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AU$ 12,821
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 6 2015 12:02 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 12,821
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 6 2015 12:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our small team of wizards at Dillenger have developed a new electric bike conversion kit based on the our experience in the electric bike industry. We've drawn upon the successful attributes of our previous conversion kits to put together a prototype smart phone controlled e-bike kit which far exceeds the specs and capabilities of our competitors.

Eliminating Range anxiety 

By putting the battery into the wheel along with the motor and controller, you limit the size of the battery by quite a lot. The all-in-one hub design also means you have to surgically remove the battery from the wheel at the end of it's design life (hmph!) and you can't take it out to charge it away from the bike.

The Dillenger blue tooth kit stealth battery cradle with integrated controller mounts easily to your bikes existing water bottle cage bolt holes so it is simple to install and enables the battery to be easily and quickly removed with the turn of a key. Utilizing an external battery has allowed us to boost up the energy of the battery to 36V @ 400Wh. This is a high quality Lithium ion battery that will get you up to 80km on a single charge!

Feels like a normal bike

Housing all the components in the wheel increases the angular momentum and as more weight is added to the wheel at a larger radius (further out from the hub), the performance of the bicycle suffers (anyone heard of a gyroscope!)

The Dillenger blue tooth conversion kit uses the same lightweight motor as one of our existing upgraded conversion kits which has been put to the test over the last 3 years. This hub motor is geared internally with a steel and nylon planetary gear set, multiplying the torque for wicked hill climbing capability!

Apart from the extra grunt you will not notice that there is a motor in the wheel. This means you can ride your bike - like a bike!

Universal Compatibility

Previous blue tooth kits with all components housed in the wheel have lacked compatibility because of the tremendous size of the all-in-one hub. Because these hubs have to be in the rear of the bike due to their weight (among other reasons), riders automatically loose both their gear set variation on the rear wheel and their disk brakes. Quite often customers will want to convert their bicycle without compromising on the features they originally paid for!

The Dillenger blue tooth conversion kit allows customers to keep all the functionality of their bike. The front hub motor is disk brake compatible (yay!) and because the hub motor wheel is light enough to be on the front without compromising the handling characteristics of the bike, you can leave your gear set untouched!

Pleasing Aesthetics 

Our mission was to make the conversion kit blend seamlessly into your bike. No one wants to stand out with a gawky looking monster of a hub detracting from what was once a bicycle. 

The Dillenger blue tooth conversion kit uses a stealthy looking battery casing (borrowed from one of our other conversion kits) which mounts neatly on the down tube of any bicycle with water bottle cage bolt holes (feel free to use hose clamps otherwise!). The hub motor is small enough to blend into the picture so you are left with what looks like a normal bike. If someone knowingly looks closer they will see a purpose built electric bike that is pleasing to the eye.

Ease of installation

DIY conversion kits are not new. One of the draw backs for converting a bicycle is playing with the rear wheel. Gearing is greasy, hard to align, takes patience to adjust and can be a real pain. A bike with disk brakes will not usually have the provision for alternative rear brakes without serious modification.

The solution is obvious - make the motor wheel light enough so it can go on the front! 

This is the world's easiest kit to install, without compromising the functionality of the bicycle.

Specifications:

  • Drive: 250-350W* geared 36V Brushless motor from Dillenger
  • Battery: Lithium ion 36V 10Ah with BMS
  • Controller: 36V 15A pure signwave with Dillenger proprietary blue tooth module
  • Wiring: neatly color coded waterproof wiring and plugs
  • Pedal assist: removable pedal assist mounts in seconds to the left side of your crank to take cadence information for pedal assist
  • Throttle override: optional twist throttle included free
  • Phone holder: mounts solidly to the handlebars and will fit any smart phone
  • App: Available for download for android and iOS, search 'Dillenger' on the app store

* Suggested: 350W & 20mph for CA, USA and NZ

* Suggested: 250W  & 25km/h for AU, UK, and European countries

Tooling up

We've designed a blue tooth module to integrate with one of our most popular 36V conversion kits and we've designed it to be affordable and reliable. To achieve this, tooling is under construction to mass produce the production version of our successful prototype. This is where we need your help. Any contribution you can justify, we are very grateful!

Shipping

With distribution centers across the globe, we're prepared to delivery your product on time (or before) without any unknowns or complications. 

Dillenger blue tooth conversion kit
Dillenger blue tooth conversion kit

Higher rewards - these are our own custom-designed bikes that will be fitted with the Dillenger blue tooth kit and offered as 100% complete electric bikes. Checkout the details in the pledges...

Dillenger Blue Tooth Topwave 700C Road Electric Bike
Dillenger Blue Tooth Topwave 700C Road Electric Bike
Dillenger Blue Tooth Sprinter 29er Electric Bikes
Dillenger Blue Tooth Sprinter 29er Electric Bikes

Risks and challenges

We have built in a healthy time margin for any possible shipping delays. Supporters will likely be seeing their goods sooner than we have advised in our kickstarter schedule.

Our company is now experienced in the industry and certainly no stranger to developing and manufacturing DIY e-bike kits. With this in mind we are confident of developing our working prototype into a highly successful and very reliable serial production for all of you early adopters.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $1

    THANK YOU - Get listed as a supporter on the Dillenger worldwide websites. Please share our project to your friends and on social media to help us spread the word!

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    Pledge AU$ 19 or more About $13

    Super awesome Dillenger T-shirt in S, M or L. Wear it with pride, you've helped us grow our brand awareness which ultimately means more cool products!

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    Pledge AU$ 699 or more About $472

    Approx. $566USD, 365GBP, 465EUR

    1 of the 1st 59 production units of the Dillenger Bluetooth conversion kit.

    You can choose 26", or 700C (28"/29er)

    And between 200W, 250W or 350W

    This includes everything you need to complete your ebike conversion, including 400Wh Lithium ion stealth battery, integrated blue tooth controller, motor wheel (all ready to go) the waterproof wiring to plug it all together, a pedal assist sensor and smart phone holder. And our app is free to download!

    This reward also includes some Dillenger branded goodies, including a T-shirt in your preferred size!

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    Pledge AU$ 749 or more About $506

    Approx. $607USD, 391GBP, 499EUR

    Final early bird offer for the Dillenger Bluetooth conversion kit.

    You can choose 26", or 700C (28"/29er)

    And between 200W, 250W or 350W

    This includes everything you need to complete your ebike conversion, including 400Wh Lithium ion stealth battery, integrated blue tooth controller, motor wheel (all ready to go) the waterproof wiring to plug it all together, a pedal assist sensor and smart phone holder. And our app is free to download!

    This reward also includes some Dillenger branded goodies, including a T-shirt in your preferred size!

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    Pledge AU$ 1,249 or more About $844

    Approx. $1,048USD, 675GBP, 861EUR

    100% Complete Dillenger Blue tooth 700C road bike.

    This will be an electric bike built from the ground up utilizing the same Dillenger blue tooth kit as above.

    Aluminium frame and branded in Dillenger colors.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,449 or more About $979

    Approx. $1,173USD, 756GBP, 964EUR

    100% Complete Dillenger Blue tooth 29er e-bike.

    This will be an electric bike built from the ground up utilizing the same Dillenger blue tooth kit as above.

    Aluminium frame, hydraulic disk brakes, suspension front forks and branded in Dillenger colors.

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    Pledge AU$ 6,990 or more About $4,720

    Approx. $5,660USD, 3,650GBP, 4,650EUR

    Wholesale order for 10 Bluetooth kits + half price shipping per kit!

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Funding period

- (30 days)