Tongsheng TSDZ2 Conversion Review

davefromdover

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I added a TSDZ2 to a SOMA fabrications double cross, 9-speed, downtube shifters, and cantilever brakes. The install was pretty easy and only took around 2 hours. The following YouTube video shows how to install the kit:


The only extra tool I needed was a bottom bracket tool for removing my old crank. The TSDZ2 kit comes with the required tool to install the motor.

I've now been riding the bike for about 2 months basically every day to work. Its been so much fun! I don't have too much experience with ebikes, but my DIY converted ebike will challenge anything that I've test ridden at half the price!
 

Anton

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Sounds good, thanks for sharing your experience and review with the TSDZ2 kit.
 

Tiger Tone

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Glad you're enjoying your TSDZ2. I have just installed one on my Claud Butler road bike.
Total weight is now a modest 21kg. The unit I chose was a 48v DC 750w paired with a 48v 17.5 amp tube battery with Samsung cells.
So far I am having mixed results with my rides as I am finding it difficult to find the correct gear up hills but I will persevere.
I have also discovered that 6 wire systems, which I have, don't allow you to retro fit a thumb throttle but I think I could swap out my 6w controller for 8w. However. If possible I want to avoid that as any type of throttle is illegal in the UK.
One thing I did find anoying with the installation was no cable/ wiring diagram, but I am gradually determining what goes where and extras that you can add like lights etc.
 
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