PERTH ELECTRIC BICYCLES

Electric Belt Driven Avanti Inc 2

Electric Avanti Inc2

Electric Avanti Inc2 with SAMSUNG battery and SOLAR BIKE motor kit.

People who have ever ridden a belt driven bike never use a chain again and the same can nearly be said for both using an internal hub and an electric motor. This bike has it all! The AVANTI INC2 comes with a belt driven SHIMANO Alfine 8 speed.  It’s a beautifully smooth and quiet bike. It changes gears cleanly with the touch of a finger and the belt makes riding silent.  We’ve added the SOLAR BIKE mini-motor and a 36V 14.5Ah SAMSUNG lithium ion battery pack. This bike should have a range well in excess of 60km. It’s our new favourite shop bike. 

Electric Specialized Rockhopper

Quality entry level mountainbikes like this Specialized Rockhopper are excellent bikes to make electric. Featuring a durable aluminium alloy frame, 100mm suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes and a reliable shimano drivetrain,  the Rockhopper can take whatever you throw at it- be it out on the trail or on the daily commute.

Specialized Rockhopper

We’ve fitted it with a rear wheel mini motor kit running an upgraded 500 Watt controller paired to our lightweight Panasonic 11.6Ah Tube battery to give outstanding performance out to a range of around 30kms. This one will probably see mostly commuting use, but with a rear- drive setup, it’ll comfortably handle heritage trails and varied terrain- ideal for longer  weekend adventures!

500W Black Beauty Electric Bike

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Here’s a real nice cruiser conversion with a 500W Solar Bike hub motor on the front and the battery incorporated into the rear rack. It’s the Nirve, made electric with a direct drive hub motor. 7 speed on the rear can hardly keep up to the electrics. Smooth ride, comfy, stylish and unique. Came together with a bit of love and attention today in the Perth Electric Bicycles shop.

500 Watt Street Electric Commuter from XDS

 

XDS Electric Street Bike $1700

XDS Electric Street Bike $1700

Classic flat handlebar steel bike with modern features. Very neat conversion, well balanced and rides beautifully. 5 speed Sturmey Archer internal gear hub. Customer wanted a 25 km range, 9AH 36Volt tube battery fits neatly into middle of frame. Best value electric bike in Perth.

ELECTRIC FAT BIKE

electric solar bike fat bikeThis is a fat bike that a customer brought into our shop the other day.  He asked us to make it electric.  A few considerations with fat bikes for those wanting to do the same.  The first is that you need room within the frame to mount a battery.  The 11.6Ah 36V Panasonic tube battery was the best fit we could find.  Running at 36V limits you to a maximum motor power of about 50-700W, this is what we put on.  The motor however needed to be laced into the original rim (an extra $100 job), to do this you need to be sure to have the right number of spokes. Nearly all motorised rims have 36 spokes so you should count this first as some fat bike rims only have 32 and this isn’t ideal – though I’ve seen it done. The next and final thing is the drop out.  Front hub motors typically have an axle of 100mm, fat bikes have 135mm so you can’t use a typical front rim kit.  Luckily, rear wheel dropouts are 135mm so the trick is to lace a 36 spoke rear wheel kit into the original front wheel.  All up it came together well.  The bike is a lot more rideable – especially on the intended beach or track.

 

Electric Breezer Uptown 7

The Uptown’s aluminum frame is light and will never rust, and the durable 26” wheels, nimble for city streets, can carry heavy loads. With its 200W motor and the long lasting 11Ah battery plus its 8 speeds operated with a simple twist shifter and Joe’s proven geometry, it’s no wonder the Uptown won Bicycling Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award for “Best Commuter Bike” four years in a row

BREZZER Uptown 7

BREEZER Uptown $1900

ORBEA Sport 30

This is the ORBEA Sport made electric with the SOLAR BIKE Panasonic tube battery kit.  It’s a quality urban mountain bike that is great for cruising the streets or commuting to work.  With a top speed of about 30km/h and a range of between 30-50km/h it’s an great electric bike for any person for any purpose. Please come into our new shop in Fremantle to take this for a spin!

ORBEA Sport 30 $1750

ORBEA Sport 30 $1750

Electric Conversions for Road Bikes

Since relocating to Fremantle, our workshop has been buzzing with new electric conversions. One of the more eye-catching ones has been this Merida Ride- A solid yet lightweight aluminium road bike with a full complement of mid-range Shimano road components.

 

 

 

Electrically Converted Merida Ride

Electrically Converted Merida Ride

Richard brought this one in for us- he’d had it for 9 years and over that period the bike had seen very limited use.
He wanted to get more use out of it and found electric assistance to be the key. Not only does electrical assistance reduce the challenge of hills and headwinds, it also allows for a more harmonious experience with other road users allowing the rider to maintain a higher average speed thus blending with traffic more easily.

For electric conversions, road bike present two mechanical challenges, the first being carbon fiber forks being unsuitable for use with hub motors, the second being drop handlebars being incompatible with throttles.

The first problem was dealt with by fitting one of our new rear wheel mini motor kits. These motors come supplied with a Shimano compatible freehub body allowing a wide range of gear cassettes to be fitted, in addition to being disc brake compatible. On a road bike, rear wheel drive is also advantageous in allowing for greater handling balance and added traction- a must on a lightweight bike with narrow tyres.

The second challenge involved considering new handlebar options. this is where a great deal of customisability comes in. Traditional drop handlebars were incompatible with a thumb throttle, however the following bar types are suitable: longhorns, pursuit bars, risers, straight bars and porter bars. Each has its own ride characteristics. In this case, Richard opted for pursuit style handlebars so as to maintain the low riding position as well as retaining the ability to mount the integrated shift/brake levers.

The end product was a 250 Watt road bike with an easily maintained cruise speed of 35km/h and a range of close to 45kms (Using the 36V 11.6Ah tube battery) weighing in at just under 18 kilograms- Exceptionally light for an electric bike!

Here at Perth Electric Bicycles, we’re specilalists at matching electric conversions to bikes and bikes to people, so if you’re in the market, come by our new store in Fremantle for an excellent range of conversion options with personalised service to match.

Electric 1000W TREK Mamba

The Trek Mamba 29er is a nice hard tail mountain bike with quality components on it.  However, with summer coming, the hills of Mundaring and Kalamunda are getting pretty dry and the flies are starting to come out so this season one customer has asked for his bike to be made into a fast electric commuting machine to tackle the headwinds on the road race tracks.  It goes extremely well with a set of Rubena road tyres on it and the 11.6Ah 48V Samsung Black Diamond battery able to withstand the high current draw. Electric Trek Mamba

Electric ORBEA Comfort!

This is one of our latest models, chosen for it’s sleek looks and fine performance. It’s an ORBEA comfort fitted out with a SOLAR BIKE rear rack conversion kit.  It’s great for ladies and men alike if you’re looking for a high performance step-through bicycle.  Please come into the shop to test ride this one.

Orbea electric bike with solar bike kit