The ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod
Fitted at the ARCC headquarters by our experts and currently available for Abington, Airnimal Joey, Brompton, Cinelli, Moulton TSR and Rosemont bikes, the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod is an electric retrofit kit for converting standard bikes to eBikes (we also offer bespoke fittings where we can - previous bikes we have converted include a Recumbent and The PF Mobility Side-By-Side Trike.)
The Intelligent Drive Pod uses an industry standard 4.0 Ah, 6.0 Ah or 9.0 Ah Bosch battery, which are readily-available from stores and online and give a range of up to 75km dependant on the battery used. The system boasts features like variable power levels, using the handlebar-mounted ARCC control, automatic hill assist and ‘launch control’ which provides the rider with a three-second boost, to help in moving away from traffic lights and busy crossings.
The system includes:
4.0Ah Bosch battery
Bosch battery charger
Bluetooth controller - available in black, silver, red and blue
Bluetooth controller cradle
Spare battery holder - Abington and Moulton TSR only
5-year warranty on the intelligent pod
Additional extras / upgrades:
Convert your bike to electric with the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod from £1799
Once your bike is booked in, our experts will retrofit the system to your bike at our Cambridgeshire headquarters.
The ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod
The Intelligent Drive Pod embodies the values of ARCC. Building on the highly successful Gen I, the latest iteration of the system delivers state-of-the-art technology in a product designed, developed, engineered and manufactured to the highest level by ARCC Bikes in Cambridge, England.
Now complete with a Bluetooth controller, the new sleek design of the second generation of the Intelligent Drive Pod comes with the choice of 4.0 Ah or 6.0 Ah Bosch batteries. With the 4.0 Ah battery giving a typical range of up to 35km and the 6.0 Ah battery providing mileage up to 50km, they can be purchased from most tool retailers and online. The system is also compatible with the 9.0 Ah Bosch battery, which can raise the range of the electric bike up to 75km.
The system utilises readily-available Bosch batteries, which cost less than traditional eBike batteries, but are as robust (rated for a 3m drop onto concrete); charge between 35-105 minutes dependant on the charger used; and have a three-year warranty from Bosch. And with the battery weighing just 1.3kg and measuring 158 x 97 x 76mm, a spare can be easily carried for any extended trip.
The battery pack slides neatly onto the Intelligent Drive Pod, locking in place with a positive click, where it sits with the charge level display easily-visible. When the battery is removed, the electric bike reverts to its standard configuration and can be used as a regular bike.
Using the accompanying Bluetooth controller or the e2pod app, the user has complete control of the level of assistance received while on the go, for which the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod offers 12 power levels.
The system has two power modes. Both the M and A mode allow the rider to have complete control over the assist level. The torque sensor allows the system to detect a harder pedalling motion, and automatically provide more assistance within the chosen assist level setting.
This results in a very natural cycling action, but with the sensation of being given a gentle boost.
The ‘A Mode’ utilises the in-built “Inclinometer/Accelerometer” sensor which allows the intelligent pod to recognise hills and gradients, and provide automatic compensation accordingly, by increasing or decreasing the power delivered. This results in the rider's exertion levels remaining virtually constant, as if travelling on the flat, even when tackling hills.
When the assistance is set to zero on your Bluetooth controller (so that none of the LED indicators are lit) the system will go into standby mode. This means that no assistance will be given to the bike, allowing it to be ridden as normal whilst also saving the battery.
There is also a traffic light/hill start launch control function. This can be activated by applying both brakes and pressure to the left pedal. When the brakes are released and the rider pedals, the system delivers maximum power to the motor for a period of three seconds. This enables a fast, effortless, and safe getaway from traffic lights and busy crossings.
In total the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod adds around 3.9kg to the bike (with the battery fitted).
Fitted at the ARCC headquarters by our experts and currently available for Abington, Airnimal Joey, Brompton, Cinelli, Moulton TSR and Rosemont bikes; the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod is all you need to upgrade to a well-tuned eBike.
For more information on bespoke conversions, visit the bike conversions page.
For further information about the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod or if you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org