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Electric Bike Kit News & How-Tos

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all High-Torque 6x9 wound, so they run slower (approximately 15mph at 36v or 20mph at 48v), and our Geared Motors have been replaced by a 500w version, (approximately 20mph at 36v or 28mph at 48v).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

Duke University Using E-BikeKit™ for Shell Eco-Marathon

Duke Eco-Marathon Team using an Electric Bike Technologies hub motor for the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon. The E-BikeKit motor provides optimal space saving because it does not require a chain (this makes it great for converting road bicycles to electric bicycles, which is what it is designed to do) but we hope to determine if it provides us with a better overall vehicle efficiency than our outboard motor.

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Tags: duke, e-bike, Eco-marathon, hub, motor, Shell, university

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