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Old 05-29-16, 07:53 AM
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Post Need HELP finding a fat tire bike to convert!!!

Just to provide a little background; I live in a small town in the mountains North of Boise Idaho and want to convert a bike to ride the trails and paths in my area. I originally wanted to convert my Surly Disc Trucker but after seeing a few electric fat tire bikes going over terrain that the touring bike won't, I have decided to buy a fat tire bike and convert it. I do have an order in on a Bafang 1kw kit and Lunacycles has been great in holding off to send it until I find the bike. I am looking for a fat tire bike that will be easy to convert and has a large triangle in the frame to take a 9x11" battery pack. I did like ok at a Surly Ice cream trucker only to find that you can't convert this bike.

Has anyone done a conversion on a fat tire bike? Can you please recommend a bike frame/model/manufacturers that I should be looking at?

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Old 05-29-16, 08:01 AM
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I'd have a look HERE .. should be able to dial in what you want pretty easily..
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+1; BD is an excellent place to find the appropriate platform. I converted a Mongoose Dolomite for a friend if you like steel frames (we were going to need to do some welding on the frame and steel was more appropriate than aluminum) and want to save some money. Look at electricfatbike.com to read more than you'll ever need about fat conversions.
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I did look at BD, but the bike descriptions don't tell you much info on the lower bar length or the type of threads/diameter. After reading the post under my ice cream trucker question, I am really worried about buying a bike that I know nothing about and hoping it might work. 2old, did you convert the motobecane with a Bafang kit?
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In case you haven't seen it, you might find this site interesting.
https://electricbike-blog.com/
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Old 05-29-16, 05:48 PM
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Take a look at Target...

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cyber, I did a hub conversion (long story); the site dilkes recommended is the same one as I referenced --- different names; more information than you'll ever need; probably ask BD the bottom bracket width (usually 100 mm, but don't count on it) in order to choose the right size for the kit. May want to look at Bike Island for some lower priced bikes (usually with cosmetic flaws).
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Or you can just get a Sondors thats already a put together fat bike.

Whatever non-electric you might choose to convert. get one with disk brakes!

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In case you haven't seen it, you might find this site interesting.
https://electricbike-blog.com/
all the answers to your questions for fat bike conversions (even ones you didn't know you had) can be found on that site. Take your time to work through it.
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Not a triangle battery though.
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The Sondors is a great fat bike platform to build your dream fattie.
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