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The 7 Best Electric Bike Kits on the Market

Electric bike kits allow you to transform your bike into an electric bike in just a few minutes. There are more and more of them on the market and I had to rank them. Below, I have listed the 7 best electric bicycle motors currently available on the market, along with their technical characteristics.

1. Rubbee

At the top of this ranking, this electric bicycle kit for rear wheel is extremely popular. It exists in three versions (16, 32 or 48 km) and can be installed in 1 second thanks to its patented locking mechanism. In its most powerful version, it will allow you to reach the maximum speed of 32 km/h for a range of 48 km. Very practical and light, it is easy to dismantle and transport, so you won’t be afraid of having your electric bicycle stolen. With its unbeatable price, Rubbee is definitely the best electric kit on the market.

 

  • Maximum speed : 32 km/h
  • Distance : 16, 32 or 48 km
  • Battery life : 1000 cycles
  • Charging time : 2h30
  • Weight : 2.8 – 4.0 kg
  • Bluetooth : yes
  • Smart phone App : IOS and Android
  • Brakes : disc and rim
  • Wheel size : 16 to 29 inches
  • Price : 699, 798 ou 897 CHF

2. Copenhagen Wheel

Manufactured by Superpedestrian, this complete electric bike kit has been around for a few years now. Its futuristic style is nice but it has the major drawback of not being compatible with disc brakes. On the other hand, there is no other solution to recharge it than to take the bike into your apartment or to dismount the rear wheel after each use.

 

  • Maximum speed : 25 km/h
  • Distance : 48 km
  • Battery life : 1000 cycles
  • Charging time : 4h00
  • Weight : 7.6 kg
  • Bluetooth : yes
  • Smart phone App : IOS et Android
  • Brakes : rim only
  • Wheel size : 26 inches and 700c
  • Price : 1850 CHF

3. Electron Wheel

With its futuristic design, this electric bicycle wheel is only available in the USA and Canada but it still deserves the 3rd place in this ranking. All you have to do is replace the front wheel of your bicycle. Again, you will have to take the bike into your apartment or disassemble the front wheel after each use.

 

  • Maximum speed : 25 km/h
  • Distance : 80 km
  • Battery life : 750 cycles (200€ / battery)
  • Charging time : 5h00
  • Weight : 8.4 kg
  • Bluetooth : yes
  • Smart phone App : IOS and Android
  • Brakes : rim only
  • Wheel size : 26 inches and 700c
  • Price : 590 CHF

4. Revos

Extremely similar to Rubbee, this 200W electric bicycle motor works by the friction of the roller on the rear wheel. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as Rubbee to install and requires some technical skills.

 

  • Maximum speed : 25 km/h
  • Distance : 20 or 40 km
  • Battery life : 300 cycles
  • Charging time : 2h00
  • Weight : 2.0 kg
  • Bluetooth : no
  • Smart phone App : no
  • Brakes : disc and rim
  • Wheel size :
  • Price : 670 CHF

5. GeoOrbital

Very similar to the Electron Wheel, this 26-inch electric bicycle kit is installed in place of the front wheel. It has the advantage of having a “flat proof tire” but its weight prevents you from using your bike without turning it on. Again you will have to take the bike into your apartment or remove the front wheel after each use.

 

  • Maximum speed : 32 km/h
  • Distance : 12 – 48 km
  • Battery life : 3+ years
  • Charging time : 4h30
  • Weight : 7 – 10 kg
  • Bluetooth : no
  • Smart phone App : no
  • Brakes : disc and rim
  • Wheel size : 26 inches and 700c
  • Price : 985 ou 1485 CHF

6. Pendix

This electric bicycle kit with pedal motor has the advantage of recharging on a base such as a mobile phone. Unfortunately, you will have to call a professional to install it on your bicycle because you have to disassemble the crankset.

 

  • Maximum speed : 25 km/h
  • Distance : 45 to 160 km
  • Battery life :
  • Charging time : 3h00
  • Weight : 6.9 kg
  • Bluetooth : no
  • Smart phone App : no
  • Brakes : disc and rim
  • Wheel size : 26 inches and 700c
  • Price : 1685 – 1915 CHF

7. FlyKly Smart Wheel

This battery-powered electric bicycle kit is nonetheless a heavyweight on the market. This electric kit is the only one with Rubbee to recharge when you pedal backwards. Unfortunately, it’s only possible to install it on bikes with only one speed, which limits your options.

 

  • Maximum speed : 25 km/h
  • Distance : 30 km
  • Battery life : 100 000 km
  • Charging time : 2h00
  • Weight : 3.0 kg
  • Bluetooth : yes
  • Smart phone App : yes
  • Brakes :
  • Wheel size : 20 to 29 inches
  • Price : 1360 CHF