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    Are there any recommended direct drive kits? Is Schuck an OK kit ?

    I'm looking at direct drive rear hub kits for my 29" mountain bike.

    But I have no idea who to trust or where to get a reliable kit.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    #2
    If I was looking for a rear direct drive hub motor I think I would be looking here. I'm not looking for one and have not really researched it but these guys seem to have a good reputation in general and seem to be really into hub motors.

    https://ebikes.ca/shop/ready-to-roll...drive-rtr.html

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      #3
      Originally posted by 73Eldo View Post
      If I was looking for a rear direct drive hub motor I think I would be looking here. I'm not looking for one and have not really researched it but these guys seem to have a good reputation in general and seem to be really into hub motors.

      https://ebikes.ca/shop/ready-to-roll...drive-rtr.html
      I took a look.

      Unfortunately, all of their direct drive kits are the same price as a mid drive kit from Bafang.

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        #4
        dunno how long it will last,but I tried a schuck's.got it laced to a 24" wheel so it kinda took a while.It seems like an ok company

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          #5
          Originally posted by blacktruck View Post
          dunno how long it will last,but I tried a schuck's.got it laced to a 24" wheel so it kinda took a while.It seems like an ok company
          Thanks. Finally someone who tried their kits.

          I have one on the way. First eBike for me.
          I'm pretty good with electronics and electrical repairs and batteries so I figured I have a good shot at making it work.

          Unlike a lot of folks here, this kit will have a fairly easy life. No off roading, no pushing it hard, 99% flat terrain, occasional use only.. If it lasts a year or two I'm good.

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            #6
            I just finished installing a Schuck kit on m 29" Mountain Bike.
            Overall I am pretty impressed. Everything went well once I added a hub spacer. All the parts fit well otherwise.
            I've turned it on to see the display and ran the back wheel and everything works as expected but I haven't ridden it yet due to trying to engineer a fitting for my rather large long distance battery. The battery is approximately 11" x 5.5" x 3.75". BtrPower (ebay). 20Ah (tested @ 16.5amps to 18Ah)

            It won't get hard abuse and will be a road bike only so I'm hoping it will last at least a few years. I paid $340 for the kit and $300 for the battery.
            The throttle and opposite grip and brake hardware mounted easily and works well. The display is full color LCD and I really like it. Hope I can see it in full sun.

            This is a 2015 Walmart Mongoose MTB. My battery is large and not yet mounted.
            I have a dual torque arm kit yet to install.

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              #7
              nice!get it on the road yet?

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                #8
                Originally posted by blacktruck View Post
                nice!get it on the road yet?
                Thanks.
                Some. I've put about 20 miles on it.
                I have to remove a flat spot on the rim.

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                  #9
                  I would add a 200mm front brake rotor ( with bracket) and maybe some EBC metallic brake pads. There's no such thing as too much brakes.
                  The metallic pads like a nice clean rotor. Doing them both at once has benefits.
                  Last edited by Retrorockit; 09-15-2021, 12:17 PM.

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                  • MemberOfDistinction
                    MemberOfDistinction commented
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                    After a quick search on ebay and Amazon......

                    seems 160mm is mainstream. Hard to find 180 or 200mm kits.

                    I assume I will need a caliper assy also? Where can I find a 180 - 200mm complete kit that won't need a 2nd mortgage?

                  #10
                  200mm rotor here.
                  https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...mp;category=13
                  The older 203mm size in Tektro is cheaper
                  https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...-rotor-w-bolts


                  You just get a longer bracket to mount the caliper you have now. There are 2 types depending on which way the holes on your fork go.
                  https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...mp;category=20
                  Tektro 203mm adapter is here.
                  https://www.jensonusa.com/Tektro-Disc-Brake-Adapters

                  I can't tell from the photo exactly which type of cable disc brake you have. Without that I can't help you find the pads. If the bike isn't real fast the regular pads might be OK. On a Walmart bike I'm guessing Tektro of some kind

                  ​​​​​​​ If you decide to upgrade the pads later just sand the rotor clean first.

                  Last edited by Retrorockit; 09-17-2021, 12:26 PM.

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