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    Question Convert 2015 Jamis Coda Elite ( disc brakes ) to ebike

    Hi,
    Newbie here, looking to convert to ebike
    My total one way cycling is 15 miles. Bike and bus commute has started becoming painful and annoying. And now since I recently upgraded from a K2 Astral 1.0 to 2015 Jamis Coda Elite.
    I was looking to some how avoid taking bus altogether and just biking both ways to work so details here

    Total Commute - 30 miles
    Trail Type - Mix of very gentle slopes uphill and downhill
    Bike type - Hybrid bike, Steel Frame; 2015 Jamis Coda Elite
    Fork - Carbon
    Looks - I like the Samsung dolphin battery installed on down rod look, but I am open to better alternative.
    Riding Style - I like to have a little workout, so I am looking assisted riding, instead of full motorized.

    What kind of kit is suitable for my commute and bike type ?

    Welcome all inputs/suggestions/thoughts.

    Thanks

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    Rear motor or mid drive since you have a carbon fork. More help when a few things are delineated:
    1) Budget
    2) Can you charge at work
    3) How much of a DIY person are you
    For $2500 the BionX 500 would be difficult to surpass.

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    Budget ~ $1000
    I can charge at work but will prefer not to
    I don't shy away from DIY, good with tools but not experienced on Cycling..(still learning the ropes)

    Bionx just seems too rich boy to me.. I like biking..like the workout and scenic trails.. hate pedaling on hills and slope roads

    BBS02 seems to pop up here and there..but keep hearing mixed feedback about it.. So still in a jam right now

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    Many "experts" suggest mid drives for hilly areas since they work with the bikes gears, and you can keep the motor in an efficient part of its range while riding relatively slowly. The BBS02 had controller problems which appear to have subsided in later iterations. You can get one delivered for about $1200 (check em3ev, a well respected vendor in China; domestically they're more expensive).

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