Bosch, the most prevalent purveyor of motors for the electrified contingent, reigned supreme as mid-drives dominated the scene; similar versions of their motor were promulgated by Brose, Yamaha, TransX and Shimano, all promising that their system was superior. One of the more interesting mid-drives was a coaxial motor produced by eProdigy, available on a variety of their bikes. Many manufacturers distinguished their e-bikes from the others with options for very large capacity or piggy-back batteries promising ranges which were unavailable previously.
My anticipation of this event has been building to a crescendo since the announcement of an electric mountain bike race at the venue. This is the icing on a cake that overflows with new e-products and the opportunity to learn more about the rapidly evolving technology.
The final part of purchasing an electric bike kit is to choose the correct rim size for your bike. This is a reasonably straightforward exercise as it is written on the sidewall of your existing tyres. Though there are a few caveats, you should know about as some tyre sizes are an odd measurement, but are compatible with the one rim size.
First, if your tyre says either 650b or 27.5” they will fit on the same rim size. Second, if your tyre reads 700C, 29er or 28” they will all fit perfectly on a 700C-sized rim. The only thing you will need to be positive about is if your current bike tyres are a 29er, they can sometimes have wider rims and hubs. Read this article about checking your bikes measurements.
There are many different types of bikes on the market, this makes it difficult sometimes to work out if one of our electric bike kits will be a good fit or not. We hope that this will help you with the major points to look out for, making it an easy choice.
We have designed our kits to fit as broad a range of bikes as possible, and by checking a couple of measurements, you can be positive of a good fit.
First, the axle slot width. These are standard with the majority of bikes coming with a 10mm width. This is where the motor axle will fit in; if your bike measures up at approximately 10mm then you are ok for this measurement.
Next is the dropout width.
This requirement will differ based on whether you opt for a front or rear motor. First the front motor. The width of the dropout should be approximately 100mm, if it is out by +/- 5mm that is ok.
For a rear motor, you will need 135mm width between dropouts, +/- 5mm.
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In my last post I wrote about how I was introduced to E-bikes. After considering a new factory build E-bike I decided to purchase a "kit" and convert my 30+ year old Diamondback Response Sport mountain bike over to electric. I decided on the Dillinger 350 watt front hub kit with the frame-mounted 36v 10ah battery.
Bob's follow up to his initial review of the Dillenger 350W 10Ah electric bike kit
Like many people, my first bicycle came when I was a young boy. When I went off to college in 1971, the "cool" campus bike that everybody was riding was a Schwinn continental 10 speed. They were so popular I had to be on a 3-month waiting list to get one. I rode that bike for probably 10 years.
As an avid e-bike enthusiast I’ve written this blog to discuss the current situation of the legality of e-bikes in Australia. I think the laws are outdated, and not considerate of the whole e-bike community and its needs. Note that these opinions are my own, and not representative of Dillenger Electric Bikes. Should you wish to have an illegal e-bike you do so at your own risk.
This blog post takes us to the story of Vik and his e-bike conversion, Vik is a great mate of mine and had a go on my own ebikes, which convinced him to do this conversion. First up, I’ll be straight with you and say this conversion is illegal to ride on road. It’s a 750 watt mid drive Bafang 8fun unit, which according to the laws in Australia is illegal other than for "off road" riding. This means that you can’t ride on bike paths or roads with this setup. That said, there are many enthusiasts who are riding over powered electric bikes responsibly in the community.