Questions tagged [electric-bike]

Electric Bike (e-bike) specific issues, including batteries, controllers, chargers, and motors -- as well as the legal or social issues surrounding their use. Not for liquid fuel bike kits.

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Best solution for additional (dual) battery for E-bike

I've marked a few possible places for additional battery mount. What do you think is the most reliable place to mount battery in terms of ergonomics of the bike? Also, how to ensure the parts are ...
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

I'm trying to install some aftermarket hardwired lights to my eBike which is running a Shimano steps e5000 drive system (bike is a Reid urban+ ebike). I've verified that the lights work and are the ...
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Eranger Montana Ladies E-Bike

Bike now 4 years old and battery not holding charge like when first purchased. Been n touch with Eranger cannot help said bike no longer being produced so now left with a £1100 bike and cannot buy a ...
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Looking for a waterproof electrical bicycle, is there such thing as ip68 for electrical bicycle?

I'm currently trying to find a bicycle brand that produces electrical bicycle with ip68/ip67 waterproof. Currently I could find any, google is not helping with my search and when I find something ...
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E-bike tyres on normal bike

I am shopping for tyres for my normal MTB. As I am mostly riding city, some gravel and light offroad I wanted something with good speed on road and some traction offroad. I found Schwalbe E-bike tyres ...
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What type of ebike motor would work best for a 13” tire?

I want to drive a yard cart with a motor / battery. The cart has 13” wheels and weighs ~200 pounds loaded. I want to walk behind it, so I’ll need to be able to control the speed between 1-3 mph. ...
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Wind (nano-/pico-)turbines installed on bicycles for regenerative charging of batteries?

What is the smallest wind turbine available on the market that has been installed on a bicycle? and what about R&D or even conceptual wind turbine? This question is a follow up to question why are ...
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What does error code 30 signal on a Bafang electric unit?

A year or so back I bought an electric cargo bike online. The company I bought it from is since then no longer in operation. Since a few weeks every now and then the display shows a wrench symbol and ...
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Why are regenerative brakes uncommon on e-bikes?

Few electric bicycles have regenerative braking. Most quality e-bikes seem to be settling on mid-drive, which even makes regenerative braking impossible because there is a freewheel between the wheel ...
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How to replace hub motor cable in e-bike?

The hub motor wires are cut from near the axle and looks like I can't repair it without completely replacing it. The motor is similar to this one on Ali Express. I failed to open the motor because ...
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Ebike going up a hill controller and motor gets hot causing a circuit break

Motor: satellite down gearing, 350 watts, rated @36 volts. Pack: 40.2 volt 10 series by 7 parallel. Lately the last 3 times I go up steep hill the battery wires, controller, and motor are hot to the ...
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Hybrid e bike suspension or no suspension

I am 64 and just taken up cycling again after a very long lay off. I ride purely for leisure and a mix of tarmac, canal tow paths and old railway tracks. Having looked at a number of e bikes i am ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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Gear ratio formula to work out driven gear

I have been looking for a formula for two days now to calculate the diameter and how many teeth my driven gear needs. The driver gear is 14 teeth and RPM will be 7104 (Motor KV x Batt Voltage). This ...
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Bosch eBike wiring diagram, where to find?

My RieseMüllerPackster80 refused to start today. I guess there is a bad connection somewhere but as all I could do was plugging the battery and computer in and out, I am not wiser whether cabling has ...
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Run from solar panel without batteries?

Is it possible to use solar panel(/s) as primary power for an electric bike, HPV or light velomobile (without batteries, mandatory assisted mode only) ? Are there any limitations or obstacles ? ...
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Any tuned E-bike with good support at high cadence high speed?

We bought a Cannondale Kinneto 2013 for my girlfriend and I also mounted a tuning kit that removes the 25km/h limit. I am a well trained cyclist and the goal would be to "accelerate" my ...
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Broke Spokes backwheel e bike [duplicate]

Four spokes on backwheel of Riverside 500 ebike just snapped when I was going uphill. Anyone else had this problem or know why it could have happened?
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Best setup for long distance?

I’m looking to get a recumbent bike for travelling long weekends around Europe. I don’t know much about bikes and I’m looking at recumbent mainly for comfort reasons; I tried biking long trips on a ...
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Stromer S1 bottom bracket replacement

I have a soon-to-be-unusable bottom bracket on a 2016 Stromer St1. I believe the cause is bearing failure. I cannot find the exact replacement online (BB-7420: BC 1.37 x 24 T: Shell 73 : spindle ...
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help finding a battery replacement?

We bought a Watseka XP Cargo Electric Bicycle off amazon back in 2014 recently is hasnt been working and after further inspection we found that one of the batteries has failed (the one pictured below)....
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Canyon Spectral:ON different wheel size (29''/27.5'')

Canyon Spectral:0N boasts a different wheel size: it has a 29''/2.5'' as front wheel and the 27.5''/2.8'' back. This difference in wheel size should make the bike more nimble and the extra-wide tyre ...
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Electric bike chain skipping on smallest sprocket

I recently bought a BH Lynx 6 electric mountain bike and so far have been having struggles getting it riding well. After getting it here and setting it up I found that in the highest gear (smallest ...
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Increasing length of seatpost on a foldable bike

One of my bike is this little Dohiker 14" electric bike, but I actually pedal a lot when riding it, and the seatpost is a bit too short. It is about 50cm long, and I would need a few more centimeters. ...
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Can I charge an ebike from another ebike battery?

I have a fiido d2s, and I love it. I'm not sure if I could upgrade to a bigger bike, because it fits so well in the back of my car and public transport. Anyway, it doesn't have a detachable/...
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i used a secondhand e bike kit but i cant get it to work [closed]

guys I put a secondhand e bike kit on my bike but it doesn't want to work its a 36volt 22amp the battery has full charge at out put of 42 volts hooked it all up push the thumb control nothing i have ...
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Tips for packing electrical cables near Giant Quick-E bottom bracket

I've been having major trouble getting all the cables back in after removing the bottom bracket electric motor from my Giant Quick-E. It's a rat's nest down there. There are cables coming from the ...
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E-bike battery charger making horrible noises, only works certain outlets?

I had posted on endless sphere but since then I have possibly made a little discovery. Tldr; I have a fresh 48v battery and charger around less than 3 months old. Very intermittently when trying to ...
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Ebike brake lever cutoff switch / interrupt switch : How does it work?

When pressing the brake lever on my ebike the bldc motor controller (aka ebike controller) 'cuts power' to the motor until the brake lever is released again/sensor is deactivated. I would love to know ...
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Will a 73 inch long electric bike fit with 28 inch wheels

2 Question. 1st. I am looking into buying a electric bike it is 73 inches from tire to tire will it fit in a muni bike rack 2nd will 28 inch wheels fit on a muni rack Thank you
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eBike winter battery power

My Bosch eBike has dual batteries which I usually ride with one battery. I feel like as the weather drops to freezing the bike power has dropped off slightly and when I ride with the second battery ...
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Raleigh Motus Tour 2018 - Chain electric bike replacement

I have to replace the chain of my Raleigh Motus Tour 2018. Do anyone knows the specify chain I have to buy? Because it is a electric bike I am almost sure that I should buy the KMC "e9 EPT for e-...
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Fiido D2: shock absorber broken

I bought almost an year ago a Fiido D2 bike. I use it everyday for my commute to work and unfortunately it broke. I brought it to a bike repairer and he said that there's nothing he can do. The only ...
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Feasibility of keeping an Electrical Bike in poor (wet) storage conditions

I'm looking to buy an ebike for my partner, and have been researching how best to store them to protect them from the weather. We live in a south-facing house in a New Zealand city notorious for ...
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What's the largest biking forum on the internet? [closed]

While stackexchange is often great for specific questions, I'm looking for the biggest (english-language) biking forum on the internet. To be more specific looking for info on e-bikes and cargo bikes, ...
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Which kind of electric-assist bike would be appropriate?

I have a regular bike that I wanted to use to commute to my work (~12km/7mi) and back. In practice it turned out that while it was OK for one way, at my current level of fitness, I felt rather too ...
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Bicycle pedaling resistance on single speed e-bike

Recently, I've bought an ebike that is about 2 months old now, I've maybe gotten 100-150 miles off of it as a daily commuter. When I pedal, it would have a lot of opposing force or friction, and ...
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Is it possible to build a bicycle with magnets that somehow will ease required muscle power? [closed]

Sometimes, when I have magnets in my hands, I think - maybe it is possible to integrate this magnets into wheels or chain and move using their passive energy, without muscles at all?
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Help identifying this $25 ebike

I picked up this folding bike for $25 thinking I would google it and have all the info I needed to get it functioning. Any help finding documentation would be great, what kind of battery can I plug ...
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Who grants ebike-ready certifications for tires (aside from manufacturers)?

I have tires with (among others) official-looking decals implying (with varying wording and symbology) that they are "ebike-ready" (EBR) and rated to speeds of either 25 km/h or 50 km/h. I recently ...
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Proper dedicated ebike frame with motor in the middle or the diy swap the wheel approach

I'm interested in converting my carpe 40 into an electric bike. I was wondering what are the pros and cons between having a dedicated ebike frame vs a DIY approach that involves a new front or rear ...
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Identification of non-standard frame feature and suitability of frame for mid-drive e-bike conversion

My question comes in two related parts: firstly, what is the piece of folded, drilled metal projecting rearwards from the lower bracket in the photo above? Secondly, does this piece of metal have ...
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Suspension compromise for urban use

I ride an eBike in New York City. About 80% of the roads I ride are relatively smooth and 20% pretty bumpy. On my non suspension bike the 80% is great but the 20% is a bit painful. I understand ...
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Controller and throttle wiring question [closed]

I'm in the process of wiring my key lock throttle to the controller and coming up at a loss for how to wire them. I've scoured the internet and haven't found an answer that helps me. I know I'm ...
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

In Ontario, Canada, may I pedal my e-bike up to the road's posted speed limit without motor assistance? Like if my bike does 31 mph but the speed limit is higher, can I travel to that speed without ...
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What features does a mountain bike need to be converted to an ebike?

I'm looking convert a mountain bike and convert it to electric with a rear hub kit. I am wondering what features I should look out for to make this easier: Is there any way to keep the cassette that ...
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Shimano Steps error E010 and W013 [closed]

After the last update of the system, which allows optimizing the ECO option with three levels of assistance, Low, Medium and High, in the last 2 trips with the Medium option, several errors have ...
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E-Bikes - Is it bad for the bike to run out of battery?

Today, I ran my e-bike out of battery for the first time. Interestingly enough, the bike didn't actually turn off, but automatically moved the mode from "Eco" (light pedal assist) to "Off" (no pedal ...
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Can I get an ebike with a 500 watt motor in Australia? [closed]

I'm a bit on the heavy side, so I'd like to purchase an ebike with something a little gutsier than the usual 250 watt motor so that I can go up hills. Can these be purchased in Australia at all?
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To what extent should I insulate an electric bike battery during winter?

For temperatures between 0 F and 32 F, to what extent, if at all, should I insulate electric bicycle batteries? I have read that they do not like temperature extremes. Should I wrap a battery in 1 ...