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Geared v.s. Direct Drive eBike motors

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We often get asked  what is the difference between geared motors and direct drive motors? From the outside of a motor, you can’t see much difference between the two, however inside there is a huge difference. Geared motors Geared motors have an epicyclic gearbox inside the motor casing, which has an outer gear with inner teeth which connects to the wheel, 3 planetery gears, and then an inner gear connected to the motor itself. It looks like the photo above. The reason for making a motor like this is that you can have the motor coils inside spinning at a...

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My motor doesn’t fit!

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This is the most common problem that we find with eBike customers – the motor wheel doesn’t fit into the front forks Sadly, even though this is a common problem, few eBike motor wheels will fit into every bike fork. There is a certain amount of space that is required to fit all of the bits that you need for a motor. The magnets, coils, gears, casing etc. all take up room. So even with the most compact motors its common for the motor casing to end up rubbing on the forks. However – don’t despair – usually it is...

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What is a hall sensor and why do electric bike motors need them?

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Hall sensors are in most eBike motors, but not all. Ever heard of them and wondered what they are? They are magnetic sensors which help the controller to know what the position the motor is in as it turns, so that it can keep it turning. Read further for some more detailed info and photos. Most eBike motors have “hall sensors” which help the controller to drive the motor. In another post here we will talk about the practical aspects of motor control and hall sensors. But first, for those of you who are interested in physics, here is a quick blog...

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Recipe for a Badass DIY Electric Mountain Bike

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By this point, we already know that bikes are awesome and good for you, cars are useful for a few limited things but come with major disadvantages, and electric bikes combine most of the advantages of both. But they do still come with the downside of, “how does a somewhat experienced cyclist get a really good, fast one without spending several thousand dollars?” I’ve made two attempts at the problem so far, with the following two bikes in my little test fleet right now: I started with a home-brewed conversion of an existing commuter bike, putting it together with speed as the only consideration. This bike is...

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Turn Your Bike into an Electric Bike with a Conversion Kit

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You’ve probably seen electric bikes whisking thrill-seekers along a dirt trail or carrying tourists on a tour. They look fun but make no mistake, these bikes can be expensive. They can also be too heavy to use manually when you don’t feel like an electric-powered ride.    These two factors make an electric bike conversion kit a happy medium. You can use your regular ride, but with an added boost when you want it—and save thousands of dollars! Electric bike conversion kits also give you flexibility—once you’ve satisfied your need for speed, simply remove the converter and return your bike...

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