Electric bikes are becoming more popular in many countries around the world.
There are three options for the placement of the motor when you buy a battery bicycle kit in India.
Front Wheel Drive: In this motor placement, the motor is located in the front wheel of the bicycle. When you ride the bicycle, the motor pulls you forth. This is the most reasonable option, but it also causes the bicycle to drag a little, as compared to its counterparts. LightSpeed does not recommend a Front Wheel Drive Motor for urban areas.
Rear Wheel Drive: In this motor placement, the motor is located in the rear wheel of the bicycle. When you ride the bicycle, the motor gives you a gentle push from behind, leading to a very enjoyable ride. LightSpeed Dryft and LightSpeed Glyd come with Rear Wheel Drive motors. This placement is highly recommended, because of its comfort and balanced price point.
Rear Wheel Drive with Spline: This motor setting is designed for high end bicycles that have a spline fitting for a rear gear cassette.
The battery capacity that you select in your bicycle conversion kit essentially decides the distance you can ride in one single charge.
It is important to only use compatible chargers provided by the company, to charge your electric bicycle battery, once you have converted your bicycle. LightSpeed lets you choose between two variants of chargers.
Pedal Assist Sensor:
LightSpeed electric bicycle conversion kits are available across India with 2 variants of Pedal Assist Sensors. You can either opt for a 3 Level Pedal Boost (like in Glyd), or a 5 Level Pedal Boost (like in Dryft), depending on how much control you’d like to retain when it comes to choosing the amount of effort you share with the motor.
LightSpeed electric bicycle conversion kits come with very responsive, sensitive throttles. You can choose between two types of gears depending on whether your bicycle has gears or not. For bicycles with gears, LightSpeed recommends a thumb twist throttle. For bicycles without gears, a full twist throttle is ideal.
The controller is responsible for managing the voltage and ampere input and output in the electric cycle. It controls the critical functions of your e cycle. The controller uses power from the battery pack and drives it to the hub motor, making it an essential part of the bicycle.
If you’r looking to convert your regular bicycle into an electric bicycle, then you want to go for short term course for complete knowledge.