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    Northrock XC00 Fat Tire Mountain Bike

    What luna mid drive kit will fit on this bike ??
    Scott

    #2
    How to order the right Bafang BBS02 or BBSHD the First Time ! Many folks ask the question "Will a BBSHD fit my (insert any bike here)?" . The simple

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      #3
      I've seen two user's do 120mm bbshd builds but wanted to know if anyone had done 100mm and what their challenges were and chain ring size choices were that worked ?

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        I recently completed my bike build using a Northrock XC00 I purchased from Costco and in my opinion it is a very well built bicycle and the perfect fat tire bike for an e-bike conversion. I bought a BBSHD (hot rod) mid drive motor kit from Lunacycle for a 100mm bottom bracket. I also bought a bike hand tool kit from amazon which had all the tools I needed, bottom bracket tools, crank removal tool, etc. With the proper tools, it was extremely easy to remove the pedals, cranks and bottom bracket. I installed the Bafang motor 100mm and I did not need any spacers at all, I ended up with a perfect chain line. I used the 42t chain ring that came with the kit and I did end up taking the assembled bike to my local bike shop to have the brake and gear shift cables replaced. I did that because I also installed a Jones H-Bar and outerdo stem riser. After doing so, the cables were to short and the derailer required adjustment. I also installed Ergon grips, Axiom Fatliner rear rack, front and rear 24v to 60v lights connected to the main battery, and a Bkeroo bicycle seat.


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        Last edited by jrushford; 11-24-2019, 01:53 PM.

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        • jrushford
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          I've been wanting to add fenders but had a hard time finding any. Finally I purchased some from civibikes for the cheetah ebike, https://www.civibikes.com/products/cheetHere is a phah-fender. I had to adapt them to my Norhtrock with some hardware from Ace Hardware but got them installed installed this weekend..

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        Yes the Northrock bike is a good choice for an e-bike conversion. Go with the 100mm motor and get an extra steel locknut to double nut the assembly on the non-drive side, the outer alum cover is not needed. If you go with a front suspension fork you will need a new front hub to match the dropout size. So figure a buck fifty to have your existing front rim rebuilt including a new hub

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          • jrushford
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            My custom installed fenders.

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          Damn that looks slick. What kinda fenders are those? The link says that page doesn't exist

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          • jrushford
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            The fenders are for the Civi cheetah ebike. I took a chance and bought them as there aren't many other choices for fat tire bikes. Anyway, I got the fenders and modified them slightly using hardware I got at Ace Hardware, screws and brackets. The rear fender was a piece of cake to install. The front fender has a bracket pop riveted on, I drilled out and removed the bracket and drilled a hole for an L bracket that mounts the fender to the front fork. For the front fender stays, there is a threaded m5 hole on the Northrock fork but, I had to use 5/8" spacer and a 1/14" m5 screws to connect the stays to the fork. Here's the link, https://www.civibikes.com/products/cheetah-fender. They are nicely made steel fenders, not PVC.
            Last edited by jrushford; 12-09-2019, 07:34 AM.

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          Originally posted by jrushford View Post
          I recently completed my bike build using a Northrock XC00 I purchased from Costco and in my opinion it is a very well built bicycle and the perfect fat tire bike for an e-bike conversion. I bought a BBSHD (hot rod) mid drive motor kit from Lunacycle for a 100mm bottom bracket. I also bought a bike hand tool kit from amazon which had all the tools I needed, bottom bracket tools, crank removal tool, etc. With the proper tools, it was extremely easy to remove the pedals, cranks and bottom bracket. I installed the Bafang motor 100mm and I did not need any spacers at all, I ended up with a perfect chain line. I used the 42t chain ring that came with the kit and I did end up taking the assembled bike to my local bike shop to have the brake and gear shift cables replaced. I did that because I also installed a Jones H-Bar and outerdo stem riser. After doing so, the cables were to short and the derailer required adjustment. I also installed Ergon grips, Axiom Fatliner rear rack, front and rear 24v to 60v lights connected to the main battery, and a Bkeroo bicycle seat.


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          Hi jrushford! I am a newbie and want to know about converting a bike same like yours and so gathering some knowledge. Your post is helpful. Thanks. I further want to know if this mid drive kit from Luna , 100mm BBSHD, when installed in the Bottom Bracket did it need any BB Adaptor? Thanks again.

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            #9
            Hi, I purchased the 100mm BBSHD for this bike and it fit perfectly with a good chain line, no adaptor was required.

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              #10
              This is the bike I have and I’d like to also get the BBSHD. Does everyone recommend the Luna battery options? (13ah or 20ah)? Or are there better battery options?

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              • jsail4fun
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                One of the things I like least about this bike (and the reason I don't ride it much) is the short cranks. You have to pedal your ass off! I'm really excited to convert it to electric and to change the cranks!

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              Originally posted by jrushford View Post
              I recently completed my bike build using a Northrock XC00 I purchased from Costco and in my opinion it is a very well built bicycle and the perfect fat tire bike for an e-bike conversion. I bought a BBSHD (hot rod) mid drive motor kit from Lunacycle for a 100mm bottom bracket. I also bought a bike hand tool kit from amazon which had all the tools I needed, bottom bracket tools, crank removal tool, etc. With the proper tools, it was extremely easy to remove the pedals, cranks and bottom bracket. I installed the Bafang motor 100mm and I did not need any spacers at all, I ended up with a perfect chain line. I used the 42t chain ring that came with the kit and I did end up taking the assembled bike to my local bike shop to have the brake and gear shift cables replaced. I did that because I also installed a Jones H-Bar and outerdo stem riser. After doing so, the cables were to short and the derailer required adjustment. I also installed Ergon grips, Axiom Fatliner rear rack, front and rear 24v to 60v lights connected to the main battery, and a Bkeroo bicycle seat.


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              jrushford I'm building an XC00 and was headed down the same path as you, however you have some additional changes that I'm curious about. How is this build holding up for you? Have you made any further modifications or regretting anything you've done? I keep going back and forth about using the Northrock bike vs a Mongoose, my hangup is the wheel hub setup, so hoping to hear you still love it.

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              • jsail4fun
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                Looks like you have added a handlebar extender and much more comfy seat compared to the costco version. (and luggage rack obv.)

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              I’ve been riding it since I built it, going on two years. I haven’t had any trouble with it. I just keep up on the maintenance. I love the bike!

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                #13
                Another Northrock XC00. Mine has been recently completed, well we are always adding stuff and making changes aren't we? Mine has a BBHDS midrive, with my main harness running through the frame. 52volt20ah battery, 4 piston zoom brakes c/w 203mm rotors.Dpc-18 display, Axiom Fatliner rack. Fenders adapted from a Voltbike Yukon, A raised stem, and big ass seat and Ansjs-12 pedals. so far its been alot of fun.Click image for larger version

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                • paxtana
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                  Internally routed wiring? Nice...
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