- The most frequently asked question concerns the compatibility of a bike with our system:
The LIFT-MTB system is suitable for all practices :
- Compatible for All mountain use (AM).
Many frames designs could be compatible with our electric motor for bike but more your frame offers of clearance between the lower tube and the ground, the more you will decrease the risk of impact.
Between a frame which offers an excellent release and a frame where the release is not sufficient, there is many possible positions for the mid drive motor kit.
In certain cases, the assembly is possible but not necessarily ideal keeps of it for the ground.
A very angled lower tube is generally needed so that the system is compatible not at all.
Below, some photos to illustrate the thing and allow you to have a good idea on the compatibility of your frame with regard to the electric motor for bike LIFT-MTB.
You can also read the page about the e-bike ground clearence with DIY electric bike kit
Under an XC frame with very good deisgn.
Under the frame with a correct Clearance.
In this case, the motor will be mounted Inside.
Clearance is not enought.
Perfect for the LIFT-MTB kit.
It's ok for the lift-mtb system.
Not possible for the LIFT-KIT.
you must choose between two versions :
You can choose the outside version for our mid drive motor, or the inside version for mid drive motor .
You can choose the model compatible with your frame with compatibilty test under.
This is a easy procedure to make a cardboard model of the LIFT-MTB electric motor for bike , and for check if the système is compatible with your frame.
You must have few pieces of cardboard, felt, compass, meter, tape and scissors, you are ready!
Download and print A4 model for download below, then perform the cardboard model.
Once done, you are left only to present the model
on your bike to confirm compatibility with your frame.
It is generally considered so if the system is at the lowest parallel to the ground it's OK.
Below, there is more risk to touch the ground, even if according to your riding practice, this can be more or less disabling but that's for you to judge!
Sure, this may seem a bit simplistic concept but questions about the compatibility being the most recurrent, it is currently the most economical and most effective solution we found to bring you an answer.
The LIFT-MTB electric motor bike system is generaly fixed on the 3 ISCG tab's for chaine guard of your frame.
ISCG tab's are holes in your frame, around the bottom bracket (in red on the photo).
You have to control the presence of these 3 holes on your frame.
There are two version , ISCG03 and ISCG 05 standard, we can propose the both version support.
Note that :
ISCG 05 is the most popular, (theoretically bike from 2005 to the present)
ISCG 03 (or ISCG old) tends to disappear (theoretically bikes between 2003 and 2005).
95% Of bike have generaly ISCG 05 so please prescise if you have ISCG 03 frame.
If your frame is compatible and if you have ISCG tabs, that's OK for add our bolt on motor kit on your bike!
But if you don't have ISCG, You must add ISCG adaptor for convert your bike into e-bike.
So we have adaptors for almost frames on the marquet, so below, is the différents solutions for add adaptator on your frame, for fixed the electric bolt on motor depending of your Bottom bracket.
If you Don't know what kind of Bottom bracket is on your bike, you can clic on the link below for more infos.
The adapter for fix the LIFT-MTB electric assist system on BSA threaded bottom bracket frame is the TYPE A.
With this adapter you can add a thread on press fit 46mm frame and screw the conventional BSA cups and use the same adapter as in the first case (A) for fixing the electric kit on bike.
With this adapter you can add a thread on press fit 42mm frame and screw the conventional BSA cups and use the same adapter as in the first case (A) for fixing the electric kit on bike.
This adapter is a complete bottom bracket including right and left cups, bearings (different size), hardware.
It replaces your original bottom bracket but the cups incorporates mounting studs to fix the lift mtb motor bike kit to the frame, the two parts right and left cups, are fixed by screws for have an optimal rigidity.
The LIFT MTB BB92 bottom bracket will be compatible with your original crankset.
For change your bike into e-bike or conventional bike, as quickly as ISCG fixation .
You can choose 3 diamètres:
- Axle size 30mm : Rotor, E13 , Race face, HXR (aluminium axle).
-Axle size 24mm : Race face , Shimano hollowtech, FSA (steel axle)
-Axle size 22mm left , and 24mm right: SRAM gxp. (steel axle)
For the transformation of your bike into an electric mountain bike with the LIFT-MTB motor, there is 3 axle length are available:
- Standard bike axle (XC, All Mountain, Enduro, DH ...)
- Long axle, 170mm for Fat-Bike
- Long axle, 190mm for Fat-Bike
In the kit is included, different types of axle diameter adapters, for to be compatible with the different models on the market:
- 24 mm: Race face (steel axle version) and Shimano Hollowtech, some FSA.
- 28.99mm: SRAM DUB ( aluminum axle).
- 30 mm: Rotor, E13 , Race face , HXR (aluminum axle).
- Axle diameter 22 mm left side, and 24 mm right side : SRAM GXP.
We also made a specific 2 axles length for ELECTRIC FAT BIKE.
-Axle crank In length 170mm
(for electric conversion FAT BIKE with rear wheel spacing 170mm)
-Axle crank In length 190mm
(for electric conversion FAT BIKE with rear wheel spacing 190mm).
Example of taking measurement of the a frame or a rear hub to define the standard used on a fat bike frame, there are two versions 190mm or 170mm.
This measurement is only necessary for fat bikes.