Neodrives Z20 Rear Drive System

$2,837.00

Motors above 250W

Please note a motor output exceeding 250w and speed assistance exceeding 15.5mph means it cannot be used on UK public roads without first obtaining type approval, insurance, tax, displaying a number plate and undergoing an MOT.

In the UK, only converison kits that comply with EAPC Regulations can be used on UK public roads without tax, insurance or registration. A conversion kit above 250W can only be used off-road on private land. 

You can find out more about EAPC Regulations here: https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules.

For the avoidance of doubt, you will be responsible for obtaining such type approval, insurance, tax, registration and MOT.

Please read before ordering

Once a kit has been fitted, a refund can't be processed as the item has been used.

Please contact us before ordering to make sure the kit will work on your bike.

Cyclescheme Vouchers

Cycle to work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a Government-backed initiative to encourage people to cycle to their place of work, and consequently reduce environmental pollution. It's also a way for you to save money on the cost of your cycle and spread the cost over a number of months, through your pay packet.

How do I get a conversion kit through Cycle to Work?

If they haven't already, your employer needs to register with one of the Cycle to Work Schemes in order to offer this benefit to their employees. Once they are signed up with a scheme, the employee needs to find a cycle retailer who is also registered with that scheme.

Electric Bike Conversions is registered with four of these schemes - Bike2Work, Cycle Scheme, Green Commute Initiative and CyclePlus. You'll see our name listed on each of these schemes such as Earth Cycles or Bike Bros. These are other names we trade under, but we are the same company.

The paperwork required differs for each scheme and should be available from your employer or from the links below for each scheme:

Cyclescheme

Bike2Work Scheme

Green Commute Initiative - Our recommendation!

Cycle Plus

Once the necessary paperwork is completed you will usually be issued with a certificate by your employer or Cycle to Work Scheme that you can use to purchase the kit from us. Your employer pays for the conversion kit via the scheme and the scheme then pays us for the purchase once you have collected the kit and provided us with your certificate.

If the kit is being delivered or installed by us, we can receive the certificate digitally. We'll also sometimes ask for proof of ID, depending on the scheme. The cost of the bike is then deducted from your salary over a period of time, but as you don't pay tax or NI on the income that's deducted, you make a saving on what you would pay if you purchased outright. This saving will vary depending on which tax band you fall into!

Due to the cost of running the Cycle To Work Schemes we have to add a 10% fee on top of the kit price, otherwise we cannot afford to be apart of the scheme. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Description

Riding dynamics

100 % Riding fun

No e-bike motor is as powerful and smoothly operating at the same time as the neodrives drive unit. The motor is positioned directly in the rear wheel and develops power exactly where it is needed. This means that the chain, pinion etc. are not exposed to higher loads. Due to the sensitive force sensor in the motor you can clearly feel the immediate response during the acceleration process. The maximum torque of 40 Nm is always fully available to the pedelec rider, regardless of the gear selection. This distinguishes the rear motor from the mid-drive motor.

Low maintenance

100 % Trouble-Free

Clever commuters save the regular exchange of parts subject to wear. The neodrives motor protects parts subject to wear, such as the chain and shifter, due to its position directly in the rear wheel. The bicycle components are therefore not stressed. For cyclists, this means fewer breakdowns, no workshop stops and thus significantly reduced maintenance and repair costs.

Silence

100 % Silent

In contrast to the mid-drive motors on the market, there is no gearbox in the neodrives rear motor. Therefore, completely silent and vibration-free riding prevails through the use of the hub motor. Smooth cycling is also a matter of acoustics. The motor assistance is not betrayed immediately by loud "whirring". This contributes to a high riding quality and inspires all neodrives cyclists.

Energy Recovery

More than 100 % range

Recharge your batteries when riding downhill! A special feature of our neodrives wheel hub motor is the possibility to recharge the battery when riding downhill through so-called energy recovery. This is not only environmentally friendly but also ensures an even greater range, especially on long tours. Energy recovery extends the battery range by well over 10%. At the same time, the motor serves as brake assistance in this mode and protects the brake linings of your e-bike. The additional braking effect means additional riding comfort for neodrives riders.

Processing and design

Slim motor connector, aluminium motor housing powder-coated with great care and finished with meticulous attention to detail. Functionally as well as optically this is an attractive enhancement for every pedelec!

93% of parts and components of the neodrives drive system are manufactured in Germany and the final assembly is done entirely in Albstadt. This allows us to offer our customers and partners reliable and high workmanship, durability and fast services due to short workshop times.

The latest technologies 100% high-end technology

Components such as the speed or force sensor are safely integrated and protected inside the motor. The goal of the new development was to make it even more robust, more powerful and smoother.

Machine winding and redesigned electronics

The performance of the neodrives rear motor was once more increased and, at an efficiency level* of 85%, far exceeds that of competitors. This means even greater ranges!

* At the optimal operating point of 18–25 km/h.

Full compatibility and easy removal and installation of the motor

The neodrives rear motor is compatible with all standard bicycle components. Effective immediately, also for 11-speed designs, stub axles and standard 6 V e-bike headlights. Long-term spare parts availability is assured.

 

High-precision sensor technology for control and regulation

The patented force sensor of the neodrives rear motor responds extremely smoothly and ensures exceptionally well-balanced performance.


Z20 LCD Display

While riding, the rider should concentrate fully on traffic or the beauty of nature. Controlling the drive system must therefore be easy. This is precisely what the neoMMIs offer! Operation is very intuitive through use of a maximum of 5 buttons, easily reachable with the thumbs without having to remove hands from the handlebar. With five different levels you can choose the assistance according to your wishes. Whether speed, range, distance or battery charging level – the neoMMIs show you all the important information.


Functions

  • Current speed
  • Selected assistance or recuperation level
  • Current battery charging level and remaining range in km
  • Daily and total kilometres
  • Average speed
  • Travel time

Remote

Intuitive operation of the system using only 5 buttons. Among other things, you can vary the degree of pedal assistance at any time with "+" and "-" on the rocker switch of the neoRemote in order to make optimum progress in all situations and terrain. There are five assistance levels, level 0 = "Off" and two recuperation levels in which the battery is recharged.

This is the kit for you if you have a 135QR or 142mm thru axle. This wheel kit works with standard Shimano HyperGlide freehub bodies up to 11 gears as well as the new MicroSpline freehub body. 

Every wheel is custom build, due to every order being custom build no refunds can be offered. Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Lead time is 3-4 weeks from day of order.

The package includes everything you need to convert your bike

  1. Fully build custom rear motor Z20 to your specified wheel size
  2. Torque arm Z20
  3. Wiring harness Z20
  4. Battery neodrives 612Wh 20Z
  5. Battery rail for battery
  6. Mounting set for battery
  7. 4aH Fast Charger
  8. sMMI neodrives BLOKS Z20 - color display
  9. Twist-Lock neodrives BLOKS Z20 - with Remote
  10. Mounting kit for Twist-Lock neodrives BLOKS Z20
  11. neodrives BlOKS Node Z20 neodrives, long cable to twist-lock