Looking for an electric bike kit can be tricky because there are tons on the market right now (so many that it can be hard to figure out which one is the best for your bike). That’s why we set out to find the best ebike kits around so you can ride as long as you want without breaking a sweat to breaking in a gas engine.
How did we determine which electric bike kits are the best? We researched the best reviewed ebike kits and combined customer feed back, kit quality, top speed, and installation times to figure out the best of the best electric bike kits around.
Each of our favorite ebike kits has its own unique feature that made them the best in their own category, so without further adieu, here are the Top 5 Electric Bike Kits of 2018:
Equipped with a powerful 1000w motor, the ModWheel 26 Inch 48v 1000w Pro Series 7-Speed Rear Wheel Electric Bike Kit + Battery is large and most definitely in charge. Unlike powerful front wheels that can slip when you throttle, this rear wheel will stay underneath you while you’re throttling. It’s also got a 7-Speed Pro Series cassette for easier climbing on those inclines, and a magnetic pedelic system to help when you feel like easing off the throttle and powering your bike manually. With a top speed of 28MPH you can get where you need to fast and get back without a single problem.
#2 ModWheel Complete 26 Inch 250w Electric E-Bike Conversion Wheel– Easiest Installation
While most electric bike kits are pretty easy to install (at least the ones on this list are), the ModWheel Complete 26 Inch 250w Electric Bike Kit Conversion Wheel is hands-down the simplest to install. Its battery is built right in to the wheel’s hub and detaches easily for charging. There’s also no messy controller to mount so all you really have to do is install the thumb throttle, install the front wheel, mount the cell phone carrier, connect about 4 plugs together and you’re riding. Did we mention there’s a disc rotor on this wheel, too? By far, has got to be the easiest electric bike kit we’ve ever installed.
#3 48v 1000W 26in Front Wheel FAT TIRE Electric Bicycle Electric Bike Motor Kit– Best Off Road E-Bike Wheel
Looking to take your bike off the beaten path but doesn’t want to get all sweaty? The 48v 1000W 26in Front Wheel FAT TIRE Electric Bicycle Electric Bike Motor Kit is exactly what you need to ride trails and paths with ease. Unlike standard 26” wheels, this electric fat tire wheel is more than 3.5” wide and compatible with the knobbiest tires you can find. With a powerful 1000w motor you’ll be riding through tough terrain with ease. While they’re not build for water, they’re made for nearly anything else so if you love camping- whether it’s in the mountains or the desert- this is the electric bike kit you need. Trust us, with one of these you’re not getting stuck on any trails.
What makes the ModWheel Complete 26 Inch 36v 500w Enthusiast Rear Wheel E-Bike Kit + Battery our Best Value is its range, its speed, and capabilities. Not only does this wheel come with a pedelic assist system and a 7-speed Pro Series cassette for better hill climbing, its got a range of at least 17 miles and a top speed of 21MPH. While not as powerful as a 1000w, half the wattage only reduces its top speed by only 7MPH and increases the range an extra 3 miles compared to its 1000w counter part- that’s no bad. Especially at the price point, you’ll be riding pretty without breaking the bank with this electric bike kit.
#5 ModWheel 26 Inch 36v 250w Commuter 7-Speed Rear Wheel Electric Bike Kit + Battery– Best Beginner Kit
Whether you’re barely getting in to bike riding or you’ve been riding for a while (and this is your first e-bike), the ModWheel 26 Inch 36v 250w Commuter 7-Speed Rear Wheel Electric Bike Kit + Battery is no doubt what any beginner would love. It’s got a top speed of 15 MPH and a range of 25 miles, which is perfect for students, commuters, or anyone looking for an easy-going ride. It’s got a pedelic assist and cassette for any rider looking to use their legs, and an easy-to-access thumb throttle when you don’t. If you’re looking for an simple yet efficient ride, grab this 250w Commuter and you’re on your way.