life. In my opinion this wheel was designed solely for commuting. I want to wake up in the morning , dress, eat breakfast and leave. As if I’m using a car. I’d say if you’re riding more than two hours to work this wheel is totally going to improve your quality of life. At a five hour commute which, I think you said was battery life, I don’t know what kind of life your living but you need to move closer to work. I feel like the last thing I would worry about is battery life for wheel or phone,because you’ll be charging both when you arrive. And if you call ahead to some place you’re heading they might even accommodate your charging needs, it’s a wired world. Anyway, super great review, loved seeing the braking action. Your buddy was going way faster than I would recommend but at least we know it’s doable! And you have to pedal the damn thing, which I think is the most salient point of all, you’re still burning calories.

  19. but what if you break a spoke?

  20. Unfortunately Electron wheel filed for bankruptcy.

  21. I like when you and Chris make videos together. You can tell he is getting more comfortable on camera!

  22. It screams look at me me! And i don’t want that. In todays market $1500 gets you a brand new Ebike. RIP SC Wheel….

  23. Power = torque x rotation speed, so there is a difference.

  24. I don’t think the regeneration system is expecting anyone to charge the battery with their pedaling. It will gain some range by not wasting energy available when braking or coasting downhill.

  25. For the actual ride, fast forward to 28 minutes

  26. Michael Workinger February 2, 2021 @ 8:54 pm

    Good points. Intuitively I felt when this ‘came’ out that having the batteries in the hub housing was not a good idea, Unless the make easier access to the batteries.. i like the concept. It is perfect for a Fixie / Messenger type rider. However, the spoke- to- hub connections give me pause. I am dubious that the rear rim can handle urban riding.

  27. Augustin Cloutier February 2, 2021 @ 8:55 pm

    I’ve had one of these wheels for over 2 years now and I like it a lot. It is smooth, responsive, refined, well built and reliable. The bads are the limited range and the fact that it makes the bike back-heavy. I use it for commuting to work everyday (23 km one way). Have to charge it at work. I use it most of the time on normal mode (medium assist), going at 30-35 km/h without any problem, even facing wind. One thing to clarify from this video is that the phone does not have to be connected at all time. In fact you could initially connect for a ride, the phone could die and the wheel would still work until you leave it stationary long enough to auto lock (or reconnect to lock the wheel).

  28. Compulsory Evacuation Device February 2, 2021 @ 8:56 pm

    That thing is pretty embarrassing. 1500 bucks and it doesn’t work that well, and looks horrible.

  29. WAY over priced!! I’d luv to know the actual cost to produce a single wheel . If students have payed $$ to create this it should cost around $400-500 max . Another company will make a better more affordable model. I’ll wait .

  30. What a crap, you can’t ride it without your smartphone cause it needs to be connected all the time, so you need another battery to charge your phone 🙁

  31. Pașca Alexandru February 2, 2021 @ 8:58 pm

    I can’t see myself riding this… ever.
    It’s like nope-nope-nope all over it :))

  32. Thank you for an excellent, thorough review.

  33. Rear Presta valve stem not quite long enough. Needs another few cm! 😀

  34. SC HARBOR & PACIFIC ADVENTURES February 2, 2021 @ 9:02 pm

    Chris I like your sense of humor they’re putting a bicycle rail trail over here on the westside here in Santa Cruz California

  35. These gays are boring.

  36. Peter van der Linden February 2, 2021 @ 9:05 pm

    Costs $1500? Need to reduce that by a factor of 20 to make this a viable product.

  37. Peacefully Simple February 2, 2021 @ 9:08 pm

    will it be ok to have geoorbital wheel in the front?

  38. I really like the idea of this wheel… but man that price…………. for just a wheel…. I could buy a whole new electric bike for that price…i was just at their website and a mountain bike version of this wheel would cost me $1750…
    also i find it really silly that paying so much and you only have that bright red color to pick from…. really?
    a low key grey color would have been nice… i mean that bright red color is just asking to be stolen…

  39. Plus it’s meant for road / hybrid bikes. Lighter bikes.

  40. Too Expensive.
    Looks like No Competition yet.

  41. Thanks, Court, for telling us all about this wheel, a mystery wheel here in the States, really. And what’s up with bright red being the only color option? It’s their call, of course, but we live in a colorful world and it wouldn’t be hard for them to offer that hub case in a variety of colors. And not many of us ride bright red bikes.

  42. So does the phone need to be on all the time for it to work? and does it just help you pedal, or does it propel the bike even while not pedaling?

  43. I used to assemble and test these wheels here in MA, USA. The testing machinery is pretty incredible too.

  44. william fenimore February 2, 2021 @ 9:13 pm

    I have the CW. I was an early customer and I waited several years to get the wheel. I use it, year round, in Seattle (think lots of hills) and almost exclusively in eco mode. My experience is that it makes the kind of riding I do, joy rides, errands and meetings, a delight. I never have to plan my route based on the hills and my battery capacity matches my ambition. I can hop on the lightrail and travel the length of the city. That said, I was, out all day once and ran out of juice a few blocks from home so the battery is a limitation. On the plus side, the red disk looks great surrounded by Bianchi celeste.

    Still, there are other uses that tempt me to buy another electric bike. I am considering a folding bike for car trips or limited storage indoors. So I am grateful that there are so many new options to consider and so many opinionated people to comment on them

  45. Wind & solar is only adding 3-5 % of grid.

  46. Gilberto Restrepo February 2, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

    I am freaking out thinking that wheel is gonna lock up and throw you🤪

  47. A relatively comfortable electric bike✳✳>ㅉ125 that feels well suited for shorter treks through the city . A durable, streamlined, electric bicycle with an excellent quality and service. I’ve rode this bike every day since i bought it and really love it. No damage. Assembly was simple. Documentation and youtube instruction help a lot while screwing it together; brakes and derailers were even adjusted properly right out of the box. Rides quite smooth. I have used some electric scooters and bikes, but the battery range on this one is very impressive. The lightest, quietest, and most efficient 250w motors, its very powerful, great!

  48. This was a very thorough review of the product. As a long-time lurker, intermittently checking the progress over the last years, this is exactly the review I was waiting to see. Questions and commentary were critical and I appreciated that a lot. Thanks for the great review of the latest wheel, guys

  49. I defiantly think they missed their opportunity with this product, this would have been good for 2012 or 2013 but now there are too many options within that price range that are way better…

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