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Old 05-23-21, 11:29 PM
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Thinking about upgrading to an ebike.

I am looking to upgrade to an ebike like theAW 26"x1.75" Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle LCD Display Motor Kit E-Bike Conversion 48V1000W on amazon and am wondering if i could upgrade it to a 12 speed cassete
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Old 05-24-21, 07:54 AM
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Simply, no!
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Old 05-24-21, 08:00 AM
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ok thx
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Old 05-24-21, 08:55 AM
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I recently made a hybrid 3x7 speed into a rear hub drive ebike, 500W Bafang w/48V battery. I only use the largest, 48t chainring, and gears 3-6 on the 11-34 cassette. Point being, with a motor you don't need a lot of gears; you won't use them unless your battery dies.
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Old 05-24-21, 10:37 AM
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i have already figured out what im doing thanks anyways though
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Old 05-24-21, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by witchhunter467 View Post
i have already figured out what im doing thanks anyways though
Now you have me curious as to your solution...
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Old 05-24-21, 07:11 PM
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I deleted a post where the OP answered in a rude way. He decided not to modify his bike to an ebike
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Old 05-24-21, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by witchhunter467 View Post
i have already figured out what im doing thanks anyways though
You will be happier with a dedicated e-bike built to be an e-bike.

Also to those who claim not to need gears, USE YOUR DANG GEARS PEOPLE. Wearing out a cassette prematurely and using more battery than needed because you don't believe you need to shift is silly. I shift all the time on my bike and I have 14 gears (that is 1x14 just FYI) I wouldn't want to just have a single speed, I have non-electric single speeds and fixed gear for that purpose.
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