Electric Bikes: Is an Electric Bike Kit Right For Me?
Should I Buy an Electric Bike Kit?
Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular in the USA, especially electric bike kits! Whether you are commuting to work or school, have a health condition, or just want to get outside more, electric bikes can help you! However, it’s very easy to get lost in the many options and brands of electric bikes. Another option, instead of buying a full on electric bike, is using an electric bike kit to convert a bike you already own into an electric bike. There are many reasons an electric bike conversion kit may be right for you.
- Know how it rides, easy to predict.
- Parts easily accessible
- Dual purpose, can switch back to normal bike easily.
The cost of full on electric bikes are a barrier for some cyclists. Electric bikes of quality easily cost $2500 or more. Some bikes exceed $4000 and are still considered “budget friendly”. In our eyes, this isn’t budget friendly. If you already have a bike, you can convert it to electric for just $549.
If you don’t already have a bike, that’s okay! We have many customers who install our electric bike conversion kits onto a bike they purchased off craigslist for less than $100. For $650 (or less!) these customers are riding around in style, with electric power! If you prefer to buy new, you can spend a little bit more and get a new bike from a reputable brand for around $500. Installing one of our electric bike conversion kits onto one of these bikes is a great cost effective alternative to buying a fully integrated electric bike!
Easy to Predict
Bike fit is important. Buying a new bike can mean saying goodbye to your old bike. Installing an electric bike kit to your current bike is that you already know how it’s going to ride. The longer you own a bike the more you get to know how it rides. When you install one of our kits onto your current bike you know you’re going to love the way the bike rides. The only difference you’ll notice is that you won’t be out of breath at the top of every hill or sweaty when you get to your destination!
Parts Easily Accessible
When you buy a Leeds Bikes electric bike kit you know it’s going to last for a long time. Fully integrated bikes use specially formed parts that aren’t easy to source or replace in the future. With Leeds Bikes, parts are readily available to keep you riding for many years to come! On top of that, our industry leading warranty and crash replacement program will take care of you in the event of an issue! See a full list of e bike kit components we offer here!
The Leeds Bikes Electric Conversion Kit is dual purpose in multiple ways. Our e bike kits use only the best parts, including the motors. We use geared motors as opposed to gearless motors. The reason for this is that geared motors, like ours, allow you to ride your bike without having to use power from the motor. That means the motor doesn’t resist your pedaling when its not in use. On the other hand, gearless motors require you actively use power to move.
Another way our conversion kits are dual purpose is that they are easy to install AND easy to remove. If you want to enter a race or group ride that doesn’t allow electric bikes, just remove the wheel and put your old wheel back on! Within 5 minutes or less you’ll be ready to ride your bicycle without electric power! When you’re ready for power again, just install the motor wheel, plug in the battery, and go!
One of the best reasons to convert a bike is for the form factor. Full integrated bikes are bulky. Everyone knows you’re on an e-bike. The Leeds Bikes Electric Bike Kit allows you to ride an electric bike in style! The motor is nearly silent and our batteries can be mounted anywhere from your handlebars, to the top-tube of your frame, and anywhere else! You shouldn’t have to ride a bike that looks like a spaceship to enjoy the benefits of an e-bike. As always, please obey and stay up to date on local e bike laws and policies!