Ok, So it has been a while since we updated you on our projects. We just sourced a donor bike to fit a new “Low Cost” entry level kit onto. The Bike was a secondhand MTB off ebay and the conversion kit is a sample for evaluation. We will be fitting the kit in the next few days and will post our review and spec. etc. when completed. Once fitted to the bike we will test out the range and power etc. by riding the daily commute of 20 miles each way to the office. Hope the battery lasts out […]
WOW!!!!! Click here to visit Panda now After getting a 48V bottle battery for the Giant Rapid we managed to get a 48V 1000W rear wheel kit from Panada bike UK. This thing is just awesome! Took about an hour to fit and then the fun happened. I took the bike for a spin up the north downs (watch video below) and this kit really packs a punch. I have tried and failed on a few occasions to reach the top of the north downs without having to get off and push. After fitting this 48V 1000W kit I attempted […]
Easy Fit Pedal Assist Sensor (PAS) Includes 2-piece snap-shut magnet ring to avoid the step of removing the pedal crank. Easy-fit!
Take a moment to check out the levels of sales of e-bikes over the last few years in Europe and Asia. There are some amazing levels of growth in China and India, but in the UK and some other countries the take up of electric bikes appears to have dropped off a bit in 2012 and this gives a pretty good idea of the current levels. I am guessing this is due to the credit crunch and global economy problems? Lets hope that it picks up again as our economies recover. by nikkidavis.
Just received the brand new shiney Cube Aim Disc SL 26 2014 bike to converted into an electric bike. This will take place early next year as we are waiting for a kit for review from Panda Bikes in the UK. This is the 350 Watt front wheel kit with a tube battery. The extra weight on the front will actually help this bike. I took it out on the North downs over the weekend to try it out prior to converting it into an electric bike. I have to say that it s going to help no end having […]
Whilst this is an overview of the conversion, this is not a step by step guide to converting a Giant Rapid 2 into an electric bike. It is meant to be a short guide on the pitfalls and decisions you may need to make if you are planning to convert a normal bike into an electric bike.Before modification to make the Giant Rapid 2 into an electric bike I had to identify what parts will need to be replaced or modified.The controller will need to be mounted somewhere that is out of the way, but will allow for the wiring […]
Just got the final pieces together to complete the conversion and took the bike out for a spin. Was impressed with the pull of the 1000W motor on the Dillenger kit and battery consumption was pretty good too. Only did a short 16 mile round trip to try it out. Plenty of battery when I got home and overall performance was good. Pulling about 28 up hills I generally manage to ride up manually on the Giant rapid at about 8 – 12 mph, so pretty good:) Two things came to light on the ride that will require some sorting […]
Because of the kind of overwhelming response that electric bicycles are receiving, the other forms of technologically advanced bikes are setting a momentum. Special mention needs to be given to bikes like electric mountain bikes, hybrid electric bike and electric assist bike that are creating a huge buzz. These bikes are designed to ensure better performance of your e bike so that you can get enough of what you are paying to purchase them. And you will be thrilled to learn that they are not too expensive and are worth every dime you spend on it. You have probably heard […]