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What’s included in an electric bike conversion kit UK?

Motor: 250W brushless hub, comes integrated in a wheel size of your choice (reaches maximum speed allowed by UK/EU regulation, i.e. 15.5mph)

Wheel sizes available: 20", 24", 26",27.5", 28" ( 700c ), or 29er

Wheel material: Double walled alloy rim with reinforced spokes to withstand extra pressure.

Throttle: thumb type – gradual lever, the further it is pressed, the more power is provided.

Brake compatibility: Compatible with both disc brakes and V-brakes

Controller: 14A max current.

Cables: Motor cable and system cable (designed for simplicity and minimal wiring) Box: for mounting the controller (for use with a frame battery)

Fork compatibility: Minimum 100mm between fork drop-outs (which is the vast majority of forks).

Apart from a battery, the above is all that is needed to fully convert a bicycle into an electric bike. All our kit packages include these essential items. All you need to add is a battery (and the optional PAS upgrade if required).

While this kit is powered through the use of a throttle, you can also add a Pedal Assistance System to upgrade your kit with further functions.

Pedal Assist System Upgrades

Why not upgrade your conversion kit by adding one of our optional Pedal Assistance Systems (PAS)? A Pedal Assistance System is a device that senses your pedalling and makes your kit give automatic assistance, i.e. you do not have to press the throttle throughout your journey.

We have two PAS packages on offer:

Pedal Assistance System with LED Dashboard (Basic) This is our basic PAS upgrade which includes a handlebar dashboard allowing you to shift between three power levels; low, medium or high. Compatible with the 250W and the 500W systems only. Pedal Assistance System with LCD Computer (Advanced) This is our top of the range electric bike kit upgrade for you who want to combine your conversion kit with state of the art technology, yet at a surprisingly good value. This package combines a Pedal Assistance System with an advanced LCD handlebar monitor which, not only gives you five levels of power, but also displays your speed, journey distance, time, average speed and many other readings. Compatible with the 250W, 500W and 1000W systems.

Although these are optional upgrades, you are highly recommended to install a Pedal Assistance System as it will transform your riding experience and improve the longevity of the battery. You can add one of these packages to your cart from the “Prices” tab.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to include a Pedal Assistance System with your eKit, the bottom bracket on your bike needs to be a Square Taper type (which is the most common bottom bracket on ordinary bikes). If you don’t have a square taper bottom bracket, you may need to replace it as well as the crank arms to make your bike compatible with the PAS. If in doubt, please consult a bike service shop on how to fit a square taper bottom bracket on your bike. Alternatively, you may opt for purchasing the LED/LCD Dashboard only without the PAS if you want the Display functions but prefer not to fiddle with your bottom bracket.

Which ekit is right for me?

The most cost effective strategy in a kit purchase is working out in advance what you’ll generally use it for. That way, you can pick a variation suitable for your needs without adding unnecessary costs. Front and rear drive kits both have their own unique characteristics. We have divided our kits into three categories that generally cover the needs of most people. To help you narrow down what’s right for you, here is a summary the main differences of this particular kit compared to its rear drive counterparts:

250W Front Drive

The front drive kit is a geared hub motor which means it is a lot smaller and lighter than either of its rear drive counterparts, in fact, it is barely noticeable as a motor once installed. In other words, if a lightweight and well disguised kit is of importance, this is a good option to consider. Combined with pedaling, it gives an all wheel drive experience offering better stability and weight distribution with the battery. It is also a lot simpler to install than a rear drive as there is no need to readjust any gears.
Even though 250W is less power than the other two categories, remember that 250W is the maximum power legally allowed on-road, so it is a perfectly adequate hill climber with equivalent power to the majority of purpose built electric bikes on the market.
The front drive kit is also the most cost effective, in other words, if you intend to use the kit on-road most of the time, this would be the pragmatic choice.

500W Rear Drive

We’ve introduced this category as it uses the same 36V batteries as the front drive motors. Which makes this kit strike the perfect balance between cost and power. Prices are not much higher than the 250W front drive but with the benefit that once you add the LCD computer, you can de-restrict it ( for off road only ) and get a glimpse of some of the power that you can experience with the high power off-road kits. In other words, it is the best of both worlds at great value. This kit is recommended for you who are on a budget, does most of cycling on-road, but want the occasional off-road fun added. Please note that the kit will be supplied restricted to 250W by default and will require the LCD add-on to de-restrict it to the full 500W for off-road use.

1000W Rear Drive

This category has been developed purely for the thrill seekers among us. Since it’s a 48V system, the battery makes it more costly than its counterparts. Having said that, it offers an adrenaline fueled ride rarely found in conversion kits. Unlike the 500W version which was mainly created for on-road use (and some occasional off-road fun), this kit has been purely developed for an enhanced off-road experience packed with torque and power. This kit will propel you to speeds up to 50km/h and climb incredibly steep hills. This kit is recommended for the outdoorsy spirit, the mountain biker and you who appreciate the exhilaration that comes with speed and power. We’ve developed this configuration specifically for you and made this kit especially to satisfy the thrill you seek! Please note that the kit will be supplied restricted to 250W by default and will require the LCD add-on to de-restrict it to the full 1000W for off-road use.

What is the lifespan of a battery ?

Depending on the length of your journeys- we would estimate about about 1000 full charges. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

How fast can I go with an ebike?

To be road legal in the Uk ebikes must be restricted to 250watts and 15.5mph or 24.9kmh. This covers public roads and cycle paths/ shared use paths. Off road ebikes can be de restricted to increase the speed & power output but until experienced at riding off road it isn't advisable.

Do I need a licence or insurance for riding an ebike?

If you have an electrically assisted pedal cycle no licence, insurance or road tax is required for riding on UK roads or cycle paths if the motor is restricted to 250watts and 15.5mph or 24.9kmh. The rider must also be over 14 years of age. If the motor exceeds this and is used on roads and cycle paths it is classed as a motor vehicle and must be registered, insured, licenced and taxed. A motorcycle helmet is compulsory and the use of full finger gloves are advised. Throttles purchased after January 1st 2016 that assist past 3.7mph or 6kmh are for off road use only.

What distance can I get from a fully charged battery ?

Based on a rider weight of 90kg or 14 stone, on smooth, flat terrain with no added weight e.g. pannier bags the distances are as follows; 36/9 battery 25-30 miles, 36/11 battery 30-35 miles, 36/15 battery 40-45 miles. 36/17 battery 45-50 miles. These will vary slightly depending on the level of assistance given by the motor and the use of a throttle. 48 volt batteries will drain faster due to the higher wattage and voltage of the motor it is connected to.

How do I get the most out of my battery ?

Charge the battery for 12 hours before fully discharging. Do this 3 times to condition the battery. After this charge as normal. if not used regularly charge once a month for up to 10 hours ( for a 19 amp battery ). If stored for the winter keep it indoors ideally at room temperature.

Where's my stuff ?

The shipping note emailed to you contains the tracking number and the name of the courier company. Delivery is next working day, unless it extends over a UK holiday. We use TNT for overseas deliveries, Tuffnells for bikes and APC for kits, parts and folding bikes.

Can I fit the kit myself ?

The kits are designed to be easy to fit. They come with colour coded cables and push fit connectors .A degree in engineering isn't required just common sense, cable ties and hand tools. We have installation instructions on the website under "support ". Alternatively your local bike shop can fit it for you for a small fee.

What torque does the motor generate ?

The 250w motor puts out 28nm of torque. The 500w motor puts out 35nm of torque. The 1000w motor puts out 46nm of torque.

Can I use the bike under the influence of alcohol ?

It is an offence to operate e-bikes while impaired by alcohol (or drugs ), even if the blood alcohol level is below .08. If banned because of a DUI, you're not allowed to ride an e-bike, even though you don't need a licence to ride one.

Can I change the non electric components?

Our non electric parts are bicycle industry standard size eg. 27.2mm seatpost, 25.4 handlebar clamp diameter. We are aware that bar width, stem length, saddle padding etc. are personal preference. Most local bike shops stock a range of parts to customise the bike for the owner, be it extra wide riser bars, shorter steeper stems or inline seatposts.

How do I fit the easy fit PAS Upgrade?

How do I fit a pannier rack battery?

How do I fit a throttle to my bike?

How do I fit the Torque Arm?

How do I fit a front 250W conversion wheel?

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