Im after a good qualty long lasting hub motor kit with batery

#1
I want to build a bike for comuting 10 kilometers per day and looking at 500 watt range, reliable good quality
I want peddle and hand throttled .it will be instaled on a comfortable bike for my wifes 40th birthday.
Can you recomend a complete kit for me ?
 
#2
Any kit with a Bafang/8Fun motor is usually good. There are other brands that might be stronger, but often they lack the support network. Where are you located?
 
#4
Mornington peninsula south of melbourne Victoria Australia.
8fun seems to be the only mid drive setup I can find for a decent price there are some cheaper ones that look the same on eBay but I don't know whether it's worth taking the risk buying one
 
#5
Also most or all advertised prices for ebike kits don't include a battery I was wondering if it's a waste of time and money putting a 20 amp power on the bike or should I go with an 11
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
#9
My Bafang rear geared hub motor just lost a Hall sensor with 1600 miles on it. Up to you if that is reliable enough.
 
#11
'm thinking of going for a mid mount BBS 02 500 w 36 volt or maybe 48 volt I can only assume that one slightly better going up hills what are your thoughts. 'm not not 100% sold yet from what I'm finding from reviews above 500 w the rear sprockets and chains can cop a fair bit of damage
 

Rooster

Active Member
#12
'm thinking of going for a mid mount BBS 02 500 w 36 volt or maybe 48 volt I can only assume that one slightly better going up hills what are your thoughts. 'm not not 100% sold yet from what I'm finding from reviews above 500 w the rear sprockets and chains can cop a fair bit of damage
ebike.ca is a reputable company out of Canada also known as grin tech. Check them out, I think you will find what you're looking for as far as hub kits go they have a lot of choices and are very good guys to deal with. Good luck. As for batteries l would check out Luna Cycles but ebike.ca also carries batteries they are a little more pricey on them than Luna Cycles and I've had good luck with Luna so far. I highly recommend both companies. Luna Cycles also has some good deals on the mid drives.
 
#13
I want to build a bike for comuting 10 kilometers per day and looking at 500 watt range, reliable good quality
I want peddle and hand throttled .it will be instaled on a comfortable bike for my wifes 40th birthday.
Can you recomend a complete kit for me ?
Tom, your requirements for your distance & weight being carried appear to be minimal. Assuming your wife is 150 lbs. or less & wanting to do a 10 km commute can be achieved with even the most basic kit on the market. You don't need a tank or semi-transport truck - just a little assist. This can be accomplished by installing a 250/350 watt kit & a 10 amp/hr. battery will give you lots of reserve & keep the added weight of your bike to a minimum. This will also eliminate the biggest cause of reliability problems in your driveline - too much power. Send me a message if I can help. - https://mid-islandadventures.weebly.com/electric-assist-kits.html
 

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