Tech SA: Company offers speedier, greener option for bicyclists

Bronko Bikes manufactures electric bike kits

By Tiffany Huertas - Video Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio company is helping bicyclists in San Antonio who are seeking a speedier and greener option. 

Bronko Bikes manufactures electric bike kits or e-bike conversions. 

Company founder Bryan Martin said the kit can be installed on any bike with a 68-72 mm bottom bracket. 

Martin said the kit comes with a rechargeable battery that can be mounted to the frame or rear rack, a screen and controls. 

A recharged battery allows a biker to ride about 20 to 40 miles at 20 to 30 mph. 

Bicyclists can pedal or use a throttle.

"Ebikes are good for your health and the planet's health. The carbon footprint is much less than driving a car. There is no exhaust," Martin said. 

The kits range from $800 to $1,200.

Bronko Bikes started in the summer of 2012. 

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