New posts bolt-on kits

March 22, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
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anybody know a bit about these? I just read BionX Canada went into receivership so looking for other options. ebikebc seems legit, just looking for opinions. It would be for a Kona Unit 29er...a bolt-on 350X down tube kit. Looking for a kit, not new bike.


edit: just in case i need to mention, it is for commuting.  50km/day too much for my old bones

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March 23, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
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linky no worky

March 24, 2018, 5:19 a.m.
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If you are looking for a motor/battery option that weighs 2.5kg, check out 

Can be put on just about any bike, and the batteries (that we got) are 160Wh, and safe for air travel.

That's what we use.

March 24, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
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Gotham that looks super interesting. Does that attached motor pop on and off fairly easily or once attached it generally stays on?

March 24, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
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that looks really cool...did you get it when abroad, or get it shipped (without hassle) to Canada?

March 24, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
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i came across these guys from saskatoon.  this looks like a good kit

March 25, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
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I have a bike fitted with a GoSwiss hub motor that would work really well for commuting. That might be something worth considering.

March 25, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
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Try bike doctor on, he does some kits for commuters.

March 25, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
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Posted by: barefootmeshback

Gotham that looks super interesting. Does that attached motor pop on and off fairly easily or once attached it generally stays on?

It can be removed pretty easy...we take it off when we fly and then put it back on when we are ready to ride. Or it can be put onto almost any bike with the kickstand plate bracket, or the bottom bracket mount.

We found out about it in Ecuador, but had it shipped to Canada and have been using them since May. I really like how light the entire system is. If/when we are without battery for whatever reason, there is no additional drag, and barely any additional it's nice. We get 30-50km per battery generally, depending on the terrain.

March 26, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
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I like the look of that kit but almost $1700 seems a bit steep...ouch.

March 28, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
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I think when something like this is more readily available it'll be hard to say no.

<2kg. Unobtrusive. 200w but probably only good for fireroads because the power is on-off. Power delivery lag under these circumstances wouldn't matter.

March 29, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
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I've been curious about this one, not too intrusive, reasonably priced, and relatively easy to install/remove:

Maybe too good to be true? Will be interesting to see if they are able to build a viable product

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