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A back rack battery is an appealing location if not destabilizingly heavy or stressful on the rear fork. U have to test ride one to see, but allow for the very real chance of needing a bigger battery than the crap usually supplied with otherwise ok bikes

To keep the mid drive motor operating efficiently you need to be shifting the gears properly for climbing hills or cruising along the flats. If you are used to shifting the gears properly on a conventional bike then this is nothing new.

Thanks for the response and the information. Turns out Lincoln, NE has a ban on e-bikes but Omaha doesn’t so I’m glad I asked a friend. Still need to save money and batteries for e bike look into the different kits out there.

For most of the medium power ebikes I build though, I don’t need controllers that are as nice as the Lyen and EM3EV controllers. I can get away with something a third of the price. I’ve been quite happy with this controller on some 72V ebikes I’ve built.

My wife, for example, is quite comfortable on her 24V, 250 watt ebike. This is a very low powered electric bicycle, but she only weighs about 110 lbs (50 kg) and we live in a flat city, so she doesn’t have to worry about hills. If we lived in a hilly area, she’d likely need closer to 350-400 watts of power, which could better be achieved by an ebike with a 36V battery. An electric bicycle with a 36V battery and 12A controller would output a peak power of 432 watts (36V x 12A = 432W) which would be plenty to scoot her up a decent sized hill.

A durable, high-powered, gearless hub motor electric bike kit, custom-spoked into a wide range of rim sizes 20″ to 28″ and multiple hub spacings, you choose black or silver accents. The stock display provides abundant choices for setting the top speed, pedal assist sensitivity, a……

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A few years ago I bought a vintage peddle-cab for transporting my mother in law around, as she has to be on oxygen. We love it, and it is great, however, it only has one gear, so the slightest hill can be a challenge. I’m hopeful to add an electric motor to this bike this winter. Myself, my daughter and a neighborhood kid would like to build this in the back room of my house. So far I think I need a mid-drive motor and 24V lithium batteries. I looked at your recommendations here, which one would you recommend for my peddle-cab? Also I am looking for user friendly and economical. Any helpful suggestions in this project would be greatly appreciated!

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Everything promised came only two days after ordering. After making the final decision about which bike to install it on, I decided to put it on my Mongoose Impasse. The Impasse is a 29er, however, I took off the 29″ rims and replaced them with 26’s. This gave me much more travel when it comes to dips, pot holes and uneven pavement. Plus it’s full suspension with disc brakes. … full review

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It’s an electric brushless 240W hub motor and removable rechargeable battery (36V 130Wh). There’s even a USB outlet to charge your devices on the go. Connect with their app to view live speed, distance, and other information.

Based on everything you wrote, I believe that both the Bosch or Brose motor system would be a good fit. I have owned one of each and appreciate their wider cadence range. You get shift sensing with Bosch but it sounds like you understand how shifting works given your nice carbon road bike… the Brose is a bit quieter and gentler feeling. Perhaps it comes down to which models appeal to you and fit your body size. I didn’t see your height there? Either motor system would be capable of moving your standard 165 lb body.

running 2 hubs from one controller is possible, you must make sure that the motor controller can effectively power your hubs. for example if you had 2 hub motors that were 48v and 500w each you would need a motor controller that is able to output 48v 1000w. The hubs also have to be set for the same voltage, the wattage could differ from hubs but not recommended, its best to use 2 hubs that are the same. a good controller to use is the one offered by goldenmotor (canada), it works with 24,36,48v hubs and goes up to 1000w continuous or 1500w peak the controller is also programmable, also allows for regen. also make sure your battery can handle the current draw.

It’s what’s inside your motor that sets it apart from the rest. Quality parts and assembly We’ve written here before about how to choose a motor, the different types of motors, the performance differences between motors, etc. But today I want to show you what makes our motors different from other hub motors. Today, harry is replacing the axle on a customer’s direct-drive motor. The bike was crashed and the…

Like the Dapu motor used on BH Easy Motion bikes, the TDCM drive does not have a torque sensor built into it. Stromer uses a TMM4 torque sensor built into the rear dropout. Unlike the Dapu motor, however, the Ultra Motor hub does have a specially configured controller built into the hub.

Fundamentally, unlike ICEs, the most limiting and ~expensive part of a good ebike is the total amount and the rate at which fuel can be delivered to the motor. Ie, the ebikes battery specs. Recent advances in batteries have made the marriage of very old and only incrementally altered tech into a world beating device for mankind.

Almost every person to whom we introduced our Smart Wheel idea liked it much more than buying a traditional E-bike. To achieve our mission of getting more people enjoy the fun and convenience of E-bikes while saving resources of the planet, our biggest stumbling block is spreading the word about our product. Crowdfunding is the most effective way of getting the word out.

A versatile geared hub motor ebike kit with rear rack-mounted battery pack, integrated rear light keeps you visible and can be used even if the motor is display is turned off. Lots of options, different colored hub motors, rims, and racks, front or rear mount design,……

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Power: 500W / 36V. Allow you to swap two power modes between the full 500W power to 750W power by a single blue switch wire is embedded in controller. (Only for Twist Throttle). Still remain the full …

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Additionally, the 36V, 3500mAh & 126Wh lithium ion battery pack is rated at 125Wh and meets the International Aviation Transportation Association requirements allowing it onboard flights should you travel.

Any electric bicycle could use any of these sensor types (or multiple sensors like throttle and cadence sensing assist) but Class 1 only allows for assist while Class 2 allows for throttle and assist. So it’s not a matter of linking motors with sensors and input types (even though some motors only work with specific sensors) it’s a matter of how the manufacturer built the bike and which control systems they chose. All Bosch driven bikes use a combination of cadence, wheel motor and torque… Some BionX use a trigger throttle and a torque sensor. Hope this helps

48V 1000W and 750W super power brushless gearless hub motor. Allow you to swap two power modes between the full 1000W power or 750W power by a single blue switch wire is embedded in controller. Still …

Thanks for reaching out, I’ll contact you via email. To answer your question, I’ve got a lot of experience buying from other North American ebike vendors but Luna was created less than a year ago – after I had already moved to Tel Aviv. Most of your ebike parts wouldn’t pass customs here so I simply haven’t had the chance to review your parts. This is definitely not an exhaustive list – it’s simply a list of the parts that I’ve used and found to be of good quality and price. You have good prices, but since I haven’t used your parts yet I can’t really write about their quality. In the future if I’m back stateside then I hope to get a chance to use your parts. Until then I’ve been reading some good things about your stuff on electricbike-blog.com!

K have a frount wheel hub electric motore system with a throttle control and I live it , Large battery in mid section.Its is the best bike I’ve owned and I’m 57.Only wish it could be solar powered so it would have infaite range (the battery is the limiter). :>.

Ebikeschool.com has a lot of great info, but I’ve spent countless hours putting even more info, examples, how to’s, reviews, maintenance steps and buying guides into my book and video course. They are some of the most fact-dense and info-rich ebike resources available today. So check them out to see if they can help you with your own ebike!

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I’ve had good luck with Bulls and Haibike but any frame manufacturer that gets to work with Bosch or Brose is going to be good. Easy Motion has a couple models now with Brose. If possible, try to buy from your local shop so they can fit you and offer warranty support. Do you know what brands they carry? I’d say, pick one based on pictures, special order the correct size and go in to pick it up… when you go, have the shop also order a riser or even rise + swept-back bar and maybe some ergonomic grips. Get a Thudbuster or BodyFloat or the Suntour NCX seat post suspension in the correct size and have them fit you. You could swap tires too but I love riding knobby tires even on the road, they a huge difference on dirt and it sounds like you spend some time on surfaces like that.

The Dapu motor does not have a torque sensor or controller built into it. Thus, on a bike like the BH Neo, the torque sensor is designed into the rear dropout, and the controller is attached to the frame behind the battery.

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I built my own ebike using the Gearless hub motor conversion kit on line. it works great. now i want to convert one of those Fat Tire Beach Cruisers into an ebike, the problem is that they don’t have the pre-made motors already attached to the wheel. i would have to do this myself. is it possible? you just need to connect all of the spokes of the bike to the motor? what are your thoughts on the feasibility of this? great website. thanks, Bert

Regenerative braking= An energy recovery mechanism which slows the bike down by converting its kinetic energy into either a braking action  or by creating electrical  energy to put back into the batteries. Although this can save wear and tear on the brakes it is probably not cost effective as far as increasing your range. Often referred to as ReGen. Your money would be better spent on a bigger battery pack. Regen braking is not relevant for electric bicycles compared to electric cars.

Hi Craig, sounds like a fun setup! Honestly, power and efficiency are very difficult to calculate on ebikes because some motors list a nominal and peak while others do not. There is a potential leverage boost from a mid-drive like the Optibike has but it really depends on the system. The Pioneer series is much more basic than their R Series or something like the Bosch Centerdrive or Impulse 2.0 but that doesn’t mean those are more powerful, just more responsive. I do my best to provide an overview on here but I’m not able to actually compare “power” and usually don’t even get to find out the Amp rating on the systems. Knowing the motor wattage and battery voltage is a start… along with the motor type, but that only goes so far. I’m sorry, I guess trying it out is the best way to decide for yourself.

Sorry, but I don’t know too much about the retailer scene in Jerusalem. It’s so hilly that I know most the 250W ebikes (the legal limit in Israel) can struggle on those hills. I wish I could be of more help to you! There are some good Facebook groups for ebike riders in Israel, so you might have better luck searching there for a recommendation on a specific Jerusalem vendor.

Sanyo 18650GA cells (3.5AH 10A max) – These cells are a bit newer than the two previous cells and are great for medium to higher power packs as well. Basically any case where you’d use the Panasonic cells above but would like more capacity, this is the cell to use. I usually buy them from here.

This kit comes stock with two chainrings, a 32T and a 48T. This kit has been run at 48V and 72V, the motor runs cool at 30A, and gets warm at 40A. Using 72V X 40A =2,800W, and this is the most power that should be run through the bikes gears. More power than this and you should run a chain directly from the motor to the rear wheel, or…use a large hub motor.

Bionx is the perfect system for moderate to steep hill climbing and instant acceleration. Bionx’s regenerative mode is unique in both its efficiency (up to 15%) and its usefulness—it will automatically slow your bike down when the brake is applied lightly, saving your brake pads and extending riding range per battery charge. Finally, the direct drive motor design allows for extremely reliable performance—the two bearings in the motor are the only wear points—and completely silent operation.

Question: The review on Lightning Rods states: “This kit comes stock with two chainrings, a 32T AND a 48T.” There is no front derailleur in the picture. Does that mean it is an either or choice AND not both?

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Bike conversion kit usually includes an electric bike motor,a motor controller,throttle and brake lever,battery and charger is optional.The most popular electric bike kit package consists of 250 and 750 watts electric hub motor,36 volt 10 amp-hour lithium LiFePO4 battery,and 2-amp charger.

Our number one pick for a mid drive right now is the 48V Bafang BBS02, and for all the details, see our article, here. First of all, it can easily be installed on over 90% of the common frames available. The installation is simple enough that any average cyclist who is capable of fixing a bicycles flat tire…can install this drive by themselves.

The TDCM configuration on the Stromer ST1 is an exclusive design for Stromer. The heart of the system is a direct drive, brushless motor featuring a nominal wattage of 500 watts and a peak torque of 40Nm. The TDCM motor is a large motor that, while heavier than other motors such as Bionx, benefits from less sensitivity to heat buildup when climbing.

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“You could simply develop a new hub motor, it would cost over $500,000 in tooling costs for a factory in China. That’s why even though there are many hub motors around for E-bikes, most are the same types or clones of existing types. Here is a list of known acceptable quality hub motors available as of March 2012”

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Hi Lara! Sounds like a neat project… I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m not sure any standard electric bike drive system will work with the trike I saw in Google image search. I can’t be sure I’ve found the exact model you’re describing but the tiny front wheel is too small to be swiched out with a hub motor and so far up front that it would likely spin when activated (most body weight tends to be distributed through the rear wheels on trikes and the one I found was super long). The rear wheels might work with a hub motor swap but there appear to be axles fixed to the frame (not poking through on both sides like bicycles), a hub motor would require no axle on the bike, just a dropout like on the fork of a bicycle. You might batteries for electric scooters canada luck with a system like the RideKick that pushes you but I’m not sure if those are still for sale? Consider buying a purpose built electric trike vs. doing a conversion, it will tend to work much better and sometimes people post them for sale on Craigslist or in the forums here. Hope this helps!

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The easiest method for converting a trike is to do front wheel hubmotor conversion. The complicated rear axle makes other methods trickier as they usually require some custom work to make it all fit your specific trike.

Our latest iteration of the popular 1,500W rear hub motor kit features some very significant upgrades. This kit comes with the new Dillenger Hard Case, long range 48V Samsung 20Ah battery system. This is a patented case and mounting system that makes it possible to mount 960Wh of high-performance battery within a bike frame, without the need for sloppy soft bags (no thanks) or custom fabrication. This battery system makes it possible to house a lot of energy in a safe, rigid and stylish assembly. Say goodbye to range anxiety with 48V 20Ah packaged neatly within your bikes standard shape frame. A new sinewave controller accelerates your converted bike effortlessly without any noise whatsoever. It’s an astonishing feeling that is highly addictive!

The stokemonkey is only for long cargobikes like the Yuba Mundo, Xtracycle Edgerunner, and Surly Big Dummy, but…if you actually haul cargo, this drive absolutely conquers hills when you are fully loaded. They are still available in the batteries for motor scooters edition (where the pedals turn when the motor is running) but now…they also have a freewheeling crank option. This system has recently been upgraded, and is now sold by ebikes.ca

Hi Court. I am a bit of a newbie but learning fast. Thanks for your help and the reviews. I like the idea of geared hubs and torque and 500 W w/ 48 amp. But can I be more experience specific? I’m about 180 lbs and moving to San Fran. I love the flats of the marina, the Embarcadero, Chrissy Fields, the Presidio etc but I live on the hills of Pacific Heights, some quite daunting. I also love to just cruise along and look. i like step thrus. I like to sit up in comfort and I love comfortable seats. Can you taylor make a reccomendation for me as to bikes to look at? The Pedego City Commuter looked interesting but the seat wasn’t comfy. I want ease, assist and throttle, cruiser comfort as well as nibble and quick with good endurance. AND critical, I want ease on the steep hills of Pacific Heights. Thoughts? Help?

Here is a picture of what the inside of one gearless, direct drive hub motor looks like. You can see the magnets glued around the outside of the cylinder and just inside from them are electromagnets (made from metal and copper wiring) that create repelling force to drive the motor forward without the use of gears:

For a pretty standard yet powerful 48V 1000W ebike, I like to go with a 9C-clone-style gearless motor like this one from Conhismotor, which also includes the controller, ebrakes, etc – basically everything you need except for the battery.

i have, well still working on it. The first time i set it up is was working well. (48v 1000w) i was using 2 torque arms (one on each side of the wheel) but after about 2 months its started to tear apart the rear drop outs. so im currently getting some custom spacers and mounting plates made that will hold the motor better, I’m also going to use 2 nuts on each side of the wheel with lock-tight. With using reverse on my trike (recumbent) it was causing the nut to loosen off. it is possible but may take a bit more extra work than other bikes.

There are two main types of motor to suit different riding styles. The durable, “heavy duty” Direct-Drive motor, and the lightweight, efficient and fast “performance” geared motor. Electric Bike Motors, hub motors in particular, and electric bike batteries are what make electric bicycles go. Using a hand throttle you control the flow of electric current from the battery to the brushless motor. With an intelligent 20 Amp controller regulating the…

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A Swedish technology firm, Semcon, has developed just such a product, which can be used to turn just about any bicycle into an electric-assist bike, at an estimated cost of about €100. There’s just one hitch – it isn’t for sale. Yet. But with any luck, some forward-thinking investors will put one of the most potent motive forces in history (money) behind it, and bring a low-cost electric mobility add-on to the market.

For dd hubs, i think a big drawback is the cogging torque when pedalling unassisted. It may be unnoticable at 5-10mph, but trying cruising at a normal 15 mph and it has “flat” feeling. Freewheel in geared huib abd mid drives roll magnet -free and that should be mentioned, imo.

What could I build to go up a mountain path? say 4000 ft long. It’s too steep for me & most bikers to pedal. I want to assist ..but the motor drive train will do most of the work. Down hill one needs good brakes or something electric generating. I bike 5 miles now up and down local hills but walk up the steep hills for sure. For a good bike rig …I would enjoy building a few prototypes. Any advice appreciated…I love to bike on green trails!

There are thousands of options out there for every single ebike accessory you could think of, so it’s hard for me to make an exhaustive list. What I’ll do instead is try to compile a list below of the ebike parts I use most often and that I generally recommend to others. Some of these parts I’ve written up full reviews for, and others I’m still planning to write more about.

We have used this charger for a few days with a Pride Industries “Go-Go” three wheel mobility scooter. It brought the battery pack to 27.35 volts in about 6 hours, then shut off automatically, which is nominal. The charger got rather warm, but no more so than a typical laptop computer power brick. Construction feels light; this charger is half of the weight of the OEM charger that came with the scooter so I have some concern about the build quality, only time will tell if it is decent or a piece of junk. It is so light that I am sure that it does not use a copper wound transformer, and instead is all solid state components. Whether this is a good or bad thing will have to be determined by the gadget’s ultimate lifespan. For the low $12 price, if it lasts at least a year or two, … full review

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This past July 1st we moved our location to Croydon, PA and doubled our space. Additionally we’re looking to hire at least 2 additional employees! This is all to support our expanding conversion kit business and to support some new business we have planned starting in September (more to come on that soon). We would like to thank every single one of our customers, partners, associates and fans for your…

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accidentally ordered this size for my Schwinn 350 scooter – and it still fit. great build quality. easy to install. great price. fast shipping! no clearance problems for the back of my electric scooter!! great all around!

Sanyo 18650GA cells (3.5AH 10A max) – These cells are a bit newer than the two previous cells and are great for medium to higher power packs as well. Basically any case where you’d use the Panasonic cells above but would like more capacity, this is the cell to use. I usually buy them from here.

Want to convert your regular pedal bike into a motorized bike?. Look no further, we have found you the perfect conversion kit. This kit comes with a 1000w 48v brushless hub batteries for electric scooters replacement a 26’’ rear wheel, 2…

Model Number: MY1025. 24V DC Electric Motor 250W Chain For E Bike Scooter. Fitment: Fits many electric scooters. Cable Length: approx. Rated speed: 2750 RPM. A welded mount bracket for easy fitment to…

My wife, for example, is quite comfortable on her 24V, 250 watt ebike. This is a very low powered electric bicycle, but she only weighs about 110 lbs (50 kg) and we live in a flat city, so she doesn’t have to worry about hills. If we lived in a hilly area, she’d likely need closer to 350-400 watts of power, which could better be achieved by an ebike with a 36V battery. An electric bicycle with a 36V battery and 12A controller would output a peak power of 432 watts (36V x 12A = 432W) which would be plenty to scoot her up a decent sized hill.

Sunstar is based in Japan, and here is a PDF of their most recent mid drive motor system. Sunstar has a 2001 patent on this drive, and they are suing Bafang in Germany over the BBS01/BBS02 system that has recently become popular. That patent is 13 years old, so perhaps Bafang felt they were on safe legal ground in by copying it?

A few years ago I bought a vintage peddle-cab for transporting my mother in law around, as she has to be on oxygen. We love it, and it is great, however, it only has one gear, so the slightest hill can be a challenge. I’m hopeful to add an electric motor to this bike this winter. Myself, my daughter and a neighborhood kid would like to build this in the back room of my house. So far I think I need a mid-drive motor and 24V lithium batteries. I looked at your recommendations here, which one would you recommend for my peddle-cab? Also I am looking for user friendly and economical. Any helpful suggestions in this project would be greatly appreciated!

I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying your Volto. Remember though, the power equation is Power=Volts*Amps, not Amp Hours. Amps (or more accurately “current draw”, measured in amps) is determined by the controller, not the capacity (AH) of the battery. I’d suspect that your controller is somewhere in the range of 15A, meaning that your Volto is still pulling a bit over 500 watts.

Hi What is the best motor for an Recumbent Trike HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS20″? original is an GO SwossDrve Backmotor or an Front midle Motor from Shimano Steps. Both has an Problems.With longer slopes of passages the engines are hot or the battery and the electronics power no longer with, what gives it there for alternative with 25 KMh and max.350Wat?

Electric Bike Conversion Kits are prepackaged sets of components designed to fit on a normal bike and convert it into an Electric Bike. These kits make it easier for end-users to find compatible, functioning parts and purchase them all together. A kit can range from a complete system that includes all the small parts you need, to DIY kits that include only a few parts and leave the rest up to the user.

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That judder you are experiencing can be caused by a few different things, one of the most common is a bad or weak connection between the motor and controller wiring. Sometimes the connection is just weak enough to cause issues during heavy loads, such as climbing a steep hill. When things heat up it can also increase the symptom. You might just examine the connectors from the motor to make sure the sensors and phases are in good shape and haven’t melted together.

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I am on his build list, in part due to the positive reviews here and on endless sphere. Hopefully I’ll have one in my hands in a while and will be able to truly evaluate whether it was worth the additional cost.

You charge up hills and down straightaways on your bike on a regular basis, but getting a little extra help never hurt anyone. An electric bike kit gives you that extra push you need on long hauls and up steep inclines by mechanizing the pedaling process. With electric bike conversion kits, you can take your favorite bike and adapt it rather than getting a new, pre-assembled electric bike. When selecting an electric bike kit, look for options that work well with the size and structure of your bike’s frame. You can also choose from throttle-controlled units that give you manual control of the system, models with pedal sensors that use your pedaling to turn on the system, and kits that combine both features. Also, look for electric bike kits with batteries that can mount easily onto your particular bike and suit your riding style. Both new and used kits are available via the sellers on eBay, so look through these listings and convert your bike into a motorized machine that helps you take on any terrain.

Hi Court. I am a bit of a newbie but learning fast. Thanks for your help and the reviews. I like the idea of geared hubs and torque and 500 W w/ 48 amp. But can I be more experience specific? I’m about 180 lbs and moving to San Fran. I love the flats of the marina, the Embarcadero, Chrissy Fields, the Presidio etc but I live on the hills of Pacific Heights, some quite daunting. I also love to just cruise along and look. i like step thrus. I like to sit up in comfort and I love comfortable seats. Can you taylor make a reccomendation for me as to bikes to look at? The Pedego City Commuter looked interesting but the seat wasn’t comfy. I want ease, assist and throttle, cruiser comfort as well as nibble and quick with good endurance. AND critical, I want ease on the steep hills of Pacific Heights. Thoughts? Help?

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Those figures are all assuming 100% throttle and zero pedal assist. It’s hard calculate exact figures when using pedal assist because everyone pedals at different power levels… If you assume you’re doing half the work of the motor then you’d effectively double your range, but who knows exactly how much work you’re actually doing? Unless you’re a really serious pedaler, I’d assume you’re not going to be doing more than 1/3 of the work, which would be a good basis to start from. You can head on over to the ebike simulator at ebikes.ca though and play around with the numbers for your battery and motor setup to see what figures you get. That’s how I calculated all the figures you referenced.

The Bosch Performance Speed motor is the only Bosch motor rated to assist up to 28 mph. Bringing not just exciting speed but also impressive torque of 60 N/m, the Performance Speed is ideal for anyone looking to conquer a longer commute in record time.

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Our electric bicycles range from $869 for our entry level Leopard model up to $6,999 for our top of the line Carbon Wrath – capable of reaching speeds up to 50km/h! We also offer a variety of the best e-bike kits to transform your plain old bike – to an electric powered bike in no time. These kits start from $699 and go up in price depending on battery chemistry, power and capacity.

Hi Craig! Sorry for the delayed response here… extremely busy times including some family stuff going on right now. Given your mostly road + a bit of gravel and the desire to go fast and far I’d recommend the Focus Thron Impulse Speed… This thing goes up to 28 mph, has a range of 100+ depending on the assist level you use, offers slick but cushy tires for road but also has full suspension for a bit of trail. Given your height, this bike would offer an excellent fit because it comes in four frame sizes and you’ll get a lot of utility with the integrated lights and mirror for those longer rides which might expose you to different times of day and busy traffic. Your idea about adding an aftermarket bar is a good one and I’ve done just this on a hybrid Trek I used for commuting in Austin years ago. You could explore stems that are shorter and more angled (upwards) and bars that are swept back a bit so you don’t have to lean forward as much. The full suspension should really help with your back and neck and is very nice to have when riding at higher speeds for longer time periods. Honestly, 100 miles is a long way to go so I wouldn’t bother with an extra pack right away, feel your way into it because I’m sure it will be $700+. As for your wife, there are very few electric recumbents available. It seems that many people use a kit to convert their trike and BionX has been popular because it’s available in many wheel sizes, offers throttle and assist and has regeneration. As an alternative, you could explore the Ridekick Power Trailer but it’s much noisier than the gearless hubs from BionX. Either of these options allows you to choose the perfect bike first and then go electric. I hope this helps! The Stromer ST2, Specialized Turbo, Easy Motion Nitro City and IZIP E3 Dash are also good speed pedelecs but don’t get the same range or offer the same comfort as the Focus Thron.

Great questions Charles and I have no idea! Sounds like a cool project and I bet people in the Stromer forums could help you with tips. I heard the ST1 models could be unlocked to go faster but I have less experience with the ST2. Adding a front hub motor would be really neat but make sure it works with the larger thru-axle or consider swapping the fork. I think adding suspension would improve the ride a lot and enable a front hub motor but not sure how you’d wire in a second battery or whether you could use the existing one? Would love to hear how it all turns out or see pics someday 😀

Based on everything you wrote, I believe that both the Bosch or Brose motor system would be a good fit. I have owned one of each and appreciate their wider cadence range. You get shift sensing with Bosch but it sounds like you understand how shifting works given your nice carbon road bike… the Brose is a bit quieter and gentler feeling. Perhaps it comes down to which models appeal to you and fit your body size. I didn’t see your height there? Either motor system would be capable of moving your standard 165 lb body.

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The electric bike kits above when sorted by price from lowest to highest will start with kits without a battery pack. As you scroll down to higher priced electric bike systems (kit and battery combinations), you will find kits paired with various ebike batteries. We offer SLA (sealed lead-acid) battery packs in both 36v and 48v and in 2 capacities (9ah and 12ah) and we offer LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) batteries in 10ah capacity also in 36v or 48v. Conversion kits with SLA batteries are less expensive and kits with lithium batteries are more expensive. Other than the battery pack, all of the conversion kits are the same price and include the same components. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on the differences between lead and lithium ebike battery packs.

Battery chargers are specific to both voltage and battery type. Many e-bike kits will include a charger for SLA batteries even though the kit does not include any batteries at all. TIP!  PURCHASE YOUR CHARGER FROM YOUR BATTERY DEALER.

I almost always use a Cycle Analyst on my bikes. Sometimes on customer’s bikes I use a cheaper wattmeter like this one in cases where a customer doesn’t want to shell out for a real Cycle Analyst. It’s not waterproof or backlit, but it’s more than 10x cheaper than a Cycle Analyst!

BattleBots legend Christian Carlberg and his company C2 Robotics are using Electric Bike Technologies direct drive hub motors to power ‘OverDrive’, their latest BattleBot on ABC!   Team C2 Robotics is set to battle again tonight at 9pm EST on ABC! For the past two decades Christian Carlberg and the C2 Robotics Team have been making remote control mobile platforms for commercial, military and the entertainment industries. With the advance of batteries for electric bikes handlebar thumb throttle is optional and the only part connecting to your bicycle. If you choose to only want a pedal assist only bicycle and not full electric, you have the option to not instal the throttle.

The front hub motors generally are focused on the lower power range (250 watts to 350 watts).  There are higher powered front hub motors but they are not as common because the front fork of the bike does not provide as much of structural platform when compared the frame of the bike (rear hub motors).

Electric Bike Kit Compatibility: The front wheel hub motor wheels are available in 16″ to 700c size wheels. Your fork must be the standard 100mm to properly accept these electric bike kit wheels. 100mm spacing is standard spacing for front forks for most bikes. Fat bikes likely have 135mm in the front in which case a rear motor can be used. Please call us if you have a fat bike you want to convert to an electric fat bike using an electric bicycle kit.

The TDCM configuration on the Stromer ST1 is an exclusive design for Stromer. The heart of the system is a direct drive, brushless motor featuring a nominal wattage of 500 watts and a peak torque of 40Nm. The TDCM motor is a large motor that, while heavier than other motors such as Bionx, benefits from less sensitivity to heat buildup when climbing.

I`m trying to figure out a system that offer the less drag possible when pedaling ,but can assist me if the dogs chase me or strange person in the road appears. I don` t mind pedaling heavy weights 250 all include ,what really bother me is the drag .Can you point me in the less drag direction ,and assist power.Thank you in advance.

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Hi Dave! I’m a big fan of Pedego to be honest. Yes, their battery placement isn’t ideal and the prices are a bit higher… but you tend to get very good service, lots of size and color choices, and their battery and motor technology tends to be reliable and powerful. The Magnesium cast wheels are especially cool and useful if you’re heavier, or plan to carry heavy loads, so with your taller and larger body that’s a great option that very few other companies provide. I think you’re definitely on the right track. Do you live near a Pedego dealer?

I found a battery that would fit my needs on Aliexpress, but I’m afraid it’s too good to be true. It is a 48V 18Ah bottle battery from a seller with lots of positive feedback. The seller claims it is made from 3.4ah Panasonic cells. All the other bottle style batteries I’ve seen have maxed out at 13.5ah. Do you have a sense if 65 cells could fit in a 92mm x 430mm bottle case?

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Hi Derek, most engines produce a bit of drag when power is not being exerted because the pistons are still rotating (unless you shift into neutral) and this is why large trucks downshift to “engine brake” down hills. Electric motors are different and don’t produce as much drag, instead, direct drive gearless motors possibly like the one you rode with create a bit of “cogging” which is the staters repelling the magnets inside and this resistance can be increased by actively generating and storing electricity like a little power generator using regenerative braking but most electric bikes don’t offer this. Some motorcycles and higher-end ebikes do but most light weight low speed electric bicycles opt instead for standard brakes… usually disc brakes that do offer enough power to stop but require the user to apply them actively (usually the brakes also cut power to the motor when pulled for safety). I hope this information helps to guide your use of the mobility scooters and I wish and your wife you safe riding! It’s difficult for me to be any more detailed with feedback as I do not know the exact vehicle you’ve got and may not have tried one similar.

The motor, while geared, is very silent and compact and offers great torque for the size and weight. As with all geared hub motors as compared with direct drive motors, there is more possibility of wear over time due to the added complexity of moving gears inside the motor.

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Thanks for the article, Court. I’m researching so much it feels like a part time job! I have a morning newspaper route that is about 22-25 miles and I would like to start using an ebike for the delivery, as weather permits. According to your article, I’m not going to be able to escape a compromise on some level. If I understand correctly, the constant starting, stopping, and slow speed adjustments could be taxing and uncomfortable with a geared hub. I’ll post my unique situation in the forum instead of hijacking this space.

A control panel in the top of the pack lets riders do things like selecting the amount of electrical assistance, and checking how much power is left. An electronically-limited top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) is possible in the European version, or 20 mph (32 km/h) for the US/international model. The range sits at either 25 or 50 miles (40 or 80 km), depending on which of two available battery capacities are selected. Charging time is 3-4 hours or 5-6, respectively.

The Xing mid drive construction is similar to the famous Cyclone, with a planetary geared reduction between the motor and the output sprocket. The motor looks like it might be the 400W MAC/Kollmorgen used by Currie, and it is rated at 370W by Xing at 24V (which would equal a 16A controller) and the battery is listed as a Lithium-Ion with 15-Ah.

My second question is what drive train you would recommend? I am leaning towards a mid-mount motor (Bose or Bosch) primarily for the added torque and extended range. The mid-mount systems also seem to be the trending direction for major e-bike manufacturers even for city bikes. I love the integrated look of the Bose models but appreciate the design and simplicity of the Bosch system. Since I come from a recreational road bike background, which mid-mount motor do you think would feel more natural to me the Bose or Bosch? A single front sprocket has its appeal for reduced shifting/complexity but 2X have their advantage also. Alas, a very difficult decision. Since this an expense endeavor, any insights you may have to guide me down the right path would be greatly appreciated.

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Bikes that have a rear hub motor with a rear rack battery are back heavy and that can affect the handling of the bike. Some riders may not notice this if they are riding in a more cautious manner vs. a performance riding style.  Back heavy e-bikes can be hard to handle while lifting onto a car rack or carrying the bike up stairs.  Removing the battery can help with this.

Hi Lara! Sounds like a neat project… I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m not sure any standard electric bike drive system will work with the trike I saw in Google image search. I can’t be sure I’ve found the exact model you’re describing but the tiny front wheel is too small to be swiched out with a hub motor and so far up front that it would likely spin when activated (most body weight tends to be distributed through the rear wheels on trikes and the one I found was super long). The rear wheels might work with a hub motor swap but there appear to be axles fixed to the frame (not poking through on both sides like bicycles), a hub motor would require no axle on the bike, just a dropout like on the fork of a bicycle. You might have luck with a system like the RideKick that pushes you but I’m not sure if those are still for sale? Consider buying a purpose built electric trike vs. doing a conversion, it will tend to work much better and sometimes people post them for sale on Craigslist or in the forums here. Hope this helps!

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Wow. Thanks for the info. Do you mind if I ask more? How fast does the ST2 go? Does focus thron impulse (FTI) have the same torque as the ST2. The video mad e the ST2 look very good. what do I get from FTI that I don’t get from ST2 other than suspension? Is there a price delta? I have not looked at the other bikes you mention. Can you web site to a comparison of them all? I really want to buy before summer. Thank you so much for the info. craig

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Hi, Court Rye! Thank you for your response . As I supposedly said, I do cca.20 km per day. 2000 – 3000 per year. The main road is straight, as well as highs. Just for them I need help of the engine. I send you pictures of the engine that are offered to me . They said that discourage hub motor ( in the first wheel ) , as well as the Mid – Bafang , because often corrupts !? So, what do you mean? Thanks and best regards, Miran

I’m not sure that I would want a more powerful motor at this stage as I’m appreciating the extra exercise, unless I decided to trek over some of the much rougher and steeper roads inland. (which may happen in the future)

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While I can’t say for sure that the battery is in fact what it claims to be, the bottle batteries due come in different lengths to allow for higher capacities. Most have 3-4 levels (stacks of batteries inside), but the longest ones have 5 levels of battery cells and the dimensions on this one check out for being able to hold 65 cells. The only question is whether those dimensions are accurate. But if they have many happy customers in the feedback, then that’s a good sign that they aren’t lying about the dimensions.

To develop a new hub motor would cost over $500,000 in tooling costs for a factory in China. Thats why even though there are many hub motors around for E-bikes, most are the same types or clones of existing types. Here is a list of known acceptable qualty hub motors available as of March 2012.

I have a Stromer ST1 and I just got my wife the Optibike Pioneer allroad. We both are short (5’6″ and 5’4″, 150 pounds and 100 pounds) but we pull our sons in the Weehoo Trailer. So that adds another 60 pounds. We have very steep hills in our area. We just took our first ride with the optibike and it feels like it has about 1/2 the power on batteries for electric scooters replacement steep hills as the Stromer. I thought the mid motor would do better on hills (optibike is 500W mid mount, stomer is 600W rear hub). Can you help me understand this and help with a better option for more power? Thanks! Oh, and I should add. We want peddle assist and throttle modes.

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Bikee Bike conversion kit for e-bikes, thanks to their Mid-Drive Technology, can generate an incredible amount of torque. And torque gives you acceleration boost, climbability, and the opportunity to make jumps, wheelie and other tricks if you want to. 

Cyclone is one of the earliest producers of mid-drives, they are from hilly Taiwan. Although this looks like a simple drive set up, the Cyclone mid drive is actually a cylindrical Headway motor attached to a planetary gear-box, providing 10:1 reduction, attached to a double freewheel. Although the steel gears of the reduction are noisier than the GNG or BBS02, they are fully enclosed to protect them from dirt.

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Toll: This really depends on the specs you want for your bike. I’ll give you an example from my ‘daily driver’ ebike. I wanted to build something with performance similar to the Picycle, a $6,000 ebike. That ebike goes 30 mph with an electric range of 30 miles. I converted my bike with the same motor used in the Picycle, similar lithium batteries and controller, yet it cost me only $700. Granted it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles, like the frowny-face frame, cell phone charger or wifi connectivity, but if I really wanted it, I could probably use the $5,700 I saved to work on those features. Another example: I built my wife’s folding ebike for $340 (not including the bike), using a 24V lithium battery and 250 watt motor. A retail ebike with the same parts would be in the $1,000-$1,500 range, depending on the company.

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I weigh about 150 lbs (68 kg) and my wife’s 250 watt electric bicycle feels a bit sluggish to me. A 500 watt ebike, such as an ebike with a 36V battery and 15A controller would be about the minimum comfortable level for me, assuming I’m on flat ground.

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Many of our customers write back to us about how easy it is to ride – and how much more often they take their bike out – after installing their electric bicycle motor kit. It makes sense: why relegate your current bike to a dusty corner? With a motor installed on it you’ll get all the benefits of an electric bike, but on a bike you already love! Plus you can extend the investment you made in your current bicycle!

Of course, I enjoy a sportier, faster accelerating ebike so I ride an ebike with a 48V battery and 20A controller, giving me about 1,000 watts of power to my direct drive hub motor. That’s more than I need at my weight in a flat city, but if I lived in a really hilly city, that would be a quite appropriate power level. As it stands, in my flat terrain city, 1,000W leaves me some wiggle room for strong accelerations and occasionally towing a bicycle trailer, though I generally don’t use anywhere near 1,000W for my daily driving needs.

Bikes that have a rear hub motor with a rear rack battery are back heavy and that can affect the handling of the bike. Some riders may not notice this if they are riding in a more cautious manner vs. a performance riding style.  Back heavy e-bikes can be hard to handle while lifting onto a car rack or carrying the bike up stairs.  Removing the battery can help with this.

However, that’s only part of the equation, as any new product has its own demand for materials and resources for manufacturing and servicing, and electric vehicles of all kinds are no different. And while our ability to recycle, repurpose, and reuse materials is improving, that sort of resource recapturing is mostly done after the fact, when a product has reached the end of its useful life. A more logical approach might be to retrofit existing products with higher-efficiency add-ons, and those that make a device much more usable by more people, which is why I see the current wave of e-bike conversion products as worthy endeavors (if only they weren’t so costly).

I want to build an electric cycle . But I am confused which motor should I use. I have a gearless cycle but I want to build such an e cycle that the battery can be powered by paddling. Plzz tell me which motor should I use?? And how to control its speed ??? Plzzz reply. Thank you

A Swedish technology firm, Semcon, has developed just such a product, which can be used to turn just about any bicycle into an electric-assist bike, at an estimated cost of about €100. There’s just one hitch – it isn’t for sale. Yet. But with any luck, some forward-thinking investors will put one of the most potent motive forces in history (money) behind it, and bring a low-cost electric mobility add-on to the market.

And that’s the majority of the electric bicycle parts that I buy on a regular basis. As I think of more ebike parts that I’ve left out I will be sure to add them. I’ll also update as I find better prices in the future.

Hello Court, Great information! I survive by involving in technology then no worries understand the concepts and fixing the stuff. I have spent a good deal of my time researching e-bikes in past as well fixed some e bicycles for friends for fun. Hope you could give me a hint on hub motors with lower prices but reliable machines. This is in order to support some low income crowd in Africa. What do you think about the Chinese parts? Any recommendation?

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Just wanted to thank you Micah for the great E-bike website. My wife owns an adult folding 3-speed 20″ tricycle. Her knees have been giving her problems so I thought I would convert it to an e-bike to help keep her moving. I was thinking a 48V 20AH battery with 1000 watt motor would be adequate for her urban treks. Bike weighs about 85lbs and she weighs about 135lbs. I plan to research your suggested parts list and would appreciate any suggestions.

BMS = A Battery Management System is required for the safe operation of any multi cell lithium battery pack. All BMS’s are not created equal. They affect both safety and performance so pay attention to what you’re getting.

RPM = Revolutions per minute. The RPM’s given for a specific hub motor will be the maximum no load operating RPM. Higher RPM translate into more speed and less torque. Lower RPM is less speed and more torque. Conversely a small diameter rim will require a higher RPM motor to achieve the same travel speed as a larger diameter wheel.

GNG now has a different version of the mid drive where the belt reduction (prone to failure) has been replaced by a gear drive at the end of the motor. Has anyone tried it? You can’t argue with the price, but what’s the quality and longevity?

Hub Motor Direct Drive= Simple, inexpensive, faster, well tested & reliable. They can weigh twice as much & have less torque than a geared motor. If mountain biking is your thing consider a geared hub or mid-mount chain drive. If you want regenerative braking then a direct drive hub motor is your only option.

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I’ve had good luck with Bulls and Haibike but any frame manufacturer that gets to work with Bosch or Brose is going to be good. Easy Motion has a couple models now with Brose. If possible, try to buy from your local shop so they can fit you and offer warranty support. Do you know what brands they carry? I’d say, pick one based on pictures, special order the correct size and go in to pick it up… when you go, have the shop also order a riser or even rise + swept-back bar and maybe some ergonomic grips. Get a Thudbuster or BodyFloat or the Suntour NCX seat post suspension in the correct size and have them fit you. You could swap tires too but I love riding knobby tires even on the road, they a huge difference on dirt and it sounds like you spend some time on surfaces like that.

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Our BEST e-bike kit is efficient because you can have a low gear when you start or in a urban track, plus an additional built-in gearbox makes the motor run faster and at a lower requested torque sooner, so to get out the low efficiency zone at the soonest.

In summary, the drive system you choose will impact the overall weight and weight-distribution of your electric bike. It will provide more or less efficiency for riding fast, climbing or navigating bumps and it will cost more or less depending on how customized the frame is and whether it offers regeneration and special sensors for shifting gears. I lean towards geared hub motors for affordable light weight around-town transportation, direct drive hub motors for quieter riding, increased power and regenerative braking and mid drive motors for mountain biking or lots of hill climbing.

A few years ago I bought a vintage peddle-cab for transporting my mother in law around, as she has to be on oxygen. We love it, and it is great, however, it only has one gear, so the slightest hill can be a challenge. I’m hopeful to add an electric motor to this bike this winter. Myself, my daughter and a neighborhood kid would like to build this in the back room of my house. So far I think I need a mid-drive motor and 24V lithium batteries. I looked at your recommendations here, which one would you recommend for my peddle-cab? Also I am looking for user friendly and economical. Any helpful suggestions in this project would be greatly appreciated!

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A Swedish technology firm, Semcon, has developed just such a product, which can be used to turn just about any bicycle into an electric-assist bike, at an estimated cost of about €100. There’s just one hitch – it isn’t for sale. Yet. But with any luck, some forward-thinking investors will put one of the most potent motive forces in history (money) behind it, and bring a low-cost electric mobility add-on to the market.

A popular choice of mid drive kit from a proven name in the industry – The Bafang mid drive kit delivers a great amount of torque by powering the chain wheel. Available in 350W and with your choice of batteries.

Hi Lisa! Front hub motors can be fine, they do tend to impact steering a bit and can spin out easier but are way simpler to either install or service because they aren’t surrounded by gearing cables. The fork on most bicycles isn’t as strong as the rear dropouts (especially if there’s a suspension fork) and this is another reason why most purpose built models don’t use them. Some simple city bikes do however and you can get a good example of this with EZ Pedaler. They opted for front motors because they put geared hubs in the rear which makes shifting at standstill possible, reduces exposure to bumps if the bike tips and is generally cleaner and less likely to need tuneups (but only offers 3 gears in this case). I hope this helps you to find the perfect ebike, feel free to post in the forums if you’d like more info or some help from fellow electric bike owners 🙂

I am a 95 kg man and looking for my first ebike. Do you consider 250w 36A will not be enough for my weight? Not many hills where I might use it but since it´s a folding one I would like to take it when travelling. Should I opt for the 350W instead?

That all sounds reasonable, the batteries can definitely handle that 1,000W motor and they should be able to drive you 4 miles with a slight hill no problem at all. The 7AH isn’t a lot and the lead acid batteries are a bit old school, but it will all work. Your math is a bit off though. Your battery is a 48V 7AH when you combine those 4 bricks together (the voltage adds since they are in series but the capacity does not add unless they are in parallel). So you’ve got 48*7=336 watt hours. Not a ton, but you’re also not going that far either. Lead acid batteries can also handle a lot of power – much more than lithium batteries. That is one of their advantages – one of their only advantages actually…

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These guys (Applied Future Technologies) are in Australia, and although they use the same motor and geared reduction as Cyclone, the rest of the kit parts are heavy duty and this fixes many of the complaints from Cyclone users. The distinctive added fins help the Headway motor shed heat much faster.

running 2 hubs from one controller is possible, you must make sure batteries for electric scooters canada the motor controller can effectively power your hubs. for example if you had 2 hub motors that were 48v and 500w each you would need a motor controller that is able to output 48v 1000w. The hubs also have to be set for the same voltage, the wattage could differ from hubs but not recommended, its best to use 2 hubs that are the same. a good controller to use is the one offered by goldenmotor (canada), it works with 24,36,48v hubs and goes up to 1000w continuous or 1500w peak the controller is also programmable, also allows for regen. also make sure your battery can handle the current draw.

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Hi Court. Thanks for your prompt response. Based on your input and further consideration I have narrowed my selection down to three Bulls e-stream brose MTB models: Evo 3 29er, Evo 3 FS 27.5 plus, and Evo 45 FS. I selected Bulls for a variety of reasons but I have to admit I am a pushover for good looks. Bulls offers a wide range of models and there is a dealer in PA within a reasonable drive from my home in MD. Unfortunately, they do not stock any MTBs but may be getting one or two in soon I can test out. I am still on the fence with regards to a full suspension bike but I realize my back is not getting any younger and I may learn to appreciate the extra comfort on the paved and unpaved hilly roads I ride. One of the suspension seat posts you suggested would definitely help with the hardtail but these are heavy and fast riding bikes (especially the EVO 45 FS which you reviewed in February) so if comfort is of prime concern a full suspension probably is the way to go.

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And that’s the majority of the electric bicycle parts that I buy on a regular basis. As I think of more ebike parts that I’ve left out I will be sure to add them. I’ll also update as I find better prices in the future.

Regenerative braking= An energy recovery mechanism which slows the bike down by converting its kinetic energy into either a braking action  or by creating electrical  energy to put back into the batteries. Although this can save wear and tear on the brakes it is probably not cost effective as far as increasing your range. Often referred to as ReGen. Your money would be better spent on a bigger battery pack. Regen braking is not relevant for electric bicycles compared to electric cars.

I used to own an Easy Motion Neo Jumper and would commute to work 5 to 8 miles round trip per day and never ran out of batteries. Here’s a video of what I did and it shows my commute. Hope this helps!

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Think about electricity as water. You can have a tank filled with water of different dimensions: that tank is the battery. The bigger the tank (battery) is the longer it will take to fill it (that’s the charging time) but it will last longer ( autonomy) . Now you can put that tank at different heights, if you attach a pipe to its bottom and put the tank on the floor you will see the water flowing out the tank, but without much pressure. On the other side, if you put the tank on your roof, and open the pipe, you will see the water coming out with more pressure. The height at which you put the tank is the equivalent of the Voltage, while the water flow is the equivalent of the current. This flow is affected by the pipe’s diameter, as the current increase with the wire diameter. 

I am on his build list, in part due to the positive reviews here and on endless sphere. Hopefully I’ll have one in my hands in a while and will be able to truly evaluate whether it was worth the additional cost.

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The motor power and data plug has been redesigned for dead simple removal and install: it is now one plug that plugs directly into the motor and can be unplugged by folding up a handle. Lastly, the motor now uses a cassette gear cluster, instead of a freewheel.

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Alec wants your wheels to be strong and true when they leave our doors, and a well-built wheel will stay that way for years.  Alec would rather be outdoors, but he comes in to E-BikeKit each day to make sure that you’ve got what you need to make your own outdoor adventures happen. A day when Alec can keep you rolling down the road and enjoying your bike is a…

Sunstar is based in Japan, and here is a PDF of their most recent mid drive motor system. Sunstar has a 2001 patent on this drive, and they are suing Bafang in Germany over the BBS01/BBS02 system that has recently become popular. That patent is 13 years old, so perhaps Bafang felt they were on safe legal ground in by copying it?

Electrical cables run from that bracket to the motor, and to brake and pedal sensors. Initially installing all of the permanent hardware is a one-time affair, which is claimed to take about 10 minutes. From there, users just pop the power pack on when they want an e-bike, and pull it off when they don’t.

Climbing is where mid-drive motors really shine. Unlike a hub motor, this design lives at or near the bottom bracket (the point where the crank arms attach through the frame for pedaling) and drives the chain forward instead of the wheel itself. Mid drive systems benefit from many of the same mechanical drivetrain systems as the rider (the use of gears for climbing or going fast) and reduce unsprung weight. This is the optimal setup for efficiency (extending ride distance) and climbing.

Toll: The biggest considerations are how you intend to use the ebike and what specific performance metrics are you aiming for, in terms of speed, range, power, etc. If you’ll be using your ebike as a daily commuter on flat roads, you can go with a smaller motor but may want to increase the size of the battery to give you better commuting range. If you want to ride off road, on trails or in a hilly city, you’ll want a bigger motor and more powerful controller. Faster ebikes require higher voltage batteries, and ebikes that tow heavy loads require torquey motors. At first it can be a little overwhelming when you start looking at all the different options available. That’s why I dedicated many chapters in my book to understand the different ebike parts and planning out a custom ebike build for your specific needs.

Those figures are all assuming 100% throttle and zero pedal assist. It’s hard calculate exact figures when using http://electrichuntingbikes.com assist because everyone pedals at different power levels… If you assume you’re doing half the work of the motor then you’d effectively double your range, but who knows exactly how much work you’re actually doing? Unless you’re a really serious pedaler, I’d assume you’re not going to be doing more than 1/3 of the work, which would be a good basis to start from. You can head on over to the ebike simulator at ebikes.ca though and play around with the numbers for your battery and motor setup to see what figures you get. That’s how I calculated all the figures you referenced.

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Second, the 1,000W power range (when controller is unrestricted), and small size are fantastic for most potential E-bikers. Lastly, the big surprise about this drive is that it is so quiet! Also, the 500W/25A unit runs on a more affordable 36V battery for E-bikers who don’t have extreme hills.

Hi Craig, here’s a full comparison of the Thron with the ST2. In addition to suspension, the Thron has a better weight distribution given the mid-motor. The ST2 has more fancy smart phone technology and self-updates from the cloud (not sure if that’s online in the US right now). Both are great bikes and the price point is very similar. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you end up with one of these 🙂

BMS = A Battery Management System is required for the safe operation of any multi cell lithium battery pack. All BMS’s are not created equal. They affect both safety and performance so pay attention to what you’re getting.

I have cerebral palsy and have used a powerchair since I was three…. About a year and a half ago I applied for a grant from the Challenged Athlete Foundation for a handcycle. While I was waiting for letters to go out I worked out at the gym. I was talking to my trainer about handcycles. I explained that because all of the weight was behind the drive wheel in…

Most mid drive systems use a chain, cogs, and derailleur drivetrain. Some systems are compatible with internally geared hubs and belt drives. The E2 Drives combines the mid drive motor with a “gearbox” at the cranks.