Just Installed a Geared front kit Works great. Doug at Gocarlite is a good guy to work with. Checks every unit before it ships.And even gives his Cell Phone Number. Try to get that on Ebay This is my second Electric Kit The first was a BionX Witch is a good unit. But if I would have known about the Gocarlite kit First I doubt I would have bought the BionX for that kind of money
If you did get the rear wheel kit Make sure you get a good freewheel the first time.When I installed my Rear BionX kit I got the IRD freewheel from Harris cyclery All the other ones I tried where bad. I would have liked to use a Suntour but they were to much money.The IRD is the best bang for the buck If you are running a 9 speed a 7 or 8 will work with a rear DR adjustment A 9 might be too wide for your spacing With Electric you will not use all the gears anyway
Just wanted to update this thread for posterity - I got my e-kit from Doug at gocarlite.com, and it's great! Doug was very friendly and helpful, and continues to answer my questions promptly over email. It's my first e-bike so I really don't have anything else to compare it to, but I'm getting 20-22 mph with the kit on a heavy beach cruiser and it's a total blast to ride. I have been commuting to work on it for about a month now, first doing 8 miles round-trip then 19 miles round-trip after I moved to a new house further away, with no issues.
I purchased the gocarlite 48v geared kit and installed in on a 26inch wheeled mountain bike. I was pretty impressed with it and loads of fun. Then decided I would rather convert a 20inch wheeled foldable bike I had to electric. I send my hub motor back to Doug and he relaced it to a 20 inch wheel in a few days at a very reasonable price. I installed it on the foldable bike, and now I have a serious hill climbing machine. Been going strong for a couple months now. I have been very pleased with the quality and service form gocarlite.