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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

E-BikeKit™ Hub Motors

There are two main types of motor to suit different riding styles. The durable, "heavy duty" Direct-Drive motor, and the lightweight, efficient and fast "performance" geared motor. Electric Bike Motors, hub motors in particular, and electric bike batteries are what make electric bicycles go. Using a hand throttle you control the flow of electric current from the battery to the brushless motor. With an intelligent 20 Amp controller regulating the current between the electric bike battery pack and the ebike geared motor or direct-drive motor you are in complete control of how much or how little propulsion power to use...

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Shell Eco-Marathon 2015 - E-BikeKit™ Wins 4 Years In a Row!

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition 2015 1st and 2nd Place Winners Both Used an Electric Bike Technologies Hub Motor! The Mater Dei Supermileage 3 Team of Mater Dei High School, in Evansville, Ind., took the top spot in the Battery-Electric Prototype category. The team built a vehicle using an electric bike motor from Electric Bike Technologies USA and won the electric plug in class at the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. They raised the miles per kilowatt hour to 449.9 miles for 2015! The marathon was held in Detroit, where teams competed in one of two classes: Prototype, which focuses on maximum...

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Tags: 2015, Dei, Duke, e-bikekit, eco-marathon, High, Mater, School, shell, Supermileage, Team, University, winners

Electric Bike Technologies - front door

This past July 1st we moved our location to Croydon, PA and doubled our space. Additionally we're looking to hire at least 2 additional employees! This is all to support our expanding conversion kit business and to support some new business we have planned starting in September (more to come on that soon). We would like to thank every single one of our customers, partners, associates and fans for your business and your support. It has been an amazing ride since starting in 2008 and every day we continue to enjoy serving you and knowing that more and more people...

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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

Over the years our lineup has grown, and as a result, the offering has become more complicated than it needs to be. Specifically, this year we introduced a 500w geared motor option to the lineup and that has created some redundancy. Before outlining changes, we would like to ensure everyone that we will be stocking enough inventory of previously sold parts for a long enough time to ensure all warranties and replacements are available if needed. Also, since we have a large amount of these discontinued items in stock now, we are offering <a title="Clearance items on sale."

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Tags: 2015, discontinued, kit, latest, lifepo4, models, new, stock, system

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

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