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by Hardcore
Mar 14 2020 3:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I'm curious, where does the efficiency increase come from?
by Hardcore
Mar 11 2020 6:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Wow, the Frey seems like a very interesting bike, but this is such a long thread. Is there any summary or synopsis? or a few particular sections to be sure to read? There are so many good threads and good info on this (and other) forums, but i can't read it all and I don't know how to efficiently f...
by Hardcore
Mar 01 2020 7:48am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Over a time span of 2.5 years, I did 3500 km on my Frey am1000 without any problems and I've been using the same battery on my commuter bike for a year (add an easy 1000 km). Same as Barbarossa, no remorse for the battery, and they still perform adequately. I've had way worse Chinese batteries dying...
by Hardcore
Feb 14 2020 7:14am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Hi Kson, I've had my am1000 for over 2 years and recently I drove their 2019 bikes but also the EX and I can tell you their controllers have certainly had a good tune. The earlier version was a bit abrupt, but the motor response is, of course in the end, subject to personal taste. The great thing is...
by Hardcore
Feb 12 2020 6:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

nope, the problem was solved. Front suspension can be searched on the sram website, rear suspension cannot.
https://trailhead.rockshox.com/en/search/
by Hardcore
Feb 08 2020 1:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I've encountered hard cut-offs when reaching the controller's LVC, no decrease in power except for the feeling of getting a drained battery. Simply turning it off and on made me continue in a lower power setting.
by Hardcore
Jan 21 2020 7:48am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

With 1.5kW and 160Nm, give me the long chainstay as I´ll be climbing steeper stuff than ever.
by Hardcore
Jan 20 2020 5:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

You'll need to set the low voltage cut-off accordingly, don't care about the 4 green lights on the battery (decoration), and set the screen to show voltage instead of the percentage. Overall, I'm very happy with 52v (got two batteries). The 52v has less Wh than the 48v. For most people, 48v is perfe...
by Hardcore
Jan 16 2020 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Could someone check for me which kind of Rockshox token the (optional) Lyric on a AM1000 takes? I'm kind of confused which version of the Lyric they put on the bike? https://i.imgur.com/MFDJY8u.jpg I’ve got the Lyric on my AM1000 - not sure exactly what I need to look at but if you tell me I can ch...
by Hardcore
Jan 16 2020 11:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Attached a video of the 2020 Frey EX bike. It's a fantastic bike to ride. Hi @Hardcore - After viewing a couple videos, I'd say we have similar riding preferences in that I tend to ride singletrack pretty fast and love a little air but generally don't do huge drops (don't mean to imply you don't- j...
by Hardcore
Jan 04 2020 9:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 58
Views: 7446

Re: Frey CC ordered!

Hi, I've seen Ivy herself ride the CC model and she ain't tall, while I've had a go as well and at 1.78m it was no problem. The handlebars make for an upright riding position even at those reach values. Also, a size doesn't completely determine the fit of a bike and I think the <160 &190< people can...
by Hardcore
Nov 11 2019 4:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Unfortunately, on August 3 Ivy announced Frey will not sell separate frames anymore (viewtopic.php?f=28&t=91035&start=1475)
by Hardcore
Nov 11 2019 9:36am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Quick questions if anyone can help, I got send the wrong charger, it was US AC input and not AUS. Can I cut the plug and wire it onto this charger? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33054651562.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.380f403f51dRHq&algo_pvid=3690aa82-675a-4762-a170-32805f9a41d9&algo_expid=369...
by Hardcore
Nov 08 2019 6:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC
Replies: 57
Views: 9896

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

I always thought parallel connecting two different batteries is a bad idea but if they only get physically connected when the voltages are equal I guess it it should be do-able. Although their discharge curves will not be the same either. Well, let us know how it goes if you decide to give it a go.
by Hardcore
Nov 08 2019 4:26am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC
Replies: 57
Views: 9896

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

I'm not sure connecting a 52v and 48v battery at the same time is good for the batteries as at some point you still reach equal voltage and then ... I guess you'd only be able to use the 52v (58.8v charged) battery till it reaches 54v. If they'd place a switch between the internal battery lines you ...
by Hardcore
Nov 06 2019 5:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC
Replies: 57
Views: 9896

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

I agree with you about the weight issues you mention, my point of view was personal. E-mtbs are a different workout, as in my case, the electric-assist got rid of pushing uphill. Now I can focus on getting run after run going up the hills 5 times instead of twice improving my riding skills. Sure, yo...
by Hardcore
Nov 06 2019 4:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I checked with a square this time (to make sure the ruler markings line up), and it is closer to 28-3/4" at the lowest point. The bike is flat on the ground unloaded. That's just about where you would be if you got off your seat. This is a medium framed X-1. Batboy, I'll try to measure my AM1000 fo...
by Hardcore
Nov 05 2019 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I have no idea about the costs of things, nor did I expect them to pay the replacement costs fully in my case as in Switzerland the hourly rate is simply too high compared to, for instance, China. So I was happy with my resolution as I got the bike up and running within 3 days. I don't know what els...
by Hardcore
Nov 05 2019 5:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Just for your information, i accepted the 130USD hub replacement money in my case, which is far more than the value/actual costs. Then I bought an upgraded DT swiss wheel myself. Going around the warranty process and start replacing your broken parts and then expecting them to pay is not reasonable ...
by Hardcore
Nov 01 2019 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I tried to look for a thread on how I can remedy my hub without buying a new one and found no such thing. Hence I assumed it wasn't too common of a failure or not worthwhile to repair. That thread seems a few years old and gives a possible reason for the failure. Premature failure usually indicates ...
by Hardcore
Nov 01 2019 1:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

As said before, I had a hub break on me on an earlier model of the am1000 (I believe it had a different hub than the quanta you mention) and FREY was very helpful in resolving the issue after I contacted them with the pictures. I decided also to get refunded for the rear hub and I would buy myself a...
by Hardcore
Oct 13 2019 5:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

If you didn't get it with the chainguide then you have to get the holes in there yourself. I did it as well due to too many chaindrops. But what have you been doing to your bike? Looks well used Did you tap and die the holes for the guide? How hard is it to get the motor housing off to do that? (Or...
by Hardcore
Oct 12 2019 6:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

If you didn't get it with the chainguide then you have to get the holes in there yourself. I did it as well due to too many chaindrops. But what have you been doing to your bike? Looks well used
by Hardcore
Oct 12 2019 7:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

54.6 volts output for the said 48v charger, and to be all-inclusive, their 52v charger outputs 58.8v. You can also check the voltage of your battery using the Bafang display. Fully charged it should read 54.6v for a 48v battery. Reasoning: you have 13 cells in series with each a nominal voltage of 3...
by Hardcore
Oct 11 2019 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1749
Views: 245410

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

one, the battery lights won't really show you much usefull information. And to get the accurate battery percentage back I've noticed that you have to turn the bike on and off. What you can do is put the settings to voltage, which gives you a real-time value of the voltage that tells you exactly how ...