Technical

Replacing or Upgrading Hub Motor Wires

Oct 27, 201214 Comments

This is the first in our series of ebike repair stories. Also, replacing the wires going into your motor is a great first step in

Torque Sensors on Electric Bikes

Oct 18, 201215 Comments

A torque sensor is a type of throttle that determines how much juice to feed the motor based on how hard the rider is pedaling.

Adding speed & comfort to your E-bike:...

Sep 27, 20125 Comments

Submitted by Larry Hayes  “Deerfencer”  As a former road bike devotee partial to 30-40 mile fast touring rides, back in the 1990’s I began experimenting

How to Lace an E-Bike Hub Motor

Sep 17, 20127 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

Dogman; How To Crimp an Anderson Powerpole ...

Sep 06, 20128 Comments

So you need to crimp a just a few connectors on your e-bike but you don’t want to spend $45 on a specialty crimping tool

Watt Hours; Calculating E-bike Range

Aug 01, 2012121 Comments

Watt hours is a way to measure the energy capacity of a battery pack, so you know what to expect from your new E-bike in

E-Bike Hub Motor Factory in China

Jul 27, 20126 Comments

Visiting a Chinese factory these days is a rare and enlightening experience. For an E-bike fanatic like me, visiting a hub motor factory is like

Basic Care and Trouble Shooting of a LiFePO...

Jul 19, 201227 Comments

A common choice for powering a hub motor kit is a LiFePO4 battery pack (Lithium-Iron-Phosphate).  Brand names include Pingbattery, and V Power HK, and there

Optibike Battery Pack Dissected

Jul 14, 201216 Comments

Here are pictures of an Optibike battery pack that was opened up by an Optibike owner in Thailand. The Optibike owner was getting half the

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Ebike Range Up...

Apr 26, 20128 Comments

1) Learn throttle-feathering. This is a simple, easy-to-learn technique that  requires an  e-bike twist throttle, so the first step is to swap your thumb throttle for a