My wife and I purchased this Nihola trike so she could take our son to school. It is an extremely well made cargo bike from Denmark but it is nearly impossible to ride up in the hills – especially with our growing son and groceries. We researched making it electric and Solar Bike seemed the best choice. I had a lot of correspondence with Matt and we sent a lot of pictures and ideas and in the end we put a rear wheel conversion kit on it. It makes an incredible difference now, it is truly a practical form of transport now and is well used and loved. We had to make a sacrifice with the gears, the bike came with an internal 8 speed hub and we had to lose that. The rear wheel has a 6 speed cluster on it but it is only setup as a single speed. If I get the time I may put a derailieur on it so I can use the 6 gears but it actually works very well with the single speed because the motor is very strong. We did have one problem with a failed Hall sensor in the motor after some extreme riding up a very steep hill with no pedal assistance. It was all resolved easily enough though, Matt drove over an hour to get up here and fixed it up for free because renting a trailer and a car was quite difficult for me to get it down to him at the beach. I am very happy now.
Shital, Perth, May 2013