Do you want to convert your bike into an electric bike easily and cheaply? You have already thought about electrification kits for bicycles but their installation seems complicated... If you are in this situation, the Teebike wheel is certainly the solution you are looking for. With this electric bike kit, there is no need to connect anything, you just have to change the front wheel.
Want to know more about how it works and its compatibility with your bike? Brakes, axle and fork type: there are 3 things to check and we explain it all here!
What is an electric bicycle kit?
An electric bicycle kit is a system for electrifying a bicycle. It is also referred to as a electric motor or electric assistance kit.
There are two main types of motorisation for electric kits:
- with motor and battery to be mounted on the front or rear wheel,
- with a motor to be installed under the crankset and a battery to be attached to the frame.
These kits often include a pedalling sensor, a controller to manage the assistance and the cables to connect the different elements.
Much cheaper than conventional electric bikes, they too allow effortless pedalling, but they are not always easy to install and handle.
How is the Teebike wheel different?
Unlike a "classic" electric bicycle kit, the Teebike wheel has a easy to install. The motor unit and lithium battery are integrated into the wheel hub.
There are no connections to be made with this VAE kit which fits almost all bikes. To install it, just unscrew the front wheel of your bike and fit the Teebike wheel instead.
Wheel assembly takes only 5 minutes and is accessible to all cyclists. However, if you prefer to have it professionally installed in your home, is also possible thanks to our partnership with Cyclofix.
The characteristics of the Teebike wheel
Engine power 250 watts (motor torque: 50 newton meters)
Maximum speed 25 km/hour to comply with the regulations
Battery life 60 km
Battery Lithium-ion 315 wh
Battery life 1500 charges
Recharge time 2 hours (80%) - 4 hours (100%)
Weight of the electrification kit weight : 7,5 kg
Available wheel sizes 20 / 24 / 26 / 27.5 / 28-29 inches
Type of connection : Bluetooth low energy
Compatible phone iOS 10 and above / Android 5.0 and above
The Teebike application installed on your smartphone allows you to choose from three levels of electric assistance. The wheel receives instructions via a Bluetooth connection. There is also a boost function to help you start without pedalling.
For safety reasons, a pedal sensor simply attached to the crankset allows you to start the electric assistance when you start pedalling and stop it when you brake.
Your bike with an electric motor also has a burglar alarm which is activated with one click via the app when you park. If the wheel detects movement, it beeps to deter potential thieves.
By converting your bike into an electrically assisted bike, you are more comfortable on climbs and long distances. Now you can commute to work without breaking a sweat and cycle with a smile!
How do I check the compatibility of the Teebike EAB kit with my bike?
The Teebike wheel is an electrification kit compatible with all types of bikesIt can be used with all types of bicycles, whether you have a city bike, a mountain bike or even a mountain bike. Under certain conditions it is also compatible with a tandem, scooter or cargo bike.
Several sizes are available depending on the size of your tyre.
However, there are 3 points to check to find out if your bike is compatible with the Teebike electric bike kit:
- Sufficient fork spacing
- The absence of a drum brake
- The absence of a through axis
1. Fork spread
The space between the two fork arms of your bike should be wide enough to prevent the engine block of the Teebike wheel from rubbing.
You should check that you have at least 8 cm between your two fork arms, and this, on a minimum height of 15 cm.
In general, U-, T- or suspension forks are not a problem, but V- or tapered forks, which are common in mountain bikes, are not adaptable.
2. The braking system
You have a bike with shoe or disc brakes? It's perfect ! Each Teebike wheel comes with a disc in case you need it.
However, the Teebike wheel is not compatible with drum brakes or back-pedalling system specific to the holland bike or Dutch bike. The installation of this system prevents the installation of this brake system.
3. The type of axis
The Teebike wheel is incompatible with cross-axis bicycles.
The fork must be with an open and classic system. After disassembling your wheel, the space between the fork arms must be empty in order to be able to integrate the Teebike engine block which is in the centre of the wheel.
Are you unsure whether your bike is compatible with the Teebike electric kit?
Take our compatibility test and receive the result within minutes by email!
Why choose the Teebike electric bike kit?
Would you like to go on a cycling trip, get back into exercise gently or start cycling? The Teebike electric bike kit has many advantages:
- Enjoying bike rides even on hills
- Make it easier to replace the car with a bicycle when travelling
- Choose the easiest electrification kit to install of the market
- Avoid wasting resources because you keep your bike
- Making savings compared to buying a new electric bikef
- Join our great community of Teebikers!
How to get the Teebike wheel?
It's decided, you have chosen the Teebike electric bike kit! In this case, there are several options available to you.
To begin with, you should know that there are local grants to help you purchase electrically assisted bicycles or electrification kits. Do not hesitate to contact your local or regional authorities for more information.
Whatever the size, the Teebike wheel costs €795 and we offer payment facilities in 3 or 4 times without charge as well as in 10 to 12 times.
The rental of the wheel with possibility of purchase is another option for making electric bicycles accessible to as many people as possible.
You don't have a bike, but you are still attracted by the Teebike electric motor? Order directly one of our electric bikes. These are bikes that are destined for the scrap heap and that we recondition in integration workshops. For only 75€ more (shipping included), getting back in the saddle has never been so easy!