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Street Legal Electric Bike Kit - Samsung Power 2.0

36V 13Ah (470Wh) - 100 km (62 miles) Max Range



The newest version of our all-time best-selling street legal conversion kit.


Featuring all of the greatness of its predecessor with some major upgrades such as a finely incremented thumb throttle, e-brake sensors so you can use your existing brake levers, matte black Dillenger hub and spokes, and most significantly: the greatly improved, high capacity Samsung battery system.


Regular Price: $999.00

Special Price $629.00

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Details

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Optimized by customer feedback

Our previous, best selling version of this kit served us well for over 3 years. During this time we noted the requests and comments from customers which have been taken into consideration for the development of this new version. We've thrown away the e-brake handles in place of e-brake hall effect sensors. These mount on your existing brake levers so there is no issue with compatibility. We've changed the twist throttle to a thumb throttle which means you can keep your existing grips and have more room on your handlebars resulting in a cleaner looking finished product. Other changes include updated decals, matte black Dillenger hub motor, spokes and rim and the biggest change of all, the long range Samsung 13Ah battery system.

Long range Samsung battery

This new battery system is a major improvement for only a small increase in cost. Thankfully, just in the last year prices for Samsung cells have become very reasonable so we have opted for this impressive cell after thorough testing. The Samsung 26F cell is a 2,600mAh Lithium ion cell manufacturer by Samsung SDI for various applications. The longevity and stability of this cell at low to medium discharge loads make it ideal for this conversion kit. The cells are protected by an advanced BMS that controls everything related to the discharging and recharging of these cells to ensure they last a very long time and maintain good performance over the lifetime. The energy of this pack has now been increased from 360Wh to 470Wh. To see how big the battery and cradle is in real life and if it will fit in your frame on the water bottle threads, download the 'battery profile' document below this text.

High torque hub motor

This geared hub motor is 100% unchanged from previous models, apart from the new decals and matte black finish. We've kept this design the same because out of the thousands of units sold all around the world over the last three years there has been zero failures, which in a stressful application such at this is nothing short of astounding. The geared hub motor is 350W (limited to 250W in UK, EU and AUS) and has more torque than you would ever require, no matter the size of the hill or the load on the bike. Waterproof, zero maintenance, silent, freewheeling (doesn't drag) and disk brake compatible. This hub motor has been so reliable and great to use that it has found it's way into many of our new e-bikes. Due to the torque we recommend the ARC Torque Arm for this kit

Ideal DIY conversion kit

The new Dillenger street legal kit is a great option for those looking to convert their every day bike into electric, where the finished product is a subtle conversion resembling a factory-made electric bike. The kit is made to universally fit any regular bike in 24", 26", 700C, 28" or 29er (just check your tire sidewall for your wheel size). There's no 'tricks of the trade' involved in installing this kit, it's designed to be assembled by a total rookie. If you get stuck, you can always just give us a call for help! Because bicycle forks are made to fit industry standard bicycle hubs, this enables us to produce a motor and wheel that is capable of fitting any regular mountain bike, cruiser, BMX, commuter, tricycle or road bike. If you're wondering exactly what's involved, download our manual which is located above this text.


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Sizing up your NT batter to your bike
Check out the full conversion kit review on the EBR site here

Installation

Will this kit fit my bike?

There are thousands upon thousands of different bikes out there, so there is no list to guarantee that it will, however almost all bikes, whether they are mountain bikes, road bikes, cruisers, choppers, BMX or whatever else, have a very standard axle slot width (approx. 10mm), standard front and rear fork dropout widths (approx. 100mm and 135mm respectively) which our kits are universally compatible with. The front-on profile of the motor wheel is also very similar to that of a normal wheel, so clearance on the fork section is also not a drama. If you dropout dimensions are within 5mm of this then that is generally acceptable. To use the pedal assist sensor your bike must have the standard internal bottom bracket bearings and about 4mm clearance on the crank axle on the non-drive side of the bike. If this isn't practical, you can easily use the kit without the pedal assist sensor, or change your bottom bracket.

What Size Conversion Kit Do I Need?

The information you need to know will be written on the tyre of the bike you’re converting. It’s not the diameter of the rim alone, it’s a complicated measurement that is annoying to work out from measurements of the wheel, rim and tyre. The easiest, most straightforward way to know what size you need is to look at the info on the tyre. It should read 20, 24, 26, 28 or 700C somewhere on the sidewall.

What’s The Difference Between 700C, 28″ And 29er?

It’s a complicated measurement and there is often confusion around this question. If you own a 29er, 28″ or 700C wheel bike, you need to order a 700C kit which will be the correct kit for your bike. The 29ers can have wider rims and hubs, so check the dropout clearance prior to ordering. We have not yet had a 700C, 28″ or 29er that has been incompatible. So long as you select the 700C listing and use the tyre that was on your wheel, your 29er will make a great electric bike.

Additional Info

Additional Info

GENERAL

Designation Conversion kit
Main Use On road, commuting, recreation and leisure
Nominal Power 250W (350W USA)
Max Speed 32km/h (20mph) restricted to 25km/h in display settings for AU and UK
Max Range 100km (62miles)
Average Range 65km (40 miles)
Throttle Only Range 50km (31 miles)
Throttle Type Thumb throttle
Pedal Assist Levels 5-9
Handlebar Display KING-METER KT3, Newer Street kits are shipped with the C965 LCD display
Rims Double wall eyelet
Spokes 13G steel
Wiring type EB-BUS waterproof cable set
Max Rider Weight 120kg

BATTERY

Battery Chemistry LiMn2O4 Lithium Ion
Nominal Battery Voltage 36V
Charged Battery Voltage 42V
Battery Capacity 13Ah
Nominal Battery Energy 470Wh
Battery Removable Yes
Battery Cell Type 18650
Cell Spec Samsung ICR18650-26F 2600mAh
Cell Configuration 10S 5P
Built in BMS Yes
Other Features USB charging, battery cradle included
Maximum Battery Charge Cycles 1,000
Battery Charger Type SANS 36V 2A Smart charger
Battery Charge Time 6.5 hours from empty

MOTOR

Motor Brand Shengyi OEM for Dillenger
Motor Model DGW07
Motor Voltage 36V
Max Motor Power 250W
Drive Type Geared hub drive
Motor Sensors Hall sensor

CONTROLLER

Controller Brand KT sign wave with stealth cradle mount
Controller Operating Voltage 36V
Controller Max Voltage 50V
Controller Low Voltage Cutoff 30V
Controller Operating Amps 7-15A
Controller Nominal Power Output 250W-350W
Controller MOSFET Tubes 6
Controller Sensors Hall sensor

WEIGHT

Total Weight - No Battery 4.5kg (9.9lbs)
Battery Weight 3.2kg (7.1lbs)
Total Weight 7.7kg (17lbs)

GENERAL

Battery Width 82mm (3.2")
Battery Length 360mm (14.1") including cradle, 315mm (12.4") without
Battery Height 125mm (4.9")

Whats in the Box?

ItemQTYSpecsSpare
Rim w/ Motor 1 ~6kg - Cable Length 400mm  
Battery 1 Cable Length 490mm
Charger 1  
LCD & Handlebar Controller 1 1 x LCD (66mm x 97mm) (Cable Length 170mm)
1 x Handlebar Controller (23mm x 45mm) - Cable Length 290mm
1 x Mounting Bracket
4 x Half Rubber Fittings
2 x Screw (M3.8 x 10mm)
1 x LCD User Manual
Throttle 3 Pin Male 1 Cable Length 175mm
Cable Length 175mm
Thumb Throttle
Pedal Assist Sensor 1 1 x Sensor (Cable Length 355mm)
1 x Magnetic Disc (86mm)
1 x Metal Cir-clip
RPAS - Upgraded Wiring
Brake Sensors 1 2 x Sensors (Cable Length 210mm)
1 x 3M Double Sided Adhesive
2 x Magnets (9.5mm x 9.5mm)
Hydraulic Brake Sensors
4 to 1 Cable (Cable Length 1300mm) 1 1 x Plastic Mounting Bracket
1 x Plastic Clamp
1 x M5 Screw
1 x M5 Nut
 
Motor Extension Cable 1 Cable Length 300mm  
Plastic Cable Sleeve 1 Length 1050mm  
Zip Ties 10    
C Washers 2    

Reviews

Customer Reviews (27)

Love it!Review by Stephen
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A recent move to hilly Santa Fe, NM, USA had me considering giving up biking altogether. It was becoming too difficult for my aging legs and bum knee. I considered e-bikes, selling my old 21 speed and buying a purpose-built electric. Then another thought came along: why not convert the old bike to an e-bike with a kit? I looked online at a lot of kits and finally decided on the Dillenger. The price was right, and the review video made it look like a simple matter to convert my bike from pedal power to electric power. Now I can say, after only a few rides with this kit, that I'm loving it. It allows me to keep on riding, when I had thought my riding days were over.

I had a few problems with the install. The first was with the front wheel motor rubbed on the inside of the fork, but Dillenger's excellent support helped me solve that one. The second was that the drink cage mounts for the battery were toast, meaning I would have to find a workaround. Again, Dillenger suggested a fix which enabled the battery mount. After that, it was smooth sailing. The handlebar controls and wiring, even the pedal-assist mechanism, which comes in two pieces and attaches with the help of a large circlip, were a snap to install. And I was soon riding my new-old ebike.

Initially, I thought the steep hills around my home would offer a big challenge, but the pedal-assist feature flattened them such that I almost felt I was riding on level ground. I discovered quickly that I don't need the throttle that much, but it comes in handy to get me going from a standing start on an uphill or from a red light. Then I simply use pedal assist, or no assist on flat or downhill terrain (a zero setting on the controls), and I'm off and riding. I love this kit. (Posted on 10/11/2018)
Glad I bought it!Review by Bill
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I hesitated as i knew the battery and PAS wouldn't fit my full suspension bike. I went for it finally getting a rack to mount the battery and glued bucky balls to my small chain ring for the pedaling sensor. This was a must as I want to ride trails to work and PAS is all that is allowed on them. I rode today 16 miles on PAS level 9 and the battery didn't seem to drain hardly at all so I think 60 miles is quite possible! That is with a 200 lb rider and some good hills on and off road! (Posted on 9/23/2018)
Good Quality KitReview by Roli
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Initially started on a negative note. Delivery date changed from Friday to following Monday which screwed up my pick up in NJ, as they don't deliver to Canada.
Once kit was received, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the kit. No hardcopy manual is provided, so be prepared to download the manual online. Tough reading the manual from mobile phone.Installed the kit on a 2011 Marin hybrid bike with 29" wheel. Wheel fit perfectly. You'll need longer screws to install the battery rack on the existing water bottle mount. Invest in a good crank puller to install the Pedal Assist System(PAS). Had to remove my left crank to install the magnetic wheel. Took about 3 hrs to install. I didn't bother with the brake cutoff.
Battery was partially charged, so it only took a couple of hours for full charge. Bike hit top speed of 32kph, but will decrease to about 29kph after about 5 mins . Will maintain 29kph for the remaining charge. I rode it for about 50 km with the battery still showing 1 green bar. Battery indicator shows 3 green bars, and 1 red. I was using the throttle about 80% of the time. No Pedal Assist installed. So, I'm sure the range will come close to the advertised 100km, with moderate pedaling. I installed the PAS after, and I highly recommend installing it. Very convenient in not having to hold the throttle at all.
Very happy with this purchase. (Posted on 9/8/2018)
Even better then I expectedReview by Dennis
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I have a shop where I pursue my hobbies that is about 3 miles from my condominium. I have always wanted to ride my bike there on nice days, but when I tried it once, I was defeated by the hilly terrain. Even in the lowest gear, I could only make it a quarter way up the steepest hill on the route. I inquired of Dillenger whether their unit would make it up these hills, They said "Probably, but we can't be sure". I decided to take a chance and ordered their unit.

I had no trouble installing it on my old Bridgestone road bike. I left off the brake sensors and the pedal assist sensor, partly because of some previous reviews here and the fact that I consider them to be redundant. (I always get off the throttle in my car before I hit the brakes; why should this be different?). When I tried the hill that defeated me previously, I decided I should have some power, so I set the PAS to level 8. I went right up my previous nemesis at 18 mph without pedaling! At that moment, I knew I had made the correct choice.

I have had the unit for three weeks now and have abut 200 miles on it. Now I just set it a PAS level 5 and ride it using the thumb throttle. I pedal on level ground and up hills. I can maintain a steady 15 mph and still get my exercise. I sometimes go for a ride in the evening just for the fun of it. This is the perfect setup for me, and it's not immediately obvious that it's anything other than a regular old bicycle. I am 76 years old, and I can see the looks on my friends and neighbors faces when they see me powering up the hills around here. They think I'm some kind of a Superman.

I do have a couple of concerns. The first is that I believe it allows me to go too fast for the old rim brakes. To that extent, I have ordered a set of disk brakes that should be up to the increased performance. Now that this has become a reliable secondary mode of transportation, I find I ride it more and at some busier times than I used to. To this end, I have ordered a combination turn signal and stoplight so that the other people on the road will be aware of me and what I intend to do. The only other concern I have is about the longevity of the unit. It looks like I will be putting 50-100 miles a week on the unit. Up here with our weather, that means I will be putting around 2000 miles a year on the unit. If it will go 500 miles, it will probably outlast me.

Again, I am very happy with the unit, and although I can't speak for Dillenger, in my experience, it will take just about any hill you will encounter in regular road riding in stride and not miss a beat. (Posted on 8/22/2018)
Excellent kit for my 2017 Specialized Crosstrail SportReview by Tony
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I had the itch to convert my 2017 Specialized Crosstrail Sport with 700c wheels to electric and did a lot of research. There are many kits out there but this kit offered the best features for the best price imo while offering the cleanest install - I did not want a cheap kit with wires all over the place and I did not want to “frankenbike” my new ride. I ordered the kit on a Friday and it was delivered the following Friday well packaged and damage free. I unboxed everything and laid it all out on the floor to get a sense of all the components. Once all parts were verified, I connected the wiring harness to the battery and throttle and connected the motor for a quick spin test - everything seemed to be working. I disconnected everything and connected the battery to the charger to ensure it was completely charged.

My only challenge was some metal burrs on the inside of the rim under the rubber strip where the spokes install. I removed the rubber strip and used a small file to ensure all spoke openings were smooth to the touch. After making sure there was nothing that would puncture the tube, I replaced the rubber and also wrapped 3-4 wraps with good 3M electrical tape - making to ensure the tape was pulled firm but not too tight. My Specialized Trigger Sport (700 x 38c) tire and tube swapped over easy and fit the new rim perfectly.

The front wheel dropped right into the stock forks (SR Suntour NEX) and required no filing of any kind. I did have to spend some time getting the wheel to align without rubbing the center hub on the forks but a few thin washers and adjustment of my brake caliper and everything is rolling smooth. I was able to spread the forks a few mm to allow everything to fit.

Once the wheel was mounted, I moved to the handlebars and installed the display and power switch along with the throttle. Quick tip - a can of compressed air (for computers and dusting) helps remove the grips from the handlebar with ease. I decided not to use the brake sensors as they would not have worked well with the hydraulic brake handles Once everything was in place, I mounted the battery holder and put my focus on installing the PAS.

The PAS sensor disc halves snapped on my crank without issue and rotates without rubbing anything. It could be a tad more snug on the crank imo but as long as it functions, I’m good. I had to install the hall sensor on the downtube from the seat to allow enough clearance for the sensor to not rub the sensor disc. I used some of the provided 3M sticky pads to hold the sensor in place while I secured using the supplied zip ties.

After mounting all components, I connected the wiring harness and carefully routed as cleanly as I could. I found that wrapping the long cable around the frame tube in a loose spiral and securing with velcro straps was quick, simple and looked good. I powered everything on and gave all the bolts one last check. I went through the manual for the LCD display and changed the Km to Mi for distance and set the wheel diameter. The time was finally ready for a test ride.

I set the PAS to 0 and rode the bike down the street and back just to make sure all was working mechanically and dialed the PAS up to 1. As soon as I pedal around a half rotation of the crank, the motor came to life and started to propel the bike forward. I played around with different PAS levels (1-9) just to get a feel of how each level behaves with different gearing. Without even realizing it, I looked at the odometer on the display and had already rolled 12.3 miles!

After cruising around with the PAS for a while, I decided to take it easy and let the throttle do the work. The bike can reach a top speed of 20.2 Mph on flat ground and requires only minimal assistance when traveling uphill. After riding for 20-30 mins, the battery still showed a full state of charge and hub and motor controller were still cool to the touch.

Bottom line, I hope to get many miles out of this kit and look forward to using my bike more frequently. I highly recommend this kit to anybody looking to update their street cruiser with a solid, easy to install kit. Keep on rollin’! (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Great product and serviceReview by Renn
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Bought this kit originally for a 24" BMX cruiser but at a 30 mile round trip commute it was tiring and not efficient. Replaced it with a 27.5" city bike and am much happier. Customer service via email was responsive and suggested I lace into a 27.5 rim with 235mm spokes. It turned out great and I average about 20 mph on level 4 (0-5 PAS levels) with relaxed effort. One brake sensor was bad and they promptly sent me another set. The battery indicator on the display always shows all bars for some reason. After a 15 mile trip the voltage reading is about 37-38 volts from 42 volt charge. Minor inconvenience but I wish that meter was correct.
I'm happy after about 190 miles. (Posted on 6/18/2018)
great product, works as described Review by salvatore
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This system has worked great for my commute to work, about 16 miles each way (so far I have 370 miles with this system). The battery has enough power for the return trip home; I am left with about 3 bars on the battery meter. Installation was a little challenging as my fork opening was too small by 2mm (about 45 minutes of filing to open this up for the axle to drop in). The other adjustment was the front brakes; the rim is much wider than a normal 700c wheel, no problem with that, but if you are not sure how to do this a bike mechanic should be used. Next issue is the ability to slow/stop the bike from 20 mph; I have a new front fork with a disk brake tab. I am not feeling that I can stop in an emergency with rim brakes, so an upgrade in on the way. In general I will be able to commute to and from work at least three day a week, saving miles on my lease vehicle and of course gas costs. (Posted on 6/7/2018)
Great ProductReview by Cam
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I don't usually leave a review for something purchased off the internet but this EBike conversion kit is outstanding both in quality and performance so a review is earned. The quality of the components is first rate. Kit comes well packed too. This conversion kit went on a Specialized Roll Comp X1 step-through bike. Amaizingly the rim accepted my 650B x 2.3" time. Most of your time will be invested in installing the front hub/rim if your dropouts are to small. Also, go slow if you have a brake rotor as I bent mine slightly as I tightened the axle nuts before I realized I should have installed an additional spacer. If the unit does not fire up check the connections to be sure they are tight. Performance is better than expected. I have been taking longer runs and hitting some decent hills and the power is great. At peddle assist 1 or 2 I can power up hills with much less effort. At age 63 my knees aren't what they used to be. Tech support is great as well. All my questions were answered promptly. Buy this kit. You won't regret it. (Posted on 4/11/2018)
Excellent Quality - I look forward to commuting so much more now.Review by Michael
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Including traffic, it takes me 45 mins to get to work by car. By bike with this conversion, it takes me just over an hour. I wear a fitbit which measures my heart rate for accurate calorie burning and on a 28 klm comfortable ride, I still burn 700+ calories. My legs aren't exhausted when I get to work so I can still function. I would never keep this up twice weekly if it wasn't for the e-bike kit. Lost 20 kgs since October and enjoyed every klm of it.
Dillenger product is solid and I only had issues with the brake sensor sometimes not engaging or disengaging. I've since removed it and realised I never needed it. I did not install the throttle making the complete kit very easy to install and it looks neater and more uniform that way.
Battery will only last as advertised at the lower levels. At level 9, you're lucky to get to 40klms on one charge
On the flip side, 34kph is where my street legal motor maxes out and I'm happy with that as my feet aren't spinning uselessly, I still feel like I'm doing a lot of the work which is exactly what I want.
I use the torque arm just in case as it's a alloy frame.
Customer service line is very helpful too with detailed advice to get you going.
I've done 60klms per week since October and it has not failed me yet.
Highly recommended! (Posted on 3/28/2018)
Perfect! (so far...)Review by mike
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Got my 350 watt Street Legal delivered 3/16/18. Great packaging, no damage. No instructions, but those are available online. Minor filing on droputs. Installation took 3 hours, then another hour or two cleaning things up. I tried the throttle. It worked fine, but it is not for me. Brake sensors either. Like driving a standard: don’t use the brake and the accelerator (crank) at the same time. Less clutter. Rode 60 hilly miles today and the battery still showed 5 bars on the screen. Maybe its faulty, but had juice to spare. I’m a pedaler and probably averaged 16 mph. It quit helping me at 21 mph, but thats fast enough for me. My Giant Roam 2 weighs 52 lbs with the kit and can easily be pedalled home (relatively) if need be. Right now, I really, really like it. With 5 knee surgeries under my belt and new knees in the future, this the perfect addition to this 64 yo wheel mans stable. Mike (Posted on 3/17/2018)
I sold my car. Review by Brian
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I just got 1000 miles on this kit, so I’m ready to review it. In short: buying this changed my life. I got rid of my car, my wife and I can share hers now. I’m commuting 100 miles a week on my bike. I’ve lost some weight, lowered my blood pressure, and reduced my carbon footprint. And I haven’t regretted losing the car. Without the kit, I couldn’t have done this. I’m glad I bought it.

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My bike is a frankenbike with a trek frame, built up for light touring. Drop bars with integrated shifters, big 105 cranks. I’m 160 pounds, 6’3”, and I commute with a computer, change of clothes, likely 20lbs of stuff. So a big heavy bike carrying a lot of weight.

A lot of this bike was not compatible with this kit. The brake sensors never really worked out with the brifters, and the bottom bracket was too big for the pedal assist sensor.

So I ditched the brake sensors (just not pedaling stops the motor just fine), and I had to make my own pedal assist as a replacement. Everything else installed easily.

Despite these parts not fitting, I’m not complaining. This kit was designed to be generic, and my cobbled together bike fits no spec sheet. And in the end, everything worked perfectly. Total installation (even with the issues) only took a couple hours.

Speaking of how it works. I commute 10 miles each way to work and back, daily. Plenty of hills in Atlanta, but no mountains. At high speed, I don’t have to pedal hard to get up those hills at about 17mph. At low speed (preferred) it makes my 200lbs of bike+human feel like I’m right a nice quick racing bike. Still requires a lot of pedaling to get up the hills, just removes the excess weight.

At 1k miles, I’ve had zero issues. It has worked every time. I can get about 2 days out of the battery. My bike gets rained on when it rains, I’ve had no electrical problems.

The only ‘negative’ Thing I can say is that I have to frequently retighten the spokes, despite never having it done it once on the back wheel after about 10k miles. But this is easy to do.

(Posted on 1/10/2018)
Great price and ranges!Review by Paulo
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I decided on Dillinger Street Legal Electric Bike Kit, mainly for the prices and the ranges as compare to other brands on the market. I installed on my vintage Peugeot (circa 1980), the one with the down tube gear levers shifter, easy to installs with the product manual provided from the website. Do yourself a favor,invested on a good tires and tubes, plus the tire liners for extra protections from your local bike shop (LBS). It is no fun having a flat in the middle of your ride (twice!) and to removed the front wheel with wire dangling from the hub. Do brings extra tubes and tools as a precaution. As for the ranges and the torques (more than 50 miles with pedal assisted) I am able to conquered Southern California Wine Country! (Posted on 12/26/2017)
Great value and torqueReview by Johannes
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Recently got this kit for my girlfriend, who has a massive 350m, 6km climb as her daily commute to work. She has been extremely happy with the kit, and now pedals to work with ease. The steepest climb during the commute, which is normally barely bikeable in first gear, is now much easier, although not totally effortless.

I got so envious of her newly converted e-bike that I ordered one for myself also. (Posted on 10/17/2017)
Great value, could use some clearer info on websiteReview by William
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100% happy with price and product now that it is installed on a bike, though not the one I had originally intended for the kit. I will totally own some of the blame for missing some critical info, which I have since found, like the need for an older square taper bottom bracket to fit the pedaling detector disk and use the pedal assist mode. Other things that I still can't find are that the thumb throttle is like an old Gripshift style mounting, meaning you can't really put it around curves on bars very well and that it won't fit around certain diameters of bars. Since I couldn't find any info on what kind of bar it would fit on, I thought it could be installed in any situation you could throw at it. Also, like another reviewer said, the disc brake option didn't work easily although I'm sure I could get it working with the right spacers and mounting brackets for my fork.

I decided to put it on my wife's bike, which has the right bottom bracket, the right diameter bars, and no disc brakes, and installation was easy and the kit works great. Super happy with it. With a single pop-up window on ordering to make those three critical things less missable (bar diameter, bottom bracket requirements, and disc brake fiddly-ness), I would have felt more prepared for the kit or known that it wasn't for me. If I didn't have a separate bike to fall back on when my first plan didn't work my experience would have been very frustrating (again, partly my fault, but for people new to e-bikes and kits there is a lot to learn and a lot to miss if the info isn't super obvious).

Also, while this is not totally specific to this kit, I would say that having gone through a lot of reading and research, I think the geared hub electric wheel systems are the way to go for my commuting/no huge hills needs. I like that I can run out of battery power and the wheel just freewheels and remains easily rideable. My commute is 37 miles round trip and takes about 3 hours. I had been considering Uber rideshare or something else a day or two a week but I decided I wanted to stay on the bike every day and see if this would shave some time and effort off the ride. I save about 30-40 minutes a day on the commute and get home not exhausted. Super happy I went this route. (Posted on 10/2/2017)
great kitReview by Rob
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Worked great for my 29er Mountain Bike. Replaced my front fork with a rigid steel fork. Tons of fun. (Posted on 9/23/2017)
Great powerReview by Allen
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Living in Vermont I was concerned about hill climbing ability. The set up has plenty of climbing power as long as you keep your speed up. If you climb too slowly the motor turns over too slowly, looses power and you stall. This is probably true of any eBike and I suspect a direct drive motor would have even more of this effect. The battery took me 50 hilly miles and still had about 30% left. (Posted on 9/13/2017)
Great first ebike conversionReview by Stewart
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I converted an older hybrid bike - Scott. I ground off a tiny bit of material from the dropouts area and everything came together beautifully. Extremely easy to fit.
The motor is plenty powerful, and after riding 12 ks to work and back twice, still shows full power (Posted on 9/13/2017)
everyone wants to ride my bikeReview by Ben
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really happy. shipped my bike from brisbane to berlin because I'm so happy with the product. now everybody wants to testride my bike (and get a kit for themselves). (Posted on 8/25/2017)
Dependable and powerful Review by Joe W
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Bought the 26" wheel kit for my wife's old Trek 850 MTB that we converted to city bike. Had to file down the fork dropouts a bit (luckily they are steel) to get wheel axle to drop in. Also had to remove a couple of the plastic "fins" on the inside of the pedal sensing disc, but fit fine after that. Left off the brake sensors cuz it was too many wires, and hasn't mattered a bit. Make sure your bike is large enough to mount the battery on the water bottle mounts (ours barely was).
Fun part: the wife loves the new zoom on her bike, since our hood is really hilly. We can bike to dinner across town and arrive not sweaty, and she rides in front so I'm the one keeping up and drafting! The thumb throttle really increases her confidence when starting from a red light on a hill. Assist will maintain about 22mph in level 5 before kicking off. That is plenty fast for keeping up with city traffic! Battery is great also, we use bike for short trips a lot and only seem to charge it once a month. Buy this one! (Posted on 8/21/2017)
Great kit for the priceReview by vshawnt
Overall Rating
Functions as Described
Price
I installed this kit about 1 year ago and have put ~1500mi on the bike. It does everything it's advertised to do, does it well, and is priced extremely well compared with other similar products I've found.

Feature-wise, the kit is great, though I would prefer if Dillenger offered this in a 30mph version for areas (like mine) where regulations allow it. That might be the one reason I would opt to buy something different if I was purchasing a kit or e-bike today.

I do have a few suggestions for the company, based on my experience. My kit was backordered when I purchased it, and I had to wait a long time to get my kit. I struggled to get good information from the company during this period. Suggestion: communicate better and be direct with your customers. A lack of information will only perturb people more than knowing the truth, even if it's not what they want to hear. Also, I did just have a part failure (controller module) on my kit after ~1200mi and 11mo. I worked with Sam Sewell to diagnose and resolve the issue. Sam was great to work with, he responded very quickly, and stayed with me through the process until my issue was resolved. Luckily it was covered under the 1yr warranty. The resolution of the issue wasn't issue free - two replacement controllers had issues, but the 3rd works great. Also, the company doesn't (currently) use overnight shipping on warranty issues. Suggestions: Better QC on your replacement parts and overnight shipping included for all warranty issues, and make it available also for non-warranty issues. When someone's conversion e-bike is out of commission they often don't have another bike to ride, so the issue needs to be resolved quickly. Huge thanks to Sam and the people he worked with to resolve my issue.

My net is that this is an excellent kit for the price. Nothing I've found comes even close at this price point. The company is growing and with a few tweaks to supply, QC, and service policies their service/support will match the excellent value of the product.

Happy e-riding! (Posted on 7/23/2017)

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