Battery Bag: Durable handle, reflective strip for safety, extra wide velcro straps for securing to a rear rack
Controller:36/48V 20A brushless motor controller, 3-wire intelligent controller with on/off toggle switch, easy connect waterproof connectors
Throttles: 2 included in the kit: 1 thumb & 1 split-twist
E-Brake Levers: “Left, Right, or None” E-brakes w/ TRS connectors; equipped with switches to cancel electric assist when brake is engaged
Max Speed: 20 mph
Range: Range is between 14-34 Miles (rider weight, rider input and terrain contingent)
Warranty: 1 Year
Price: $668 (at the time of the review)
Voltage Note: The E-BikeKit electric bike conversion kit system will work with any 36v or 48v e-bike battery pack.
Installation of the E-Bike Kit
E-Bike Kit has an extensive tutorial on their website on how to install their kit on almost any kind of bike. They have easy to follow videos and text versions of the installation guide as well as downloadable owner’s manual, installation guide, and a maintenance guide.
Overall the installation of the E-Bike Kit was pretty easy and straight forward.
What you will see in the box when you order an E-Bike Kit.
From clockwise: The hand-built front wheel, an E-Bike Kit t-shirt, the controller, brake levers, 2 throttles (thumb throttle and half twist grip throttle = you decide which is best for you), throttle/brake cable connector & extension cable, small parts, installation guide, charger, battery and bag.
A Closer Look at the E-Bike Kit
This video and the following pictures will give you an idea of what this kit looks like and how it all goes together.
The 350 watt (450 watt peak) geared front hub motor.
The E-Bike Kit has a quick disconnect at the motor as well as all of the other cables.
The E-Bike Kit comes with a torque arm to spread the motor force along the fork.
Here is the torque arm and the bolts for mounting a disc brake rotor.
The E-Bike Kit comes with a hand built wheel with a double-walled/eyeletted rim.
This is the thumb throttle. The E-Bike Kit also comes with a more traditional half twist grip throttle and grip. You get to decide which throttle works best for you.
The brake levers that come with the E-Bike Kit have built in switches that will stop the electric assist when the brake lever is pulled. The cable from the brake lever connects to the controller that I placed in the battery bag.
The electrical cable routing is under the top tube, the brake cable (orange) runs on top. The 3 electrical cables are: the motor, the throttle, and the brake lever (electrical).
This is the durable battery bag that has Velcro straps that mount it to the rear rack. Note that the rear rack is not included in the kit.
Here is the controller and the 36V 9ah lead acid battery in the battery bag.
The 36V 9ah lead acid battery.
The controller has 3 cables attaching to it, all with quick connect/disconnect wires: the motor, the throttle/brakes, and the battery.
This is the on/off switch on the other side of the controller. It was easy to access the switch by unzipping a little bit of the battery bag.
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