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  • Norco Indie – Solarbike Electric Conversion Kit

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    The Norco Indie is a comfortable, capable, do-it-all city bike for confidently getting around town and adventuring with speed. Equipped with a Solarbike electric conversion kit including the powerful 250 Watt mid-drive motor and a PANASONIC 21Ah 36V Battery you can extend your recreational rides with ease and also make your commute an absolute breeze!

    Individual custom made options are available – come see us in our Fremantle store for a free test ride!

     

    Specs:

    New Norco Indie (black)

    Aluminium Frame Size Medium

    250 Watt Mid-drive Motor

    36V 21Ah Battery with PANASONIC Cells

    Shimano Altus 16-speed drivetrain

    Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

    Schwalbe Big Ben tyres

     

      The Norco Indie is a comfortable, capable, do-it-all city bike for confidently getting around town and adventuring with speed. Equipped with a Solarbike electric conversion kit including the powerful 250 Watt mid-drive motor and a PANASONIC 21Ah 36V Battery you can extend your recreational rides with ease and also make your commute an absolute breeze! Individual custom…

  • SOLAR BIKE Road Runner model June 2020 – Now available!

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    Back in stock!!! This fantastic SOLAR BIKE hybrid Road Runner bike model June 2020, is great for cruising around in your neighbourhood in the upcoming autumn and winter days!

    The Road Runner is a hybrid bicycle designed to be a high-end commuting machine. It comes with integrated lights, mudguards, hydraulic disc brakes, SHIMANO Alivio 9 speed gears, suspension forks and a few other extras. This is the type of bike that people who are commuting long distances to work should consider as its upright sitting position, long-range riding ability and smooth performance make it nearly unbeatable for the average commuter.

    It is now available! Come in and see us in our Fremantle store for a free test ride!

     

    Specs:

    Motor: 250 watt rear BAFANG hub motor

    Battery: 36V 14.5Ah PANASONIC lithium-ion

    Rims: 700c Alex Double Wall 36 hole, Forged Alloy hubs

    Tyres: Schwalbe Big Apple 28”x 1.75″ K-guard with Reflective Strip

    Fork: Suntour NEX Coil Suspension, 60mm travel

    Frame: TIG Welded Alloy with integrated battery holder

    Crankset: Prowheel Alloy Diamond Taper with guard

    Gear shifter: Shimano Rapid Fire

    Power Control: Programmable pedal-assist system with LCD display and throttle over-ride

    Speed: 30km/h

    Range: Between 30-80km depending on power setting

    Gears: 9 Speed Alivio, wide range long cage derailleur

    Brakes: Front and rear Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

    Accessories: Rear Rack, Front and Rear fenders, Integrated Light System

    Back in stock!!! This fantastic SOLAR BIKE hybrid Road Runner bike model June 2020, is great for cruising around in your neighbourhood in the upcoming autumn and winter days! The Road Runner is a hybrid bicycle designed to be a high-end commuting machine. It comes with integrated lights, mudguards, hydraulic disc brakes, SHIMANO Alivio 9…

  • Bafang mid-drive motor on carbon fibre bike.

    Bafang mid drive carbon fibre bike

    This was a very nice flat bar carbon fibre road bike that came into our shop with a customer asking us options for it to be electrified. Complete carbon fibre bikes represent one of the few difficult categories of bikes to retrofit an electric bike conversion kit to. The problem lies in that using a hub motor is too powerful for either the front or rear axle dropouts to handle and the chance of snapping the bike forks or the rear axle dropouts is too high to risk. General rule of thumb is never to install a hub motor onto anything carbon fibre; they are just not made to withstand the rotational forces of the electric motor axle. Mid-drive kits in our experience have never been able to be installed due to the gap being too small on the motor between the shaft that goes through the bottom bracket shell and the motor itself. Usually carbon fibre bikes are built up around this area compared to steel or aluminium framed bikes. On this particular bike, it was quite a minimal gap so we tried a few different motors to see if one could be installed. Both the Tongsheng and Lingbei torque-sensing motors could not fit, just 1mm off but even 1mm was too much. However, the Bafang mid-drive kit (BBS02 we used) just fit with a bee’s Johnson clearance. Thus, this became the first fully carbon fibre bike that we converted to be electric. Enough said…

    This was a very nice flat bar carbon fibre road bike that came into our shop with a customer asking us options for it to be electrified. Complete carbon fibre bikes represent one of the few difficult categories of bikes to retrofit an electric bike conversion kit to. The problem lies in that using a hub motor…

  • Bushranger $2490

    Our iconic Solarbike model the BUSH RANGER is now available in titanium white aswell as the classic matte black. The BUSH RANGER is designed to handle all kinds of conditions from the city to even the harsh Australian outback. Whether you’re riding it in the city, to the beach, or out in the bush the Bushranger always offers a reliable, comfortable ride. 

    From fire trails to the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets, the BUSH RANGER is equipped for every situation. Its key features include a high capacity 36V 14.5Ah Panasonic Lithium-Ion battery integrated into the frame for excellent range and superior weight distribution, a BAFANG rear hub motor, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes and a 9 speed SHIMANO drivetrain for seamless shifting performance. All components are oriented towards robustness and dependability making the Bushranger a versatile all-rounder that won’t let you down, no matter the conditions.

    Finally, its sleek alloy frame finished in matte black or titanium white with alloy details and an iconic Ned Kelly motif emblazoned on the side. It’s sure to turn a few heads while your cruising around.

    Motor: 250 watt rear BAFANG hub motor

    Battery: 36V 14.5Ah PANASONIC lithium ion

    Rims: 27.5” (650B) Alex Double Wall 36 hole, Forged Alloy hubs

    Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8 27.5”x 2.125 Fine Tread Mtb Tyre

    Fork: Suntour XCT Coil Suspension, 650B 100mm travel

    Frame: TIG Welded Alloy with integrated battery holder

    Crankset: Prowheel Alloy Diamond Taper with guard

    Gear shifter: Shimano Rapid Fire

    Power Control: Programmable pedal assist system with LCD display and throttle over-ride

    Speed: 30km/h

    Range: Between 30-80km depending on power setting

    Gears: 8 Speed Alivio, wide range long cage derailleur

    Brakes: Front and rear Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

    Colours: Titanium White, Matte Black

    Our iconic Solarbike model the BUSH RANGER is now available in titanium white aswell as the classic matte black. The BUSH RANGER is designed to handle all kinds of conditions from the city to even the harsh Australian outback. Whether you’re riding it in the city, to the beach, or out in the bush the…

  • ‘Zihni’ Electric Folding Bicycle ($1790)

    The Zihni from Solarbike is our electric folding bicycle. This elegant design has the battery cleverly tucked away in the main tube of the frame. It is designed for comfort, elegance and convenience. Perfect for Camper Vans, Caravans or even just someone who doesn’t have much space. Zihni is truly the master of small spaces.

    If you purchase the ‘Zihni’ before the end of July we will include a hundred dollars worth of extras for free! (Helmet, Lock, etc…). Can be picked up in our Fremantle shop or delivered Australia wide for an extra $100.


    Zihni Folding Bike + $100 extras



    It’s features include integrated front and rear lights powered by the main battery and operated from the LCD display on the handlebars, Shimano 7 Speed gears, Tektro mechanical disc brakes and both throttle and pedal assists systems. Electrified with a 250W Bafang rear hub motor, powered by a 36V 10.5Ah Samsung battery. The Zihni packs a suprisingly powerful punch for such a small bike.

    Model: Zihni folding bike

    Motor: Bafang 250W rear hub motor

    Battery: 36V 10.5Ah Samsung

    Operation: Throttle and Pedal Assist

    Forks: Rigid Alloy

    Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc

    Gears: Shimano 7 Speed

    Tyres: Kenda 20″

    Lights: Integrated front and rear lights

    Accessories: Mud guards and carrier rack

    Instructions: www.solarbike.com.au/manuals

    The Zihni from Solarbike is our electric folding bicycle. This elegant design has the battery cleverly tucked away in the main tube of the frame. It is designed for comfort, elegance and convenience. Perfect for Camper Vans, Caravans or even just someone who doesn’t have much space. Zihni is truly the master of small spaces.…

  • XDS ‘Street’ Conversion was $2500 now only $2250!

    Sleek, beautiful and stylish the XDS Street 700 is the bicycle you cant live without, converted with a Solarbike 500W mid drive motor powered by a slim 48V 10.5 Ah battery, it packs a serious punch!

    The metallic finish ocean/blue steel looks fantastic with the white rims creating a ride that’s both practical and very easy on the eyes, be the envy of all your friends on this beautiful bike. It looks like a fixie, but rides like a Flatbar.

    Enjoy the flexibility of a 5 speed hub gear without sacrificing the style of a fixed gear bike. The internal hub gear cycles through 5 gears of resistance, while isolating the gears to exposure from the elements.

    Specifications:

    Colours: Ocean/Mettalic

    Frame Size: 53cm

    Frame: Steel

    Fork: Steel (700C 28.6 x 25.4 x 30 x 174mm)

    Handlebar: Alloy (540 x 40mm)

    Grip: Rubber

    Stem: Alloy (28.6 x 40 x 70mm)

    Seat Post: Alloy (25.4 x 350mm)

    Seat Clamp: Quick Release

    Saddle: Zero Sports Saddle

    Pedals: VP-530 9/16″

    Brakes: Tektro R340

    Brake Levers: Alloy

    Shifters: Sunrace 5 Speed

    Freewheel: Sunrace CSISW.16F (1/2″ x 1/8″ x 16T) KMC

    Chainwheel & Cranks: Prowheel Solid-246T-F-1

    Chain: KMC Z410A (1/2″ x 1/8″ x 94L)

    Chainguard: PVC Clear

    Bottom Bracket: Steel

    Headset: Alloy A-Head

    Front Hub: KT (14G x 32H 3/8″ x 100 x 140)

    Rear Hub: Sunrace 5-SPD Internal (14G x 32H x 13/32″ 119x 175mm L:32mm R:24mm)

    Weights: 12.6kg

    Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel

    Tyre: Kenda (700C x 25C x 30TPI)

    Rim: Alloy (700C x 23C x 14G x 32H F/V)

    Battery: 48V 10.5 Ah Panasonic Lithium Ion

    Motor: Solarbike 500W Mid-Drive motor

    Interface: Pedal Assist and Throttle

    Sleek, beautiful and stylish the XDS Street 700 is the bicycle you cant live without, converted with a Solarbike 500W mid drive motor powered by a slim 48V 10.5 Ah battery, it packs a serious punch! The metallic finish ocean/blue steel looks fantastic with the white rims creating a ride that’s both practical and very…

  • E Lekker Jordaan $2390

    The LEKKER Jordaan – brings Dutch efficiency and convenience to the streets of Australia.The E Lekker Jordaan is all about comfort and quality, with a superlight aluminium frame it is like nothing else on the market – combined with the comfort of extra large tyres, deluxe sprung saddle and ergonomic grips it is the ultimate in cruising comfort. Lightweight and maneuverable, it of course stays true to the Dutch upright seating position so you really do ride like a prince or princess.

    It’s slim rear mounted battery is discrete and powerful, packing 36V and 14.5Ah paired with a Bafang 250W brushless motor, also featuring integrated wiring this model is aesthetically gorgeous and rides like a dream. Available in both men’s and womens versions.

    Come in and test ride one today and see what all the fuss is about!

    Specifications:

    Frame Aluminium 6061 28″ Step Through

    Fork Reinforced steel 1″steerer

    Headset Shimano Steering Lock

    Bottom Bracket Neco sealed bearing

    Cranks Prowheeel aluminium 38t

    Brakes Tektro Hydraulic Disc E-350 W/ electric cut off

    Rear Hub Nuvinci 330 Infinity stepless shifting 20t

    Battery 36V 14.5Ah, Samsung cell

    Front Motor Bafang 250W brushless motor

    Charger Phylion AU plug

    Display M5 centre mount LCD display

    Rims 700c Aluminium 36h

    Tyres CST Zeppelin 700x47c APL puncture proof

    Pedals VP alloy with rubber grip

    Chain KMC rust buster

    Grips Velo Ergonomic lock-on vinyl

    Saddle Lekker cruiser saddle by Velo

    Seat Post Lekker Aluminium 27.2mm

    Handle Bar Lekker alloy city bar 25.4mm x 600mm

    Stem Lekker alloy 40mm x 25.4mm

    Fenders Alloy 54mm width

    Front Rack Lekker Dutch alloy rack max 10kg

    Rear Rack Lekker Alloy with bungee max 25kg

    Kickstand Centre mount alloy adjustable double kickstand

    Lightseat Spanniga Premium LED lights with AAA batteries

    Bell Aluminium

    The LEKKER Jordaan – brings Dutch efficiency and convenience to the streets of Australia.The E Lekker Jordaan is all about comfort and quality, with a superlight aluminium frame it is like nothing else on the market – combined with the comfort of extra large tyres, deluxe sprung saddle and ergonomic grips it is the ultimate…

  • Bakfiets Cargo Bike Conversion

    “You couldn’t wipe the smile off his face!” -Amy, Solarbike customer; re her husbands first electric cargo bike experience.

    We received some feedback and a couple of images from a customer of ours. They had recently just converted this Bakfiets Cargobike with one of our electric bicycle kits. Bakfiets are the safest way to transport your children on a bicycle according to ADAC. Their concept of carrying children in a cargo bike was innovative and is now accepted world-wide as an alternative and green form of transport.

    For many parents using a Bakfiets.nl Cargobike is a liberating and life changing experience especially on the school run and condensed urban areas. Since the first model there has been continuing development to allow you to carry babies, children, dogs, shopping and cargo with ease and in safety. Electrifying one of these kits is a fantastic option to help carry the extra weight that the Bakfiets allows you to carry.

    This customer test rided the Bakfiets with a 40km round trip to the beach and back with his son comfortably seated and wearing a safety belt in the front.

    Interested in electrifying a cargo bike or bicycle?

    Come in and chat to one of our friendly staff today and explore your options!

    “You couldn’t wipe the smile off his face!” -Amy, Solarbike customer; re her husbands first electric cargo bike experience. We received some feedback and a couple of images from a customer of ours. They had recently just converted this Bakfiets Cargobike with one of our electric bicycle kits. Bakfiets are the safest way to transport…

  • AVANTI Discovery E-Steps $2990

    Like it’s sister model the Discovery-E Low the AVANTI Discovery-E Steps is a marvel of modern engineering. It’s sleek modern design is geared towards comfort and efficiency, with a soft seat, an upright riding position and Shimano STEPS drive system its perfect for the daily commute.

    Avanti is a world class bike brand from New Zealand producing bikes for Olympic athletes right through to kids, all built with a strong design ethos. Each Avanti has been designed with the rider in mind, to not only exceed expectations but also deliver the best experience possible on two wheels.

    Some of the features of the Discovery-E Low are Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for responsive braking, rain, hail or shine, durable Avanti Formtech Alloy low standover frame for easy mounting and dismounting, 9-speed Shimano gears for on-demand, quick gear changes, aswell as a fast charging battery which will go from flat to full in just 4 hours.

    Frameset
    Frame: ADT 6061 Formtech Alloy, Shimano STEPS mount, Low Step
    Fork: HL Zoom 189 Suspension fork, 65mm Travel, Hydraulic Lock-out

    Wheels
    Rims: Alex TD26 Double-wall Alloy 36H
    Hubs: Alloy QR Disc, Cassette Disc Rear
    Spokes: Stainless Steel
    Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8, 1.95

    Drivetrain
    Shifters: Shimano Altus 9 Speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera M3000
    Crankset: Shimano E6000, 44T
    Motor: Shimano STEPS E6002, 50Nm, 250 Watt
    Chain: Shimano HG53
    Cassette: Shimano HG200 Cassette 11-34T 9-Speed

    Components
    Brakes: Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
    Brake Levers: Shimano M315
    Handlebar: Alloy Riser 31.8mm, 38deg sweep
    Stem: Alloy Ahead 31.8mm, adjustable
    Headset: Integrated Aheadset 1-1/8″
    Grips: Zero Comfort
    Pedals: Nylon Comfort
    Saddle: Zero Comfort
    Seat Post: Alloy Micro Adjust with Suspension, 27.2mm

    Other
    Stand: Integrated rear mount
    Extras: Shimano System display, 418W Battery, Alloy Rack, Mudguards

    Like it’s sister model the Discovery-E Low the AVANTI Discovery-E Steps is a marvel of modern engineering. It’s sleek modern design is geared towards comfort and efficiency, with a soft seat, an upright riding position and Shimano STEPS drive system its perfect for the daily commute. Avanti is a world class bike brand from New…

  • AVANTI Discovery E Low

    The AVANTI Discovery-E Low is a marvel of modern engineering. It’s sleek modern design is geared towards comfort and efficiency, with a soft seat, an upright riding position and Shimano STEPS drive system its perfect for the daily commute.

    Avanti is a world class bike brand from New Zealand producing bikes for Olympic athletes right through to kids, all built with a strong design ethos. Each Avanti has been designed with the rider in mind, to not only exceed expectations but also deliver the best experience possible on two wheels.

    Some of the features of the Discovery-E Low are Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for responsive braking, rain, hail or shine, durable Avanti Formtech Alloy low standover frame for easy mounting and dismounting, 9-speed Shimano gears for on-demand, quick gear changes, aswell as a fast charging battery which will go from flat to full in just 4 hours.

    Frameset
    Frame: ADT 6061 Formtech Alloy, Shimano STEPS mount, Low Step
    Fork: HL Zoom 189 Suspension fork, 65mm Travel, Hydraulic Lock-out

    Wheels
    Rims: Alex TD26 Double-wall Alloy 36H
    Hubs: Alloy QR Disc, Cassette Disc Rear
    Spokes: Stainless Steel
    Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8, 1.95

    Drivetrain
    Shifters: Shimano Altus 9 Speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera M3000
    Crankset: Shimano E6000, 44T
    Motor: Shimano STEPS E6002, 50Nm, 250 Watt
    Chain: Shimano HG53
    Cassette: Shimano HG200 Cassette 11-34T 9-Speed

    Components
    Brakes: Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
    Brake Levers: Shimano M315
    Handlebar: Alloy Riser 31.8mm, 38deg sweep
    Stem: Alloy Ahead 31.8mm, adjustable
    Headset: Integrated Aheadset 1-1/8″
    Grips: Zero Comfort
    Pedals: Nylon Comfort
    Saddle: Zero Comfort
    Seat Post: Alloy Micro Adjust with Suspension, 27.2mm

    Other
    Stand: Integrated rear mount
    Extras: Shimano System display, 418W Battery, Alloy Rack, Mudguards

    The AVANTI Discovery-E Low is a marvel of modern engineering. It’s sleek modern design is geared towards comfort and efficiency, with a soft seat, an upright riding position and Shimano STEPS drive system its perfect for the daily commute. Avanti is a world class bike brand from New Zealand producing bikes for Olympic athletes right…