Most affordable Kit for new rider.
I am looking to purchase an affordable (cheap) electric kit to get my feet wet in the electric bike world and would like to do so as cheaply as possible! Any tips as to what sites to look or where to find deals would be great! Thank you so much!
I've been telling members to go for the most powerful kit you can afford. Trust me, you'll want more power fairly quickly. If you are concerned about the torque and top speed just set the Cycle Analyst for example to restrict the power output. There are plenty of examples when you'll need more power and it will be easier to just change a setting on a computer than to swap out a hub motor, controller, etc.
My kit was a 48v 1000w Papamotor's kit from China. Their customer service has been amazing...far better than companies just a block from me here in the states.
Check out my write-up on this forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...+of+papamotors
http://www.ebike.ca is also another great vendor. Take the time to go through their website and you'll be very informed on all things e-bike.
http://www.goldenmotor.ca also has received great reviews along with their magic pie 3 hub motor.
If you do decide to go with Papamotors PM before you order. There are a few components you won't need and others that you can upgrade. I'll list them out and give you the inside scoop.
Hi, am xtremely new to the concept of ebikes and after quite some reserch i think i have decided on papamotors rear wheel kit, so any advice on parts to include/omit would be much appreciated, likewise if anyone has any other suggestions on kits they would be greatfully received.
Originally Posted by EBikeFL
i will be using the bike mainly on the weekends for recreation and it will be replacing the gas schooter that i use now.
if you want an easy conversion to ebike, say from 5minutes to 1/2 hour, try this... comes with everything to start with...
front wheel drive, don't have to worry about gears, use existing one.
Interesting, just thinking about making a bridgestone mb1 electric, have horses and running downhill in the trees is much more exciting then mt biking(to me, try it), just use it for camping and beach, but... the page is the order page, anybody else have anything to say about this front wheel drive ready to go gizmo?
Originally Posted by chi6er