Turn your ordinary push bike into an awesome speed machine with an electric bike kit made by Bafang or another manufacturer of high performance motors. Once you've converted your bicycle into an electric bike, you'll be going off-road like never before. So which electric bike conversion kit is the one to give your bike superior performance and enhanced reliability?
Power and placement
You can choose between a 36V / 250W brushless gearless hub motor or a 48V / 100W and 250W brushless gearless hub motor, depending on how much grunt you're looking for. It's worth noting that these kits are restricted to 250W and 25km/h in order to be road-legal. However, these kits also provide up to 45km/h capability so you can definitely still go off-roading. You can swap between the different power modes with a switch that's embedded in the alloy controller. Kits are designed for either a rear wheel or a front wheel, with wheel size of 26 inches and frame size of 24 inches the standard. Typically the max load capacity for these types of kits is 85kg.
Some of the main features you should consider include the materials used for the rim and tyre. Also check to see if the item features an adjustable multi-level pedal assist and an 8-point crank speed sensor. Want optional power cut-off? You need a kit with brake levers.
Mid drive motor vs hub motor
Rather than carrying the extra weight on the front or rear wheel, you can buy a mid drive electric bike kit. The benefits of a mid drive motor include greater efficiency and performance, better handling and weight distribution, superior hill climbing, optimum RPM range, and easier maintenance. These devices are designed to fit with a 68-73mm wide bottom bracket, which is found on the majority of bikes.
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