The cost of replacing the motor is one of the expenses that we rarely incur due to the long life of electric bicycle motors.
In this post, we will share together the average prices of electric hubs and mid-drive motors.
And also, in the second part of the post, we will talk about what is the most important information you need when choosing a new motor for your bike
Note: The prices in this post are for conversion Kit motors
How Long Do Electric Bike Motors Last? Hub VS Mid-Drive.
What Is The Replacement Cost For EBike Motor?
As a general rule, the cost of replacing a hub electric bike motor ranges from $55 to $300 While the price of replacing the mid-drive motor ranges from 300 to 700 dollars.
Hub Motors replacement cost.
250-watt Hub Motor.
500-watt Hub Motor.
750-watt Hub Motor.
1000-watt Hub Motor.
The highest category allowed in electric bikes is 1000 watts, and its price ranges between 160 to 200 dollars, but there is an expected increase in the charging cost of about 100 dollars.
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Mid-Drive Motors replacement cost.
Mid-drive motors are considered highly reliable, which makes changing them a rare matter.
Given that this motor is reliable and also gives more torque than the hub motor, the prices to replace it are considered to be somewhat high.
500-watt Mid-Drive Motor.
750-watt Mid-Drive Motor.
The price of the 750-watt mid-dive motor ranges between 250 and 450 dollars, depending on the brand, as well as the accessories that come with the motor.
1000-watt Mid-Drive Motor.
The 1000-watt mid-drive motor ranges from 350 to 600 dollars.
What you should keep in mind while replacing your ebike motor?
Your ebike frame size.
The first step for you when replacing the motor is to know your ebike frame size, specifically the Bottom Bracket in the case of a mid-drive motor, is it 68 ml, 100, or 120 ml.
For the hub motor, you should make sure that the size of the wheel that the motor will come with and how it fits with your bike model.
Mostly the most popular sizes for electric bikes are 24 inches, 26 inches, 27.5, and the last 29 inches
If you are thinking of changing the size of your ebike wheel, perhaps it will be a good thing to look at this post
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When you choose a motor for your bike, you will notice a difference in prices for the same motor capacity, and the reason for this is due to the different torque of the motor.
For this reason, it is always preferable to choose a large torque in the case of a hub motor, and a torque that suits your needs in the mid-drive motor.
You can view this post, which will help you accurately determine the appropriate torque for your needs.
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Wires and Plug types.
One of the important things that you should notice when replacing your ebike motor is to make sure of the existing wires and their compatibility with the controller you have so that you do not have to change the controller or make cuts in the wires.