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LET THE SUN CHARGE YOUR EBIKE!
It’s hard to believe you can take this much charger into the wilderness with you and charge your ebike during your lunch break. Charge your battery any time you are doing something other than riding.  Whether hanging out at camp, hiking, hunting, or fishing, you can be topping off your tank from the sun. The most rugged, lightweight, portable, and powerful solar charger for e-bikes currently on the market. 
CHARGING AND CARING FOR YOUR LITHIUM-ION EBIKE BATTERY
These guidelines and instructions assume you bought your battery with your motor or ebike and that its power and charge capacity is matched to your motor and charger, respectively.  If you are buying them separately, there is a lot more you...
CHOOSING A DIY CONVERSION MID-DRIVE MOTOR
We will compare the most popular mid-drive motors for DIY conversions
  • BBS02 vs. BBSHD 
  • BBS02 vs. TSDZ2
  • Bafang BBSHD or BBS02 vs. CYC X1 Pro or Stealth
WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE A TRIPLE BOB TO MOUNT A DOWN-TUBE BATTERY
Let me qualify that.  We have tried the Triple Bob from Grin Technologies with all of the Reention shark-type cases we use and most of the Hailong shark cases and it dramatically improves the strength and rigidity of the mount every time.  We...
HOW TO MOUNT A DOWNTUBE BATTERY ON A FRAME THAT IS TOO SMALL
We have attempted to install a Super Shark battery in a bike frame that is barely too small many times.  The battery will actually fit in the space available in the triangle (see picture below) ​but there is no room to slide...
HOW MUCH GAS IS IN THE TANK?
How much battery charge you have left on your ebike is almost as important as knowing how much gas is in the tank in your car. I say almost because at least you can still pedal your ebike when you...
ELECTRIFY BIKE IS A CITY WEEKLY "BEST OF UTAH"
Electrify Bike is a “Best of Utah” in City Weekly’s annual best-of edition.​Find it here: https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/best-of-utah/BestOf... (page 3 online, 45 in print)   Best Way to Electrify Your BikeElectrify Bike Co.Electric bicycles are all the rage. Streets are literally humming with them....
E-BIKE RULES ON PUBLIC LANDS FINALIZED
Today I received this letter from People for Bikes. We finally have rules for ebike use on public lands clarified.Dear Mark, On Friday, Oct. 2, the Department of the Interior released final rules for electric bicycle use on public lands. This new regulation more clearly defines...
DO YOU NEED A GEAR SHIFT SENSOR?
Why have a gear sensor?  The purpose of a gear sensor is to protect your drive train from excessive power from a mid-drive motor while shifting a bike with a rear derailleur.  A normal cyclist is around 150 watts of human...
NEED A BOTTOM BRACKET ADAPTER?
Mid-drive motor kits mount in the bottom bracket of your bicycle.  They are designed for a standard threaded 68/73mm bottom bracket but if yours is different chances are there is an adapter you can use to make it work.  BBSHD,...
CHOOSING A CHARGER
A few things to think about:  Better chargers usually come in a metal case and are fan cooled.  They come in different amperages which determines how fast your battery charges.  Charging too fast at too high of an amperage can shorten...
PICKING THE RIGHT EBIKE BATTERY
The 3 most important factors in choosing a battery:1. Trusted brand.  18650 Lithium Ion cells are by far the most popular cells found in ebike batteries.  This is because the energy density is very high and they are being manufactured in...
CHAINRINGS FOR MID-DRIVE MOTORS
Picking the right chainring for your BBSHD, BBS02, or TSDZ2 is important but can be tricky.  There are a lot of factors to consider in getting the one that will be the best all around.  Let's take a look at...
RIDING AN E-BIKE TO STAY HEALTHY
Is too much time indoors making you restless? With COVID-19 sweeping across the country, hundreds of millions of Americans are finding themselves indoors way more than they like to be.  ​Healthy exercise is taking a big hit. Most gyms are...
INSTALLING RIVNUTS IN BICYCLE FRAMES
For Water Bottles, Tools, and Electric Bike BatteriesEver wish your water bottle mounts were in a different place?  Maybe your battery mounts don't line up with water bottle mounts? Do you wish you had at least one more mount point...
FINALLY, E-BIKE CONVERSION LIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT & EASY!
When you convert your bike to an e-bike and have a battery that is big enough to light a flashlight for a month, it is natural to want your bike lights to run off of that battery so you never...
CHOOSING THE E-BIKE CONVERSION YOU WILL WANT TO RIDE EVERY DAY
The right bike for the kind of riding you want to do makes all the difference. Choosing a Bike to ConvertFirst of all, do you have a bike? If you have one that you are certain is perfect for your...