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The most powerful and reliable Mid Drive Kit on the market
1500 watts of peak power (in off road mode)
No technical knowledge necessary to install
Includes 6 volt lightning cable to run lights. This cable is capable of running 3 watts.
Optional Extras are:
46 tooth Lekkie available Here
Shipped and supported from Perth, Australia read about us here
Motor is programmed by default to 1000W
Ebike brakes available here
Current display choice
DPC-18 and our C500 Display
One of the biggest criticisms of the BBSHD is the ugly and heavy steel sprocket. Luna Mate now has an exclusive 42 tooth narrow wide Auluminium chainring. We include that stock sprocket in case you want the higher gear reduction. Motor with battery needs to be selected. This chainring had 21mms of offset.
The BBSHD is a complete redesign of the extremely popular mid drive the BBS02, every part is stronger and better. The BBSHD put out 150nm of force so much torque that you can stay in one gear and not shift as much as you would in the smaller drive.
This kit is for bottom bracket sizes of the most common sizes being 68mm and 120mm (fat bike). Other BB sizes can be made to fit with our spacer kit. Read up about dealing with intrusive chainstays (article on fitting here).
The BBSHD heralds a new age of factory installed mid drives. Unlike most other factory mid drives the BBSHD is designed to be mounted onto almost any bicycle currently manufactured. You can mate the BBSHD to any bike with a bottom bracket that is anywhere from 68mm to a much wider 100mm fat bike. The BBSHD is now also made in odd sizes (72mm & 120mm), including extra fat. We include a spacer kit with every motor so your BBSHD will fit almost any bottom bracket. If you are not sure then please call for support. If the incorrect motor is ordered, then I will exchange the motor provided the customer pays for all postage.
Install it on anything and ride it anywhere. With the proper gearing the BBSHD will easily climb stairs, go well over 50kph on the flats and much, much faster down hills. Singletrack trail-riding, cargo bikes, high-speed commuters the BBSHD can do it all.
The BBSHD excels at singletrack riding (article on singletrack testing here) as well as soft sand (article on soft sand testing) and works best with the Lunacycle Eclipse ring (independently reviewed here) The stock 46T steel chainring on this kit is very heavy and has too many teeth for trailriding, although it works fine for commuting.
Its predecessor the BBS02 would sometimes falter if run at peak power for too long, but those days are over with the BBSHD. Completely redesigned with thicker windings, giant heat dissipating fins and a powerful 12 FET controller. There is nothing else like it on the market.
We are shipping it with the controller programmed, so not only can you get pedal assist when you want, you can also get full throttle when you want it.
The Bafang drive mounts in place of your current bike's bottom bracket and replaces your bike's crank set and front derailleur if you have one.
The BBSHD can be mounted in a wide range of bottom brackets from 68mm to 120mm. To pick which motor works right for you: please see this guide. For most applications you need the standard size (68mm), and can even go a few millimeters over the usual limit of 73mm with standard by using loctite on the axle instead of the second lockring.
Our BBSHD kits come with one spacer kit good for 10mm total, if using a 100mm fat bike motor on a regular bike (73mm) some additional spacers may be needed. Please include a comment at checkout if more spacers are required. (If possible we recommend using the correct motor for your bike for the best possible chainline in order to prevent chain derailment)
Many people have found that the Bafang can actually be mounted to many types of trikes, which can be fun since many trikes are not good candidates for hub motor kits.
Maybe you have an old bike laying around you want to convert, or maybe you are wide open to which bike to buy and install this kit on.
If you are also shopping for a bike to install this kit, that is perfect. We recommend you pick a bike that is known to be compatable with this drive and has no known issues. Ideally a build report has been written on our builder forum so that you can follow step by step someone else's building steps.
Here is a post on our builders forum with a collection of build reports you can scroll through.
.The motor is great and can put out the power. When I tried to fit the kit in the bottom bracket for the first time it got stuck. I found out other people have had the same problem. Some aluminum frames have a ridge in the center of the bottom bracket. I filed this out (ruining the threads if I want to take the motor off) and the motor mounted after that. I watched a number of assembly videos to put it together as instructions were a bit lacking. Numbering parts would help also. I had to watch more than just the Luna Mate videos. I found that some kits came with chainguards and that made me realise this kit is lacking that feature. I also had issues with threads on the motor not being accurate for some off the bolts. I tapped them again and then the bolts went in securely.
Great product. However one disappointment is that although there is a lighting cable coming from the motor there is no information provided eg how many watts will the circuit handle ie what wattage is its maximum what type and name is the connector or plug that is provided as it only comes with one half of the connector. Disappointing that this info is not made available David
1000W (peaking almost 1500 on the power meter) is serriously a lot of power. Combined with a narrow-wide 30T chainring, this thing is doing wheelies on the granny gear at full throttle! Assembly wasn't to hard other than the bottom bracket was a little narrow for the BBSHD kit but a hole drill used inappropriately opened it up just enough to slide it in. That was about the hardest part of the conversion. Have done about 100km wearing it in and so far everything is running great. Have done moutain single trails to sandy beaches and everything in between with ease. Only real negative (some may diagree), but the PAS it not torque sensing so the assist is not intuitive like normal pedaling. You'll get use to it. On the positive though, dialing down the PAS means I'm still getting a good work out and if things get a bit hairy - just dial it up for more assist. Must do: - Pair it up with an appropriate narrow-wide fron chainring. Really recommend a 30T or 32T if you want high torque and don't care to much for top speed (even now I'm getting about 45km/h!) - Get the programming cable. Stock code may not be suitable depending on what you want to do. - Get the gear sensor - it will save your chain! - Buy it from Rod... this guy is great!
I've just upgraded from a front wheel hub motor to the BBSHD. This mid drive kit has plenty of power and feels good with the weight concentrated low down around the BB. Fitting was straightforward, but my frame needed the BB to be cleaned out. Removing pedals and the BB are the hardest jobs - it is certainly worth paying your local bike shop to do this if you want the minimum hassle. It is flexible with 9 power levels and programmable with the optional cable. All in all, a flexible and comprehensive kit. Rod was most helpful and I would highly recommend buying from Luna Mate.
It's a great Kit very comprehensive, I have never installed any type of kit on a bicycle before, I managed to install this one without any real problems, Rod was really helpful and always there at the end of the phone when I had questions.
Great motor, can’t even hear it but sure can feel it. Sits happily at speed to make 40km commute to work fun and accessible. Even against 30knts of headwind it makes its way without trouble the 40km home sitting on a brisk and constant 36km / hr and faster if you need it. A lot of the serious cyclists love to slip stream behind me (and then perhaps complain about sharing bike tracks with ebikes when it’s time for lattes with their cycling mates on weekend rides.
A revelation how good this unit is. Easier to instal than expected, with quiet operation and very smooth power delivery in pedal assist mode. This all provides plenty of grunt to get up any of the nasty hills around Sydney's northern suburbs.
good price, fast delivery. Easy to fit and set up.Programming on the controller of the latest motors caused me some problems over operation of the throttle, but Rod from Luna Mate was quick to reply to my emails and help sort things out. I have no hesitation over recommending this kit.
I commute 40km per day with a large hill at the end. This motor is awesome and eats up the road. I am the fastest commuter in town. I do think the kit should include the tools to be able to self install. I have a lot of bike tools, but the wrench required to tighten the nuts on the bottom bracket are unique to this kit and should be included. I didn't purchase separately thinking my tools would do the job. Not so. Also, put some basic instructions in the kit. Very happy with the purchase other wise and I hope the battery will last long enough to justify the cost. Time will tell.