Which motor?

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Which motor?

Hi new to the forum and ebikes,i'm looking to convert my mtb,live in a hilly area and need to do about 20 - 30miles. I've been looking at the Unite motors and would like to know which one you guy's would recommend.

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CS

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Re: Which motor?

http://www.texaselectricbikes.com/catalog/brushless-geared-motor-p-163.html

This hub motor climbs hills like a goat, and is a very simple and clean install. Brushless and very efficient as well, with no drag freewheeling. very lightweight too.

I highly recommend it. The Unite motors are OK for a cheap small scooter, but will not be something I'd want to modify to run on a bike.

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Looks good that hub mate,only problem is it's illegal in the UK!
Has anyone done a successful conversion using the Unite motors? I would also assume it is cheaper to do than a hub conversion too!

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Carpstar, I take it you live in the UK then?

I came across this last night: http://nano-motor.co.uk/ .. a UK based company making an interesting-looking hub motor kit. Though to be honest the most interesting part is they have a model especially built for the Brampton bike.

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Ouch, UK power limit laws. You get like 200W, right? Light on power, fo' sho' ;).

I don't know of all that many hubs that are rated for that. I only know about the Nano. There are occasional ones that show up on eBay, too.

People have done conversions with Unite motors, but generally you need at least to make a mounting plate for it. Most people choose hubs for the reason that they don't have to alter the bike frame.

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I don't know about this Unite motor.. got a link?

Anyway, you mention about using hub motors because it doesn't require modifying the frame. That's right but last night I was browsing youtube and came up with an interesting series of videos by a chap in Australia. He wanted to convert a bicycle to electric and had scored a cheap motor and was mounting the motor to the frame using metal clips.

part 2

part 3

However he must have had a change of mind. While it's an innovative mounting methodology .. in part 4 he is shown using a hub motor. Sigh.

part 4

part 5

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I've found the site here... http://www.cn-dcmotor.com/product11.asp
I was thinking of using the 1016 250w motor,would this be any good?

Thanks for the vid clips,I actually watched these which gave me the idea for building my own,hence my original question,just a shame he never finished it with the motor though.

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CS

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Re: Which motor?

I've been riding a Brompton with a tonxgin motor and my own battery solution almost every day for the last 18 months and have found it very reliable and with as much torque as you could ask for.

I've now commercialized this into the Freedom Ebike kit - the lightest 250 watt (EU max power) electric bike kit: 3.2kg (7lbs) incl motor, controller, throttle & battery. The battery uses the latest nano-technology cells and is good for up to 15km hilly city commute or much further in open, less steep terrain.

The battery solution is modular so more packs can be easily added if needed.

Mine is on a standard Brompton folder giving me a sub-15kg (33lbs) folding electric bicycle that has completely transformed the way I travel.

I used to have two cars and now have none.
I transport my 4.5 year old to and from pre-school every day on it and have taken both kids up some steep hills that defeat most unassisted cyclists.

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