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  • Retrorockit
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    I'msorry, overlooked the Morroco part. Aliexpress is probably going to be it.

  • qian
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    Finding the cheapest parts to assemble an eBike depends on various factors, including your location, preferred brands, and the specific components you're looking for. Here are some general tips to help you find affordable eBike parts:
    1. Online Marketplaces:
      • Check popular online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. These platforms often have a wide range of eBike components at different price points.
    2. Local Bike Shops:
      • Visit local bike shops or eBike specialty stores. They may have sales or clearance items, and you can save on shipping costs if the shop is nearby.
    3. Online Retailers and Specialty Stores:
      • Explore online retailers and specialty stores that focus on electric bike parts. These stores may offer competitive prices and a broader selection of components.
    4. Wholesale and Bulk Purchases:
      • Consider buying certain components in bulk, especially if you plan to assemble multiple eBikes. Some suppliers offer discounts for bulk purchases.
    5. Group Buys and Forums:
      • Join eBike forums and online communities where enthusiasts share information about group buys and discounts. Participating in group buys can help you secure better prices.
    6. Local Classifieds and Secondhand Markets:
      • Check local classified websites, such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, for used eBike parts. You might find affordable components from sellers in your area.
    7. Discounts and Sales:
      • Keep an eye on seasonal sales, discounts, and promotions from both online and offline retailers. These events can be an excellent opportunity to get quality parts at reduced prices.
    8. Direct from Manufacturers:
      • Some eBike manufacturers sell components directly to consumers. Check the websites of reputable manufacturers to see if they offer affordable options.

    When searching for eBike parts, prioritize safety and quality. Certain components, such as batteries and braking systems, are crucial for the safety and performance of your eBike, so it's essential to invest in reliable and well-reviewed parts for these critical elements.

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  • Retrorockit
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    You might try Costco online.

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  • qian
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    I happened to see this problem, for ebike parts, there are many websites for you to choose from, like cykebike

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  • YQrt
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    Diggs Ut & Retrorockit

    Thanks a lot guys I guess I'll look for a chinese supplier as it seems the best option for now.
    Thanks again!

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  • Retrorockit
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    Probably a rear hub motor kit. This requires the fewest changes to the bike
    Grin Technology has an E bike simulator so you can try things out there online.
    Our ebike motor simulator allows you to easily simulate the different performance characteristics of different ebike setups - with a wide selection of hub motors modeled, and the ability to add custom batteries and controllers and set a wide variety of vehicle parameters you'll be able to see how factors such as throttle level, bike weight, hill grade and many more directly affect the performance of an ebike. You can even compare two different setups at a glance and at higher power levels and hill grades you'll even get an estimation of how long it would take the motor to overheat!

    They're also more hub motor oriented than this forum.
    It helps to know more about your riding requirements. Wind, terrain, legal limits, distance, all have an influence. I agree that you may not need anything "fancy". But it's always better to get an established brand to avoid wasting your money having to do things twice. Bafang has a good reputation here. Other hub motor brands IDK.
    The more power you need the more the battery will cost. Range, speed, terrain,winds all play into this. If the battery is too small you will have wasted your money. How much pedaling you intend to do matters also. A 350W assisted hybrid will need a lot less than a 1500W MTB
    In the US i always advise using an established US vendor who can deal with the Chinese factories directly. But in Morroco I Guess Aliexpress might be it.

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  • Diggs Ut
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    Aliexpress remains the cheapest I know of for ebike conversion kits.

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  • YQrt
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    Originally posted by Mike_V View Post
    Well... You may find the parts on bicycles and mostly broken eBikes and study the electrical, electronics, and mechanical skills to build your own.
    You'll need tools and a multimeter & access to some broken equipment ( too bad there's plenty of broke ebikes or missing batteries here in US )
    Ex: geared hub motors, controllers, controls, wiring, may be adapted if you have power.
    You will need a good battery, however because of fire safety and it's the heart of your creation.
    Thanks Mike for your fast input.
    It's very practical and would work amazing if I wanted to build one bike, but I was thinking of an approach to just assemble parts in order to resell those ebikes.
    for batteries idk why but their shipping overseas seems to get more and more expensive
    again thank you for your fast response

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  • Mike_V
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    Well... You may find the parts on bicycles and mostly broken eBikes and study the electrical, electronics, and mechanical skills to build your own.
    You'll need tools and a multimeter & access to some broken equipment ( too bad there's plenty of broke ebikes or missing batteries here in US )
    Ex: geared hub motors, controllers, controls, wiring, may be adapted if you have power.
    You will need a good battery, however because of fire safety and it's the heart of your creation.

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  • Where can I buy the cheapest parts to assemble an eBike?

    Hello guys

    I live in Morocco and would like to build an electric bike (hopefully I can help the shift from gas motorcycles here to ebikes).
    the challenge is building the cheapest ebike as I'm in a very low GDP country and the ony way for such bikes to work here is by building it as cheap as possible.
    Do you have any recommendation on where I can find cheap parts (not looking for fancy brands)?
    I'm so new to this and I'd appreciate any advice or information about the topic of building ebikes.


    Thank a lot!
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