1. H

    Survey for my master thesis on eBikes

    Hello together! My name is Helena and i am currently working on my master thesis, regarding the topic "Urban mobility of the future". As part of this topic, I am researching the topic of eBikes. More specifically, how the trend is developing and how they are becoming suitable for the masses...
  2. H

    Can I put a frame lock on the front wheel (fork) instead?

    I recently purchased a Como 5.0 low entry from my local bike shop. I ordered a keyed-alike Abus set with the Bordo lock and the frame (cafe lock) that matches the battery lock. Question/Dilemma: The local bike shop says they spent two hours and cannot find a way to attach the frame lock to the...
  3. R

    My 2004 Electra Rat Fink ebike conversion

    Hi everyone, Thought I'd finally join this forum after seeing the great community helping each other out, apologies as I am a bit of a newbie to ebike world, but am enjoying it so much when it works, it really suits the cruiser style of bike and has been immense fun to ride. I have an Electra...
  4. Rkpine

    I need help

    I bought an ebike conversion kit, 48v 1000 watt rear wheel with LCD. I removed the pins from a wire connector from the brushless hub motor to the controller. When I replaced the pins in the connector, I messed up. I switched red and black and on the 3 pin row yellow and blue. When i...
  5. A

    Search options

    Hey Court It would be great to add some search criteria. Here are some ideas that would help me and maybe others. Wheel size I.e. 24 inch; rider size (I am 5’1”, anyone else?). Couple of examples. Also, I have arthritis and am finding that some features would be helpful but it’s like a needle...
  6. S

    Help! My bike doesn't work!

    I finished assembling everything today. Charged the battery, connected all the wires.... And nothing. It doesn't turn on, it doesn't go. There are a couple wires not connected to anything, but I don't see anything for them to connect to. This kit came with no instructions, and the website only...
  7. B

    Need help with Ebike rear hub motor

    My rear hub motor is spinning my axle and making my rear wheel come off the bike , please help
  8. I

    Ariel Rider Support Problems | Never Answers Their Phone

    Has anyone been able to get in touch with Ariel Rider lately? My girlfriend put in an order for the Class C bike and it's backordered, but the backorder date has changed recently and I'd like to ask them about when to expect the bike. I've tried calling (never answered a phone call) and I've...
  9. S

    Used Ebike - Specialized Turbo X 2015

    Dear All, I would need some advice regarding the pruchase of a second hand ebike with following features: - specialized turbo X - model 2015 - 6000 km (approx 3700 miles!) - power of motor: 500w - asking price: usd 2’ooo I am quite worried about the mileage which is quite big. The person said...
  10. D1G1T4L3CH0

    Help Identify This E-Bike Please

    Hey, new here, well not really. I've been a long time visitor of EBR but I'm new to the forums. Anyway I just got a bike from someone and it's not running at the moment. The battery seems to have a very small charge on it enough to make the horn sound very low. But nothing else works. It...
  11. callum

    i really need some help with my custom ebike

    battery i bought worked straight out the box so unplugged it charged then tried to plug it in again and now it does not work when the battery is not plugged into the bike it reads 49v but when its plugged into the bike now it then reads 0.03v unplug it again back to 49v can someone please help...
  12. b-hatch

    Need help picking a build

    Hello, I am a college student looking to make my commute to school a little easier while also interested in taking an e bike camping in the future. However being a college student im on a pretty strict budget. I would like to spend 400ish on the kit (Everything minus the bike) I dont need a...
  13. Pacolito

    Gearless & brushless Hub motor run but not the wheel :(

    Hello i bought a week ago a ebike kit ( MXUS 48v 1000w front hub brushless and gearless ) after going up a sidewalk the motor stop running, then jerks, and now it turn but not the wheel someone told me it was stripped gear in my motor but its gearless so what could it be???? Thank you Ps: it's...
  14. shawn wolowicz

    New RadCity, wrong fork? Would love for you to opine

    Hi folks, newb to the forum. I'm not a mechanic of any kind and I haven't worked on a bike in years, but I think my new RadCity may have come wither the wrong fork attached. The fork appears to be way to wide for the wheel provided. The very outside edges of the threaded part of the axle BARELY...
  15. M

    E-bike for Seattle

    I am looking for a commuter bike that can get me up some steep hills and around Seattle. Which brands would be best? I don't have a huge budget, but I'm willing to invest. I made this list of what I'm looking for: Can be ridden manually Affordable battery replacement ($300 or preferably less)...
  16. joseph w


    I'm looking for my first electric bike, but here's the thing. i live in NYC. after a lot of detailed researching, i have figured out EXACTLY the requirements that need to be met in order for me to LEGALLY ride an e-bike in NYC. if anyone would be so kind as to help me find the best bike that...
  17. Zoumios

    New to Ebikes and Looking for Prospects

    Absolutely new to Ebikes, and this website, and with that comes outstanding ignorance. I'm looking for an Ebike that can make it up hills with a bit of ease (so mid-drive?), that doesn't have too many wires and cables, uses a hydraulic brake system, has a rear and/or front racks, doesn't make...
  18. A

    6.5 mile commute (including 2 mile dirt trail)

    Hi all, I take the train to work (Amtrak) and I'm getting over taking uber everyday from the train station to work. It's a 6.5 mile ride with about 1.5-2 mile dirt trail. The ride will be mostly flat. I personally like mountain bikes. I am looking for a dual suspension mid-drive mountain...
  19. walawn

    headlight help

    Hey guys! First post. I just got my new Radrover after waiting a month for it to ship. It all assembled except for the headlight. Could someone show me step by step on how to install it (wire it up)? Thanks in advance.
  20. D

    should I buy for 1200? please help

    Hello eveyone, I am new to the forum, and new to e-bikes. A family business her in Chicago is selling their rental fleet of Stromer st1 Elites.....the bike I'm looking at has 1674 miles on the odomoter, some physical scuffing, but seems to ride nice (my limited knowledge)....there is no warranty...