Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit

Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit

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Tandem
Marin (Santa Barbara) 7/16/2014 12:01 PM
This is like a drug: with the push of a button, no more hill. Expensive yes, but its Sooo nice. I installed this on my tandem I use to take my daughter to school (6 mi each way). I bought it used, with the heavy lead-acid battery, and everything worked perfectly, there was plenty of power for my daughter (85 lb) & I (135 lb) to get up hills easily (with pedalling also). I found I could usually or almost do 2 round trips on one charge, but its such a rude surprise when the battery runs out at the very last hill, I ended up charging it every round trip. The heavy battery is kind of a pain to deal with (moving it off the bike to the charger every night), the weight meant the rack had to be really solid - but acceptable. I found no degradation in the battery life over the 2 years I used it (1-2x/wk)
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LOVE IT
MICHELLE (NATICK MASS.) 7/5/2014 2:39 PM
Bought two kits for me and my boyfriends new 2014 trek verve 1's. Fit was tight in the forks but worked. Had to file the drop outs a little, no big deal. The wheels were a little out of true, my boyfriend true the wheels himself. Lots of fun goes 17.5-18 mph top speed. We can climb hills in our neighborhood at 13-15 mph, while pedaling of course. We got the sprinter 10 mile lithium kit, range seems good so far. We don't mind pedaling, rode 8 miles and still had plenty of battery power. Great product, highly recommended. Thank you
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My wife loves it, but it did take some time to set up
Dan Abbott (Portland, ME) 6/8/2014 1:00 PM
My wife is quite thrilled with her new electric bike. She particularly likes being able to get through intersections more quickly -- we have one with such a short light that a bike can get caught in the when traffic starts moving. She's able to go to meetings now without getting sweaty, and to the farmer's market without getting tired from the load on the return trip. The 10 mile battery seems more than enough for her use. She uses it in short bursts, and it lasts quite a while. I am also pleased overall with the product, with one caveat: the wheel was significantly out of true. I was able to bring it back, but I think it could have been shipped much closer than it was. I also had to file down the slots, and spread the fork (used our car's scissor jack), file down the shoulder of the hub itself and add spacers to get the wheel to turn freely. Took about an hour total. The forks are pretty fat on her 29 year old Bianchi, so it's unlikely that most people would have to do this.
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Lovin it!
Steve Feldman (Winston-Salem, NC) 5/26/2014 6:46 PM
I have been using my Hill Topper for a couple months now. It was totally easy to install on my Trek bicycle. I already have 160 miles on it. It makes it easy to maintain speeds of 18 mi/hour on level ground and makes going up hills much easier. I now use it for my 3.5 mile commute to work. It is fun!
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Got another one!
Grant Haller (Boise, ID) 4/28/2014 11:33 AM
My wife was a little jealous of my hill topper equipped bike, so I got her one for her birthday last year. It did not fit on her mountain bike due to a fat fork, so we shopped around and were lucky to find a great used mountain bike. The owner had converted it to a commuter w/ thinner tires and fenders. We added a rear rack, more upright handlebars, basket and pannier and lights. The hill topper wheel hub just touched the fork on the right side, so I talked to their excellent help on the phone. I moved a washer from left to the right side as instructed and it fits great. We had a wire come loose and it was replaced w/o question. My wife prefers to use the motor only on the long hill climb to our house, but is glad she has it on the flats if it is a long ride, especially if we are loaded w/ groceries. She also likes to get a boost when starting through busy intersections in town. She weighs 100 lbs, and I didn't know how much difference that would make, so I made sure her bike had nice low gears for the steep climb to our home. Her light weight makes a huge difference. She goes up the hill much faster than me (175 lbs) and in a higher gear. She loves her hill climber as much as I love mine. I have had my (20 mile li-ion battery) for 3 years now and it has had no issues.
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YOUR bike becomes an E-bike in 5 minutes!

  • No new bike required Convert your own bike to electric power in minutes from home.
  • Save money, add convenience Leave the car at home, ditch the gas bill, and easily get where you need to go.
  • Easy and healthy Ride further, longer, and more often, conquer 'that one darn hill', and arrive without sweat!

Excellent Prices

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$399-$1,195 with battery choice at left of screen.
  • How far do you have to go? Price for complete kit
    ProductPriceRangeWeightBattery
    "Economy"$ 3998 miles5 lbsLithium
    "Sprinter"$ 49910 miles3 lbsLithium
    "Commuter"$ 79520 miles4.5 lbsLithium
    "Max Commuter"$ 119540 miles4.5 lbs*2Lithium
  • Shipping Costs about $30 inside U.S. and $50-100 international. Calculate exactly in shopping cart.

All Parts Included

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Motorwheel, Battery, Charger. Ride the day it arrives! Click for specifications.
Battery & Wheel included. Choose your battery and wheel size pair from the drop-down menu to the left.
Includes (everything you need to ride the day your kit arrives):
  • Complete Wheel 26", 24", 700c Sizes available. (tube, tire, rim) with 250-watt 24-volt brushless planetary hub motor (motor is sealed, rain and mud-proof). Compatible with disc or regular brakes. Motor wheel assists you up to 15mph when you engage the Grip Switch. Makes you feel three times stronger. Click for more specs
  • Battery 10-Mile Lithium Sprinter: 6.6Ah 3lb (2.5"x3"x8"); 20-Mile Lithium: 10Ah 4.5lb (3"x5"x8"); 40-Mile MAX Commuter pair of two 20-Mile Lithium batteries; 8-Mile Economy: 7Ah 5lb Lithium type battery (6"x6"x4.5"). Pre-installed in a rain and mud-proof quick-attach seat bag (choose in drop-down menu). Our new 40-mile Elite Twinpack offers you the flexibility of two high quality 20-mile Lithium battery packs at a discounted price. Click for more specs
  • Grip Switch On/Off handlebar motor control installs quickly, lets YOU control when the battery gets used (not a twist throttle). Smoothly cruises at 15mph. See the FAQ page for details.
  • Charger (smart/auto shutoff) for U.S./International 110-240v, 50-60hz wall sockets or extension cords.
  • Specs More specs? click on the topic: battery or wheel

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Shipping & Warranty

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Ready to ship today! Full one-year warranty
  • Standard 1-year warranty on ALL parts If you have any quality issue with any electric bike kit component we'll replace it at no extra charge. Additional 2 year warranty coverage available (choose in Order Box to the left). See details
  • Shipping Costs About $30 inside U.S. and $50-100 International. Calculate in shopping cart.

 

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