E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

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E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by knightmb » Nov 29, 2006 12:15 pm

I'm trying to put together a list that I can sticky up in the forums here that have links to buy hub motors. I've been on the search for a good deal on hub motors and a lot of companies that I purchase from in the US here make me wait about a month before they contact me to tell me they quit keeping "X" brand of hub motor in stock and give me a refund. It's been kind of frustrating for me, so any info that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

This is what I have so far. I would have about 4 more to add to this list, but either they went out of business or don't carry hub motors anymore :-(
  1. Lots of selection of kits and motors here.
    http://www.poweridestore.com
  2. weRelectrified.com sells Wilderness Energy kits and brushed motors.
    http://www.werelectrified.com/extramotor.html
  3. Rabbittool.com seems to sell hubs and other stuff.
    http://www.rabbittool.com/frames/frelcwhl.html
  4. Electricrider.com has Crystalyte Hubs, Kits, other parts
    http://www.electricrider.com/crystalyte/parts.htm
  5. ebikes of Canada carries a wide variety of Crystalyte hub motors, advanced batteries, and electronic accessories
    http://www.ebikes.ca/store.shtml
  6. Non hub motors that uses the derailer 4 gearing
    http://www.cyclone-usa.com
  7. Store that sells both WE and Crystalyte hub motors (and parts)
    http://www.bernsonev.com
  8. Store that sells Go-Hub kit (and parts)
    http://www.largoscooters.com
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Post by Elmweaver » Nov 29, 2006 1:38 pm

weRelectrified.com sells Wilderness Energy kits and brushed motors.
http://www.werelectrified.com/extramotor.html

Rabbittool.com seems to sell hubs and other stuff.
http://www.rabbittool.com/frames/frelcwhl.html

Electricrider.com has Crystalyte Hubs, Kits, other parts
http://www.electricrider.com/crystalyte/parts.htm

ebikes of canada carries a wide variety of Crystalyte hub motors, advanced batteries, and electronic accessories
http://www.ebikes.ca/store.shtml

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Post by 29a » Nov 30, 2006 11:58 am

here's non hub motors that uses the derrailier 4 gearing

http://www.cyclone-usa.com/
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Post by knightmb » Nov 30, 2006 1:07 pm

Found another store that sells both WE and Crystalyte hub motors (and parts)

https://www.bernsonev.com/index.php

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Post by Mathurin » Nov 30, 2006 5:19 pm

Well, I can't recommend bothering with kingsmotorbikes.com...

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Post by knightmb » Dec 03, 2006 1:40 am

Mathurin wrote:Well, I can't recommend bothering with kingsmotorbikes.com...
Bad experience or have they gone out of business?

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Post by Mathurin » Dec 03, 2006 10:35 am

Ah, well it was truly painfull to deal with the guy. Sometimes I got the impression he couldn't understand english, and a few times he said he would do stuff and didn't.

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Post by D-Man » Jan 04, 2007 11:05 pm

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Post by fechter » Jan 05, 2007 12:37 am

Here's one:
http://www.thesuperkids.com/electricbikes.html

I can't vouch for the company and have no experiece with them, but they do have that nice BMC geared brushless hub motor.

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Post by D-Man » Jan 07, 2007 9:49 pm

This place lists the currie drive kits and has all the optional gears and sprockets, and also has the 36-48 volt motors that you won't have to air cool. They have some hub motor kits too and electric bikes. What I don't get is why they always say "out of stock" on the USPD kit. It seems to be a permanent sign. Haven't called them to find out though. Anyone know?

http://www.evdeals.com
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Post by Stevil_Knevil » Jan 18, 2007 10:56 am

Several months ago, I spent a few days studying the Rabbittool site; spec'ing their brushless hub motors with gear reduction, and the rest of the kit for a project that I am working on.

After mathing-out the desired voltage, speed, range and wheel options for my application -complete with prices- I contacted Rabbittool to inquire about availability of this list of components that I had compiled.

I discovered that they had sold all of their patents to Sanyo more than a year ago. :?

After deciding to follow the rabbit into the hole, I contacted Sanyos' North American representative that was responsible for this project. After several emails back and forth, and a couple of phone conversations, I have this advice to offer. Unless you are ready to purchase >10,000 units :shock: ..don't bother chasing this rabbit.

Here is a unique pedal-assist application for a hub motor, but it's not mounted where you might think it would be. The Stokemonkey..
http://cleverchimp.com/
..is designed to work with the Xtracycle addition. It's essentially an electric augmentation kit that can ONLY work with/compliment *yet another* conversion. I think it's pretty hip, though.

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Post by Lowell » Jan 18, 2007 3:14 pm

While it looks interesting, I think the $1350 price tag for 430 peak watts is a little steep.

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Post by Stevil_Knevil » Jan 19, 2007 1:08 am

Yep, costy.. don't forget to add a sturdy bicycle, plus another 400 bux for the Xtracycle attachment to bolt the Stokemonkey kit to- http://www.xtracycle.com/freeradical-hi ... e-p-2.html

It certainly seems stupid-expensive, yet it has enabled many folks to go totally car-free. I better stop there before going any further off-topic.


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Post by amjones » Jan 23, 2007 1:16 pm

D-man, according to Scott at evdeals, Currie has stopped making the USPD kits. Dunno why he keeps it on the web site...
D-Man wrote:This place lists the currie drive kits and has all the optional gears and sprockets, and also has the 36-48 volt motors that you won't have to air cool. They have some hub motor kits too and electric bikes. What I don't get is why they always say "out of stock" on the USPD kit. It seems to be a permanent sign. Haven't called them to find out though. Anyone know?

http://www.evdeals.com

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Post by D-Man » Jan 24, 2007 10:38 am

Thats too bad. Seemed like a good kit.
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Post by safe » Jan 24, 2007 12:14 pm

This is the first time I noticed this area on the messageboard. This was one of the questions I posted elsewhere:

"What's the cheapest 500W - 1000W Hub Motor around?"

Seems that you will always pay from TWO to about SIX times as much for a hub motor compared to a "cheapo" Unite motor. What you can gain in performance you lose in price.

The best price seems to be the $159 hub motor. (not bad at all) I wonder if it could be purchased for less if you don't buy the rim and spokes? Could I use any controller for this?


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Post by amjones » Jan 24, 2007 12:29 pm

Scott at evdeals still sells parts for the USPD, in fact you can put together a complete USPD kit from parts, but it'll cost more than the $450 the kit was going for. (I'm thinking about doing this...)

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Post by amjones » Jan 24, 2007 12:31 pm

Scott at evdeals still sells parts for the USPD, in fact you can put together a complete USPD kit from parts, but it'll cost more than the $450 the kit was going for. (I'm thinking about doing this...)
D-Man wrote:
I wonder how long the individual parts will last or maybe those are gone too.

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Post by Mathurin » Feb 17, 2007 4:29 pm

Well I gotta add Velectris to this topic, since they now sell internationally.


I've compiled some info from their forums regarding the Phantom hub motor:
http://www.velectris.com/forum_en/viewtopic.php?id=4

And you can buy it from the shop page here:
http://www.velectris.com/catalog/phantom-kit-p-98.html


They've also got the Super Phantom, there's not yet much feedback about it
on the forums though, so FWIW may as well look at the shop's description...
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Post by Mathurin » Apr 13, 2007 11:43 pm

Well, it seems Brett White holds the 36v MY1018's! It looks like the ones he sells come with some kinda mounting bracket.
http://www.users.bigpond.com/solarbbq/newproducts.htm

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The 24v version can be had for 20usd less at TNC scooters:
http://tncscooters.com/product.php?sku=106105
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Re: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by lfairban » Sep 04, 2008 3:21 am

I have been collection so much info on e-bike kits that I had to put it in talbes:

http://home.roadrunner.com/~LFAIRBAN/El ... 0Kits.html

If you go quick, you can be one of the first ten people to visit the site.
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Re: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by gogo » Dec 07, 2008 1:39 am

Ran across this place while surfing the web, seems to be out of Three Rivers, MI.
http://www.wattcycle.com

They sell Crystalyte motors and kits. I know nothing about them other than what I saw of their website.
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Re: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by BungaEBiker » Jan 25, 2009 12:20 pm

Ok, here goes. I looked through the threads and this appears to be the closeist to the topic of my questions. I am a larger fellah and am wondering what kind of motor I should get. I have seen several different style's and all have merits and some do not. With your own experiences what kind of motor would a large(ish) guy in the rage of 350lbs need to get around in an area that is much like San Francisco? Not as much to look at but hills that would make your neck sore. The hills I usually see are in the 15 to 20 degree range and there is one (I call the gear box killer) that is about a 30 degree. I don't go up that one much. About 95% of my travel will be up 15 to 25 degree hills so I need something pretty hefty and not afraid of a workout. I can honestly say that almost all of the motors I have seen are good for distance and some are good for speed, My goal is to get to and from work every day using this motor. Its a 30 minute bus ride now and about one and a quarter hours, or there abouts, walking. Currently I am torn between a trike or a recumbent. when all my finances are in place is when i will make that decision. the trike would either be a Schwinn Meridian or an action bent tango recumbent. i have looked at both and like them both. all depends on my mood when the cash is in the pocket. that also lead to some other questions about voltage and such but that will be dependent on the motor. I am thinking of either a 36v or 48v system, I already have my eye on a regen controller that comes in both ranges. I have also decided on a battery, Nickle Metal Hydride. Its cheaper and Lithium and better then SLA. Any hints, advice or suggestions are encouraged.
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500w 9 Continent Front Hub Motor
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Re: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by BungaEBiker » Jan 25, 2009 3:21 pm

I should also point out I live in Canada and in a remote part of Canada at that.
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Re: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them

Post by spike » Jan 26, 2009 12:06 am

This site keeps a list of kits fairly up to date http://www.bicycle-power.com/diykits.html

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