The most cost effective strategy in a kit purchase is working out in advance what you’ll generally use it for. That way, you can pick a variation suitable for your needs without adding unnecessary costs. Front and rear drive kits both have their own unique characteristics. We have divided our kits into three categories that generally cover the needs of most people. To help you narrow down what’s right for you, here is a summary of the major differences:
250W Front Drive The front drive kit is a geared hub motor which means it is a lot smaller and lighter than either of its rear drive counterparts, in fact, it is barely noticeable as a motor once installed. In other words, if a lightweight and well disguised kit is of importance, this is a good option to consider. Combined with pedaling, it gives an all wheel drive experience offering better stability and weight distribution with the battery. It is also a lot simpler to install than a rear drive as there is no need to readjust any gears. Even though 250W is less power than the other two categories, remember that 250W is the maximum power legally allowed on-road, so it is a perfectly adequate hill climber with equivalent power to the majority of purpose built electric bikes on the market. The front drive kit is also the most cost effective, in other words, if you intend to use the kit on-road most of the time, this would be the pragmatic choiceOnce a Lithium-Ion battery is included, this is most probably the best value for money conversion kit you can find on the market.
The kit is a front motor-wheel design, making it relatively simple to install. But if you are not the DIY type, we offer a full fitting service and will be pleased to answer any of your queries and provide you with a price for fitting. Please contact Richard for further details via our contact page.
What’s included? Motor: 250W brushless front hub, comes integrated in a wheel size of your choice (reaches maximum speed allowed by UK/EU regulation, i.e. 15.5mph) Wheel sizes avilable: 20inch, 24inch, 26inch, 700c, 28inch or 29er Wheel material: Double walled alloy rim with reinforced spokes to withstand extra tension. Throttle: thumb type – gradual lever, the further it is pressed, the more power is provided. Brake levers: Electric levers that also cut the power when applied. Brake compatibility: Compatible with both disc brakes and V-brakes Controller: 15A max current. Cables: Motor cable and system cable (designed for simplicity and minimal wiring) Box: for mounting the controller (only when a battery is purchased with the system) Fork compatibility: Minimum 100mm between fork drop-outs (which is the vast majority of forks. Apart from a battery, the above is all that is needed to fully convert a bicycle into an electric bike. All our kit packages include these essential items. All you need to add is a battery (and the optional PAS upgrade if required).
While this kit is powered through the use of a throttle, you can also add a Pedal Assistance System to upgrade your kit with further functions.
Pedal Assist System Upgrades - prices given on request, please use our contact page.
Why not upgrade your conversion kit by adding one of our optional Pedal Assistance Systems (PAS)? A Pedal Assistance System is a device that senses your pedalling and makes your kit give automatic assistance, i.e. you do not have to press the throttle throughout your journey.
We have two PAS packages on offer:
Pedal Assistance System with LED Dashboard (Basic) This is our basic PAS upgrade which includes a handlebar dashboard allowing you to shift between three power levels; low, medium or high. Compatible with the 250W and the 500W systems only. Pedal Assistance System with LCD Computer (Advanced) This is our top of the range electric bike kit upgrade for you who want to combine your conversion kit with state of the art technology, yet at a surprisingly good value. This package combines a Pedal Assistance System with an advanced LCD handlebar monitor which, not only gives you five levels of power, but also displays your speed, journey distance, time, average speed and many other readings. Compatible with the 250W, 500W and 1000W systems. Although these are optional upgrades, you are highly recommended to install a Pedal Assistance System as it will transform your riding experience and improve the longevity of the battery. You can add one of these packages to your cart from the “Prices” tab.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to include a Pedal Assistance System with your eKit, the bottom bracket on your bike needs to be a Square Taper type (which is the most common bottom bracket on ordinary bikes). If you don’t have a square taper bottom bracket, you may need to replace it as well as the crank arms to make your bike compatible with the PAS. If in doubt, please consult a bike service shop on how to fit a square taper bottom bracket on your bike. Alternatively, you may opt for purchasing the LED/LCD Dashboard only without the PAS if you want the Display functions but prefer not to fiddle with your bottom bracket.
Please contact Richard via our contact page for further information.