Bafang Front Hub Motor Electric Bike Conversion Kit review

A do-it-yourself path to an ebike but does it make sense to take on?

Bafang Front Wheel ebike conversion kit
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A high-quality kit that's fun to build and has a ton of options. As long as you have a decent bike to convert, the assembly isn't difficult and the end result is great


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    Relatively easy setup

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    Powerful once converted

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    High quality components

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    Great ride quality

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    Control for every component is in your hands


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    Cable management is a challenge

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There's a lot of demand for electric bikes right now. Along for the ride with that is a lot of interest in the best electric bike conversion kits. For some people, it's a way to stick with a bike they already love. For others, it's simply the chance to spend time instead of money and get the same result. Another way that some people look at it is as a way to be a part of the process; a way to build and customise the vehicle that they then get to enjoy. For that angle, a Bafang Front Hub Motor Electric Bike Conversion kit fits the bill perfectly. 

Just because you want to be a part of the process, that doesn't mean you aren't still looking for a good price on a quality system. We wanted to make sure that's what the Bafang Front Hub Motor Electric Bike Conversion kit represented so we took the plunge and bought one. After having spent the time to put it together and enjoy the ride, we are ready to report back on what the process is like from beginning to end. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes.
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 140 lb.
Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx