Cyclone Mid Drive 3000 watt Planetary KIT

$425.00 $349.95
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  • For Off Road Use Only
  • 36-72V
  • 40 amp high performance ebike controller (needs a high amperage battery)
  • Efficient Brushless motor
  • Planetary Geared reduction built into motor for the ultimate efficiency
  • Massive 6 to 1 planetary gear reduction
  • Only 12 pounds which is light for this kind of power
  • Heavy duty with upgraded ACS freewheel
  • Double chain-wheel 44t and 44t
  • Standard kit will fit 68-73mm bottom bracket or upgrade to Fat kit for 75-110mm bottom bracket sizes
  • Read our in depth article on the cyclone 3000w here
  • This is the new and improved version of the cyclone kit with improved mounting brackets that minimize flex

 

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The cyclone is for off road use only. The power limit in the US for road use is 750W.

Luna Cycle is proud to be the first company to introduce this amazing kit in mass to the USA. 

This is the latest version of the cyclone 3000 watt kit which uses improved brackets to minimize flex and not use the infamous jankey hose clamp.

The cyclone is difficult to install and we do not offer step by step install advice since it will be different with every bike.  We do have several install videos starting with this one.

 

This kit is for experienced builders only who know what they are getting into.  Please see our forum for installation instructions. 

Kit includes:

  • High quality brushless motor with 5:1 internal geared reduction
  • 36-72v controller
  • Double chain-wheel crank set
  • Square tapered Bottom Bracket
  • High quality right-twist Throttle

 

Regarding installation:

 

Note: this is the latest cyclone kit with new and improved mounting brackets that mimimize frame flex and eliminate the need for the janky looking Hose clamp. The picture below illustrates the difference between the 68mm and fat bike kits. 

 

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This is not an easy kit to install. If you are looking for ease of installation check out the Bafang BBSHD or the BBS02. We cannot provide installation support on this drive and it does not come with  instruction manuals. This kit will install differently on different bikes and may require spacers and even some fabrication.

Read our in depth article which explains what your up against when taking on the Cyclone. 

 

That being said the cyclone is not that difficult to install if you jump into it with fair expectations.

We  do have install videos to give you an idea... starting with the 68mm install video

and how to install on the 100-120mm bottom brackets

 

Electric-Fatbike.com (did a great article here) on installing the 100mm cyclone kit which everyone should read before they tackle this build.

There is a pictorial guide here on the Cyclone website which is for an older drive but the same principles apply.   We also have a quickstart guide on our forum, and details on some of the wiring. Before making a purchase like this we recommend you do your research so you have an idea what you are getting into. 

Please do not buy this kit if you are a first time builder unless you are willing to take on the challenge. This kit is not that hard to install but like a lot of advanced DIY ebike technology it is not easy either.  

It uses a geared reduction so the motor spins at a slow rate and puts out tons of power so you can still pedal assist the bike which can be a big problem with most powerful mid drives.

Here are some videos to give you some ideas on how the Cyclone 3000 watt looks installed and what kind of performance to expect and at what noise level:

Youtube video from Russia with 3000w install and ride

3000w install on mongoose fat bike

Here is  the Cyclone 3000w installed on a mongoose fat bike frame and you will notice this user welded a few custom brackets to the bike to make an ultra tight  installation.  If you do an easy set up you will more likely be using the giant hose clamp and zip ties that come with the kit to make it fit your bike.

Affordable performance

According to Cyclone this is a big improvement over their old system. It is quieter, more powerful and reliable at roughly the same low price.  The 3000w Cyclone drive is a bargain. 

This is a mid drive kit designed for reliable high power. This drive system is also a bargain compared to the Bafang BBSHD which is half the power and weighs more and costs twice as much . The older cyclone drive is known for being rebranded the "Ego" and sold on very high end expensive bikes and $3500 just for the kit (with backpack battery). This is an improvement over the old cyclone motor in that it will handle more power and is super quiet.

With the controller that come with the kit you will can easily achieve 40mph speeds.  You will need a high power battery to match the performance of the controller as it can pull 40 Amps continuously. 

 

Not Street Legal Unless Limited

Most of the USA has a 750 watt limit on ebikes. This mostly applies to store bought ebikes and there is a debate on whether that applies to a DIY kit.

These kits are too powerful to be street legal in the USA and are for off road use only.

 

Recommended battery:

We recommend one of our 52 volt batteries the more Amp hours the better (larger size also means more power) with either Samsung 25r, 30q or Panasonic PD cells. We highly recommend a 20ah pack with this set up. This drive system can heat up and degrade the life of a low amperage battery pack. We recommend that you use one of our battery packs with a 50 amp capacity BMS. The Shark or Dolphin batteries probably will not put out enough power to maximize this kit because they have 30amp maximum BMS.  We do not recommend to use Panasonic NCRb cells with this set up because of high amperage limitations. 

Support notes:

If using bluetooth controller option it has a smartphone app to use phone as display. This app is on the controller listing. 40A version here ... 60A version here

If using one of the other controllers and you want a full featured display we recommend the Batt-man display for battery info.

(See the questions and answers tab for miscellaneous extra info)

Compatibility

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Height:
16.00
Width:
16.00
Depth:
10.00

13 Reviews

2/5
Sep 13th 2017

No consistency in kit parts that are included

The first kit I bought from them had everything needed to complete the installation fairly easily. The second kit I ordered didn't come with the adapter to connect the xt90 from the battery to the custom controller power connector. I now have to try and figure out how to rig the throttle power and make my own. Luna support says it doesn't come with it, although it did 2 months ago as well as according to every article on people building them....very frustrated. Will be trying a different vendor for my next order most likely.

5/5
Kenneth Franckowiak Mar 13th 2017

Best indeed! Advanced builders.. This unit is tops. Better bias with Mid drive too.

This kit, not for novice builders, is the cat's MEOW! I mean for real, it is quiet and with some mechanical ability can be done! Sure, some assembly, dis-assembly and redo a few times! Or perhaps a few dozen times, whatever it takes! It is worth the effort to make all exact. My unit could use the front chainwheel a bit closer to the Cyclone motor but overall it has a great fit in this Mongoose. I had to eliminate first gear due to the angle of the chain to rear wheel, but 2nd to 7th still makes a 6 speed ebike. Tested stationary, waiting for good weather for road test. Michigan has snow this time of year-as the natural sign of outdoor clothing-in this case the mitten. You know it will be cold.

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