How to Build Yourself

How to Lace an E-Bike Hub Motor

Sep 17, 20128 Comments

This article is primarily aimed at guiding a less experienced bike mechanic through rim replacement on an electric bike hub motor.  It also can be

Recommended E-bike Vendors 2016

Aug 18, 20122 Comments

The electric bike builder marketplace is full of cottage industries.  This is a list of vendors for people who are considering building an electric bike

Mid-Drive Electric Cargo Bikes

Jul 04, 20121 Comment

There are two types of electric conversions for an electric cargo bike…one is fast and cheap, the other is more labor intensive and expensive but

Torque Arms on Hub Motor Bikes

Jun 29, 201226 Comments

Hub motors put a lot of twisting torque on a bicycles drop outs, more than any bike was designed for. This is a special concern

Building an Affordable Electric Bike Commut...

Jun 27, 201211 Comments

Editors Note: Dogman is a well respected guru of the DIY electric bike community who has ridden 10’s of thousands of miles on his frugally built hub

DIY Recumbent Electric Bike

Jun 22, 20126 Comments

The following story was submitted by Roger Kaza of St. Louis, Missouri, and is a great narrative on how an electric bike can transform your life

Hot-Rodding your Hub Motor

Jun 06, 201253 Comments

So you want to build an electric hot rod the fast, easy and cheap way?  Then hub motor hod rodding is for you. Inevitably, new electric

Friction Drives; Ultra-light and Surprising...

May 24, 201210 Comments

A Friction-Drive (FD) is an electric bike drive system that spins a roller that’s pressed against the bicycles tire. FDs have been around for over

30-MPH / 20-mile E-bike for $1000

Apr 23, 201218 Comments

Fast…long range…cheap. The E-bike equation says you can have two of those things but not all three. This article is a way that you can

Choosing A Mountain Bike To Electrify – P...

Mar 28, 20128 Comments

This is a continuation of Choosing a Mountain Bike to Electrify – Part 1 Suspension Frame material- most e-bike gurus prefer steel frames over aluminum.