Hi, Everyone. I have been considering converting my 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper to an ebike. Did a lot of mountain biking in my younger days. (65 now) and don't use it as much. It is in really good shape and had about $400 worth of replacement maintenance a few years back. It was about $3000 new.
I have a Specialized hybrid which I ride a lot and don't really want to change it.
The stumpy would be used as a commuter, doing some gravel roads and in particular, going up to retrieve my truck after I paraglide. Some of our retrieves are 4-7 km long with elevation gains of 600-1200 meters.
I'd like lots of top speed and a moderate amount of distance from the bike. I've just been introduced to this site in some youtube videos and speeds of over 50 km/hr look very appealing.
I'm curious about doing the conversion myself or just having Johnny do it. I have mechanical experience but if the cost is reasonable, I'd rather haver the warranty and support.
I'm interested in what I might pay either way. Your thoughts on the suitability of this bike to convert. Any other ideas?
How about total weight of a conversion.
I'm trying to add some photos but nothing happens when I click the various buttons. What gives?