Merida are a high quality Taiwanese brand that has been around for 50 years. We’ve converted so many of their bikes due to their great product for price ratio. A common bike we convert is the Speeder. This is a flat bar road bike. It’s smooth, light, handles well and takes an electric conversion kit exceedingly well. The two main models we convert are the Speeder 10 and the Speeder 20. The key difference really is the brakes. The cheaper model, the 10, has V-brakes whilst the slightly more expensive model has hydraulic disc brakes. Our preference when opting for electric is to pay the slight bit more to get the better brakes due to the higher average speed and weight of an electric bike. There are also a few more higher end Speeder models but we find for conversion the Speeder 20 is probably the best for value and componentry.
The model below is the budget end of converted electric bikes. It’s the Speeder 10, electrified for a total of $1650.
The bike is $500, then add our basic rear hub motor conversion kit with 9Ah battery ($990) and install labour ($150) and you have a complete ebike for $1650.
The picture below here is the Speeder 20 and it’s been converted with a Bafang mid-drive conversionkit.
This bike is approximately $700, the Bafang mid-drive conversion kit with 14Ah battery is $1660 and labour is $200 to put this together. Great bike with higher speed and longer range and excellent handling for a total of approximately $2500 – $2600.