Does anyone have any experience on the retro fit electric motors it will be fitted to a Giant mountain bike, not sure of the model. I'd be interested in the ease of fitting, ease of use and what kind of power output I would be looking for. It would be for about a 5 mile commute.
> I'd be interested in the ease of fitting, ease of use and what kind of power output I would be looking for.
I can't comment on the products available, or ease of fitting, but you should be aware that to be classed as a pedelec/EAPC the motor cannot deliver more than 250W, it should cut out above 25kmph, and should provide assistance only in response to pedalling effort (ie there should not be a separate throttle).
You may find that a fair few retro-fit kits out there do not comply with the above regulations. A bike fitted with a such a non-compliant retro-fit kit would be classed as a moped rather than a pedelec/EAPC, meaning that it would have to be registered and insured, and the user would have to have an appropriate licence, and wear a helmet while riding the vehicle.
Take a look at dillingers’ website. Costs a bit more that kits available on ebay however, wouldn’t you rather the expertise of a UK office rather than ebay stuff from china?
They do a road legal kit, I have the 1000 watt kit. Great fun at first, 25mph off the accelerator thumb control however I’m far more responsible now, assist level 3 (middle) and just pedal assist. I do a 4 mile each way commute and can get 3 days from the battery this way. The accelerator kills the battery in no time.
Disc brakes are a must and extra tools needed to swap out a punctured tube on the motor wheel, just something to be aware of.
This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.
Elsewhere on the site
Product News Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System
News UIAA to launch Mountain Worker Initiative
The UIAA has announced plans to establish a Mountain Worker Initiative with the aim of supporting people working in the expedition and trekking industry, prompted by the issues of low pay and poor working conditions raised in the documentary film The...