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Bafang motor BBS 250W 350W 500W 750W mid drive electric bike motor Kit

Bafang motor BBS 250w/350w/500w/750w mid drive electric bike motor Kit.Bafang has released BBS series mid drive system that has been making a big splash in the electric bike market in the USA and is now probably the most popular conversion kit available (more popular than any brand of hub motor kit). We are very excited about this kit…and now its easier than ever for the do-it-yourself builder to have a powerful quality home built bike. We are a big fan of this kit and have even decided to offer it on our new store for the low price of $450-500. This kit is so cool we think everybody should be able to afford to buy one.

 Mid drives are the hottest feature of commercial bikes in 2014 (read our article on commercially available ebikes).It seems build it yourself mid drives from easy to use kits such as the Bafang BBS and the Lightning Rods Kit is the thing for 2015.
Bafang Mtor has really raised the bar by making a very clean looking and small kit that is powerful. We are hoping they help start a title wave of cool and fast bolt-on hub kits. Read our list of currently available mid drives that you can bolt on your bike.

Why to buy a Bafang BBS Motor in a Nutshell
The Bafang looks super cool and expensive when bolted onto a bike
A mid drive is the best option for off road riding such as single track
A mid drive has many advantages over a hub motor, like conquering steep hills (read our article)
The Bafang is among the quietest mid drives I have ridden….quiet is key
The Bafang BBS02 has a built in controller making for an ultra clean installation
The Bafang puts out as much as 1300 watts a full 3X as much power as the much more expensive Bosch or Panasonic Drive
A Bafang equipped bike becomes a true mountain climber…something a hub motor bike will never be
Bafang BBS Motor = Commercial ebike slayer
Before, if you wanted a mid drive…you had to buy a commercial ebike for over $5000 (such as the Bosch or Panasonic drive systems) . What’s the worst is that these expensive bikes were designed for the European market so they would only put out 300 watts max. These bikes look slick and clean, but are a real disappointment to ride (like wearing a condom), especially considering the price.

Currie Technology, a company known for selling affordable $500 ebikes from bargain basement stores, somehow became a distributor of these expensive mid drives in the USA and tried to explain the $3k price tags to the american public by saying that…a 300 watt mid drive was so efficient and effective it was the same as a 500 watt hubmotor bike…the nice looking Bosch bikes offered by Currie only made a small ripple in the USA ebike scene, (see some of Currie’s high end mid drive bikes) but were far too expensive to make a big splash…but check out how sexy they look! Read more on how a bbso2 can transform a DIY bike into something.

 

250w/350w/500w motor bafang mid drive electric bike mountain:
For this mid drive electric bike, we use the bafang mid dirve motor with 250w. The best performance is achieved in a cadence range of approx. At an average city speed, like 25km/h. The ideal weight distribution and better ground contact, a electric bicycle come with the Bafang mid-drive motor is not only pleasantly natural, but also particularly safe. Therefore it is especially suitable for everyday use in the city and its surroundings. Also mid drive electric bike can also cope the need of uphill riding. There are also have 350w mid drive motor, if your market require high power.
As you can see, the Hai Bike above has the Bosch power system that requires a special proprietary frame interface. The frame is a full-suspension frame and a 10-Ah battery is just large enough to fit in the dolphin pack where the water bottle would normally go. This is about as nice as an ebike can look, its too bad that the bike is limited to 500 watts maximum power. But many builders are able to achieve almost this look with a much more afforable (and much faster) Bafang motor BBSO2 system while using a larger battery pack…meaning more range.

250w/500w/750w and Beyond….Power is King
In the USA we have a  750 watt limit to be legally considered an ebike. That means you can push even more…go over the limit a “little” bit and still be totally legal. (read our article on ebike law) An ebike putting over 1000 watts is a true joy to ride and what will make ebikes more mainstream in the USA market. 1000 watts in a mid drive is pure nectar because it uses the power so efficiently.

So Bafang releases the BBS02 a kit that will bolt on to almost any bicycle and transform it into a mid drive power house. What’s so amazing about this kit is that when you install it your bike really can look like a commercially available ebike. The kit has everything you need except a lithium battery to transform almost any bike into a high end mid-drive ebike. Lunacycle.com offers high quality Samsung or Panasonic 48V and 52V battery packs in different configurations for a very affordable price.

Here is an example of an ultraclean Bafang installation with traditional Dolphin battery pack. A hardtail mountain bike with front suspension is a perfect platform for the Bafang BBSO2 because you have plenty of room to either mount with a dolphin battery pack or a soft triangle battery bag. How you mount your battery and how you hide your wires will really decide how commercial your ebike looks when installing the Bafang BBSO2. Read our article on battery mounting solutions.

So now finally you have an affordable ebike kit solution from a respected manufacturer that can look awesome when mounted to the bike. Not only that it is a mid drive which will give you all the off road and hill climbing capacity that a mid drive can bring.

So it looks good, and at $525 (not including battery) the price is definitely right. If you have a good mountain bike around, you can buy one of these drives plus great battery set up for under $1000.

The Bafang BBSO2 is not only affordable, it is also more powerful than both the Bosch and Panasonic systems. The 48 volt version advertises 750 watts, but in reality, with a 52 volt battery and some controller setting tweaks?…you can easily get over 1200 watts on this system. Because mid drives are so efficient, 1200 watts is the equivalent of 2000 watts in a hub drive, and no hub motor can touch the hill climbing prowess of a powerful mid drive.

Pros of the Bafang BBSO2 over conventional hub motor kit:
The weight of the drive system is very low and is in the center of the bike providing perfect balance. When weight is low and centered like this it can actually make the bike more stable (like a keel on a sailboat).
Lightweight- This entire system with controller and components is only 8.5 pounds…significantly lighter than most hub motor kits
The ability to use the gearing of the bike…so now you can climb big hills in low gear…or go fast in a high gear.
Very good climber…even as an off road climber
No more heavy weight in the wheel means the bike will be much more agile when going over off road terrain and the bike may even be able to do tricks.
The controller is built into the motor which means it is a tighter system with less wires to hide.
Integrated pedal assist.
The bafang includs a nicely integrated dashboard and throttle
Mid drives have a “cool factor” that hub motor bikes lack. (read our story on mid drives)
Cons of the Bafang BBSO2
It can be tricky to install on some bikes.
It is not as easy and smooth as riding with a hub motor (you need to think what gear you are in etc)
It is more expensive than a hub motor kit.
It cannot be hot rodded like a hub motor kit…no more than 30mph
The pedal assist system is a cheap cadence sensor and the pedal assist guys wish it had a torque sensor for a smoother riding experience.
As you can see here are many big advantages to a going with a mid drive such as the Bafang BBS . But if your purpose is to just ride on flat streets, maybe you need the ease of a hub motor kit instead. Until now, almost all conversion kits on the market were hub motor kits. We applaud Bafang for releasing a mid drive kit that can be installed on almost any conventional bike and transform it into a mid drive electric bike.

So now finally you have an affordable ebike kit solution from a respected manufacturer that can look awesome when mounted to the bike. Not only that it is a mid drive which will give you all the off road and hill climbing capacity that a mid drive can bring.

So it looks good, and at $1200(not including battery) the price is definitely right. If you have a good mountain bike around, you can buy one of these drives plus great battery set up for under $1000.

The Bafang BBS is not only affordable, it is also more powerful than both the Bosch and Panasonic systems. The 48 volt version advertises 750 watts, but in reality, with a 52 volt battery and some controller setting tweaks?…you can easily get over 1200 watts on this system. Because mid drives are so efficient, 1200 watts is the equivalent of 2000 watts in a hub drive, and no hub motor can touch the hill climbing prowess of a powerful mid drive.

Pros of the Bafang BBS motor over conventional hub motor kit:
The weight of the drive system is very low and is in the center of the bike providing perfect balance. When weight is low and centered like this it can actually make the bike more stable (like a keel on a sailboat).
Lightweight- This entire system with controller and components is only 8.5 pounds…significantly lighter than most hub motor kits
The ability to use the gearing of the bike…so now you can climb big hills in low gear…or go fast in a high gear.
Very good climber…even as an off road climber
No more heavy weight in the wheel means the bike will be much more agile when going over off road terrain and the bike may even be able to do tricks.
The controller is built into the motor which means it is a tighter system with less wires to hide.
Integrated pedal assist.
The bafang includs a nicely integrated dashboard and throttle
Mid drives have a “cool factor” that hub motor bikes lack. (read our story on mid drives)
Cons of the Bafang BBS
It can be tricky to install on some bikes.
It is not as easy and smooth as riding with a hub motor (you need to think what gear you are in etc)
It is more expensive than a hub motor kit.
It cannot be hot rodded like a hub motor kit…no more than 30mph
The pedal assist system is a cheap cadence sensor and the pedal assist guys wish it had a torque sensor for a smoother riding experience.
As you can see here are many big advantages to a going with a mid drive such as the Bafang BBS motor. But if your purpose is to just ride on flat streets, maybe you need the ease of a hub motor kit instead. Until now, almost all conversion kits on the market were hub motor kits. We applaud Bafang for releasing a mid drive kit that can be installed on almost any conventional bike and transform it into a mid drive electric bike.

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