Calfee Eletric Assist Retrofit – FAQ
Does my bike qualify for a retrofit?
Rim Caliper brakes will most likely need a front wheel retrofit along with a specific fork.
Disc brake with 135mm rear spacing we recommend a rear wheel retrofit.
Tandem bikes can be retrofitted with a rear motor system but must have 135 mm spacing.
How much does an Electrofit cost?
For single bike retrofits the starting price is ~$1800. Often the deciding factor being how much battery capacity you need and if there will be other customization.
For tandems the starting price is ~$2250 with the deciding factor being how much battery capacity you need and if there will be other customization.
How much range can I expect?
|Retrofit Type||Typical Range|
|Single Bike||40 miles|
|Custom Build||To Specification|
How do I get my retrofit started?
Please follow the link to our retrofit interest form, we check the form daily and will reply promptly.
Once we receive your information, we will provide an estimate based on your bike and range requirements.
How long does it take once you receive my bike?
Once we have your bike in house and your deposit we will endeavor to meet a reasonable timeline.
|Retrofit Type||Turnaround Time|
|Single Bike||4 to 6 weeks|
|Tandem||6 to 8 weeks|
|Recumbent Tandem||6 to 8 weeks|
What does the retrofit equipment look like?
The retrofit starts off with an expert wheel build including a recommended rim. Based on your bike we recommend motor and controller solution and pack the system into our custom cycling bag.
What comes with a Calfee retrofit?
What is the capacity of the battery used?
The single bike system can hold ~500 watt hours of capacity in our frame bag. Our tandem system starts at 600 watt hours and can carry up to 1000 watt hours of capacity. Keep in mind the system is modular so you can carry more or less capacity depending on your range requirement.