250w Mid-Drive Motor Kit with Rear Rack Battery
Bafang (or ‘8FUN’) motors are generally accepted to be the best after-market mid-drive motors in the industry. There is a reason they have such a good reputation.. we have seen for ourselves the quality control systems in place at the factory outside Shanghai, and we are definitely impressed with the performance of their mid-mount systems.
The motor mounts through any standard bottom bracket from 68mm – 73mm wide. The entire bottom bracket and crankset assembly is removed, and replaced by the motor and single chainring. Cranks are also included, and you can reuse your existing pedals (9/16″). Your rear gears will remain untouched.
The controller & pedelec are both internal within the mid-drive motor, which simplifies the fitting. The pedelec is very responsive, especially when appropriately choosing low gears to take off in. This is important on a mid-drive e-bike, like when driving a manual car, to get the most torque during take-off and hill climbing.
The handlebar controls provided include the optional-to-install throttle (thumb style). Throttles are not strictly road-legal on a 250w kit, but they are sometimes popular amongst people who really need assistance taking-off, before they have rotated their pedals enough for the pedelec to kick in. The left hand side of your handlebars will be available for fitting a thumb throttle, without clashing with any gear shifters (because the front gears are removed).
Also included are electronic cut-out brake levers, or magnetic cutout sensors which can be fitted to existing levers, to provide a safety cutout feature when braking. We also include a Gear Sensor, which cuts power temporarily while you change gears, to reduce stress and wear on your drivetrain. The existing gear cable is threaded through this sensor.
The market-leading colour LCD mounts over the headstem in the centre of the handlebars, with a loom out to the buttons, for them to be within easy reach. This shows all the functions and stats you could possibly want, on an attractive visual interface. You can choose to set it up with 3, 5 or 9 available pedelec levels. These levels are easily adjustable from the LCD screen on the handlebars.
The final component is a speed sensor. The pick-up sensor is normally mounted to the chain stay beside the rear wheel, with a magnet fitted to one of the spokes.
The package is completed with a Rack Battery, which is the best solution on step-through bikes, and those with small triangles or non-straight lines on the frame. The larger battery will take the average rider at least 90kms per charge, meaning a full day-trip of leisure riding is easily possible, or often several days’ worth of commuting can be done between charges. This means the battery will last much longer than if having to charge after every ride. Smaller battery will give at least 50kms.
Racks can be mounted over the rear wheel of virtually any bike, presuming the bike has the mounting points on the seat stays, and down near the rear dropouts. Racks have the added benefit of being able to mount a rack-bag, which gives you somewhere to put your things, whilst also protecting your battery from full sun. And they include a bonus rear light, which is great for being seen.
We only use the top-quality battery chemistry of Lithium tri-metal (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide, or NMC), which is the leading type used for electric vehicles at the moment. Read more on our batteries page. Also find links to sizing templates for the frame-mounting batteries, or you can order a Battery Template Kit by mail, so that you can confirm what fits, and order your ideal battery with complete confidence that it will suit your frame.
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