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Electric Bike Kit News & How-Tos

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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all High-Torque 6x9 wound, so they run slower (approximately 15mph at 36v or 20mph at 48v), and our Geared Motors have been replaced by a 500w version, (approximately 20mph at 36v or 28mph at 48v).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

In response to customer questions about the display, we posted a video detailing the basic setup of the LCD during installation of the kit. You will need to adjust the settings for the motor type, wheel size, and battery voltage in order to match your specific kit.  Detailed instructions are available in the E-BikeKit manual, E-TrikeKit manual and LCD Quickstart Guide

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Tags: bike, e-bikekit, e-trikekit, electric, guides, howto, installation, kit, lcd, programming, setup, technologies

How to convert a TerraTrike recumbent tricycle to electric

TerraTrikes make great electric recumbent trikes. Here are a few how to tips for converting the Rover and Rambler models, specifically with internally geared hubs. The TerraTrike Rover and the rambler models both are offered with internally geared hubs. It is possible to convert the trike to external gearing, but you will probably want the help of a bike shop that is familiar with recumbents. For a good bike shop, this will be an easy job, but it will require some specialized parts.

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Tags: electric, rambler, recumbent, rover, terratrike, tricycle

electric bike motors

In the geared motor, a small and lightweight motor spins very fast inside. The electric bike motor then uses a planetary reduction gear inside the motor to reduce the rpm to the correct speed for a bike wheel. Electric Bike Motor An electric bike motor on an electric bike can be any kind of electric motor. There have been some very creative home brew e bikes that used any motor imaginable. But modern electric bikes today exclusively use permanent magnet type brushless DC motors. The incredibly strong magnets used give great efficiency, and eliminating brushes makes the lifespan of a...

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Tags: Bicycle, Bike, Electric, Motor, Motors

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

GM uses E-BikeKit hub motors at the Pan American Games!

Adam Boesel, inventor of the UpCycle Ecocharger, is using Electric Bike Tech hub motors and working with GM and Chevrolet to build bicycle generators featured at the 2015 Pan Amercian Games!   Adam Boesel is using Electric Bike Technologies hub motors on bicycles that generate electricity! Now General Motors has taken his idea to the 2015 Pan American Games and is using them to show people how PLAY can literally turn into POWER. Adam Boesel created the UpCycle Eco charger years ago to power his line of power-generating bicycles he placed inside of this electric sustainable gyms, The Green Microgyms....

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Tags: #PowerOfPlay, Am, bike, Chevrolet, e-bikekit, Ecocharger, electric, Games, kit, Pan, Pedal, Power, technologies, The, UpCycle

Cape Fear College students build their own e-bikes

Cape Fear Community College students are utilizing the E-BikeKit™ electric bike kit in the designing and building of their own electric bicycles!   ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED by the Port City Daily staff "CFCC student-built electric bikes to be in Azalea Fest parade Some innovative designs by Cape Fear Community College students will be featured in this year’s N.C. Azalea Festival. For the past year, students in CFCC’s mechanical engineering program have been hard at work, designing and building their own electric bicycles. The bikes are now just days from their debut on the streets of downtown Wilmington during the festival’s annual parade on Saturday. Instructor...

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Tags: bike, building, cape, cfcc, college, community, e-bikekit, electric, fear, kit, students, technologies

Fat electric trike from Sun and E-BikeKit™ at Interbike 2014

Fat E-Trike from Sun and E-BikeKit™ at Interbike 2014 Fat bikes and electric bikes were all the rage this year at interbike in Las Vegas. It seemed almost every bike vendor at the show has at least one fat bike model in their booth this year. On top of the fats were the electric bikes. And I think it goes without saying that nobody wants to actually pedal a fat bike so... most of the fatties were also electric:) J&B had the only fat electric tricycle that i saw at the show. This badboy has 26" x 4" tires all...

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Tags: adult, bike, bikes, e-bikekit, e-trikekit, electric, fat, importers, j&b, kit, sub, tricycles, trike

UpCycle Eco-Charger - A Powerful Bicycle Generator

The UpCycle Eco-Charger is a Powerful Bicycle Generator that Utilizes an E-BikeKit™ Hub Motor and Empowers You to Generate Your Own Electricity!   The UpCycle Eco-Charger was created by Adam Boesel, the founder of The Green Microgym Say goodbye to worrying about environmental disasters and hello to making the world a better place. The UpCycle Eco-Charger is the most efficient, reliable, and powerful bicycle generator ever. Over the past two years Adam has been using the 500w direct-drive motors from Electric Bike Technologies as part of his UpCycle Eco-Charger systems. Adam tells us business is picking up and he expects...

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Tags: adam, bike, boesel, cycle, e-bikekit, eco-charger, electric, green, kit, microgym, technologies, up

With over 30 years of professional sales experience and a passion for cycling, Brian brings a level of business acumen to E-BikeKit that ensures we’re laying the groundwork for long-term success.Brian is committed to helping make the most informed decisions that will guide the E-BikeKit product and brand in the right direction. “As an eco-friendly consumer and a baby boomer myself I know the value of the electric bike for those in my generation. Growing the company through the education and expansion of our authorized dealer network and a focus on boomers like myself are what I see as keys for successful...

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Tags: about, bike, Brian, company, E-BikeKit, E-TrikeKit, electric, Fitzpatrick, team, technologies

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