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Old 05-18-09, 07:55 AM   #1
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20" wheel Vs 26" wheel

Hello, I was wondering if the 26" bike kit will also work on a 20" wheel?

Here is the bike I am thinking about buying and making electric:
20" Hyper Insight Fitness Bike

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10983235

Also, what is the advantage of having a 20" wheel instead of a 26" wheel? I would imagine the 20" bike will go much faster than the bike with 26" wheels? Also, does anyone have any information on the above bike? It looks like it just came out and there's not too much info about it.

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Old 05-18-09, 08:15 AM   #2
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26" bike kit will not fit a 20" bike frame due to smaller diameter fitting. Your link is not clickable. The advantage for 20" wheel is you get more torque since the wheel spins faster. Your speed will reduce due to low gearing ratio. It's kind of like running your car on first gear only.
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OK I fixed the link:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10983235
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Nice one, if you don't mind the weight than this is the most comfortable bike. You can built yourself a mini electric motorcycle with it.
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Thanks! I would like to know what is the best kit to get for that bike?

I have heard good things about the Crystalyte kit
http://us.itselectric.ca/Crystalyte_...bent-front.htm

I understand now that a 26" kit will not fit on that bike, so with that in mind what would be a good kit recommendation?
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Get this kit. There is simply no comparison.

http://www.ecospeed.com/whyemd.html
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