What's a shift kit

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bakermcmahon, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. bakermcmahon

    bakermcmahon New Member

    Hey, I am a complete motored bikes noob. So a lot of this stuff is confusing. But, I here people talking about shift kits are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have no idea what they do and what the point of them is. I think that they are like a regular bike cassette but with the motor chain. And every gear has a different number of teeth. So you could use a 42t for uphill and a 36 for flat land. And it's like shifting a regular gear. That's what I think they are but if that's not, please explain what they are. Thanks.

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Well.....you're on the right track.

    A shift kit takes the engine's output and transfers it into the bicycle's regular pedal drive.

    Have a look at www.sickbikeparts.com
    and you'll be able to learn more about it.