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Electric Bike Kit News & How-Tos

Caring for Your Electric Bike or Trike this Winter

As the weather begins to drop and the snow starts to fall, it is increasingly important to know how to properly care for your electric bike and its Lithium-ion battery. It may be possible for some people to ride their bikes during the winter months, while others must pack them away until the warmer weather returns. Whether you plan to ride in the cold and snow or if you decide to pack your e-bike away, we've got you covered with some commonly asked questions. Q: Can I ride in the snow? A: We definitely don't recommend riding in deep snow or...

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Tags: e-bike, e-bikekit, e-trikekit, ebike, ebikekit

All About Tim Sway and UpTriCycle

This Saturday, Oct. 7, Tim Sway will showcase his “UpTriCycle” at the Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire. Sway calls the UpTricycle an “off grid, electric, solar charging mobile maker space and carrier for upcycling makers.” He uses minimal tools and footprints in his creation for unlimited potential. On his YouTube page, Sway made a comparison video between a gas-powered trike and an electric trike. He purchased a gas-powered trike first, and then converted that same trike to electric with our E-Bike Conversion Kit. After testing out both designs and comparing the two, Sway decided that the electric tricycle was superior...

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Tags: #ebkstories, DIY, e-bike, e-bike-kit, e-bikekit, ebike, ebikekit

Electric Bike Conversion Kits at Burning Man

For those who may be unfamiliar, Burning Man is an annual gathering in the Black Rock Desert of Black Rock City, Nevada. The event, which began in 1986, spans from the last Sunday in August to the first Monday in September. There are no corporate sponsorships, advertisements, or entertainment at the event. Individual participation is what's key to making the event special and memorable. Although the participants are given a large amount of freedom, the Burning Man Project asks that 10 core principles be followed: Radical Inclusion Gifting Decommodification Radical Self-Reliance Radical Self-Expression Communal Effort Civic Responsibility Leaving No Trace...

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Tags: Bike, bikes, Burning Man, e-bike, e-bikekit, e-trikekit, ebike, ebikekit, Electric, kit, technologies

The Ultimate Guide to E-BikeKit Hub Motors

This article first appeared in Electric Bike Report in June of 2013. Since then, we’ve made some changes to our motor selection - our Direct-Drive motors are now all High-Torque 6x9 wound, so they run slower (approximately 15mph at 36v or 20mph at 48v), and our Geared Motors have been replaced by a 500w version, (approximately 20mph at 36v or 28mph at 48v). The Direct-Drive is now our Heavy-Duty motor and the Geared motor is our performance motor. The 350w geared motor is available in limited quantities at a significant discount, as they are being discontinued.     Quieter or more torque? More...

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Tags: 500w, bike, comparison, conversion, direct-drive, e-bikekit, ebike, electric, geared, guide, help, howto, kit, motor, ultimate

Electric Bikes Are Now Legal on Pennsylvania Roadways!

Electric Bikes Are Now Legal on Pennsylvania Roadways! Breaking News... According to the Bicycle Access Council of PA in their November 2014 News and Digest, Electric-Assist bicycles are now legal on Pennsylvania roadways as part of Act 154. "Electric-Assist bicycles are now legal on Pennsylvania roadways as part of Act 154. In a convoluted way since first introduced in 2010, a last minute amendment was introduced by Representative Kevin Schreiber (D-95) with identical language to HB 213 by Seth Grove (R-196), which was also identical to SB 997 introduced by Mike Fleck. A definition of electric-assist bicycles [pedalcycles] will be added to...

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Tags: bike, e-bike, ebike, electric, law, laws, pennsylvania

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