When you already know that an e-bike is exactly what you need, you’ll find out that you actually have another choice to make before you can hit the road. Do you buy an e-bike brand new from a dealer, or do you convert your current bike into an e-bike? There are pros and cons to both methods, but there is something extra special about converting your current ride. It fosters a strong connection between you and your bike, not unlike how people fall in love with their cars after working on them. Here, we’ll give you a few reasons why converting your bike should be a DIY project so you can see why we always recommend it as the best option.\nCost Savings\nPerhaps one of the biggest reasons to make your bike conversion a DIY project is because of how much money you can save. E-bikes from manufacturers will almost always cost you far more than a conversion kit—unless you really want to sacrifice quality. If you want to enjoy an e-bike ride without breaking the bank, conversion is the way to go. If you already have a bike, you won’t have to deal with paying for an entirely new one.\nBike Familiarity\nNever underestimate how important it is to feel comfortable on your bike. Have you ever gotten on someone else’s bike and it just felt wrong? That can happen with a new e-bike too. Just because you want an e-bike’s functionality doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the bike you already enjoy using. Conversion kits are simple to put together and they don’t significantly change the feeling of riding. Converting your bike is the best way to keep what you love while also expanding your ride options.\nPersonal Satisfaction\nYou shouldn’t discount how much enjoyment and satisfaction you can get out of a good DIY project. If you’ve ever worked really hard to create something on your own, you know the feeling of contentment you get when you finish. Not only will you get that satisfaction as you convert your bike, but you’ll also get it every time you take it out for a ride. That feeling of personal achievement is worth more than people think, and it can greatly enhance your enjoyment of your newly converted e-bike.\nIf you want to turn your bike into a front hub motor e-bike, E-bike Essentials has everything you need to get started. Check out our shop to find the perfect conversion kit.