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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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The Science of Energy: How E-Bike Batteries Work

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If just 22% of urban passengers worldwide used e-bikes, emissions would be reduced 47%. That saves $128 trillion when compared to how we travel today, not to mention the positive effect on the environment. In a world where burning fossil fuels impacts climate change, e-bikes offer an environmentally-friendly and economical mode of transport. E-bikes are changing the transportation game for cycling enthusiasts, but their maintenance takes a little more know-how than your traditional bicycle. Whether you bought your e-bike already assembled or converted your everyday bicycle, one of the most important parts of your e-bike is its battery. But how do e-bike batteries...

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Electric Bike Kit Guide: Make Your Current Bike More Fun!

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Electric bike kits are a solution that allow you to add a motor, battery and electric controls to a non electric bike to make it into an e-bike. Chosen with care and installed correctly, the resulting e-bike lets you ride with electric assist just like a ‘regular’ e-bike. With the evergrowing range of readymade e-bike designs larger than ever, kits have some competition from off-the-peg, ready to pedal e-bikes. However, they still offer positive advantages as well as some drawbacks which are considered first-off. Pros You Like Your Current Bike: You might want a bit of power assistance on a cherished...

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