Wouldn’t it be great to keep cycling your ordinary bike yet never have to struggle with hills again? Or carry on your normal commute without having to arrive at work covered in sweat?
Now, you can! This electric bike kit (eKit) allows you to transform your bike into an e-bike for a fraction of the cost. Cycling will suddenly have a whole new dimension to it!
Since a Lithium-Ion battery is included, this is most probably the best value for money conversion kit you can find on the market. It's also one of the most practical kits because all connectors are push fit and waterproof - so come rain or shine you can use your electric bike.
Over the years we’ve received great feedback from satisfied customers. They’ve told us that they can now cycle further than they’ve ever done and can tackle routes they wouldn’t have considered before going electric.
Electric bike kit specifications: Motor: 250W brushless front hub motor (reaches maximum speed allowed by UK/EU regulation, i.e. 15.5mph) Wheel size: 20inch, 24inch, 26inch, 700c, 28inch or 29er Wheel material: Double walled alloy rim with reinforced spokes to withstand extra tension. Throttle: thumb type. Brake levers: Electric levers that also cut the power when applied. Brake compatibility: Compatible with both disc brakes and V-brakes Fork compatibility: Minimum 100mm between fork drop-outs (which is the vast majority of forks)Battery Options - All 36v 7aH Bottle Battery - approx 25 miles per charge 7aH Pannier Battery - approx 25 miles per charge 11aH Pannier Battery - approx 40 miles per charge 14aH Frame battery - approx 60 miles per charge 17aH Pannier battery - approx 75 miles per charge 21aH Frame battery- approx 90 miles per charge All batteries are detachable and are supplied with a charger. A thumb throttle is supplied with the kit as standard but it’s pedal assistance that will truly transform your riding experience.
Pedal Assistance System Why not upgrade your conversion kit by adding one of our optional Pedal Assistance Systems (PAS)? A Pedal Assistance System is a device that senses your pedalling and makes your kit give automatic assistance, i.e. you do not have to press the throttle throughout your journey. We have two PAS packages on offer: Pedal Assistance System (Basic) This is our basic PAS upgrade which includes a handlebar dashboard allowing you to shift between three power levels; low, medium or high. This display shows your battery level and gives an indication of your speed. Pedal Assistance System (Advanced) This is our top of the range electric bike kit upgrade for you who want to combine your conversion kit with state of the art technology, yet at a surprisingly good value. This package combines a Pedal Assistance System with an advanced LCD handlebar monitor which, not only gives you five levels of power, but also displays your speed, journey distance, time, average speed and many other readings. Although pedal assistance is an optional upgrades, it is as it will transform your riding experience and improve the longevity of the battery. IMPORTANT: If you wish to include a Pedal Assistance System with your eKit, the bottom bracket on your bike needs to be a Square Taper type (which is the most common bottom bracket on ordinary bikes). If you don’t have a square taper bottom bracket, you may need to replace it as well as the crank arms to make your bike compatible with the PAS. If in doubt, please call us on how to fit a square taper bottom bracket on your bike. Please note that we know include an easy fit pedal assist sensor which is designed for DIY fitment (no special tools required).
All components in the kit are covered by a 12 month warranty, with all spares being held in the UK.
We're very careful about which products we sell, and always research all options before committing to a particular product. We have to be very careful because our reputation depends solely on the quality of the products that we offer and the level of support that we can provide. To provide a first class level of support, we rely on the manufacturers of the products to provide high quality back up service. Why are we telling you this? Because the 250w front drive kit that we offer has the best specification for the price; has proven to be the most reliable; and most importantly has UK parts and support so that if something does go wrong we can react quickly to sort out any problem that you have.
How do we know that this is the best quality kit that you can buy for the price? We've lost count of the number of bikes we've converted using this front drive kit and the number of problems that we have is tiny in comparison – in fact it’s less than 0.5% and of these issues many are minor. So, if you decide to purchase one of the front drive kits for your bike, it’s very unlikely that you’ll have a problem.
We’ve looked at a number of kits and this one is by far and away the best in terms of what it does; how it fits to a bike and the price it’s available for. To be road legal in the UK, any electric bike has to be limited to a 250w motor and automatically stop giving assistance at just over 15mph. They should also have a good size Lithium Ion battery that will give anywhere between 20 and 60 miles depending on the size of the battery. Most kits that you’ll find on ebay and other UK sites will give you this but won’t necessarily be waterproof or have the reliability of the kit that we offer. So, you can spend more on a different kit if you want to; or take your chances by buying direct from China but it won’t be the same quality as the kit that we have (and we should know given how many different kits we’ve installed).
If we’ve convinced you about the quality of the kit and that it offers excellent value for money, then we should now move on to looking at how the kit can transform your bike and more importantly how it can increase your enjoyment of cycling. We don’t have a “typical” customer – they can be male or female; be new to cycling or have cycled all of their lives; be in their 20’s or in their 80’s (or anywhere in between). However, one thing unites all of the customers that we’ve ever had which is that they want to cycle but want it to be easier. It’s hard to describe what the power of a 250w motor feels like and the difference that it makes when you’re cycling up a hill, so all that we can do is to report what our customers tell us after they’ve used their converted bike. We’re extremely fortunate that many of our customers keep in touch and give us progress updates about how they’ve been using their bikes; and without exception the comments that we get tell us that they’re now cycling further; for longer and tackling hills that were previously impossible for them. And when these customers live in the Lake District; the Pennines or the Peak District you know that when they say hills they really mean it.
So, the kit is good quality; is affordable and will give you ample power to enable you to get more out of your bike. What else is there to decide? You have two decisions to make – the first is the type of battery that you would like and the second is whether to fit pedal assistance.
Choosing your battery depends primarily on two factors – the number of miles that you want to achieve between charges and whether the battery will physically fit to your bike. The number of miles between charges is determined by the number of Amp Hours (aH) of the battery – the higher the aH the more miles you’ll get. Working out whether a particular style battery will fit onto your bike means checking the following:
Seat Post Battery – requires at least 5 inches of clearance on the seat post for the battery to fit Bottle Battery and Frame Battery – requires sufficient gap in the triangle of the frame for the battery to be mounted and also removed. They typically don’t fit onto ladies frames; folding bikes and some mountain bikes. One of the advantages of these batteries is that they can be mounted low down on the frame which gives a better centre of gravity for the bike – as a result it maintains a more natural feel when riding. Pannier Battery – requires pannier mounting points on the bike, which most bikes will have. If you already have a pannier on your bike then this battery is often the best option. When fitting a pannier battery, a specialist rack is supplied to hold the battery in place. This can be used as a normal pannier and is rated to carry up to 25kg
Most of our customers choose bottle or pannier batteries because overall these offer the most practical solution in terms of fitting and miles. 15aH frame batteries are also becoming more popular for those wishing to cover large distances.
Having chosen your battery you now need to consider pedal assistance. The idea of pedal assistance is very simple – you pedal and the motor runs at the same time to help you along. You have a choice of LED and LCD controllers that enable you to choose the level of assistance that the motor is giving as you cycle. The LED controller has 3 power settings and the LCD display has 5 power settings. Both can be used to turn the power off and also show the remaining battery level. The main difference between the controllers is that the LCD display has an integral bike computer and also has more granular levels of power selection. We’d always recommend having pedal assistance fitted. The alternative is that you use throttle only but this does detract from the overall riding experience.
Overall the front hub 250w kit offers a good range of options for batteries and pedal assistance; is very reliable; waterproof and most importantly is guaranteed to put a smile on your face when you’re cycling.
General Questions Q. I want to pedal but need a bit of help, especially on the hills. Will this kit help me? A. Yes. By fitting the pedal assistance system the motor will work with you whilst you pedal. The display that is mounted on the handlebar will then allow you to choose the level of assistance that the motor is giving you. So, when you reach a hill, you can press the button on the display to increase the level of power. The motors are 250w which is more than enough power for even the steepest of hills. Q. I cycle to work but it's all up hill - will this kit be suitable to assist me? A. Yes. As above, you can use the pedal assistance system to select the amount of power that the motor is giving you. Incidentally, when you cycle home (downhill) you can turn the system off and use your bike as normal. Q. My route to work is 12 miles. Which battery will I need? A. The mileage between battery charges is determined by a number of factors including the Amp Hour (aH) rating of the battery; the level of power that you’ve used whilst cycling; the amount of pedalling that you’ve done and also the type of terrain. Also, bear in mind that the figures quoted are for assisted miles and not total miles cycled – so if you free wheel down a hill then you’re not using battery power. As a guide the different battery options will give the following miles between charges: 7aH Seat Post battery – 25 miles 9aH Bottle battery – 30 miles 11aH Pannier battery – 40 miles 15aH Frame battery – 60 miles Q. Is the kit waterproof? A. Yes. You can take the bike out when it’s raining without having to worry. The connectors on the kit are waterproof; as is the motor; battery and all ancillary components. However, don’t submerge the bike in water although we’re not sure why you’d want to anyway. Q. Can I remove the battery for security? A. Yes. All batteries can be locked onto the bike or unlocked and removed. Two keys are provided that will only fit that kit. Q. Can I use the bike as a normal bike once the kit has been fitted? A. Yes. You can turn the electric system off at any time and just ride as normal. Q. I’m selling my bike – can I remove the kit from it and transfer it to my new bike? A. Yes. You’ll need to refit the components that you removed from your bike when you fitted the kit. Q. Will you fit the kit for me? A. Yes. We offer a fitting service. All installations are completed at our base in Stoke on Trent. Many of our customer travel from all over the UK to see us with their bikes. If you decide to do this then we’ll take a look at your bike and explain all of the options that are open to you. If you don’t wish to travel, then we can collect your bike and return it to you when the conversion is complete. Before taking on any conversion we’ll check that your bike is suitable to be converted. Q. Do you have a bike that I can try with a kit fitted? A. Yes. We have various pre-assembled electric bikes at our showroom in Stoke on Trent and you’re more than welcome to try any of these. We’re located on an industrial estate which is relatively quiet and has a hill next to it where you can try the electric power. In almost all cases our customers who’ve taken this test ride option return to us with a huge grin and cries of “I can’t believe the difference it makes”. Q. Why do I need pedal assistance? A. You don’t have to fit pedal assistance to your bike – you could just fit a throttle. However, pedal assistance does give you a much better cycling experience. With pedal assistance fitted, you simply have to pedal as normal and the motor will assist you. You can select the level of power that the motor is giving you and can vary this whilst cycling. It’s far more practical than just using a throttle – for example if you’re using a throttle and pedalling then when you want to change gear you need to move your hand away from the throttle (which slows the bike); change gear and then get back on the throttle. It’s all a bit clumsy compared to using pedal assistance. It’s also not particularly comfortable to use the throttle for long periods of time. Front Hub Kit Questions Q. Will the front wheel fit into my forks? A. Your forks need to be 100mm at the dropouts and most bikes will have forks with this measurement. You should also check the position of the dropouts on the forks – mountain bike style forks with dropouts in the centre are often not compatible. Q. I've got suspension forks. Will the kit fit OK? A. Yes, but take into consideration the information above about fork measurements. Q. I've got integrated brake and gear levers. Will the kit fit my bike? A. Although it’s advisable to fit the auto shutoff brake levers that are supplied with the kit, it’s not a legal requirement to do so. So, if you have integrated brake and gear levers then you don’t have to fit the brake levers if you don’t want to. When we fit the kits we remove the brake lever from the integrated unit so that the replacement brake levers can be fitted as independent units. Q. I've got disc brakes. Will the kit fit my bike? A. Yes. The motor wheel is supplied with mounting points for rotors that are secured with machine screws. The motor wheel isn’t compatible with compression type rotors. You’ll need to remove the rotor from your existing wheel and secure it with the machine screws provided – remember to use threadlock for extra security. If you have a 160mm rotor then, depending on your calliper type, it may not be possible to fit the motor in which case you’ll need a thinner calliper or a 180mm rotor. Q. I've got hydraulic brakes. Will the kit fit my bike? A. Yes but you won’t be able to fit the auto-shutoff brake levers. Q. Does the motor wheel give any resistance? A. No. It freewheels exactly the same as your existing bike wheel. Q. What weight does the kit add to a bike? A. It depends on the type of battery that you have. Typically we work on the basis of 6-8kg, taking into account that existing front wheels and (possibly) existing pannier racks will be removed from the bike before adding the kit. Q. Can I fit a 500w front hub motor? A. These are available but not from us. We wouldn’t recommend anything other than a 250w motor on the front of a bike. Q. Can I fit the kit myself? A. Yes. If you’re a keen home bike mechanic or DIYer then it’s perfectly achievable to fit the kit yourself. Many of our customers do this and tell us that it gives them a great sense of achievement. If you do decide to fit the kit yourself we’d love to see pictures of the finished bike. Q. What tools do I need to fit the kit? A. Apart from standard spanners and screwdrivers, you’ll need a pedal arm removal tool if you’re fitting pedal assistance. Depending on the bottom bracket that you have you may also need a bottom bracket removal tool. Q. Do I have to transfer the motor to my existing wheel? A. No. The motor is supplied preinstalled in a dual skin rim with wide gauge spokes for additional strength. Q. Is the motor wheel quick release? A. No. You’ll need a 19mm spanner to remove the wheel nuts. Q. How do I know whether my bottom bracket is compatible with the kit? A. The kit is designed to be fitted with a square taper bottom bracket, although we do modify the kits to fit with any style of bottom bracket when we do the fitting. For home fitting we’d suggest that you have a Shimano semi sealed 118mm square taper bottom bracket to avoid any issues. Q. Do I use my own tyre on the motor wheel? A. Yes. You transfer your existing tyre and tube to the new wheel. Q. What happens if I get a puncture? How do I remove the wheel? A. You remove the wheel like any other (you need a 19mm spanner to remove the wheel nuts) with the additional step of disconnecting the motor cable. The connector is located on the front forks. Q. Do I have enough room to fit the seat post battery on my bike? A. You need about 5 inches of clearance on your seatpost to fit a battery of this type Q. I've got a full suspension mountain bike. Will the kit fit? A. Possibly. We really need to see a picture of the bike to see how practical it is to fit the kit - it depends on the design of the suspension and where the battery and fittings can be mounted.
Here's what some of our customers say about us. "Thank-you again for sorting my Hopper bike used it today for the commute to work. Ran very smoothly left one of my young work colleagues "eating my dust" as I flew past him on his pushbike" - Cath, Stafford "I thought that you like to know that I did my test ride today, 39miles, 2300 plus ft of ascent and I flew up the hills. It was as though my legs were suddenly 15 years younger. I'm really chuffed!" - Keith, Shropshire "Just a quick line to say I used my newly converted bike to work and back yesterday – what a joy ! The whole experience was absolutely brilliant; I never thought I would get to the top of the hills laughing out loud. I managed to iron out all of the hilly bits and the difference it took in time and effort was beyond all of my expectations" - Andrew, W.Mids "Many thanks for fixing the recent problem like most things so simple to put right. The fitting of the electric conversion went very well and I am delighted with the results. I will give the bike more of a run when it stops raining !! You can count me as another satisfied customer" - Bernard "Just to let you know I tried out the wheelchair trike yesterday for about one and a half hours and it was great. It was as fast as the previous set up and still a lot of power left in the battery. So from a very satisfied customer thank you very much" - Derrick, South Wales "Wanted to wait till I'd been using the bike for a time before letting you know how I was getting on. Having Fun riding into and out of (up hill) work again! Still getting a good workout, but looking forward to it at end of day rather than it being a bit of a thought. Obviously, my one concern would be if it would be powerful enough to cope with my steepest hill on the way home. Thanks for your advice - breezes up no problem. As an added bonus, I feel much safer in the urban sections of my route as I can accelerate away out of any potential danger. Thanks again - thoroughly enjoying my cycling again." - David, Glasgow "The electric motor is great and I can now get out and do some of my favourite runs again. I was diagnosed with a serious lung disease last year which has curtailed my cycling but no more. I did 17.5 miles the other day up hill and down dale brilliant" - Frank "Well had my maiden voyage yesterday and it was fantastic, such a difference on these brutal hills. I am trying to still have a good workout but I know that help is there when needed. I no longer have the dreaded feeling to get up and go to face the hills" - Rose, France "It's now about a month since you converted my bike to an electric dream machine and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with what you have done. It has been a thorough joy to ride the bike, and despite the bad weather and the various aches and pains my aged and infirm body is subject to, I have been pedalling away like a man a third my age. I have been singing your praises to anyone who'll listen (and even some who stubbornly don't listen)" - Jacek, Nottingham "Just to say a very well deserved thank you for all the help fast responses you have given me. The kit is now fitted to my Marin stinson bike and is every thing and more I hoped it would be. Fitting was as you said simple even for me a 68 year old worn out being. A pleasure to do business with not only your company but someone as helpful polite and efficient as you. Thanks" - Alan, Norfolk "We cycled just over 100 miles whilst we were away and the electric kit worked a dream on a mixture of terrain. It has made tandeming much more enjoyable (mainly the hills), we didn't have to get off and walk once!!! Many thanks" - John, Northampton "I've now done 5000 miles since my bike was converted - it's been brilliant!" - John, Leeds "Thanks for converting both of our bikes - they've both been fantastic on the hills where we live" - John, Staffordshire "We received the conversion kit which my husband fitted to a Ridgeback bike which we had bought for this purpose. I still wanted to have the 21 gears as I like to be able to pedal myself quite a bit too. Well it’s stunning, and so easy to use. It was a birthday present for my 60th with the idea that this could be a way forward to help us keep cycling together for many a more year!! And it will. Thank you. Thank you too for all your help in answering our questions and with the fitting of the kit. I could keep up with Dave on the flat, but would just fall back very quickly on the hills in the Lake District or anywhere. Not now, I had to stop and wait for him" - Gill and Dave, Cumbria "Just a quick note of thanks for the conversions. Both bikes have been put through their paces on the Norfolk 'hills' and are absolutely amazing. " - Geoff, Norfolk "Just like to say how pleased I am with your service and the quality of the kit supplied by you. It arrived the next day and it is fitted and has transformed the bike the instructions very clear." - Stuart, Hayling Island "I've been meaning to drop you an email thanking you for converting my Cube to electric. I've now managed a few rides on it and it brings a smile every time I'm out on it as the miles roll by and I am now tackling routes I would have previously avoided." - Neil, Keele "Thanks again for converting our bikes so quickly. We did a 16 mile ride in just over 2hrs normally it would have taken us over 4hrs. We are both very pleased with the way the bikes performed and once again many thanks" - Ivor and Jacqui, Runcorn "Just want to say a thanks for converting my bike, it works a treat! I got to work this morning feel great, its made things so much easier!" - Mark, Wakefield "I had a most enjoyable ride yesterday on my new electric bike, I was really pleased at the way it performed. I left my husband behind on the hills for the first time. Looking forward to many more of them. Many thanks for all your help" - Val and Derek, Derbyshire "Have fitted bike kit & very pleased. The pedal assist is great I highly recommend your conversion. Thank you for your help" - Gordon, Manchester "Spot on, had a brilliant ride this morning , recomend the system to anyone, thanks again." - Pete, W Mids "My bike parts arrived today. After 2.....3 hours work I had it all fitted, charged and out for a test ride. It's back on charge now. Big smile on my face, so thank you. Question - what do I do with my bus pass now?" - Les (65), Yorkshire "Delighted with bike have ridden 200 miles averaging 25 miles per charge thank you" - Steve, Shropshire "Kit turned up Saturday, fitted really well and worked really well thanks" - Andy, Surrey "Once again, many thanks for all your help and communication it has been a pleasure to deal with you" - Andy, Chester "Great service, many thanks." - Andy, Spain "Well , the kit works a treat! Now the hills of Exmoor have no limits! It's a great sense of freedom not to have to look too closely at the contours and just go wherever" - Chris, Exmoor "Thanks too for all your help with my questions on the kit! Cant wait to get it fitted" - Anthony, Stevenage "It's great to be able to phone you when I have a query" - Gary, Notts "10 out of 10 mate realy good job" - Pete, Wolverhampton "Thank you for converting our bikes in time for our Summer holiday. We've ridden over 250 miles and enjoyed every minute. We've told all our friends about your company" - John, Bury "Thought I'd let you know bike arrived OK as promised, nicely protected and looking good. Been out twice and everything working well, glad I decided to go with the Pedelec it really makes the conversion. Thanks for your attention to my requirements" - Brian, Cumbria "Outstanding, thanks" - Peter, Kent "Brilliant job very pleased been out in the lovely weather on my bike, now starting to get some exercise. The bike was just going to waste before your work on it. Thanks a lot, very pleased." - Terry, Liverpool "The conversion has changed our holidays forever - thankyou" - Sue, Stoke on Trent "Thanks for your prompt support - kit installed and working well" - George, Basingstoke "just completed conversion and am delighted with results great job even better than i thought just after a 25 mile run great. I will be passing on electric- bike-conversions to all my friends" Tom, N.Ireland "I have fitted the kit and tested the bike 20 km mostly uphill. Works fine. I am happy so far..." Lars, Sweden "Thanks for your time and patience in answering all of my questions - it's been a pleasure dealing with you" - Arthur, Bournemouth "Bike going well and have managed a 27 mile run today" - Phil, The Lakes "Just to let you know it works really well. I have tried it out on a long and very steep Pennine road and it was great. That was on low power and I still flew up the hill. Really pleased with it. Thanks again" - Maria, Manchester "I'm so pleased I decided to have a bike converted - it fits me perfectly and it's a joy to cycle to work" Ann, Stoke on Trent "Kit arrived as promised. Fitted on Saturday, 35 miles on Sunday, huge smile for the rest of the week. I thought my cycling days had long gone but this has given me a new lease of life. I can't thank you enough" - Jim, Carlisle "Superb. Thank you so much for converting my bike for me. I can cycle up hills like never before. Thanks again." - Jane, Stockport "I can't believe the difference on hills. I don't have to get off and push anymore." Bev, Stafford
Purchasing an electric bike from Electric Bike Conversions couldn’t be easier. When you’ve decided which electric bike is the right one for you, you can order securely online or contact our team by phone. Then you can sit back and relax in the knowledge our team will process your order.
What makes us different than anyone else is that we offer a complete service, from initial ebike selection all the way through the ordering and delivery process, to full after sales support
1) Once we have received your order, our delivery team will contact you to arrange the delivery of your electric bike. Depending upon your location, delivery is normally within 3-5 working days of receipt of an order. Bespoke bikes and conversions will take a little longer but we’ll keep you informed of progress.
2) The day before your delivery is due, you will receive a text message confirming a 2 hour delivery slot – so that you don’t have to wait in all day for our team to arrive.
3) On the day of delivery, our team will deliver your electric bike. The bike will be assembled and ready to ride.
If you have questions about your electric bike you can call us and we’ll be delighted to help you.
The length and conditions of the warranty on this electric bike can be found in the specification section.
In the event of a problem with your electric bike during the warranty period then you can contact us via our website. By completing the information on this form, our service team will then get to work. We will assess the fault, contacting you if necessary to get further information, and identifying what action is required to fix the problem. In some cases, this may be done over the phone if simple adjustment is required. With more serious problems where there is a faulty component then we will dispatch the replacement part to you, sending you details of the tracking number so you know when to expect the part to arrive.
If you’re unable to fit the part yourself, or we feel that one of our qualified technicians would be better placed to fit the replacement part, then we will arrange for a technician to visit your home to complete the fix. In this case, the technician will contact you to agree a preferred date and time that is convenient for you.
Very occasionally, we may ask that we collect the ebike from you and return it to our workshop. This is a last resort and our preference is always to fix your ebike at your own premises so that it’s more convenient for you.