YUNZHILUN iMortor 26 inch Smart Electric Front Bicycle Wheel at Gearbest for £198.79
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YUNZHILUN iMortor 26 inch Smart Electric Front Bicycle Wheel at Gearbest for £198.79

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Found 8th Aug 2017
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
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This is fascinating - heat added.
What a bizarre idea: control one's speed on the road from a smartphone app on the handlebars - it is far too complex to trust on the road but I may get one to keep in the sitting room.
Strange but intriguing
Biggest problem is that it's 26", old MTB wheel size. Not many people commuting on those, and I'd like to think anyone still using 26" wheels off road wouldn't be seen dead on this!
Not I suspect legal in the UK or EU as appears to allow a "throttle" type control via app without pedalling.
I suspect most police would be baffled though.
Very long delivery time but very competitive price.
I'd like to try one out.
I wonder if applying the brakes also cuts the motor - could be interesting otherwise if your mobile suddenly cuts out....
Cant see any mention of brakes cutting out the motor ? And if the Bluetooth drops out is it failsafe (ie stops the motor ) . Obviously not pedal assist (which it needs to be to be legal ) hmmm !

So its dangerous , illegal and downright ugly - Could be Fun
rogparki13 m ago

Cant see any mention of brakes cutting out the motor ? And if the …Cant see any mention of brakes cutting out the motor ? And if the Bluetooth drops out is it failsafe (ie stops the motor ) . Obviously not pedal assist (which it needs to be to be legal ) hmmm ! So its dangerous , illegal and downright ugly - Could be Fun



The website faqs also says "its not waterproof" so handy in the sunny UK*.... (voted hot as it sound like fun!)

I managed to resist asking a question along the lines of "if its not waterproof, do you only get mild electrocution if it rains / you ride thru a puddle..."

  • Qis it waterproof?

    By Oscar FJun-06/2017 02:06:26

    A
    Hello Oscar,


    It's not waterproof.
Edited by: "paul30" 8th Aug 2017
Speed control is by a separate cable to throttle, might be a bit tough with just an app !
Just to put the obvious dampener on a fun looking post . Gearbest = China = no EU warranty and I hate to think what the insured shipping is to return it if duff - (A phone is about £50 )
All joking aside some interesting videos on Youtube about this.
Ah cool, it's made by Yunzhilun, so you know it's good.
A front wheel drive bike. FFS you wouuld be off on the 1st corner.
gbmcginty1 h, 41 m ago

Biggest problem is that it's 26", old MTB wheel size. Not many people …Biggest problem is that it's 26", old MTB wheel size. Not many people commuting on those, and I'd like to think anyone still using 26" wheels off road wouldn't be seen dead on this!


I sell a lot more 26" Sram rims than I do 29", they are not dead yet.
Will there be UK customs duty added to this, and If so how much?
GB live chat said it is waterproof and to contact DHL regards custom duty!
Edited by: "Pateo" 8th Aug 2017
Pateo51 m ago

Will there be UK customs duty added to this, and If so how much?GB live …Will there be UK customs duty added to this, and If so how much?GB live chat said it is waterproof and to contact DHL regards custom duty!


There will be VAT and Duty. Duty is 2.5% .
gov.uk/goo…uty

Oh, plus a collection fee from DHL.
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 8th Aug 2017
how does this compare to this amazon 48v 1000w one for £153

ReaseJoy 48V 1000W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit E-Bike Cycling Hub looks more fun


amazon.co.uk/Rea…+26
Edited by: "choices" 8th Aug 2017
choices45 m ago

how does this compare to this amazon 48v 1000w one for £153ReaseJoy 48V …how does this compare to this amazon 48v 1000w one for £153ReaseJoy 48V 1000W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit E-Bike Cycling Hub looks more funhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/ReaseJoy-Electric-Bicycle-Conversion-Cycling/dp/B01D0317E6/ref=sr_1_1/260-6257928-3701841?ie=UTF8&qid=1502218195&sr=8-1&keywords=bike+front+wheel+26


The imortor is nearly all self contained and comes with battery that plugs into the hub. Your Amazon linked item will need battery and a significantly more amount of effort to integrate into your bike - one guy at my workplace went your route for his recovery which included a realtively decent frame requiring welds to strengthen.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 8th Aug 2017
The battery is very small (3.2Ah) and spokes are straight pull which may be bad for the durability of the wheel.
Smart wheel: would you pick up kids from school, please? Yes, Sir round away!
rhinopaul14 h, 26 m ago

I sell a lot more 26" Sram rims than I do 29", they are not dead yet.


And how many of them are commuters willing to spend hundreds on an e-bike conversion? Or are they mostly old school mountain bikers, as I was suggesting. The vast majority of people putting money into this sort of thing are riding on 700c wheels anyway.
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