Help on deciding!!!!

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  1. zukk

    zukk New Member

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    Hello everyone! I don't know what kit to get. I have a Trek 4300 and live in the mountains. I need something thats not going to poop out on me going up the hills. Any suggestions on what I need to get would be much appreciated!.wee.

    -Thanks
    Josh
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    As long as you have low enough gears (46-52 teeth) then you should have enough power.
     
  3. Forbisher

    Forbisher New Member

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    Welcome to the best motored bike forum :D

    What is your budget? How much are you willing to spend on your kit?

    Come to the ride on July 18th to check out many kinds of motorized bicycles
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    I'll go with Bikeguy Joe on this one. After engine break in, if you still need more climbing power, you can consider a shift kit.
     
  5. Forbisher

    Forbisher New Member

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    The Chinese 2 stroke kits are NOT the only choice available.....

    They may be the cheapest but there are many kinds of motorized
    bicycle kits from ~$100 to $700
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Forbisher is correct, the Chinese in frame kit is not the only motorized bicycle kit or option. It was my assumption that you were going for the "standard" china kit. But-if you need a lot of power, go with a Polini or other higher power unit. For low cost, you could even make your own engine "kit" for less than $100.00 from a weed wacker.
     
  7. strotter

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    Well, if you want reliable. Don't get a HT.

    Since you want to conquer hills, look at something that as the ability to change gears.
     
  8. Cabinfever1977

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