There are many on the market kit to electrify the bike. THE kitthey usually consist of a electric motor and an accumulator. Based on the model of kit, the electric motor it can be included in a wheel or a system to be integrated on the rear wheel of the bicycle or on the pedals.
With the spread of kit, any bike can be transformed into electric, the skills required by the transformer are minimal: i kit are designed to ensure maximum ease of assembly, both for the electric motor for both the battery.
When you decide to buy a kit to electrify the bike, you need to see various parameters:
- the power of electric motor included in kit
- the type of electric motor (brush or newer brushless)
- the type of battery (lithium-ion, lead-acid ...), the most expensive are lithium-polymer ones
- the approximate autonomy of the battery
-the connection between electric motor and battery
There are many kit for the retrofit of the bicycle. Among the most publicized is the Ducati Energia Green Wheel. The Green Wheel kit includes a 350W brushless motor, a braking energy recovery system and a series of sensors that connect to the user's smartphone. The sensors incorporated in the systemGreen Wheel allow the user to monitor and record environmental data such as air pollution, humidity and noise. Ability to record the data collected and share them via social networks; an anti-theft system that uses bluetooth communication with the smartphone and the GPS system for geolocation. Ability to measure the consumption of calories in fitness mode through the use of the smartphone ... in short, you pay for a series of functions that can be performed simply from the smartphone by downloading specific applications.
A pretty good retrofit kit is the one distributed by BionX. The BionX kit is complete with battery, rear wheel that integrates the electric motor and a control panel with relative connections.