Cyclotricity 250W Front Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit
Equip your own bike with power assistance!
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!
With a Lithium-Ion battery included, this is most probably the best value for money conversion kit you can find on the market.
The kit is a front motor-wheel design, making it incredibly simple to install. It usually takes less than an hour to complete the installation. But if you are not the DIY type, you can always seek assistance from a bike service shop.
There are also instruction videos which can be found lower down this product page.
250W Front Drive Conversion Kit
The front drive kit is a geared hub motor which means it is a lot smaller and lighter than its rear drive counterparts, in fact, it is barely noticeable as a motor once installed. In other words, if a lightweight and well disguised kit is of importance, this is a good option to consider.
Combined with pedalling, it gives an all-wheel-drive experience offering better stability and weight distribution with the battery. It is also a lot simpler to install than a rear drive as there is no need to readjust any gears.
Even though 250W is less power than the other categories, remember that 250W is the maximum power legally allowed on-road, so it is a perfectly adequate hill climber with equivalent power to the majority of purpose-built electric bikes on the market.The front drive kit is also the most cost effective, in other words, if you intend to use the kit on-road most of the time and spend as little as possible, this would be the pragmatic choice.
Motor: 250W brushless front hub, comes integrated in a wheel size of your choice (reaches maximum speed allowed by UK/EU regulation, i.e. 15.5mph)
Wheel sizes available: 20inch, 24inch, 26inch,27.5, 700c, 28inch or 29er
Wheel material: Double walled alloy rim with reinforced spokes to withstand extra pressure.
Throttle: thumb type – gradual lever, the further it is pressed, the more power is provided.
Brake compatibility: Compatible with both disc brakes and V-brakes
Controller: 14A max current.
Cables: Motor cable and system cable (designed for simplicity and minimal wiring)
Box: for mounting the controller (only when a battery is purchased with the system)
Fork compatibility: Minimum 100mm between fork drop-outs (which is the vast majority of forks).
Apart from a battery, the above is all that is needed to fully convert a bicycle into an electric bike. All our kit packages include these essential items. All you need to add is a battery (and the optional PAS upgrade if required).
Conversion Kit Weight: The full kit with no battery is approximately 5kg. 7AH + 9ah battery is approximately 3kg. 15AH battery is approximately 4kg. 17ah + 19ah battery is approximately 5kg.
While this kit is powered through the use of a throttle, you can also add a Pedal Assistance System to upgrade your kit with further functions.
Pedal Assist System (PAS) Upgrades
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.
Pedal Assistance System with LCD Computer (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, 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 these are optional upgrades, you are highly recommended to install a Pedal Assistance System as it will transform your riding experience and improve the longevity of the battery.
Things to think about before purchasing this front drive conversion kit:
- 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 consult a bike service shop on how to fit a square taper bottom bracket on your bike.
Alternatively, you may opt for purchasing the LCD Display without the PAS if you prefer not to fiddle with your bottom bracket.
- The front forks on your bike need to have 100mm clearance between the drop-outs (which is the case with the vast majority of bikes).
- The fork drop-outs themselves need to be the standard 10mm size (this is also the most common size for fork drop-outs). If you happen to have the slightly smaller 9mm drop-out, you could file them down by 0.5mm on either side for the motor to fit. Please seek professional assistance for this part as doing it wrongly will be entirely at your own risk.
- The front motor is compatible with the majority of disc brakes. However, certain disc brake callipers are wider than usual which means they may block the hub motor from fitting inside the forks. Please refer to the following motor dimensions (mm).
If the dimensions don’t fit, you can replace your disc rotor with a 180mm version to clear the space from the motor, your local bike shop can help with this and provide the relevant adapter to change to a larger disc rotor.
- It's also a good idea to ensure you have enough room inside your frame triangle for your choice of battery:
10% of our profits from electric bike and electric scooter sales will be donated to Sustrans via Work for Good.
With every order of an e-bike or e-scooter through Pedal & Chain, you are contributing to the brilliant work Sustrans are doing.
Sustrans are the UK charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. The work they do creates healthier places and happier people. This aligns perfectly with our mission to enable people to be kinder to themselves and the planet.
They are custodians of the National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.
What difference can you make?
50,000 people a year die prematurely in the UK from exposure to the poor air quality on our busy city streets. Cars internally recirculate the pollution giving their occupants a double dose! Cyclists have much less exposure and an e-bike rider using quieter roads has practically none.
Sustrans brings people together to create places with clean air and green spaces, where friends and facilities are just a short walk away.
When you order an electric bike or e-scooter from Pedal & Chain, you are making a difference to communities across the UK.
✔ We donate 10% of our profits to Sustrans ✔ 14-days free electric bike insurance (applicable for EAPC bikes) ✔ 30-day returns policy ✔ Best price guaranteed ✔ Access to mechanics nationwide ✔ At least 6 months manufacturer's warranty ✔ Expert support from our friendly team ✔ Free E-Book with every E-Bike & Scooter order
FREE & FAST DELIVERY
Delivery times vary depending on the supplier, please find details for each product in the description tab on the product page.
Enjoy free home delivery on all orders over £500. Our nationwide couriers include FedEx, UK Mail, DHL and UPS.
Once your order has been placed, assuming it is in stock and available for dispatch, we will charge your card and your order will be dispatched within 5 working days. We’ll send you tracking details by email within 48 hours of your order being dispatched. If you have not received tracking details within 6 working days, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help.
YOU'RE COVERED BY A WARRANTY
Shop with confidence knowing that your product will be covered by a manufacturer's warranty. This means that if any faults should arise through normal use, we'll support you and arrange the repair or replacement with the manufacturer.
ACCESS TO MECHANICS NATIONWIDE
We can signpost you to experienced e-bike mechanics to assist you with services and repairs. We're committed to providing excellent aftercare so you can ride away knowing you'll be looked after.
You have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return.
You can always contact us for any return questions email@example.com
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
Any orders cancelled after 12 hours of placing the order may be subject to additional fees. If your order has been dispatched, you (the buyer) will be responsible for any costs associated with returning the item. Any refunds can only be issued to the same payment method which was used to place the order.
Around this time last year I started researching how to fit an electric motor to my bicycle.
I soon came across a UK based company called Cyclotricity. I opted for a front wheel powered by a battery built into a rear luggage rack.
The cost was reasonable, the delivery prompt & fitting it to the bike only took a couple of hours, despite the need to get round some of my bike's peculiarities.
Since then it has worked perfectly well & lived up to all expectations.
I managed to find all the technical spec on the products online before purchasing to ensure it would fit.
I have followed all the advisory protocols for battery maintenance.
I have recommended this product to a number of friends.
If you're getting on a bit & your knees hurt when you pedal your bike, order this kit & within days you'll be cruising about with a big grin.
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