If you are looking to save some money or simply love your current bike, you might be looking to install an e-bike conversion kit so that it can assist you when you ride rather than buying a whole new e-bike.
Many people get overwhelmed at the thought of converting their bike into an electric one, but it is pretty easy if you have the right tools on hand and follow the instructions which come with your kit. You could convert your bike into an e-bike in as little as 1-2 hours.
We have put together a short guide below which will go over the types of e-bike conversion kits out there as well as how to install them to simplify the process and electrify your bike!
Electric bike conversion kits are easy to install but you need to make sure you've chosen the right type according to how you want your electric bike to perform.
We have listed the three main types of E-bike conversion kits you can choose from on the market below.
A front wheel hub conversion kit is one of the easiest types out there and simply requires you to change the front wheel of your existing bike with a new one that has the hub motor on, you then wire it to the controller.
This e-bike conversion kit is also a better choice if you are on a budget.
Rear hub conversion kits are preferred over front hub ones when it comes to the assistance it gives as it provides better balance with the motor on the rear wheel. These are still fairly easy to install as you are just replacing the rear wheel on your original bike.
Mid-drive conversion kits are slightly harder to install than wheel ones but give the best assistance of all, hence why they are slightly more expensive. These kits work by you attaching the motor to the crank arm on your bike which then, in turn, use the entire chain system to power the wheels.
As we mentioned above, installing a wheel conversion kit is very simple to do as it simply involves switching out the wheel of your regular bike, below we will list the tools you need for this process along with a step by step guide for you to follow.
Mid-drive conversion kits are not too much harder than wheel kits to install except they follow a slightly different process we will list down below.
To conclude, installing an e-bike conversion kit doesn't have to be hard and you do not have to be savvy with e-bike technology to do a good job, just simply choose a high-quality e-bike conversion kit and follow the instructions, make sure you have the right tools on hand and always test to make sure everything's working before riding out.