Fleet-Of-Foot Assistive E-Bike Solutions
The process of adding an assistive E-Bike conversion to a bicycle with the Good, Better, Best designation described on this website reduces the complexity of the technology to a few systems from the very best brands in the E-Bike business. This approach also allows for a simplified pricing structure that is based upon the manufacturers retail prices. The only additional cost added to the retail pricing is the Wheel Build Fee which reflects the requirement for these systems to have a front or rear wheel built around the motor depending upon the conversion system chosen. It is preferred to save the bicycle wheel being replaced in order to have future flexibility should the conversion system be moved to another bicycle with the original wheel reinstalled. Additionally, the new motorized wheel that is built will use robust quality components that will be trouble free for the life of the system and provide a safe experience for the new E-bicyclist.
The Wheel Build Fee includes the following: A double-walled Alex brand rim of size appropriate for the bicycle and the desired tire size, custom cut Sapim 13 gage stainless steel spokes (silver or black), heavy duty brand name tube with a metal valve (Schrader or presta style), Continental or Schwalbe brand E-Bike rated tire, the wheel is to be professionally laced by an experienced mechanic at the LBS and with the additional option of having Slime installed for extra protection against flats. This charge also includes a 30 day follow up service to have the wheel removed and returned to the LBS to have the spokes checked and readjusted which is very important for trouble free future performance. Finally, this fee also covers the additional work required to professionally install the other components of the specific E-Bike system. The Wheel Build Fee for all of the assistive hub systems that I sell is $200 which is added to the retail price of the E-Bike conversion system and battery package selected.
The Good System: includes all of the Pro-Pack systems from Clean Republic. The Clean Republic systems are unique in that the smaller battery packs have the controller integrated into the battery package which reduces wiring clutter and simplifies installation. The 2 systems that I market use either the 12 mile lithium battery pack or the 20 mile lithium battery pack. Thus, to the posted retail prices at the Clean Republic website, just add the Wheel Build Fee for the total cost of the chosen system. Examples: The 12 mile Pro Pack system plus the Wheel Build Fee ($499 + $200) costs $699 plus sales tax. The 20 mile Pro Pack system plus the Wheel Build Fee ($599 + $200) costs $799 plus sales tax.
The Better System: includes all of the deluxe Bafang G01 systems from Grin Technologies. These systems feature a front only smaller hub motor with built-in thermister utilizing a separate motor controller, Cycle Analyst control head, choice of variable throttles styles, pedalec assist sensor, 3 position preset switch, stainless steel torque arm, e-brake cutoff levers and your choice of lithium battery systems from 36v to 48v. Depending upon the level of lithium battery system selected, the cost of an Outrider system starts at $1080 plus the Wheel Build Fee ($1080 + $200) which brings the total to $1280 plus sales tax.
The Best System: includes all of the deluxe front and rear Ezee systems from Grin Technologies. These systems feature a larger front or rear hub motor in conjunction with a separate motor controller, Cycle Analyst control head, choice of variable throttles styles, pedalec assist sensor, 3 position preset switch, stainless steel torque arm, e-brake cutoff levers and your choice of 48 volt lithium battery systems. Depending upon the capacity level of the 48 volt lithium battery system selected, the cost of an Ezee front hub system starts at $1575 and the cost of an Ezee rear hub system starts at $1632 plus the Wheel Build Fee. The front hub Ezee system total cost starts at ($1575 + $200) which totals to $1775 plus sales tax. The rear hub Ezee system total cost starts at ($1632 + $200) which totals to $1832 plus sales tax.
Which system is the right one for me? That is the most important question and is best answered by determining what the E-Bike conversion is to be used for. This anticipated type of use is inputted to the Grin Tech E-Bike simulator tool which will give guidance on the level of motor and controller required to meet the performance criteria and the distance to be traveled. Additionally, the voltage and capacity required for this system to meet the required performance parameters is also calculated. By using this approach, you will be investing into a system designed to meet your personal requirements and needs.