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Brakes and conversion kits – what will work and what won’t

By Iris 6 days ago

A very obvious necessity for a bike is a set of good brakes. But which brakes can be combined with the conversion kits and which can’t? Make sure to check this on your bike before purchasing a kit.

Electric bike conversion kits and gearing

By Iris 6 days ago

Most bikes have gears, these are generally to help you get up a hill easier or taking off from standstill. You may think that when you install an electric bike conversion kit onto your bike you don’t need those gears anymore, but that’s not true. An electric bike still benefits from the use of gears while cycling. Let’s dive into this gearing thing.

Making sure your wheels measure up

By Iris 1 years ago

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.

How do I know if an electric bike kit will fit my bike?

By Iris 1 years ago

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.

Front axle dropout widths for electric bike kit fitting

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.

Front fork dropout width for ebike motor fitting

For a rear motor, you will need 135mm width between dropouts, +/- 5mm.

rear dropout width for ebike kit fitting

Next you will want to check your wheel size, read more about that here.

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Joe's 350W Kit Installation

By Joe 2 years ago

I chose the Dillenger 350W - 8Ah Electric Bike Kit as the best for me, trading off a bit of range against less weight and cost. The kit set me back $549USD, with free shipping included. Delivery was prompt and without incident. The packaging is excellent.

Bob's Follow Up

By Bob 2 years ago

Bob's follow up to his initial review of the Dillenger 350W 10Ah electric bike kit

My First E-Bike Experience

By Terry M 2 years ago

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.

Electric bikes and the law

By Scotty 2 years ago

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.

Worth every penny and Dillenger is committed to great customer service!

By John B. 3 years ago

I've had the 350W 10ah kit for 600 miles now and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance and your customer service! I researched electric bike wheel kits for a while before deciding that Dillenger was the best deal. I am glad I did it. The connectors are very sturdy and the battery pack looks well made.

My Experience Installing and Riding the Dillenger 250W Electric Bike Kit

By Scotty 3 years ago

Sure, you can possibly fit your bike out with a basic 250w kit for less but I wanted reputation and service, from a local company, and in that regard I couldn't beat Dillenger’s basic 250w front hub kit.

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Brakes and conversion kits – what will work and what won’t

By Iris 6 days ago

A very obvious necessity for a bike is a set of good brakes. But which brakes can be combined with the conversion kits and which can’t? Make sure to check this on your bike before purchasing a kit.

Electric bike conversion kits and gearing

By Iris 6 days ago

Most bikes have gears, these are generally to help you get up a hill easier or taking off from standstill. You may think that when you install an electric bike conversion kit onto your bike you don’t need those gears anymore, but that’s not true. An electric bike still benefits from the use of gears while cycling. Let’s dive into this gearing thing.

Making sure your wheels measure up

By Iris 1 years ago

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.

How do I know if an electric bike kit will fit my bike?

By Iris 1 years ago

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.

Front axle dropout widths for electric bike kit fitting

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.

Front fork dropout width for ebike motor fitting

For a rear motor, you will need 135mm width between dropouts, +/- 5mm.

rear dropout width for ebike kit fitting

Next you will want to check your wheel size, read more about that here.

Joe's 350W Kit Installation

By Joe 2 years ago

I chose the Dillenger 350W - 8Ah Electric Bike Kit as the best for me, trading off a bit of range against less weight and cost. The kit set me back $549USD, with free shipping included. Delivery was prompt and without incident. The packaging is excellent.

Bob's Follow Up

By Bob 2 years ago

Bob's follow up to his initial review of the Dillenger 350W 10Ah electric bike kit

My First E-Bike Experience

By Terry M 2 years ago

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.

Electric bikes and the law

By Scotty 2 years ago

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.

Worth every penny and Dillenger is committed to great customer service!

By John B. 3 years ago

I've had the 350W 10ah kit for 600 miles now and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance and your customer service! I researched electric bike wheel kits for a while before deciding that Dillenger was the best deal. I am glad I did it. The connectors are very sturdy and the battery pack looks well made.

My Experience Installing and Riding the Dillenger 250W Electric Bike Kit

By Scotty 3 years ago

Sure, you can possibly fit your bike out with a basic 250w kit for less but I wanted reputation and service, from a local company, and in that regard I couldn't beat Dillenger’s basic 250w front hub kit.