Traditional nonrecumbant trike
Can a kit like this fit a nondisc brake traditional nonrecumbant trike
Luna Cycle is very proud to announce a kit based around the most advanced hub motor available anywhere.
The key to this motor is it uses two forms of gear reduction, so the rider effectively has a low gear with double the gear reduction for climbing and for high torque, and speed mode for high speed. (read more about this amazing motor here)
This translates to an extremely efficient motor that is capably of climbing hills reliably and at a good top speed of 25 mph with a 52 volt battery
We had this motor custom made to handle high power (1000w) at 52 volts. This is unheard of in a motor this small.
To protect the motor, we had a temperature sensor installed. You can see the temperature displayed on the full color display….and if the motor gets too hot the controller will shut down power before damage is done. This is the key to running so much power through such a small motor.
With a custom made Full Color Display modeled after the infamous Mission Motorcycle Dashboard - our custom made display is loaded with advanced features, including a new Self-Diagnostic Feature that runs through your set up to ensure your ebike is working properly.
The 20amp controller is tiny, easy to mount, and is not an eye sore like most ebike controllers.
We have outfitted this kit with higo connectors which is the same connector used on our BBSHD and BBS02 kits….
Because this is a quality motor we are offering it custom built into an Alex rim size of your choice with DT Swiss spokes. This is more expensive, but well worth it to get a quality wheel with this caliber of motor. We have it available in 29 inch, 26 inch, 20 inch wheels and will be hand build by our expert wheel builder here in California.
You can choose to order the motor alone and build it into a wheel of your choosing.
This motor is available in both front and rear model. The front motor has axle for 110mm dropouts (a bit wider than standard, measure first) and the rear has axle for 145mm dropouts, with a cassette. Both front and back have disc brake mounts.
The kit may require you spread out your drop outs to get to fit, especially with disc brake installed. Not for use with suspension forks.
We recommend using a torque arm with this kit. You can buy one here.
This motor requires you to downshift when going uphill, it is not automatic. If this is not done you may break the clutch.
Essential reading for use with our batteries:
Can a kit like this fit a nondisc brake traditional nonrecumbant trike
I want to buy this kit..in the picture presentation are various accessories .. Package includes all these components like and Full Color Advanced Display ??
I would like to order this kit with other products on the site. I made a cost assessment for delivery to Romania ... ~ 80 $ ..
About anything they want to order is worth $ 500.
How much do you think transport would take to Roamnia?
Sincerely, Daniel Tureac!
For those who appreciate a clean, organized install with excellent service and a full guarantee then paying a few extra bucks for a Luna kit is a no brainer. The clean rewiring they do on these motors is worth the price alone, but when my motor went bad after three days I REALLY appreciated buying from a local company that stands behind their product. Can not say enough good things about Luna. Fast, honest, and professional.
As for this kit - my commute has one San Francisco block that can't be climbed, especially with the vintage 3 speed I ride. I needed the lightest, strongest, most motor out there. Something that wouldn't detract from my vintage ride,. This motor is perfect. I threw away the PA crap and just have a discreet front hub motor laced to some vintage-looking rim, and a throttle. All the other crap you have to have is discreetly hidden under or in my basket. Looks fantastic. The Mighty Mini battery powers me for at least a week of commutes. All told, I'm in for about the weight of a sack of sugar. Fantastic.
This motor's transmission is a bit delicate - you do need to baby it. When moving the bike backwards you need to ensure the clutch has disengaged. But if you are a weight weeny with a giant hill to climb, no other motor/battery combo touches all bases and looks as good.
I agree, a video of the basics would be nice, but once I looked up some of the parts I didn't recognize, and chose not to use them...quick and easy install and she's very happy. Video is of her first ride. I chose not to install the pedal/crank sensor and shift sensors. They're simply not needed on this build. Mighty mini GA cube and controller zip tied to the inside of the basket, single wire down back of fork to motor. Clean install, works great. Probably not much need for L gear but it's there if ever needed. Great job Eric et al sourcing the parts.
I recently finished a build with this Kit. Unfortunately in a 20 inch wheel it only goes 12 mph applying only throttle on a flat paved surface.
Otherwise it has good power for hills.
I have just installed this multi speed geared hub motor kit on my Veltop equipped bicycle
(I live in the Seattle-Tacoma Region where it rains a lot) and have recently tested it out.
I was quite impressed over the improvement that it had over my 250 watt geared assist motor.It seems to have around 3 and half times the power and up to 5 times the torque of my 250 watt motor.That 250 watt motor was limited to around 15 MPH.
As a cardiac patient I am not supposed to strenuously exercise as that could make me have another heart attack.Rather I need steady moderate to light aerobic exercise.With that 250 watt assist motor I was huffing and puffing up some hills in my area and it was a bit too much for me.I saw the video about this kit and motor on You Tube and came here right away.I also had a bad experience with a freehub ratchet mechanism failure leaving me near stranded except luckily at the time I did have the 250 watt assist hub motor to help me home partially (I did have to walk the bicycle up a few hills though).This is an an advantage over a chain driven system in that if the chain broke or the freehub ratchet mechanism failed, a hub motor could get you home possibly without pedaling (if the motor was powerful enough and the hills not too steep).
This revolutionary 2 speed geared hub motor kit gives nearly the capabilities of a mid drive chain motor driven system with its multi speed and variable torque advantage.
I had thought that I needed the 2nd speed up some hills in my area.I was wrong in that I made it up those hills easily with the 5th level assist just in that 1st speed.Also I didn't even have to shift into any lower gear when pedaling.I made it easily without stress at around 13 MPH.
Later I tested the 2nd gear setting in the hub motor and it worked great though I don't think that I'll need it.
As the previous reviewer stated the wires are color coded so it's fairly straight forward that is
if you have had some minor previous experience in assembling a ebike you likely will succeed in assembly.However it could stump and frustrate many first time builders with no previous experience.Myself I was stumped a bit on what I believe were brake power cutoff switches with connectors and when they were plugged in I got an error message below on the LCD panel on startup.When I unplugged them (after shutting it down and restarting),the kit worked perfectly
and I didn't need them (The brake cutoff switches) at all really.
Someone at Luna Cycles really should get around to making an assembly video and load it up on You tube as this would greatly help.Also some printed instructions would be highly useful and are badly needed.If this was done this kit could sell like hot cakes as it is one of the most amazing hub motor kits on the market today.I am only giving this a 4 star rating as there were no instructions.If good instructions are provided in the future I would give this 5 stars.
When completely assembled the controls however were intuitive and easy to figure out though again instructions or a video are sorely needed.
Perhaps I wish I could rate this at 4.5 stars because the artwork on some of the included
boxes was amazing and should be kept afterwards as collectors items.Whoever did the artwork deserves a raise and I agree with the previous reviewer the rims and spoke work along with the motor integration was absolute high quality.
I obtained the 52 Volt 17 AH battery for better range and I and quite impressed by the battery and advanced charger as well.Instructions for using the charger was included and that part
In fact in a short while I'll order another of this same kit to have as a spare and possibly another battery pack of the same type as well.
I would say that this is the best geared hub motor kit on the market and it's offered at a very
reasonable price.If you want the best hub motor kit come here and order it that is if you can
assemble it or have a friend or shop who can.
Let me first note, I haven't built my bike yet, so consider this an unboxing review. I bought this because it would make up a light, discreet kit for a folding ebike to take on my sailboat. My build will be on an old and fairly rare Schauff/BMW Q3 folding 26" frame from the late '90s, and will pair up with a "mighty mini" battery for light weight, with decent range, and power. And it's a Bimmer, baby!
I am impressed with the lack of size and weight of this motor. It's half the weight of a 400 watt hub motor I have on another ride, and significantly smaller in diameter. The compact size will make for a nice, stealthy install. Fit and finish on the motor is clean and discreet, and there is NO indication of wattage on the outside -- a good way to avoid being hassled by "The Man.", The 26" rear wheel I ordered with it is well laced. There are some burrs around the valve stem hole which will need to be taken care of, and it doesn't come with a rim strip, so I'll either buy one or get out the gorilla tape. It's a quality wheel, built by someone who obviously cares about their job. I've ridden a lot worse, and seen some real garbage pawned off with other kits.
The controller is tiny! It's about the size of a large bar of bath soap -- no worries about stashing that puppy in a discreet location. Nothing shabby there.
The cables are excellent quality -- a huge step above what you'll get with most other kits. A dab of dielectric grease and a wrap of silicone sealing tape should make the connections bombproof.
The rest of the bits are decent China quality -- don't expect Campagnolo and you won't be disappointed. The display is tidy and a useful size.The case is nice, I just wish the buttons were a bit better. The thumb throttle wiggles my sketchy meter slightly, but it's not expensive nor particularly hard to replace. I guess I'll order a spare in case it fails.
As noted in the description, this kit needs about 145 mm of width if you're running a disc on the rear -- 150 mm would likely be better. Without the disc, it will just barely squeeze between the drop-outs of a standard 135 mm mountain bike rear with a little hand pressure. Shimano used to make some inner axle nuts that were about 2mm thinner than stock. These would make it almost a drop-in fit without the disc. If your frame isn't equipped with disc brake mounts (mine isn't), look around for a Magura hydraulic rim brake -- I found them for $60 each from a large retailer in England. They are kind of scarce in the US. They give about 90% of the stopping power of a disc, and are a tasty solution for old-school builds. Kind of pricey at $120 a pair, but cheaper than buying a new front wheel and a disc brake kit. Brakes only slow you down, anyway.
Overall a this is a great kit at a great price. Note that it comes with NO DOCUMENTATION. Zip. Zilch. Nada. However, all the cables are color coded, and everything's pretty much plug-and-play except for the battery connection, which will need to be soldered. This puts it well above usual rats-nest of bare wires and sleazemoid two-for-a-nickel snap connections that a lot of vendors sell. With a little time and effort, I should be able to whip up a really top-notch "factory" looking build.
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