** Flash sale ** Electric wheel conversion kit for standard bike £198.67 from Gearbest (28% off normal price)
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** Flash sale ** Electric wheel conversion kit for standard bike £198.67 from Gearbest (28% off normal price)

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Found 15th Nov
I've been looking for a reasonable electric conversion kit and stumbled across this one. Price and performance wise it looks reasonable

Comes with a 26" replacement front wheel with battery and accessories. Description says on full charge can do 25 electric only miles or up to 40-50 moped miles (although I fully expect your mileage may very )

Flash sale expires midnight 16th November (tomorrow night)

Convert your traditional bicycle into a powerful electric bike in a minute with our smart electric front bicycle wheel! It's designed to replace your 26 inch wheel for longer mileage and faster speed. Powered by a 240W motor, it can achieve up to max 50km mileage at moped mode. And with the help of App, your cycling journey will be more wonderful than you ever expect.

Main Features:
- Powerful motor with large capacity battery, achieve up to 25km mileage in pure electric power mode and 40 - 50km in moped power mode
- FOC intelligent drive controller for depth customization
- Supplying with cellphone holder with the USB port in battery to charge your mobile device during a ride
- Adjust speed and monitor the wheel status, total mileage with the App, scanning the QR code in user manual or wheel body
- Detachable battery for easy recharging

Specifications:
Material: rubber tire, aluminum alloy hub, ABS motor shell, nylon battery shell
Position: front wheel of bicycle
Thumb gear shifter: five-star acceleration
Connection: bluetooth 4.0, supporting Android and iOS system
Applicable: 26 inch wheel of mountain bike, road bike, leisure bike, etc.
Battery: 36V 115.2Wh lithium-ion battery ( included in package )
Motor: 30V 240W permanent magnet brushless DC motor
Control driver: FOC intelligent drive controlling

32 Comments

Hardly likely to "sneak" through customs without Import duty and Vat .

40-50 km its not bad...Looks like the equivalent of a ssd on a bike
Edited by: "pwel" 15th Nov

Its a good buy if it motivates you to exercise by using your bike instead of your car, plus the fuel saving bonus on top.
Edited by: "pwel" 15th Nov

I like it.

It is illegal to use this on the road.

vclaw5 m ago

It is illegal to use this on the road.

Is that a question or a statement?
As far as I am aware it is legal to use an electric bike under 250w on the road and this is 240w.

dazza_manc10 m ago

Is that a question or a statement? As far as I am aware it is legal to use …Is that a question or a statement? As far as I am aware it is legal to use an electric bike under 250w on the road and this is 240w.


It is legal to use a electrically assisted pedal cycle. If it can be powered without pedalling, it does not count as an electrically assisted pedal cycle.

vclaw34 m ago

It is illegal to use this on the road.


Cool!

I've taken the plunge! Shipping only via priority shipping via railway was the only option! £200+ with added insurance, fingers crossed I don't get whacked by customs duty

Pateo9 m ago

I've taken the plunge! Shipping only via priority shipping via railway was …I've taken the plunge! Shipping only via priority shipping via railway was the only option! £200+ with added insurance, fingers crossed I don't get whacked by customs duty


Let us know what it’s like in due time

vclaw2 h, 21 m ago

It is legal to use a electrically assisted pedal cycle. If it can be …It is legal to use a electrically assisted pedal cycle. If it can be powered without pedalling, it does not count as an electrically assisted pedal cycle.




Not so sure. It is if it's a brand new ebike but doubt so much if it's a kit.

Besides, you could have bought the kit before 2016 when the throttle law came in. Just hypothetically speaking of course.

I need this

As someone who's been building electric bikes since 2007. China = bad, but it's a good price. You'll almost certainly get hit with customs. The range is always a lie. Make sure it will fit your forks, or buy new forks.

You need to amend your description (huge difference between 25miles and the actually quoted 25 kilometres!).

However it's all pretty arbitrary as I would guess real range would be comfortably down in single figures.
Edited by: "wilf1234" 16th Nov

All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last anywhere near as long as is says, as it's tiny. I've just gone with this cyclotricity kit and it works brilliantly. Tried to post it before but mods said it was too small a company... Which if you do a quick Google search you'll see it isn't. powerbikes.uk/sho…it/
Edited by: "cameleer" 16th Nov

cameleer21 m ago

All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last …All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last anywhere near as long as is says, as it's tiny. I've just gone with this cyclotricity kit and it works brilliantly. Tried to post it before but mods said it was too small a company... Which if you do a quick Google search you'll see it isn't. https://www.powerbikes.uk/shop/conversion-kit/cyclotricity-250w-conversion-kit/


A good kit and you actually get good after sales service at powerbikes.uk too! Not something you'll get with a cheap Chinese kit.
Edited by: "Alaskanfiredragon" 16th Nov

That battery is tiny! You'll be lucky to do 10 miles on that kit

cameleer1 h, 47 m ago

All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last …All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last anywhere near as long as is says, as it's tiny. I've just gone with this cyclotricity kit and it works brilliantly. Tried to post it before but mods said it was too small a company... Which if you do a quick Google search you'll see it isn't. https://www.powerbikes.uk/shop/conversion-kit/cyclotricity-250w-conversion-kit/


Am I reading that correctly? If so it seems to be £299 for the cheapest equivalent, the battery alone is £150.

I have no doubt it's better, but it is double the price if I'm right.

FoxForce56 m ago

Am I reading that correctly? If so it seems to be £299 for the cheapest …Am I reading that correctly? If so it seems to be £299 for the cheapest equivalent, the battery alone is £150.I have no doubt it's better, but it is double the price if I'm right.

Yup you're almost right. The kit is £150 and the battery is £150. So 50% more expensive. But the battery comes with a rack which is useful and I would have had to buy separately and guaranteed no customs. Plus it's definitely a decent product and service is good. Just thought it was worth mentioning so people can compare.

cameleer2 h, 1 m ago

All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last …All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last anywhere near as long as is says, as it's tiny. I've just gone with this cyclotricity kit and it works brilliantly. Tried to post it before but mods said it was too small a company... Which if you do a quick Google search you'll see it isn't. https://www.powerbikes.uk/shop/conversion-kit/cyclotricity-250w-conversion-kit/

Forgot to say, for reference with the cheapest 7ah battery cycling to work every day at the moment I get nearly 35 miles of cycling going flat out (admittedly on quite a flat route) on a cycle path all the way with normal pedalling from me. Top speed around 18mph, so I cut my journey time from 30 mins down to 25 and obviously way less sweat!

cameleer4 m ago

Forgot to say, for reference with the cheapest 7ah battery cycling to work …Forgot to say, for reference with the cheapest 7ah battery cycling to work every day at the moment I get nearly 35 miles of cycling going flat out (admittedly on quite a flat route) on a cycle path all the way with normal pedalling from me. Top speed around 18mph, so I cut my journey time from 30 mins down to 25 and obviously way less sweat!



Did you get the pedal assist? Sounds ideal but I'd be a little wary of fitting it if it's very involved.

cameleer4 h, 43 m ago

All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last …All a bit risky with customs etc and the battery isn't likely to last anywhere near as long as is says, as it's tiny. I've just gone with this cyclotricity kit and it works brilliantly. Tried to post it before but mods said it was too small a company... Which if you do a quick Google search you'll see it isn't. https://www.powerbikes.uk/shop/conversion-kit/cyclotricity-250w-conversion-kit/



Or if you build your own, if you know someone with a 3d printer haha thingiverse.com/thi…603

m6002 h, 22 m ago

Or if you build your own, if you know someone with a 3d printer haha …Or if you build your own, if you know someone with a 3d printer haha https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2191603


Wtf, you are joking or spouting , how can a 3d printer make the metal type electronic/mechanical parts, 3d printers only use plastic type materials
Edited by: "Pateo" 16th Nov

cameleer7 h, 1 m ago

Forgot to say, for reference with the cheapest 7ah battery cycling to work …Forgot to say, for reference with the cheapest 7ah battery cycling to work every day at the moment I get nearly 35 miles of cycling going flat out (admittedly on quite a flat route) on a cycle path all the way with normal pedalling from me. Top speed around 18mph, so I cut my journey time from 30 mins down to 25 and obviously way less sweat!


The battery in this kit advertised has a capacity of 3.2Wh compared to your 7Ah from Powerbikes.uk so more than twice the capacity, after sales support, warranty, tried and tested kit and not that much more expensive! Pretty east to fit too.

Strap an extra battery under the seat

vclaw15th Nov

It is illegal to use this on the road.


1. Rules in England, Scotland and Wales
You can ride an electric bike in England, Scotland and Wales if you’re 14 or over, as long as it meets certain requirements.

These electric bikes are known as ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs). You don’t need a licence to ride one and it doesn’t need to be registered, taxed or insured.

There are different rules in Northern Ireland.

What counts as an EAPC An EAPC must have pedals that can be used to propel it.

It must show either:

  • the power output
  • the manufacturer of the motor
It must also show either:

  • the battery’s voltage
  • the maximum speed of the bike
Its electric motor:

  • must have a maximum power output of 250 watts
  • should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph
An EAPC can have more than 2 wheels (for example, a tricycle).

Where you can ride If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it’s classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed.

Other kinds of electric bike Any electric bike that doesn’t meet the EAPC rules is classed as a motorcycle or moped and needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet.

The bike must also be type approved if either:

  • it doesn’t meet the EAPC rules
  • it can be propelled without pedalling (a ‘twist and go’ EAPC)
This should have been done by the manufacturer or importer before you bought it. If it’s been type approved, it will have a plate showing its type approval number.

FoxForce523 h, 4 m ago

Did you get the pedal assist? Sounds ideal but I'd be a little wary of …Did you get the pedal assist? Sounds ideal but I'd be a little wary of fitting it if it's very involved.

Nope, I just got the thumb control and it was really easy. All done in an hour i guess with some Allen keys, adjustable spanner and a screwdriver. Thumb control is really easy to get used to btw

I'm assuming adding throttle control allows you to go over that 15.5 limit?

Clever the way the battery is in the hub. Keeps it simple. I'd be very surprised if this doesn't get hit by customs. You can get s/hand e-bikes for £200 that probably still have more battery capacity than this has from new though. I personally wouldn't buy it. I'd say it was a deal at £150 if you had a good chance of being ignored by customs but that £200 could creep up to close to £300 if you get hit.

bonzobanana34 m ago

Clever the way the battery is in the hub. Keeps it simple. I'd be very …Clever the way the battery is in the hub. Keeps it simple. I'd be very surprised if this doesn't get hit by customs. You can get s/hand e-bikes for £200 that probably still have more battery capacity than this has from new though. I personally wouldn't buy it. I'd say it was a deal at £150 if you had a good chance of being ignored by customs but that £200 could creep up to close to £300 if you get hit.


I will update in due course

FoxForce517th Nov

I'm assuming adding throttle control allows you to go over that 15.5 limit?

I don't think it actually makes any difference. The limit is set into the controller box I think. I think the pedal assist works just like an on off switch in the same way that the throttle does. I think more likely the reason is that the law says 15.5, so officially it does that, but most bikes will do a little more as it makes it more usable. (notice 'think', I could be totally wrong!)
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