Electrify Your Cruiser Mid-Drive Motor Kit
Cruiser bikes are extremely popular due to their comfortable pedaling and upright orientation. The only thing missing is an electric motor. If your ride includes hills or you just want to go further faster a cruiser is a great bike to electrify.
This is the kit to get if you want to feel like you are pedaling with super powers. With the torque sensing mid-drive motor you can dial in the level of assist you want and at each level the motor assist will be proportional to how hard you pedal. If you have long steep hills or like the idea of torque sensing peddle assist, get the Electrify Your Cruiser Mid-drive Motor Kit.
*Compatible with the Townie® Bicycles (Pictured here)
*Compatible with KHS Smoothie
The Cruiser kit includes standard:
TSDZ Motor 250-750W Pedal Assist (Torque Sensing)
Throttle (not included for coaster brake for safety)
Mechanical Brake Cutoffs
36V or 48V 6Ah Mini Cube Battery (determined by Townie model compatibility)
36V or 48V 2A Smart Charger (determined by Townie model compatibility)
B.V. Saddle Bag (for battery)
Bottom Bracket Wrench
Additional Wiring Harness for Battery
*TOWNIE is a registered trademark of Trek Bicycle Corporation.
- When installing on a Townie®, it has a single tube behind the bottom bracket and cranks instead of the 2 chain stays found on a regular bike. The TSDZ2 motor has an anti-rotation bracket that mounts between the chain-stays. This bracket cannot be used on the Townie® with its single tube. The anti-rotation bracket is not required on a Townie® if you take extra precautions, especially if you take other measures to prevent rotation. The main way is to tighten the main motor mount nut securely with blue Loctite. Also, the motor wants to rotate forward and up when under torque. You can rotate it all the way forward against the down tube before you tighten it down. You can also use a large zip tie around the frame and the bolt for the anti-rotation bracket if you prefer to keep it in the original down orientation.
- The kit comes with a 300wh mini-cube battery that will easily power you for 12 to 15 miles. It is nice because it is small and hides in a saddle bag. However, if you want a bigger battery it can be mounted on the downtube of the standard frame or the top-tube of the step-thru frame. Due to the way the tubes on the Townie curve it is often necessary to use spacers (washers) between the battery and frame. A Triple Bob or set of Bottle Bob's can also be used to secure the battery to the frame. Alternately, the larger battery (Super Shark) can also be mounted on a rear rack.