Melbourne Powered specialises in e-Bike conversions
Are you considering an e-Bike?
Do you know we can also convert standard bikes into e-Bikes. It’s what we like to call e-Bike conversions! There are many benefits to doing a conversion, instead of buying a new e-Bike. Talk to us today and let’s find your perfect e-Bike. We can convert just about anything!
If you have a standard bicycle in your garage or you are considering purchasing a second-hand bike, give us a call to check whether that bicycle would be suitable for conversion.
What kinds of e-Bike conversions can be done?
Mid Drive Motors
Our most popular option, Mid Drive Motors are installed through the bottom bracket of your bicycle. Known to produce more torque compared to the other mount systems, Mid Drive Motors are by far the most efficient mouting system to date.
Front Hub Motors
Front Hub Motors are generally easier to fit onto a bike due to the lack of needing to swap over any freehubs or casettes. Whilst generally cheaper, front wheel hubs are also less efficient compared to Rear Hub Motors and Mid Drive motors. Furthermore, Front Hub Motors are not recommended for off-road riding, due to the tendency for the wheel to spin on rough ground, especially when climbing steep hills.
Rear Hub Motors
Compared to the pulling action of a Front Hub Motor, Rear Hub Motors incoporates a pushing action into your riding. Rear Hub Motors are also more suited for rough terrain compared to Front Hub Motors, as the rider's weight is concentrated on the rear, thus reducing wheel spin issues. Rear Hubs however, fall short when a puncture occurs. DIfficult to remove, Rear Hub Motor wheels can be extremely inconvenient to remove, especially when a puncture occurs.
How will the e-Bike conversion be installed?
Your e-Bike conversion kit can be installed by our on-site mechanics or by yourself (if you're feeling confident!). We recommend that customers have their conversion kits installed by our specialised mechanics.
Your safety is our priority. We pride ourselves on providing customers with honest advice on whether their bicycle can be safety converted.
Advantages of converting your bike
With e-Bike conversions, you can turn your old/non electric bikes into an e-Bike for a fraction of the cost of a new bike.
Furthermore with conversions, you can customise the conversion according to your needs and lifestyle. From rear hub motors to mid-drives, 250W motors - 1000W motors, we can tailor your build according to your budget.
Check out a custom build we completed recently!
What kits do we stock?
We mainly stock Bafang and Das-Kit conversion kits and have a wide variety of rear hub and mid drive motors to suit your needs.
In addition to conversion kits, we stock a wide range of batteries and chargers. Browse our 36V, 48V and 52V battery range for all your powered needs.
We stock e-Bike accessories too! Lots of it
From wireless electronic dropper posts to e-Bike specific lights, Melbourne Powered has got you covered!