Alex from BionX visited NYCeWheels this past weekend to demonstrate some electric bike conversions, check out our store, and just show us some cool new stuff that is going on at BionX. Though I had a lot of experience troubleshooting a BionX electric bike kit after it’s already on a bike, I had never done an installation. It was time for my initiation into the world of electric bike motor kits.
The first system we installed was a BionX PL350 with a rear rack battery. With disc brakes, the Trek bike presented a bit of a problem. Using some finesse and a few washers, we got the job done. The bike turned out pretty sleek with the new rear rack battery. I rode it around the block to test the brakes and the gears, and the motor was smooth as silk. There is no more jolting or vibrating like the older systems. BionX has really come a long way.
The new owner Rodrigo ended up adding fenders and panniers, and his new electric bike is riding great.
The next day, Peter did his own BionX conversion kit installation with a Dahon Matrix folding bike. We used a universal mount battery this time, attaching it to the water bottle mount. The Matrix handles the system really well, so we’re keeping it in our store for the next BionX customer.
Alex also gave us some cool new BionX brochures, and told us about some top secret developments that we’re not allowed to discuss here. Just wait until you see what BionX has brewing in that crazy Canadian factory.
Want to convert your bike to an electric bike? Check out our current line of BionX electric bike conversion kits!