There’s no denying that electric bicycles are quickly gaining popularity, as they’re a good way to cut the cost of petrol and improve your carbon footprint. There are now electric two-wheels as affordable as soon as Twickenham Road, and there are over 10,000 three wheelers on the market.
Electric bikes have become hugely popular in the past few years, mainly because of their relative low running costs, ease of transportability, and ability to be used for both off-road and road cycling.
Bike Conversion Kits
The first electric bike models were made available to the public about ten years ago, but the explosion of battery technology has meant that production has become much more advanced and widespread. Today, electric bike conversion kits for sale can offer you everything from a basic electric bike to a powerful off-road model capable of propelling you over any terrain with ease.
An electric bike conversion kit works by replacing your standard bicycle’s engine with a motor igtto landroverbar. There are two types of motors used in electric bike conversion kits; a DC motor (direct current) and a NiCad (nickel-cadmium) battery.
The DC motor runs off of an alternator, while the battery is held in position by a bracket. A DC motor is generally considered to be the simpler of the two, as it requires no wiring between the bike’s back wheel and the battery. The more complex NiCad battery involves much more wiring, but offers much better power output than the DC motor.
Most electric bike conversion kits are designed so that you can replace just the back wheel, or the entire bike. If you’d like to convert your own bike, then the most important thing to consider is whether you want to use a conventional, straight-line bicycle, or a more specialized model such as a recumbent bike. Recumbent bikes are basically upright bikes with the rider sitting in a reclined position, with the pedals below the seat.
These bikes are a good choice for people who don’t have a lot of room in their house, or who would rather have a bicycle that doesn’t require a huge amount of space. On the other hand, if you’d prefer a more specialized electric bike with a freewheel, you’ll need to look at some of the conversion kits available for recumbent bikes.
If you choose to use a straight-line bike, then your first concern will be how far you want to travel; you can find conversion kits that allow you to use standard handlebars for this purpose, or you can go for something more custom built such as handlebars on a triathlete style bike.