Hello, new and need help choosing motor. Please.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by eddie the eagle, May 20, 2012.

  1. eddie the eagle

    eddie the eagle New Member

    Hello, I've been researching but would love the help of you guys who have done this before. At the end of the day i need a motor KIT that will take me 100-120 miles a week. 40 miles round trip that contains a 2.5 mile grade at 7%. I don't mind pedaling, the other days of the week that i am not driving this route i am commuting on a road bike.

    * i have both a mountain bike and steel frame road bike.

    The kit that seems best suited is the Tanaka 2 stroke engine sold by Golden Eagle Bike Engines. My only hesitation about this engine is the payback period taking over a year since this engine kit costs $630 with shipping.

    Is this my best option taking into account reliability vs initial investment?

    Side desire - I would love to put and engine on a road bike since it fits my geometry better.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and for responding.