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250 rpm Kinetic (eZee) Hi-torq Motor/wheel/controls Conversion Kit. 400 wh. battery standard, 700 wh. upgrade

$2,100.00 $1,780.00

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Product Description

This is the motor and controller combination that won the 2015 Sun Trip 7000 kilometer ebike race by a two day margin! Kinetic with rider Bernard Cauquil (54) beat the former winner on a Bosch system and all other EU brands competing and it is ready to transform your riding experience.  Check the forums for the fame of the  Kinetic (made by eZee Kinetic) conversion package.  This is also the motor that we conquered Baldwin Street in Dunedin, the steepest street in the world! This are made in our own factory and is perhaps the most tested ebike products in the world today. We offer our conversion motor kits in front wheel or back wheel planetary hub motors.  In either wheel, you can choose from the standard 250 rpm (no load speed) wheel or the 200 rpm Hi-torque motor winding.  These choices are critical for some applications. The 250 rpm wheel is what comes on our commuter ebikes and is the best for general riding purposes (for most people).  This 250 rpm wheel gives a speed on flat ground without pedaling on a 26" wheel of about 33 kph.  With the 28" (700mm) wheel, the flat ground speed is about 37 kph without pedaling. For the 20" wheel, the flat ground speed is about 28 kph.   If you select the 200rpm wheel,(offered on another page of our website) the top speed goes down about a fifth from our standard wheel, but the torque goes up similarly.  This helps commercial operators or riders of exceptionally steep terrain to find their best assist within the 300 watt continuous limit required by the NZTA for electric assist bikes. (Note that our motors draw up to 700 watts on a steep hill climb, providing enormous assist, but run at much lower wattage on flat terrain, with a continuous wattage rating of 300). Our Kinetic controllers are world reknown for their quality and can handle the higher loads of these motors. These components have criss-crossed Europe, Africa, the Silk Road, climbed the Himalayas,  and now won the Sun Trip 7000 Km Race. The ongoing development of them over 13 years  has produced a refined and thrilling e-bike assist package. You can test our motors for yourself at any of the 22 stocking Kinetic (eZee) shops around NZ.  Your performance will match the  Kinetic production bikes, so you know what you are getting;a heap of performance. All feature throttle override on five  levels of pedal assist selected from the monitor. All have watertight connections, weather-sealed components and These wheels have custom double wall alloy rims, German Schwalbe puncture resistant tyre and tube mounted, Sweden's Scanvik stainless 13g cargo bike spokes and our own, race winning,  V-3 Hi-torque motor, integrated into the hub. The controller has redundant capacity with ample power for your assisted riding. The battery choices we offer are bottle mount or rack mount. The bottle mount (mounts on any bolts in frame of bike, typically the bottle holder bolts) 400 or 540 watt hour Kinetic units that are fine quality with a great guarantee. For the rear rack Mount, the battery choices are our flat pack 400 watt hour or the big 700 watt hour (19 amp hour) reserves. This largest battery choice typically assists the rider on all day rides, often over 100 kilometers. The charger with the kit is 3 amps output. This is faster than the competition (also comes with our regular ebikes) and the charge time is reduced from any comparable kit offered in NZ today. Our batteries mount either on the bottle mount bolts (can be added) or on the rear rack area with our 20 kg rated rack. All our batteries are UN38.3 drop and fire tested and have the  latest chemistry and Kinetic produced BMS on board.  The charger has twice the capacity of the typical charger (4 amp output). Contact us for your bike specific suggestions. Tens of thousands of e-bike riders have used the  Kinetic (eZee) format to convert their bikes. We offer full options to make your bike into a grunty ebike. The conversion takes some a couple special bike tools and will usually take an average mechanically minded person 3 hours to install.  This includes the install of our extra features that make your ebike more enjoyable in the long run. You can have one of our shops install it for you which will also add a year to the warranty time. That makes a full 2 year warranty with our install option. Our conversion kit is priced with everything you will need to convert your bike, right down to the ergo grips, the pedal sensor , the power takeoff for lights, full wheel with Schwalbe Marathon-plus tyre, and the state of the art controller with five levels of pedal assist and throttle override (included). it has electric cut off brake levers, Your choice of battery mounting bracket and shrink tube, cable ties and full instructions. Battery and charger is included with the 400 watt hour being standard. The upgrade to a 540 watt hour is also available. You can also adapt our 800 and 1000 watt hour batteries for kit applications as well. Contact us for details. When you are building a bike your really plan to use, get e-bike equipment that is designed to go the distance.  Kinetic has been chosen by six NZ councils, rental organizations, The Auckland and Wellington NZTA offices, and continues to be the best value world-wide for your e-bike investment. Though not the cheapest gear you can get, it remains the value and performance choice. Make it your choice. Electric Bike Kit Installation Guide

kit review from customer

3 reviews for 250 rpm Kinetic (eZee) Hi-torq Motor/wheel/controls Conversion Kit. 400 wh. battery standard, 700 wh. upgrade

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    “I tried the other NZ e-bike brands and found them unable to go up my hill. I was just about to order an expensive German bike when your EBH Kinetic hub motor conquered my hill without problem again and again. I bought it straight away.” Sarah from Nelson

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    “I have just finished the conversion of a small folding bike and whilst it was not exactly straightforward (because of small forks) I am writing to say that the support and assistance provided by Electric Bike Hub was second to none and the outcome also exceeded my expectations. Thanks again.” Hugh Skinner ARIBA MRIAI NZIA (ret)

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    Review of eZeey bike

    I’m a keen cyclist (road and mountain bikes), but had never used an electric bike before Jace from Electric Bike Hub offered to let me use an eZee bike for a sponsored cycle from Wellington to Auckland.

    I had just over a week off work to complete the project – cycling from Zealandia in Wellington to Tiritiri Matangi Island, north of Auckland, to raise money for a rat eradication on Henderson Island in the mid-Pacific ( full details at http://www.killtherats.homestead.com ). I hadn’t had time to train at all, so some electric help seemed just the ticket!

    The bike (an eZee Torq) arrived at the ‘On Yer Bike’ bike shop in Wellington, complete with a 15 amp-hour battery, and two spare 10 amp-hour batteries, two mains chargers, and a car charger. This was one of the top models, with 7 speed hub gears, disc brakes, and an option of 5 power-assist levels (as well as a throttle).

    I set off on November 10th, having only used the bike once (a short trip to work), so I was on a steep learning curve! I was able to pack light, as my partner Chris offered to be my ‘support crew’ in a car, so I only took a spare (10 amp hour) battery, emergency tools, snacks and waterproofs with me, strapped to the luggage rack. Chris would usually meet me for lunch at cafe, and at our daily destination – mostly friend’s homes, spaced at a convenient 120km or so apart along my intended route.

    The weather forecast was pretty shonky for the week – it would have been difficult to have picked a worse week for the expedition, with strong winds all week, and rain forecast from the second day. But at least the first day was sunny, as I set off from Zealandia, a ‘mainland island’ reserve near the heart of Wellington, where a predator proof fence keeps out rats, stoats, and other predators, allowing native birds to flourish and overflow into the neighbouring city, including my own garden.

    I experimented with the various power levels on the bike as I headed north through the hilly suburbs of Wellington, towards the Kapiti coast. Of the five possible power assist levels, the lowest two weren’t terribly useful – giving a boost when setting off from a standing start, but giving no discernible assistance at cruising speed. Level five I avoided after the initial test – it gave a great power boost, with the power assist tailing off somewhere between 30 and 35 km/h, but I’d been warned it would drain the battery too fast. Level 3 was my most used power level, a good balance of power and battery life, with the power assistance tailing off above about 22km/h, but allowing hill climbing at an acceptable 15 -18km/h. Level 4 had a bit more grunt, and I tended to use it when faced with horrible headwinds and steep hills, or at the end of the day when I just wanted to get to my destination quickly! On level four, it was possible to cruise at 28 to 30km/h and climb hills at 20 – 22km/h.

    The bike’s gears were ‘Sturmey Archer’ style rear hub gears, but with seven gear options. This is really great for ease of use – no chain derailments, though I would have liked one more gear at the high end, as my legs turned just a bit too fast above 30km/h.

    As I headed north, I tried to avoid main roads where possible (which was not always!), but there were some good cycle paths to choose from between Porirua and Peka Peka, including a lovely coastal section through Queen Elizabeth Park, north of Paekakariki. This was one of only two unsealed sections I tackled on my ride, which gave me the opportunity to test out the ‘off road’ capability. This bike is seriously tough, as I found out hitting unexpected pot-holes with the dead weight of a spare battery over the back wheel, with a force I would have expected to break spokes. No damage incurred though! However, I was disappointed by the quality of the front suspension, which gave little damping, and bottomed out on the aforementioned pot-holes. The ride was bumpy on the rough surface, due to the large unsprung weight on the rear wheel. On the steeper uphills, the front-driven wheel lost grip on the loose surface if too high a power assist was selected, but was OK on power level 2. Overall, this is not a bike designed for regular use on rough tracks, but is tough enough to take them on without damage.

    The second day was a real test for the bike – gale force head winds, and driving rain as I headed to Whanganui. I used power level 4 all day, with the result that I drained all three of my batteries before I reached my destination, and had to pedal unassisted for the last 10km – luckily along a flat plateau with a downhill section to Whanganui city. I don’t recommend running out of power, but I was still able to maintain about 15km/h.

    The third day was better weather – the headwinds were merely fresh, and the rain held off until the last 20 minutes of my day. I headed up the Whanganui river road, a virtually undiscovered gem of a road, fully sealed these days but going through some of the most sublime North Island landscapes. The valley was often gorge-like and clothed in native bush, sometimes farmed, with small communities along the way. Where else could you go and see Athens, London and Jerusalem all in one day? A highlight is the church at Jerusalem, with fine maori carvings and paintings decorating the interior.

    I was concerned that I would run out of battery power on the steep climb from Pipiriki (near sea level) to Raetihi (600m), but the whole journey was completed on just 2 batteries (the 15 amp hour and a 10 amp hour battery), maybe showing that I was getting fitter (as the more effort you put in, the longer the batteries last).

    The next day I traveled to Waitomo, 160km and my longest day. The first few hours I was blessed with a rare light tail wind. Combined with a generally downhill gradient to Taumaranui, I completed the 67km to our lunch stop (Anna’s Cafe, Taumaranui – well recommended, excellent food!) with still 3 lights showing on the fuel guage (so at least 3/4 of the electrons still left in the battery!). I don’t know how long I could have travelled on one charge that day, as I took the opportunity to plug in and recharge for an hour. Just as well too, as my final battery conked out 2km from my destination!

    The next day, I left Waitomo, and took a back road to Kawhia, stopping at some beautiful DOC reserves to see natural rock arches, and waterfalls. From there to Raglan, along a partly unsealed road, via Bridal Veil Falls, a 60m high spectacular drop, and perhaps the North Island’s most scenic waterfall. Spectacular scenery and quiet roads made this probably my favourite day’s touring. Do it!

    The next stage – Raglan to Pukekohe – should have been an amazing day with spectacular scenery, but the weather was the worst possible. I was battered by continuous rain (and I mean continuous!) driven into my eyes by the 80 km/h headwind, or sometimes sidewind (which frequently blew me across the road, potentially dangerous if there had been any traffic!). Visibility was down to one or two kilometres, ruining the (probably) spectacular vistas from the ridge tops. Added to this was the lack of any form of civilisation. Our planned stop at Waimarino hot springs and pub lunch was stymied by both the hot springs and pub being shut. Not so much as a dairy existed in any of the marked villages on the route all the way to the outskirts of Pukekohe. Once again my battery ran out, this time about one kilometre short of my friend’s house. I arrived wet, but warm – the rain in these northern parts at least lacks the chill of further south!

    My penultimate day, from Pukekohe to Woodville (near Helensville) couldn’t have been more different – sunny and pleasant, and I relished the change, even though most of the way was through Auckland suburbs. The fine weather and increased fitness combined to give my best distance from the 15 amp hour battery – 97km – and it ran out all of 20 metres from my destination!
    From there, I had a fairly short jet propelled ride (Yipee! A tailwind!) to the ferry ramp at Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparaoa peninsula. I caught the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi island, and enjoyed a day wandering through the recovering forest, enjoying the birdsong from birds rare or extinct on the mainland, such as hihi and bellbird, a reminder of how important pest-free islands are to the biodiversity of the planet.

    My journey was a total of 952km over 7 1/2 days. My average speed (excluding the short 2 hour ride to the boat ramp with a stiff tailwind and power ramped up, when I averaged 30km/h) only varied slightly – from 23.8 to 25.6 km/h, despite the wildly different gradients and headwinds on different days, and I feel this is the greatest strength of the battery assisted bike. On good days on roads without too many hills, I could travel at that speed with my regular road bike, but on the days with severe headwinds and hills, I would probably have been down to little over 15km/h.

    The bike proved as tough as I’d been told – no punctures, no mechanical problems at all.

    How would I rate the bike for touring? With the larger (28 amp hour) battery, I think this would an excellent option for road touring in New Zealand – the one battery should be enough for a full day’s touring – and the bike is tough enough to cope with all road conditions. Would I buy it? I’d actually like to try the eZee bike Raptor fully suspended mountain bike, for some of the tougher off-road routes!

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Electric System, ,
Interface LED monitor displays battery charge and pedal assist level. Weather sealed with advanced functions for owner preference
Motor 300W planetary gear reduction for quiet and long life operation built into supplied German wheel with Marathon Plus German tyre
Controller 29 amp capable controller with pedal sensor built in. Heat protected and sealed. Has clever operation to give intuitive rider experience
Battery "requires 36 volt battery system (available from our accessory pages) Electric Bike Hub stocks several battery options for frame or rear rack mount. These batteries are tested under UN38.3 safety standards (required in the EU) and have advanced BMS (battery management systems) built in"
Charger Cased 3 Amp output Fast Charger with auto shutoff. Monitors condition of charge for perfect topping up
Computer built into the LED interface programmable for four different monitoring functions. Also has amp limiting function for those that find our system too powerful or are using the 500 watt rear motor.
Performance,
Maximum Speed "Speed is dependent on bike arrangement and rider logistics. on 700mm wheel bikes it adjustable power up to approximately 37 kph 28 inch wheel= 33 kph without pedaling and 20 inch wheel = 28 kph without pedaling. Smaller wheels increase hill climbing torque. Higher speeds available with pedaling"
Range Up to 80 klms with our 15 amp hour battery. well over 100 klms achievable with 21 and 28 amp hour upgrade batteries
Power modes "5 levels of Pedal assist mode with throttle override".
Kit weight "Approximately 8kg not including Battery"
Frame size "Will fit an enormous array of frames that have cassette bearings in the bottom bracket (crank bearing). This includes most modern mountain and commuter bikes of medium or good quality".
Max rider weight "Because of gear reduction our motor can assist heavy loads up hills (slows when climbing) Good for riders that have special frames special weight requirements and towing trailers." )