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What is the mileage range of my electric bike kit?
Calculating Electric Bike Mileage Range:
A 36V (Volt) 10AH (Amp Hour) battery has 360 Watt Hours. (36V x 10AH = 360W Hours). Roughly 20W (Watts) = around 1 mile, so 360W Hours divided by 20 = 18 miles.

Examples:
Battery (36V x 10AH) = 360W Hours / 20W = 18 Miles
Battery (36V x 10.4AH) = 374W Hours / 20W = 18.72 Miles
Battery (36V x 11AH) = 396W Hours / 20W = 19.8 Miles
Battery (48V x 11.6AH) = 556W Hours / 20W = 27.84 Miles

Most of the electric bicycles will offer 15-20 mile range in electric-only or 30-40 miles in pedal-assist modes. It’s important to consider what your needs are for 80% of your riding time. For most riders, the majority of trips end up being from 3 to 8 miles, so a 20 mile range will be perfectly adequate.
If you are commuting to work and you have a commute of about 10-15 miles each way, you can also consider purchasing an additional charger to keep at work. This way, you can recharge your battery while you work and virtually double your daily range.
Be careful when a bike manufacturer advertises a range of 50+ miles, as that may mean that it will come with a very heavy battery. If the majority of your trips are less than 15 miles, that will mean that you end up with a heavier bike that for the benefit that only comes in handy 10-15% of the times.
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What bike should I install my electric bike conversion kit on?
An electric bike at its core is still a bike. So, you need to look at its overall components and style and see whether it would still be a bike you would ride without power. At the end of the day, no matter how good the electrical components are, if you put them on a cheap or unreliable bike, it will not give you a good experience.
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Will a 350W hub motors be enough power?
In most cases yes, there are a lot of gains with a 350W motor with less battery drain, smaller and lighter weight than higher Wattage motors. Riding around town, bike paths or commuting these 3 items matter.
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Does the Lithium-ion battery require any special care?
Yes a little, you will need to recharge the battery at least once every 3 months if being stored. Store the battery in a cool and dry place. Also to state the obvious, do not expose the Lithium-ion battery to water, moisture, extreme hot or cold temperature.
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Do I still have battery power once my LCD display shows the battery has no bars/empty?
Yes, you still have some battery power left. You will have around 3-5 miles left in the battery.
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What is the difference between a freewheel and cassette?
The terms "freewheel" and "cassette" often used interchangeably. Traditional rear hubs came with a standardized set of threads to which a standard freewheel/sprocket cluster could be screwed on. This allowed any brand of freewheel to be mounted on any brand of hub. If you wore out your sprockets, or wanted different gear ratios, you could unscrew the cluster and install a new one.

Cassette freehub/sprocket cluster uses splines to mount on the hub.
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