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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

e-bikekit vs a $200 kit

Motor: We have a blog post showing some motor differences: https://www.ebikekit.com/blogs/news/its-whats-inside-your-motor-that-counts Cabling is probably the #1 issue when something goes wrong. Good connectors, good cables, and good assembly (bike shop!) are crucial Strain reliefs on all cable joints! Where you have a junction box or a connector, the stress is concentrated over a small area near this stiff spot on the cable. This can cause small breaks on the internal wires, causing a disconnect or a short. This is a major reason for failure. Strain reliefs are more expensive – you need special tooling, skilled labor, and appropriate materials to...

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Tags: ebikekit, electric, parts

Electric Bike Parts, what fits my older electric bike? What can I modify to fit my bike?

Electric Bike Parts, what fits my older electric bike? What can I modify to fit my bike? A brief overview of what electric bike parts do, and how generic electric bike parts can be adapted to your bike. The Plugs, Wires & Connectors Hardly a day goes by without a call that goes about like this; "I have a (whatever) electric bike that I used to ride 6 years ago. Now I need a new battery, or some other part". Too often the vendor it was bought from is long gone, and often enough, the entire brand is history. Or...

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Tags: bike, DIY, e-bike, e-bikekit, ebikekit, electric, how, parts, to

It's What's Inside (your motor) that Counts

It's what's inside your motor that sets it apart from the rest. Quality parts and assembly We've written here before about how to choose a motor, the different types of motors, the performance differences between motors, etc. But today I want to show you what makes our motors different from other hub motors. Today, harry is replacing the axle on a customer's direct-drive motor. The bike was crashed and the axle was bent really badly, but we were able to repair it for them.  Hub motors from many manufacturers look the same, there's really only a couple basic styles, but...

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Tags: bike, conversion, e-bike, e-trikekit, ebikekit, electric, hub, motors, trike

BattleBot uses Electric Bike Technologies hub motors!

BattleBots legend Christian Carlberg and his company C2 Robotics are using Electric Bike Technologies direct drive hub motors to power 'OverDrive', their latest BattleBot on ABC!   Team C2 Robotics is set to battle again tonight at 9pm EST on ABC! For the past two decades Christian Carlberg and the C2 Robotics Team have been making remote control mobile platforms for commercial, military and the entertainment industries. With the advance of brushless motor technology it was a logical choice for C2 Robotics to use eBikes direct drive hub motors to power 'OverDrive', their latest BattleBot on ABC. "The E-BikeKit™ hub motor gave us...

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Tags: abc, battlebots, bike, c2, carlberg, chomp, christian, e-bikekit, electric, kit, overdrive, robotics, technologies

Electric Cargo Bikes - A Nice Way to Get Around!

Forward-thinking parents are giving up thier SUVs and opting for electric cargo bikes for getting the family around. Cargo bikes are seeing a resurgence in popularity with the rise of electric conversion systems that convert these awesome people movers into family toting electric vehicles. One year ago the Wall Street Journal ran a full page article in their weekend edition entitled The New Station Wagon. Since then the trend for electric cargo bikes has continued upwards with people across the country discovering the benefits of hauling families and transporting heavy loads. From New York to Oregon parents are discovering that...

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Tags: bike, bikes, cargo, e-bikekit, e-cargo, electric, kitelectric

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