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    Senior Member veganheart's Avatar
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    Is this a good hub motor? (youtube demo)

    Is this a good hub motor?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320367202916

    The electric bike conversion kit includes the following:

    * 26 inch front electric rim (with built in 500W brushless DC motor)
    * Heavy duty electronic speed controller
    * Instant start throttle control grip
    * 48V lead acid batteries
    * Nylon waterproof battery case
    * 48V volt charger
    * Auto "power off" brake system
    May You Live in Winds of Gentle Peace

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    Senior Member DarthSensate's Avatar
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    Looks like a Golden Motors kit.
    The wheel/rim looks like it might be much better than the one I got with my kit.
    Looks like the hand grip throttle is the same as my original, which is cheap but functional.
    (Mine shattered after three months daily use. I replaced with half-grip throttle)

    Mine is a 36V controller and battery pack. 48V maybe to fast for your local laws on power-assist bicycles (not Mopeds).

    Search for thread on Amped Bikes kits. (Amped Bikes ditched Golden Motors for quality control reasons and now sells a respectable kit.)

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    Accept no substitutions Kingofgreens's Avatar
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    I've heard that golden motors hubs are decent, but the rest of the stuff that comes with the kit tend to be a bit on the weak side.
    That wheel does look pretty meaty to me, but one can never tell until you have it in hand.

    I was thinking of getting a similar kit myself but decided to go ahead & spend some loot & get quality right off & if you read through these forums , you'll see me singing high praise for my BMC hub.
    The newest Crystalyte hubs are supposed to be great also, but carry a similar high price tag.
    I believe you get what you pay for (but to a limit)
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