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Re: Electric mountain bikes (or regular types)... anyone got one?

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If you have a mountain bike you really like it is possible to convert it to an e-bike, I'm sure there are good and and bad kits and it will probably be a case of you get what you pay for.

Having done some investigation I am seriously considering Bionx D250 conversion which are available in Switzerland though they only seem to be available via mail order and knowing my luck with mechanical jobs I'd rather have someone do the work for me.

I'm going to contact the Swiss distributor direct and see if they can point me in the right direction or whether they can do it as they are local to me
Two cautions....
1. That system is less efficient than the Bosch system - however I doubt if a Bosch system can be retro-fitted in this way
2. Looking at the pictures you might have problems with disc brakes.

I would never want to seriously use a MTB without disc brakes.
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Re: Electric mountain bikes (or regular types)... anyone got one?

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Two cautions....
1. That system is less efficient than the Bosch system - however I doubt if a Bosch system can be retro-fitted in this way
2. Looking at the pictures you might have problems with disc brakes.

I would never want to seriously use a MTB without disc brakes.
The efficiency is down to the motor location, the hub motors are less efficient than the crank motors, personally having tried both I have a preference for the hub motor as it gives a good assist from standstill the crank one has a slight lag.

This system states that they are compatible with all disc brakes.

Nevertheless good points made me go back and check to make sure I hadn't missed something.
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Re: Electric mountain bikes (or regular types)... anyone got one?

Just got a Specialized Turbo Levo. Great bike, turned down the assist to 20% so still get a workout but dont have to spend hours grinding up hills of which there are a lot where I am.

The limit of 25kph can be circumvented in the software, but is not really needed. Best thread on the bike is [only in German] at http://www.pedelecforum.de/forum/ind...rums/brose.53/
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