Hey everyone, I was just shopping around for Electric Bicycle conversion kits. What this is an electric wheel motor that you use to replace an existing wheel on your bicycle to convert your bicycle to an electric bike. The one issue that I’m finding is that most of these kits do not come with the battery pack.
They have kits for 24v, 36v, and 48v kits which would require a compatible battery of about 15 -20Ah. The higher the Voltage the faster they go essentially.
Looking online for these batteries is a real struggle. There are some out there and they are expensive. This is most of the cost of the conversion. Usually the kits range from $180 USD to &350 USD. Without the battery. The batteries cost about $400 USD.
My problem is I don’t trust these off brand batteries, I don’t trust the batteries they use, the quality of the connections, circuit safety, etc. and would like to request that Anker thinks about making these. These kits are starting to become more popular and I would love to see Anker make this product.
Who is with me! Comments, concerns? Let’s talk about it.
I’ve looked at electric bikes already put together and they are quite expensive. Also they are mostly pedal assist. These kits allow you to give throttle on demand. Also I’m a bike enthusiast and a lot of the inexpensive bikes $1,000 range sacrifice on the quality of the actual bicycle components.
True the problem I have with them is the extra added weight.
I was looking to buy an electric bike or scooter for myself but scraped the idea of bike since they are more expensive than scooter and big to carry in public transportation. Plus I see why you what to upgrade your current bike than buy a electric bike straight away.
I just bought a Jetson Element Scooter from Sam’s Club which should be coming in tomorrow. If Anker were to sell a scooter, I would’ve bought it straight away since I trust Anker
Hey just a heads up, I did a quick search on a li-ion and a lead acid battery sealed rated at 36v around 10 AH for grins. The weight difference is only about 5 pounds in most cases which doesn’t sound like a big deal if you are looking for safety. The other nice part is when its dead you can recycle the battery for a few bucks.
Almost all mobility scooters (sometimes referred to as… Chubby chariots!) Run on sealed lead batteries.
They generally have a range of 25-35 miles (obvs depending on weight of rider, if any luggage, any hills/slopes, weather, full throttle etc)
In the UK, small mobility scooters and officially any sized powered wheel chair, can be used on public transportation. My.local public transport company come to your location and test to see if you meet the requirements and to train you on how to board n dismount. Once trained.your given a wallet sized certificate (for.names sake) that if a driver questions, can be shown to say your trained n allowed (obvs someone else could use the certificate and a different scooter).
It’s to show a level competence‽ I’m surprised in a such a culture of … sue you … that certified training isn’t a prerequisite of being deemed able n safe to travel whilst using a large personal transport system! lol
The scooter came in and I tested it in our community. It feels like the motor isn’t too powerful compared to the Lyft scooters in downtown Atlanta. The max speed is supposed to be 16 mph and it only went 15 minor downhill and 11 coming up. The “hill” isn’t really a hill and I have been on Lyft scooters enough times to know they are much more powerful.
I’m not really sure to be honest. It was pretty cheap and is much lighter than others on the market but my dad make a good point that I won’t need it everyday and if I do need it, I can just spend like $2 on rental ones
There are pros and cons to owning this so will give it a try tomorrow again after a full charge