“Something is better than nothing, but nothing is far better than dribble!” pretty much defines information overload you may have to deal with when searching the net for information on specific topics such as electric bike conversion kits. But here’s the flip side, the net does provide good quality information on ebikes, you need to be patient, sort through the fluff before landing on the info you need. And yes, good quality info will go a long way, to making you understand form how an ebike works, what a conversion kit is all about to knowing when you’re getting the real deal or what to look out for.
What’s hidden inside ‘Conditions Apply?’
One has to be extremely clear with the terms and conditions hidden in the sales of electric bike conversion kits, especially in case of online purchases. A close review of discount sales of ebikes to working out the real reason behind the low rates would help you make an informed decision on whether to buy or not. For example, let’s say you come across a listing for an ebike conversion kit at $399.00 [which is a real steal], you need to work out whether $399.00 comprises one battery pack, dual motor, or friction style electric bike motor, besides verifying what other accessories come with the deal (if promised).
Quality counts, rather than Quantity!
A good quality electric bike conversion kit is ultimately contributed by nothing but standard caliber components. How to confirm the quality of the components?
• The conversion kit may get advertised as excellent quality hub motors, but checking for quality of windings used in the motors is imperative. Quality motors would be made up of thicker nylon or steel gears, which can perfectly handle heat and load pressure when compared to plastic gears.
• It is absolutely vital to check for the type of batteries used; most of the cheap conversion kits possess SLA batteries that are quite cheap in terms of costs and of course in quality too, comprise poor solder joints, controller, and thinner windings.
• Confirming the actual value of kit extras would make one decide on its worthiness.
Choosing reputed brand conversion kits is always a much safer option, but in case of other electric bike kits, you’ll need to pay attention to reviews and of course, word-of-mouth recommendations can also provide you an idea on if the product is as good as it gets!