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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 03:58 PM

 

Electrified bicycles

My wife and I are looking at either a powered wheel hub
to retrofit our current comfort bikes or all new bikes.

Any recommendations for hubs or bikes?

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SHRED Jan 2018 OP
Binkie The Clown Jan 2018 #1
Salviati Jan 2018 #2
CentralMass Jan 2018 #3
Happyhippychick Jan 2018 #4
SHRED Jan 2018 #5
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2018 #6
SHRED Mar 2018 #7

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 04:10 PM

1. I have two electric bikes,

or rather one electric bike and one electric trike.

For the bike I used an economy 250W "hilltopper". It's an excellent front hub motor and I'm very happy with it. It comes complete with motor and battery.

For the trike, a Schwinn Meridian, with a heavy homemade cargo box on the back, I used the more powerful "AW" 1000W front hub from Amazon. I'm also very happy with that. It does NOT come with the battery so you would need a separate battery. It has great acceleration, and has a top speed of 20 MPH, which on my trike is scary fast. I usually make my grocery store trips at 12 to 14 MPH, and that's plenty for me.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 04:11 PM

2. I picked up a conversion kit a while ago...

From http://www.ebikes.ca/ I got the direct drive model, but I would recommend going for a geared hub motor. You lose out on the regeneration, but the geared motors are a lot smaller and lighter, and there's no drag when coasting. With the conversion kit, it was pretty straightforward to retrofit an existing bike.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 04:55 PM

3. I took a quick spin on a coworkers Sondor ebike last year.

It was first generation model and it was very impressive. I've heard the latest model is even better.


https://sondors.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJbTBRDkARIsAIA0a5Oe9Gh9a6cZx4oT2pEiz33inf8scAy7E9Hnp42lFYbHiu5p_GN7MS8aAhA2EALw_wcB

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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 07:07 PM

4. I have an A2B Ferber electric bike

And....

I love it! I don't always keep the motor on but when I need to climb a steep hill I can flip it on and go. I could not be happier.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 07:18 PM

5. Great responses so far

 

Thank you 💖

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 09:37 PM

7. We got this:

 

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