Let’s face it, e-bikes can be insanely expensive. A decent e-bike sold by one of the upper-crust brands, such as IZIP or Specialized: Turbo, can go anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000! That’s a major investment!
Given the cost, it should come as no surprise that many people prefer to go the DIY-route and custom build their own e-bikes. While this can still be an expensive route, depending on how crazy you want to go, it’s definitely cheaper than buying an e-bike off the shelf.
If you’re still contemplating whether to buy or build, check out our article: DIY E-bikes: To Buy or Build, That is the Question.
If you’ve already decided you’re more the DIY-type, there are tons of great resources out their offering detailed How-to’s and tutorials.
Video is often the best way to go with tutorials as you can see everything right on screen and don’t need to fly into a rage over poorly written instructions.
Here are some awesome DIY e-bike videos to get started.
5 Awesome DIY E-Bike Videos
In the realm of DIY E-bike vids, there are the long ones that teach you how to convert a bike to an e-bike and there are the shorter ones focusing on smaller things, like upgrading a battery or adding mirrors. Many of these videos apply to both bikes and e-bikes. For this list we will solely be focusing on e-bike specific videos.
The first three are full-conversion videos. Of all the videos we’ve watched these three are the most concrete and well developed.
The fourth and fifth videos focus on LED lighting and li-ion battery upgrades, respectively.