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u/NCC1941 · 9 pointsr/ebikes

To be fair to you and your legs, even the easiest gear on that bike (42t up front, 32t on the rear) is passable, but not ideal for serious hills. It's more geared for casual rides, commuting, and only mild hills.


You have a few options for cheap kits, but keeping it under $400 without relying on potentially dodgy components isn't going to be particularly possible.

Most cheap hub motor kits aren't compatible with cassettes (your rear gearing), so you could either go with a front hub motor, or convert your bike down to a 7-speed freewheel (you'd need to buy and install a 7-speed shifter).

Whether you choose a front or rear hub motor kit, you'll need to find one that will fit in with your bike's 700c wheelset. Terms to look for when searching for a kit include "700c", "28 inch", and "29 inch". They're all different marketing names for the same wheel diameter.

Here's the cheapest one I was able to find in a very brief eBay search. It's a 500w geared motor, available for either front or rear (you'll need to convert your bike to 7-speed if you want the rear option) at $175, or $225 if you want it with an upgrade LCD display. I prefer the display, but it's not mandatory.


Next, you'll need a battery. There are a lot of good options out there, for batteries made with name-brand cells and sold be reputable sellers. But there are also a lot of questionable sellers out there, selling packs made out of generic Chinese cells that might or might not meet their stated specifications.

The big three sellers that I would recommend are LunaCycle, EM3ev, and if you can't find a battery from either of those two (your low-step frame basically rules out a lot of the popular mid-frame-mounted battery designs), shop carefully from UnitPackPower.

Things to look for from a battery:

  1. The battery's nominal voltage needs to match the designed voltage for your kit. So, if you buy a 36v kit, you need a 36v battery. If you buy a 48v kit, you need a 48v or 52v battery (they're close enough to be mostly interchangeable).

  2. The battery needs to be able to supply enough current for your kit. The battery will have two current ratings - a continuous current rating, and a maximum or peak rating. If you choose not to buy from a reputable manufacturer, it's safest to ignore the peak rating entirely, because sellers like to list peak ratings that the battery might only be able to maintain for as little as fractions of a second. To avoid straining the battery, you want the battery's continuous rating to match the motor controller's peak rating.

  3. For maximum safety and battery reliability/longevity, you want a battery that's made from name-brand cells. Sanyo, Panasonic, Samsung, and LG are the most common cell manufacturers you'll see when looking for ebike batteries. If the product listing for a battery doesn't list the brand of cells they're using, avoid that battery. UnitPackPower sells name-brand packs alongside generic packs, so you'll want to watch for this.

    To tie all of this in with the 36v 500w kit I pointed out earlier in this post, here is a battery from UnitPackPower that fits the requirements.

  4. The battery is 36v nominal, to match the 36v motor kit.

  5. This battery can supply 20A continuous. The kit I linked to doesn't actually list its controller's peak rating. It never hurts to ask the seller when information is missing, but for a 500w kit, 20A should be plenty.

  6. This pack is listed as using Samsung cells. They're not going to be high-end cells at this price point, but at least you can be sure that they were manufactured with quality control in mind.

    This pack is $312 on its own, or $394 including the rear rack that it's designed to slot into. But you can always just strap it to a rack of your choice, or mount it however.


    The last item you'll need is a torque arm. I'd suggest reading through this article from that explains what torque arms are, and why you want one. Unfortunately, the torque arm that comes with the kit I linked to is a knockoff of an old design (the GrinTech TorqArm_V1 mentioned in the article) that was faulty in design and was discontinued in 2010. So, you'll want a better one. I recommend the TorqArm_V3. It's overkill for a 500w motor, but that's not a bad thing.


    So, taking my examples from above, we've got:

    36v front hub motor kit: $175-$225

    36v13Ah battery from UnitPackPower: $312-$394

    Torque Arm: $30

    And, let's say $15 for zipties, maybe a few wiring connectors for the likely event that the battery and the controller don't come with matching connectors, that sort of thing.

    Total example cost: $532-$664



    In my examples, I picked the cheapest decent-looking options I found in a very quick search. You might find cheaper and/or better options that I missed, and prices and product availability are always changing.

    The main issue I take with my own example, is the choice of a 36v system. In the last couple years, 36v has been slowly falling out of favor, with 48v/52v systems now being more available from the reputable sellers. I picked the 36v setup because it was the cheapest I found at the moment, but if you're willing to spend just a bit more, or wait for prices to shift, you'll find a much wider range of reputable options in 48v/52v.

    An important topic that I didn't cover is battery capacity, and thus range. You didn't mention any particular range requirement, and mentioned hills in your neighborhood as the main obstacle, so I made the assumption that you aren't really looking for a huge battery. The 36v13Ah battery I listed as an example would be good for 18-23 miles on level ground, at 20mph, without the rider pedaling. Range will be lower with hills, higher if you pedal to help it along.

    Edit: If you do want to use one of the popular mid-mounted battery options, like this one from EM3ev, you could mount it to your bike's top tube using a set of Grin Technologies Bottle Bobs. I would have mentioned that option earlier, but I forgot it existed.
u/WUTDO11231235 · 1 pointr/ebikes

Are you not worried about your battery getting stolen? I drive my bike to school every day and lock it up at the racks with hundreds of other bikes, so I want to make sure that mine is secure and can't be stolen. I'll ask em3ev if they have any secure mounts or something, but if they don't then do you know anyone else who does?

Also, you have convinced me... I am getting a rear wheel hub motor. Now my question is... Is the one I linked in my original post the best kit option for $200-$250? Or is there something much better for a similar price? Preferably a kit with everything I will need or some kind of parts list with links for everything I need.

Also, is there a huge difference between the 48 and 52V batteries? Is it better to go 52V for the hub kit i linked originally? (Or a better similar one if you recommend it.)

And how can I make sure that the kit will fit my bike? I read that most manufactures will say the width of the frame (where the rear tire is) required for their wheel/motor kit. I measured my 2 bikes and ones at 129mm and the other at 136mm.

u/GermanNewToCA · 2 pointsr/ebikes

For me, this:


I was too stingy to buy good allen keys for a very long time because I had a ton of really cheap ones, and the cheap ones did work. But every time I use the ones above, I think: "These were so worth it". I say that to myself every single time.


Not a tool, but since someone else mentioned a tire: 200 miles ago I put on some Maxis Hookworms - best commuting tires I ever had. Wow. I had Vee Chinane and then Vee Speedster before - I got flats every other week, none on the hookworms and the hookworms are much more stable on less grippy surfaces either. Every time I reach a place I think: Wow, those are the best tires I ever had.


Other tools I use constantly:

- my bike repair stand, i use this one:

- my chain link tool:

- A good portable multitool with chainbreaker:



u/Livingonthevedge · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I don't really know how much money was saved or not saved. I bought

this motor for $240


this battery for $463

You might find better deals, I honestly didn't look that hard.

I know a lot of pre builts go for way more money and some might be right on par with what I spent but I also don't think it's ridiculous to spend higher prices, for a few reasons:

  1. peace of mind that someone who knew what they were doing assembled everything
  2. support from the manufacturer
  3. my bike is not street legal, technically. While I'm on the road, I only go as fast as any legal ebike and I follow all the rules of the road. I haven't gotten any attention from police after 1000+ miles so I think this is fine but still at the end of the day it's not legal. This may be an issue if (when) I ever get in a car accident.

    As far as actually assembling the motor and battery it was pretty simple. I soldered my battery cables to the controller that came with the motor but everything else was plug and play. The toughest part will be mounting the battery somewhere on the bike, if you have a water bottle cage you can use the mounts from there.

    Finally, yes there are loads of us here on /r/ebikes that made our own creations! I found some help here when I had questions and found everyone to be friendly.
u/bradland · 1 pointr/ebikes

There's more than one Ancheer rider on the sub-reddit.

Just keep in mind that you're buying an inexpesnive Chinese product. When you get it, you'll need to do some assembly and go over all the hardware to make sure everything is tight. You do not want to find out on the road, trust me. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, buy the bike at ~$600 and spend the extra budget on taking it to a bike mechanic, or even a friend who is mechanically inclined to help you out.

The other thing to note is that 30 mile range is on the high end for your budget. If the ground is level, you keep speeds down (under 15 MPH), and you are willing to pedal to help out, you can get 30 miles out of that Ancheer.

Final thing. No one can tell you an e-bike's range; it's all about battery capacity and the load you'll put on the bike. Going faster requires more energy. Starting from a stop requires more energy than cruising. Going up hill requires more energy. It's just like your car. How many miles can you go on 10 gallons of gas? It all depends on where and how you drive.

You'll see batteries advertised with volts (V) and amp hours (Ah). For example, that Ancheer has a 36V 8Ah battery. To compare that battery against others, you can't just use the Ah part though. You multiply V x Ah to get Wh (watt-hours). Watt hours are the best way to compare batteries. That Ancheer bike has a 288Wh battery, which is pretty small. That's what you get at this price range though. Batteries are a commodity (like gas). There's no way to get 10 gallons of gas for the price of 5 gallons, and there's no way to get 500Wh of battery for the price of 250Wh ;)

u/VincentVega1030 · 3 pointsr/ebikes

What are you looking for?

I definitely recommend a suspension seat post for more comfort.

I also put a ram mount on mine so I can have my phone on the bars for gps. Makes it easy to connect to the USB port too.

I added a second usb rechargeable led headlight along with a rechargeable tail.

And lastly, I put on some cheap plastic moto hand guards to protect my hands since I trail ride it often.

This also fits nice in the nook behind the battery

u/tomt1112 · 1 pointr/ebikes

I have had lots of fun with this Aosom brand 1000w rear hub kit from amazon - currently $278

I'm running it on 14s 5000mah pack from hobby king for around $100. With proper care lips are safe.

I'd encourage you to read the amazon reviews. I had no issues but it is nice to know Amazon also has a strong return policy.

Stick to your budget, you can always sell your first build in the future.

u/webikela · 2 pointsr/ebikes

Is the frame steel? I use a breaker bar to put about 100 ft-lbs on the lockring on my aluminum MTB's and they don't come undone.

That looks like it will be an insanely fun bike, please upgrade the brakes as fast as you can. I also recommend bright lights on every e-bike. I've been receiving much more respect since mounting two of these. They work day and night to disrupt some drivers' dangerous maneuvering. And the good drivers seem to appreciate the match of speed with lighting.

It's crazy how stealth the Bafangs are in practice.

u/jamest1234 · 1 pointr/ebikes

I would second the comments on going with a known vender like those mentioned for the battery. I bought a kit from Amazon and a battery from Luna. Very happy. As mentioned, your current plan now going to place a lot of weight on the back. I would like at the measurements for putting the battery between the frame. It will distribute the weight much better. Grin makes some mounts that might help. For some reason I can not find them on their site but on Amazon.

On other thing to look for would be a controller that does Regen braking. While it isn't going to stop you it will add more braking power.

Good luck..

u/natermer · 4 pointsr/ebikes
  1. Ebikeling 1000w 'waterproof' DD hub motor. $260 + Shipping
  2. Grin brand torque arm. $40
  3. Samsung (or other name brand, avoid generic cells) Unit Pack Power battery. $364 (that is rear style, but have different versions for the front) (one of the batteries they have in-stock in USA)

    EM3ev batteries are better and worth the money for the upgrade. The price difference is mostly in the shipping. But this is 'minimum viable'.

    This should provide reliable service for years. Cheap DD hub motor kits are far from perfect, however. They just offer really good bang for the buck. I don't have a ebikeling, but that seems to be popular here on reddit and doesn't have the terrible connections most kits have. Stay on top of spoke tension once the wheels get a few miles on them and you'll avoid most of the problems people have.

    If you want something even cheaper check out yescomusa/xcceries (ebay store for yescom).
u/TheGoombaaTree · 1 pointr/ebikes

I'd have to recommend something like this for you. It's what I'd do myself if I had a bike worth upgrading.

I'm in a similar situation. I'm joining this wonderful cult as well but no bike that I own is worth upgrading. More than likely I'll end up getting a low end E-Bike ($600 , no shocks, standard 500W 46V Motor) and experimenting with that until I can afford to build something more substantial (Purchasing a $2k+ mountain bike then building it from that).

A big thing for me is water resistance, being able to ride my bike through rain, snow and mud. The factory's in China can improve the bikes resistance to water for alot less yen or whatever than I can. Mostly being that I don't have the proper tools or materials yet, which I plan on purchasing soon after I switch my transportation methods and save myself some money.

If anyone wants to comment on my future plan please do. I'm on a very tight budget until I have an alternate method of transportation so I'm limited to roughly a grand. I've been taking the time to educate myself before making any investments so I'm aware of kit-cost, suspension benefits and diminishing returns on a low-end suspension, the vulnerability of folding bikes, limitations of fat boys and their low mph tolerance. Looking forward to getting some hands on experienced with the whole configuration though.

u/comqter · 2 pointsr/ebikes

Is it possible? Yes. Is it a good idea? You're an adult, you be the judge!

Flexible 100w solar panels weigh about 5 lbs and are about 2' by 4'. Their maximum power is produced at about 17v, so you'll need a CC/CV MPPT charge controller that can boost the voltage into the 50v range. You can find the Ming He mpt-7210a for $25-35. You'll need one of these for every 10 amps of electricity produced by the panels, but you can easily wire 2 panels in series to double the voltage/halve the amperage, I think you could wire four panels in a 2p/2s configuration and get 300 watts into your battery in full sun. Here are a couple of videos you'll want to check out, since the instructions are inadequate:

I wouldn't bother charging while riding, I would take a 2-3 hour noon siesta and get a bit more charging in the evenings. I would get 3 or 4 panels and stack them up on a bike trailer, and then lay them out to charge. In the evenings, you can prop them up with a couple of tent poles or bamboo stakes. Tie them all together and then ram a few pegs into the ground to secure them. You could charge while riding but you probably won't want to lay out 16 square feet of solar panels (wind and all that) and you won't be able to position the panels accurately.

A 48v 10ah battery pack has about 500 watt-hours of energy. With 400 watts of panels, in peak sun, after losses from boosting the voltage, maybe you could get 300 watts into the battery per hour. In theory you could charge the battery in a couple of hours. Solar energy peaks at ~12-1pm, there will be twice as much power (or more) at solar peak as there would be about 2 hours before sunset.

It'll cost you around $200 to get one panel, one charger, and associated wires. Try it and report back!




Controller to XT60

Panel to controller

Extra wire

u/daishi-tech · 2 pointsr/ebikes

It is $600 and buy one get one free? That seems pretty inexpensive especially with a bike rack thrown in.

Also, I found the bike on Amazon which is out of stock now but has a bunch of reviews.

It's a 250 watt bike with an 8AH battery which is pretty low end in specs but it's also a pretty low price for an eBike. The reviews aren't awful and most of them probably paid 2x what you are paying.

One reviewer said they logged 1000 miles on theirs which is more than I would expect. It's walmart tier but sometimes walmart tier is OK.

At least if one dies you'll have a parts bike.

u/Kalsifur · 2 pointsr/ebikes

They mount onto the bottle mounts on your bike (assuming you have them). There are ways around this if you don't have bottle mounts, like bottle bobs or sks anywhere bottle mount. You can see the mount attached to the battery in the pic. Actually they make it pretty clear in one of the pics, lol:

Edit: Oops, I should have looked at your bike pic. This is a real step-thru frame, well the kind I was thinking of.

So you have no bottle mounts it seems. You can either add your own using rivnuts, or use bottle bobs like these:

u/RenegadeP3NGUIN · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I put two on myself, here is the best you can buy. You could fabricate your own but these guys are pretty good.

u/davepl · 1 pointr/ebikes

Well, it's for sale on Amazon and Amazon calls it their kit, so I call it Amazon's kit! Not sure who actually fulfills the order, though, probably a third party seller. But I call it that to make it apparent it's easy to buy the same thing:

u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/ebikes

If you're already using it to commute that short of a distance I'd recommend a small 250W-500W hub, like the Golden Motor Smart Pie and a small (<10Ah) 52V battery. The Smart Pie only weighs ~12lbs, and the controller is built into the hub which simplifies installation. It'll basically make the trip faster and hills easier without drastically altering the character of the bike, or raising your speeds to the point of being dangerous without suspension and disc brakes. I would also consider at least 1.5" wide tires to reduce the chance of breaking spokes and a suspension seat post to mitigate the impact of bumps at higher speeds.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/ebikes

I don't doubt you're going this fast, I just recommend that people who regularly exceed 25 mph (on streets with 2-way traffic or many cross streets) use lights bright enough to grab attention in the daytime. Here are very easy ones to install.

u/XxGas-Cars-SuckxX · 1 pointr/ebikes

i shoved this under the seat with some black zip ties. easy.

the disc lock doesnt get installed although mounting it would be neat. maybe weld it. just put it on when you go inside.

Sadly the GPS alarm uses a network that’s going down in a year. They give you 50% off the v2 that isn’t out yet so it effectively makes the v1 free if you buy the V2...which you’ll need to if you want to keep the function. For $30, I’m okay with all that. You just install it on the bottle holder or make/buy one of their other options.

u/SillyCubensis · 1 pointr/ebikes

Bikehand pro. I borrowed it from my friend and it's doing a great job holding up Project ChEBorow. I'm ordering my own right now.

u/blackhathedgehog · 1 pointr/ebikes

Well, if it makes you feel better, me and my partner have had very little bike fixing experience, we've had to learn it all ourselves.

The bike comes 95% assembled:

  • need to use a hex wrench to fasten the handlebars
  • you need a wrench to install the pedals

    We ended up getting a bike repair stand which does a great job of holding the bike if you take the battery off first. My partner and i swapped out our tires to some semi-slicks and have since learned how to replace flats on our own. We are still pretty slow -- it takes us 30-45 minutes to take off and reinstall a tire but we're getting faster! This is coming from someone who is not very mechanically inclined either.

    They also include a variety of tools (tire levels, etc) that you can use for maintenance, so you don't have to worry too much about going out and buying it yourself -- we had to go to our local hardware store because their toolkits were out of stock at the time.
u/Maxforce12 · 1 pointr/ebikes

48v 13ah battery (0.624)kwh, so a pretty good size battery for casual riding ($272)
48v 1000w conversion kit More than enough power with pretty much everything you need. ($232)
So $504 total if you already have a bike. Very possible to be sub $500 easily with a 36v battery or a 48v 10ah or less battery.

u/nolife1123 · 1 pointr/ebikes

What about something like this?
or the Kryptonite Evolution D-lock or the New York edition? Would those be good enough combined with an under saddle motion sensor alarm like the G Keni and a fake "this bicycle is protected by GPS tracking" sticker?

u/colin505 · 1 pointr/ebikes

I got the kick bike used from Craigslist. I used a kit off EBay to do one of them. The other I did with Alibaba kit which was a little cheaper but was essentially the exact same.

I used this kit for a Schwinn kick bike with a true 26” front wheel. Worked great. I mounted the battery over the rear wheel using a rack and some engineering ingenuity. Didn’t install the pedals assist (there are no pedals....) and used the thumb throttle only. If you are installing a kick bike brand scooted, you may need to get a 700 size tire or 29” tire, depending on the kick bike model. You must match the tire size or risk a ground clearance issue with the board.

I’ll look for a picture of my build. Please be warned it’s wrapped in cheetah fabric and playa dust from burning man.....

u/AverageAndNotJoe · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I'm also looking into building my first bike and have been reading a lot of suggestions on this sub about torque arms. I guess they have been through a few revisions because the early ones didn't work well enough. So don't order the cheapest one because it is for safety and you want it to work! Here's what I've gathered others recommending, but someone can correct me if there is a better one out there. Grin V3

u/jake619 · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I got this one. For the price it's really a solid mirror. All metal and very secure. Also the glass is replaceable and costs like $6 for a replacement.

u/atmosfearing · 1 pointr/ebikes

I didn't use a guide, mostly just built it to how I liked it. Here are my parts though, don't hesitate to ask any questions!

Front hub motor with wheel and tire. Includes throttle, controller with bag, PAS (pedal assist), and 2 ebrakes that can be hooked up to caliper brakes.

Headlight with switch, also has a horn.

Taillight that I connected to the headlight switch wiring.

I can't link the exact battery, because it was a one-off item. For the motor I listed above, you'll need a 36v battery with 13Ah+.

I also used dielectric grease to help water/rust proof the connectors, silicone sealant for the case of every part. To hide the wiring, I drilled holes in the frame and routed wires through.

u/RogueStudio · 4 pointsr/ebikes

All ebikes have a motor that makes noise that you'll have to get used to compared to a traditional bike, but it's not so bad. If it gets annoying, a half face helmet for mopeds/motorcycles will have flaps/plastic to block noise out.

The other tricky. That budget is very low for a new ebike (I can't comment on mopeds as where I live, you need a license to operate them, so I don't have one). There will likely be a lot of people coming along shortly saying "no good ebike is $500". That may be true to people with a comfortable income, but I do understand if you don't have a lot of money to throw around because of life circumstances.

If you have no large hills and/or are willing to help the motor by pedaling - this bike maybe, plus slap a cheap cargo rack on it, and you can buy/have it shipped to your local Walmart for pickup.

Ancheer ebikes for a bit more+shipping is similar quality if you prefer buying off Amazon.

If your commute is small, and by 'basic cargo' you mean something that fits in a bike basket - Maybe the Swagtron line of ebikes which are smaller+foldable.

Otherwise, if you're willing to up your budget a couple of hundred dollars more, I have this folding Ecotric bike and it's got a more powerful motor (250w vs 500w)- it does most of what I want to, including get up Pacific Northwest style hills so long as I pedal to help the motor along.

There's also the argument you'll get "the most bang for your buck" by converting a bike - and this can be true...but it also depends. Converted my old 26" Schwinn I had sitting around - and the conversion varies by the condition of the bike you use as the donor (some bikes need maintenance, even brand new bikes can have some questionable parts if you buy it from a box store), and buying batteries for cheap can be a bit overwhelming (I bought a bare minimum battery for $200, 48v/10.4 AH, which is okay on flats...but absolutely gets murdered on the hills I actually need it for). If one is new at bike mechanics/basic electrical concepts, it will require extra manpower hours to learn how to put the kit on the bike.


u/stolenbikesdc · 1 pointr/ebikes

Doing a little bit more research, I found a front and rear 48V 1000W kit that comes to a little over $500. It looks like this is exactly what I'm looking for.

I think I'm going to wait a week or two before I buy these since they're so cheap. Any additional advice in the meantime would be appreciated.

u/beforeburner · 3 pointsr/ebikes

This is the cheapest kit+battery combo I could find that should cover your distance @36v 17.6ah - total is around 250 with used, "samsung" batteries. Better quality cells could be had and still be under budget.


26" rear Hub kit - $120

4x, Used, 36v 4.4ah batteries (17.6ah) - ~$90 (use at your own risk or see second link below)

3x, xt60 battery connectors to connect them in parallel- less than $10.

Triangle Bike bag - $15

charger - 20 bucks


hub kit -


4x, cheap, used hoverboard batteries (use/charge with caution) -


4x better quality batteries (~180 total) seller claims that these were LG cells from alarmhookup - ask them for details-


3x xt60 connector to connect 4 batteries in parallel-


bike bag -



u/AAjax · 8 pointsr/ebikes

I use one of those myself, mirrycle mirror. After trying a few before its by far the best option I have come across.

u/Fittritious · 1 pointr/ebikes

I've been studying up on the same topic, and there are a few ways to go about it.

I think the best option for you might be this particular MPPT controller, which you could between the panel and battery, or the battery and a higher voltage battery if need be.

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u/paxtana · 1 pointr/ebikes

This one is surprisingly good considering the price. IMO you won't find better for a new stand under $100

u/terminashunator · 5 pointsr/ebikes

While it doesn't fit my batteries, you might be interested in something like this. I use a large one for my cable lock, U, and repair tools. I"m not sure how large your battery is, though.

u/samsmaster · 2 pointsr/ebikes

Grin Technologies Universal Front Torque Arm Version 3 for Electric Bikes / ebikes

u/bucko_fazoo · 1 pointr/ebikes

Twelve bucks. Pick up a switch and fuseholder for another ~5 each. Just wire it in where the battery meets your controller. The voltage stepdown is built in so you don't have to think about it, and it's... really goddamned bright. I fashioned a different mount for mine because the included one is flimsy. There are two threaded holes in the body so you can get creative.

u/wama1990 · 1 pointr/ebikes

Can you send me link for geared hub?

Is it like this?

JAXPETY 36V 500W Electric Bicycle Cycle 26" E Bike Front Wheel Ebike Hub Motor Conversion Kit Hub Motor Wheel

u/Stone_1977 · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I use this cheap $12 headlight and I really like it.

LEORX 12V-80V 20W Motorcycle E-bike LED Headlight Lamp Car Accessories (Black)

u/MACDwannabe · 1 pointr/ebikes

I just cut, soldered, and used good glue filled shrink wraps. Im sure if you are not comfortable with that type of installation you could find connectors to plug it right in.

LEORX 12V-80V 20W Motorcycle E-bike LED Headlight Lamp Car Accessories (Black)

u/graycatgrayhat · 3 pointsr/ebikes

1-3. [Schlage 999478 High Security Chain with Cinch Ring] ( and Abus Granit X-Plus 54 Mini

4.(8-10 Hours at work) Same as 1-3 plus Pro Bike Cover for weather and to keep eyes off it.

u/revelpaul · 2 pointsr/ebikes

These mounts are pretty solid, but would require spacers to move the battery away from the curved tubes. Maybe not as pretty as some of the CNC clamps linked above though.

Here is some shameless self promotion for my wife's Sweet Curry conversion:\_source=ig\_web\_copy\_link

u/XxXGodXxX · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I'm of the opinion that quantity of locks vs quality is better. Now don't use 99 cent locks use 3+ 20ish dollar locks. I use two 20 dollar kryptonite ulocks, 1 bell key lock, and a masterlock combination lock with one the the cables from the kryptonite locks. I also just bought this vibration alarm that will make thief's run if they were to even try to get through my defenses.

u/Trigger93 · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I got them off of Amazon. The only real issue was that the battery wouldn't fit in the middle due to the curved frame. But it works.

u/bourbonben · 3 pointsr/ebikes

Bringing it inside mostly...

Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated...

This isn't the most secure lock, but it beats a cable lock and I don't have to lock up anywhere particularly high risk. Lowe's might be the most sketchy, but they've got a nice sturdy bike rack.

u/Richard_Berg · 1 pointr/ebikes

I have this one:

Plenty stable if you have the right tools to re-tighten it periodically. It makes the bike annoyingly wide, tricky to maneuver thru doors and such, but that's life.

u/docah · 2 pointsr/ebikes

1000w 48v kit here:
I made a trapezoid pack from 52 x 20700 cells for 48v 16ah with a bluetooth bms.

u/pleasantreesoflife · 1 pointr/ebikes

AW 26"x1.75" Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle LCD Display Motor Kit E-Bike Conversion 48V1000W

u/ReVeNgErHuNt · 1 pointr/ebikes

eBike Conversion Kit


what else would i need?

Im asking a legit question why downvote ._.

u/ydpQJ2jXemF · 1 pointr/ebikes

Do you have this version? I got this one (this is the 2019 version)

u/ARCtrooper97 · 2 pointsr/ebikes


[0]: 1st charger

[1]: Docooler® MPPT Solar Panel Battery Regulator Charge Controller 10A

[2]: laptop supply

[3]: battery charging dongle and spare parts

[4]: 48V 17Ah (13S5P-35E)

u/chewmattica · 3 pointsr/ebikes

I use this:

With this:

Depending on how long I'm leaving it out, I'll use another cheap chain lock on the front tire in addition to the u-lock on the frame.

u/dementiapatient567 · 1 pointr/ebikes

Maybe this? Check out the "frequently bought together". Those are some big heavy batteries though. Also this hub is 375 new but there are some used available for $210(don't know the seller) and $250 if you get it from amazon. Might be worth a shot...

Edit: it says they're 11ah batteries each but how many miles do you lose due to their weight? My 11.6ah lipo pack weighs ~6lbs

u/steveos_space · 6 pointsr/ebikes

I've done it. I used a single 100w panel hooked to an MPPT charge controller with variable output voltage. It would only charge higher voltages than 18v, but that was okay since my bikes are 24, 36, and now 48v. Obviously, it was slow going. But i was able to put in about 50wh over an hour. Not the best efficiency, but it did work.

u/Ultimaniacx4 · 1 pointr/ebikes

Something like this or this.

All locks are more deterrents than anything. If someone wants your stuff badly enough, they'll try and take it. But just about anything is better than a cable lock that can be cut in no time with a cheap pair of wire cutters.

u/xitiomet · 1 pointr/ebikes

This is the seller/kit I bought, so far no problems had it a couple months

AW 26"x1.75" Rear Wheel 48V 1000W Electric Bicycle Motor Kit E-Bike Cycling Hub Conversion Dual Mode Controller

u/jimmythefrenchfry · 1 pointr/ebikes

For the city I'd love a fortified single speed, with a small front hub kit. The fortified bike is supposed to be tough to steal and a front hub motor could be more easily locked up with the frame.

I'd be concerned about theft first then coppers.


example bike --

example kit --

or could get a cheap steel single speed (pure cycle or something) and add that hub kit to it.

other choice (I'm obviously about cheap/hard to steal bikes for the city): Ancheer cheap electric

however, the 1-star ancheer ebike reviews are scary...evidently the brakes suck

u/Endlesscube23 · 1 pointr/ebikes

Beat me to the torque arm warning. If the front fork fails from the torque of the motor you're looking at a high chance of a fatality.

Grin Technologies Universal Front Torque Arm Version 3 for Electric Bikes / ebikes

u/LinuxOnToasters · 1 pointr/ebikes

2 chain locks, a u lock,and an alarm with key fob I got for 15 bucks on amazon. Also have my ebike insured with velosurance for if all else fails. Common sense locking techniques are also critical.

u/Carnyworld · 2 pointsr/ebikes

The machine shop where I work is next to a trailer park with sketchy people who have previously stolen my bosses $6000 bike, and the only place to store my ebike during the day is right next to the front door which stays open. Along with an Abus lock, a Tile Tracker, and a heavy duty cable lock, I also got this bike cover by Pro Bike Tool on Amazon. It hides it enough that people don’t bother with stealing it.

u/doulabla · 1 pointr/ebikes

I think what she wanted to say is the brake touch the disc ,you have to set them because they arent but it s easy
I never did it before and it took me 5 min after watching a tutorial video to do it.
I will not recomend the folding version , why ?because the battery is just in the front bag with a lot of wire and with out any protection or very poor protection against rain and crashes
an the battery isnt remobable so a thief can easely take it and you cant let the bike in the garage or outside and charge the battery at home
this version: has a metal bottle battery and this is removable battery this is a lot better and safer
I had this bike for month and I crashed 2 time ( because I wanted to push this bike to his limit)
and everything still working
watch the youtube channel : Vegas Romaniac he has more than 20 video avout this bike covering everything on
this bike and he rided this bike for 6000 miles!: and the battery hasnt loose a lot , this bike have two problem : the tire/ air tube is bad you will probably have a flat soon , but it s not a big deal take schwalbe marathon and you will not have a flat for a long time
and the seat is very hard , same it s easy and cheap to replace

sorry for my bad english I am french , you can buy this bike for 500 euros on aliexpress in fact they have just raised the price before when I bought it it was 400 euros