With the summer months well and truly underway, we’ve been busy fitting out bikes of all shapes and sizes with our SOLARBIKE electric conversion kits. This one from last week stood out as the pick of our recent builds: the full suspension Specialized Epic.
Specialized Epic with Electric Conversion Kit
There’s a lot to consider when selecting a full suspension mountain bike for an electric conversion as we’ll mention in a later post. In any case, the Epic really does tick all the boxes!
This is a 2007 Specialized Epic which featured a unique suspension design that allowed for minimal intrusion of the suspension components in the frame clearance. They’re super efficient and capable on the trails, not to mention comfortable on road which makes them a great platform for an electric conversion. Added to this, the high end Shimano Deore XT components make for excellent performance and reliability.
The Epic is one of those rare full suspension bikes that is compatible with both a rear wheel hub kit and a mid drive system. We opted to fit it out with a BAFANG 750 Watt high power system to give it unbeatable performance both on and off road. Equally rare is the amount of clearance in the front triangle which allowed us to fit our 48V 10.5Ah Tigershark battery. The result is an electric conversion kit that integrates well with the bike in terms of both appearance and function.
Suffice it to say that the Epic was an absolute blast to ride both on a paved surface and on tracks and trails. The electric kit being mounted as central and as low down as possible greatly aids the handling balance whilst the BAFANG motor provides phenomenal power and torque. The bike is more than 10 years old now but still feels as up to date as more recent models with sharp handling and comfortable ride quality.
Bikes like this really do make a strong case for the versatility and performance of our electric conversion kits! If you’re thinking about converting your own bike, why not consider stopping by our Fremantle store for a chat. We’ve got a huge range of kit options to suit all needs and budgets as well as a huge depth of experience in converting bikes to match!
Recumbent tricycles are becoming more and more popular around Perth and with the added electric assistance you can really see why. This particular recumbent works well with a rear rack battery over a rear 200w hub motor making for great range with usable power and speed. This small, light package makes the recumbent very easy to use and stable at higher speeds. It is fitted with a direct throttle on the bars for easy control when ever the assistance is needed. We look forward to seeing more and more recumbent tricycles out and about due to their great efficiency and comfort all helped with a SOLAR BIKE electric conversion kit.
One of our new eye catchers is the converted AVANTI Discovery 2 with a electric mid-drive conversion kit. Before conversion, this was already a great bike with 8-speed gears, cable disc brakes and a eye catching frame. We converted the AVANTI Discovery to an electric mid drive pedal assisted bike featuring a 750 Watt Bafang mid-drive motor together with a 48V – 10.5Ah battery that will make any journey or commute a quick one. The mid drive motor assists you pedaling along in any conditions. In conclusion, a great bike that will draw attention and get you on your way to any destination.
The LEKKER Jordaan is a very popular bike for our electric SOLAR BIKE conversion. These two were converted with a front hub motor and a 36V, 11.6 Ah rear rack battery which makes for a very elegant and capable electric bike, both pleasant to look at and comfortable to ride. The Jordaan is equipped with front and rear racks, lights and mud guards as well as a Shimano Nexus 7 speed internal hub gear and chain guard. These will have many kilometres of enjoyable electric riding ahead of them, perfect for around Fremantle and in Perth for a long time to come.
Electric FLUID Apache 1000w FAT Bike!
This electric Fat bike is truly great fun! It has been converted with a 1000W Bafang mid drive motor with a Solar Bike 48V 17.5 Ah Panasonic battery to give a huge amount of torque and speed.
The bike is brand new, made for a special customer who has only test ridden it twice and payed just over $3200 for the complete bike but decided it was not for him. It is now at a bargain price of $2800!
So pop into the shop and try this beast out, you will not be disappointed with the comfort and capability of the bike! its especially fun on the beach!
The bike can be viewed and test ridden at Perth Electric Bicycles.
We will honour the full 6 months warranty with the bike!
The custom electric Polygon tandem is one of the best ways to enjoy a two person ride. The captain up front has full control of the bike and gears including the electrics, this leaves the stoker (rear passenger) to only assist in pedaling. The new 27.5″ wheels improve the durability of the tandem and can take the forces of two riders and the electric motor opposed to the weaker 700c versions. Additionally, the wheels offer a lower stand over height, paired with adjustable stems and seat posts meaning that it can suit almost any rider, young or old. The drive train is SHIMANO Altus 24 speed which is good for most terrain but matched with a electric SOLARBIKE rear hub motor and battery is more than capable of the steepest hills.
Overall the electric POLYGON tandem is a fast, comfortable and reliable way to ride together and be enjoyed by everyone.
The LEKKER Amsterdam commuter series with 7 Speed integrated hub and grip shifter goes along well with a 250W mid drive system. The Amsterdam offers a very comfortable ride with a lot of style. The bike holds well with clean simple lines with very few wires being seen. The satin black with black battery keeps the bike in tune with the original looks but now more than capable of making long commutes easy. The 250W solarbike mid drive with pedal assist and thumb throttle paired with a 36v 11.6Ah tube battery makes for a great ride.
The PAPILLIONAIRE Cafe Racer works very well at 3 things: speed, comfort and style. The Cafe Racer is avalible in both 3 and 8 speed, the 8 speed being the more appropriate option for the electric conversion. The inverted handle bars offer a lower and more aggressive riding possition which fits very well with the old school style of the original cafe racers, made for urban speed. The chromoly steel is perfect for a durable, reliable ride and makes a solid base for the electric convertion. This customer went for a 36V, 11.6H battery with a 200W which will give him good range and keeping with the theme of light weight speed.
The PAPILLIONAIRE comes in many different colours with different matching parts, The Olive green colour scheme and crafted brown leather saddle and grips really set the bike off well with gum trye walls. All pointing at the old school style of the English cafe race. A timeless classic.
Increasingly popular single speed bikes seem to be starting to take over the streets and I for one can see why! There are so many reason why, style, speed, clean, comfort, simple and reliability are to just name a few. This particular bike is a REID Harrier that offers a very comfortable and easy ride, made even better with addition of our Solarbike 200W Electric conversion kit. The electric kit will certainly be helping this customer to and from work. We offer many different kits to suit all your needs. Single speed bikes have become the new craze and we can take you to the next level with a electric conversion!
The EARTH Prime Mi5 is the go anywhere do anything all rounder bike from EARTH. This hardtail gives the best of both worlds, hitting the mountains and trails at the weekend and getting you to work again for monday. The EARTH features a clean and smooth looking intergrated panasonic lithium ion battery (36V 14A) with a handy USB port to charge smartphones. The battery goes well with the 250W rear hub motor all rolling on Schwable Smart Sam MTB tyres that are more than capable of keeping your grip on the trails and rolling fast on the commute.
One of Mi5’s best features is the heads up LCD multi function display that gives you speed, distance, level of peddle assit and a battery level indicator. All which are valuable and helpful instruments that are nice to know as you ride along but there are many options to change depending on what you would like to see on the screen. Other features include Shimano cranks and gears with some good stopping power of the Tektro disc brakes front and rear. The overall weight is 21.8kg considering it is an integrated battery with all the great add on’s that will happily get you to work and through the trails with ease then we really recommend The EARTH Prime Mi5.
The EARTH is also a very fast bike, looking at pushing just under 30km which is amazing for a hardtail mountain bike.
Overall this is an incredibly good value for money electric bike straight from the factory, that is not only fast but also looks great for where ever you are and what ever you’ll be doing on this EARTH Prime Mi5.
- Panasonic 14Ah High Capacity Battery
- F/R Tektro Disc Brakes
- SCHWALBE Smart Sam Tires
- Multi Function LCD Display Panel
- Shimano SIS 21 Speed Gears
- Wheel Size 27.5″
- 250W motor
Come test ride yours today at our shop in Fremantle.