Electric Bike Conversion Kits
Adult Tricycle Kits
The following option is for customers who have an adult tricycle that they want to convert to having electric assist. Cynergy also offers a complete package of an adult tricycle combined with an installed conversion kit.
Price: $989 (includes installation) Price may vary based on complexity of installation.
- 500W front hub motor
- Forward/Reverse switch: Maximum 14 mph forward / Maximum 4 mph reverse
- 36V/12Ah Sealed Lead Acid battery (upcharge option for lithium ion battery)
- Right side thumb throttle + LED power level indicator
- Safety brake levers (except hydraulic brakes)
Our Troubles with E-Bike Conversion Kits
With the exception of the Adult Trike conversion kit explained above, Cynergy is currently not providing conversion kit solutions. Reasons are as follows:
- Supplier unreliability - We are currently unable to find a reliable supplier as a partner. Stocking levels are typically low or non-existent. Technical support has been difficult to get. Spare parts are getting harder to obtain.
- Product unreliability - Over time we have determined that that reliability of conversion kits has not stacked up compared to most factory built e-bikes. And the quality of motors currently available appears to be in decline compared to previously.
- Low value and comparatively high cost compared to factory built e-bikes - Since we started selling conversion kits, the price of converting an e-bike to electric, when including labor, has often been close to, or even higher than the cost of a factory-built e-bike. Add the cost of the bicycle, and the customer found the converted bike cost more than an e-bike. Admittedly, a conversion kit is sometimes the only option for those who find something special about their own bike that they can't find in a factory-built e-bike.
- Long-term viability - One major kit manufacturer, BionX, has gone out of business. One of our major suppliers of Bafang motors, who used to be a leader in the industry, appears to be cutting back on their business. With ongoing reliability problems, we have to wonder whether replacement parts will be available in the future.
Factory-Built Electric Bikes - Cynergy offers a complete selection of full-featured electric bicycles, often at prices similar or lower than conversion kits. We encourage you to check out our on-line catalog.
- Lack of demand - Conversion kits have become a continuing declining portion of our business as we've expanded or selection of factory-built e-bikes.