Electric Bike Conversion Kit Gives You DIY E-Bike For About A Grand

So you want one of these cool new electric bikes we’ve been talking so much about these days–but that $3,000 price tag is a bit too steep (even with the electric assist.) Enter the E-Bike Conversion Kit, which turns any bike into a pedelec, at about a third of the cost.

The E-BikeKit system includes a wheel with a 500 amp hub motor, a 36v LiFePO4 battery and all of the hardware needed to install it.  The best part being, you can attach it to whatever bike you already know and love, be it mountain bike, cruiser or recumbent. The company claims that installing the irkit is simple enough for anyone to handle, but for the mechanically un-inclined, bike shops will do the deed for around $100.

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image via E-Bike Kit

Beyond the obvious benefits of increased exercise associated with commuting on a bike, the E-Bike Conversion people also want you to know that their kit will pay for itself in just six months–provided you have a 20-mile round trip commute, and currently spend around $10/week on gas and $25-50 on parking–since traveling on a bike outfitted with their system will cost about $0.15 a week (given the cost of entry) saving you a conservative $39.85 a week, or $2,072.20 a year.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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    • tt

      hi,buddy.if you have interesting on coverting your bike to electric bike,maybe you can visit http://www.electric-bikekit .The electric coversion kit includes hub motor,controller,LiFePO4 battery,twist & thumb throttles,brake handles and torque arms.u00a0