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Old 11-28-22, 04:28 AM
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Alfine 11 convert to ebike

Hi all,

Because of my commute, lately I realised an electric bike will help getting to work faster and sweat less. As I own a 3 years old Cube Editor (modified with customer seat and handlebar) with an assume alfine 11 transmission, I was thinking to modify it instead of buying a new bike.
Can anyone knows if this bike will be worth modifying and what what kit i can add to it?

Thank you
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Old 11-28-22, 08:48 AM
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I modified a somewhat similar bike (Trek FX) with a mid-drive motor. I think your bike would be perfect for such a conversion. Specifically I added a 48v Tong Sheng TSDZ2 with torque sensing crank. Here are some links:

https://www.electricbike.com/tsdz2-7...orque-sensing/
https://www.pswpower.com/collections...ive-motor-kits

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Old 11-28-22, 09:27 AM
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thank you for the reply.
I was thinking of adding the bafeng m200. I will study the links you provided.
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Old 11-28-22, 09:58 AM
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AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or BBSHD. I've had great results with the smaller BBS02.
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Originally Posted by 2old View Post
AFAIK, the M200 isn't for DIY; look at BBS02 or BBSHD. I've had great results with the smaller BBS02.
good to know.
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It's worth doing some homework on this. Both the BBS02 and the Tongshen will work being mid-mount motors. The main difference between the two is that the Tongshen is a torque sensing motor, whereas the BBS02 is cadence-sensing, which gives a fairly big difference in behavior between the two.
EcoCycles in the USA sells the Tongshen and seems to have the ins and outs of customer installs worked out: https://cycles.eco/collections/tongsheng-tsdz2

Also do some research on the Endless Sphere forums, which will have a lot more ebike conversion info than here: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/

Lastly, both motors' software can be tweaked via additional or open source software and components. Casainho has a youtube channel devoted to the topic: https://www.youtube.com/user/casainho/videos
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Thanks for the INFO. I pretty much decided to go with a torque sensing motor.
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Originally Posted by Nikkon View Post
Hi all,

Because of my commute, lately I realised an electric bike will help getting to work faster and sweat less. As I own a 3 years old Cube Editor (modified with customer seat and handlebar) with an assume alfine 11 transmission, I was thinking to modify it instead of buying a new bike.
Can anyone knows if this bike will be worth modifying and what what kit i can add to it?

Thank you
Iím probably too late with this reply as you have probably already done your conversion, but if not, I would think that the Cytronex C1 would be ideal for you. www.Cytronex.com. I have three, two on solo bikes and one on a tandem. Highly recommended. Easy to fit and great performance. UK company.
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Originally Posted by Artmo View Post
Iím probably too late with this reply as you have probably already done your conversion, but if not, I would think that the Cytronex C1 would be ideal for you. www.Cytronex.com. I have three, two on solo bikes and one on a tandem. Highly recommended. Easy to fit and great performance. UK company.
thank you.
i am still reviewing a few options. One is duchid , a brand new company.
thanks for the suggestion
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