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by Bigwheel
Mar 29 2020 11:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 7 mile range on new fat-tire bike with Ultra. Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: 7 mile range on new fat-tire bike with Ultra. Am I doing something wrong?

My first instinct would be to blame the battery not the motor....the higher cost mentioned of the Watt Wagon is partly due to the battery they have speced which costs more to manufacture because it uses higher grade cells and BMS? High power runs, even with active pedaling, will drain batteries pret...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 10:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 168
Views: 16374

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Not really sure why they are not being paid attention to. The gains aren't that much but they are gains and at new battery time I think it should be considered at least. I did a bunch of research and reaching out a few years ago and saw a bunch of test results. I am sure I could dig them up, from th...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 168
Views: 16374

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Bradland, thanks for the info. I guess I haven't been following along with the gear thing. First the nylon gear was flimsy, then the steel gear was strong but loud and I am assuming the PEET gear is the $200 upgrade? I would suppose a good amount of that is labor if they have to do the work as well ...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 3:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 168
Views: 16374

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

So at this point those that have an X1, do you give it a yay or nay? I noticed that Luna has a silent package for an extra 200 clams but that seems a bit extreme price wise to me as I mainly ride alone and came out of the e closet years ago anyway. My front hub eX bikes are very quiet as well as the...
by Bigwheel
Mar 11 2020 6:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY vs. Commercial: How/ Why(not)?
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: DIY vs. Commercial: How/ Why(not)?

If you are In PDX go visit Gunther @ PX Cycles, Brad @ Nomad Cycles for DIY help and Wake @ The Electric Bike Store for store bought options.

PX Cycles house brand 48v mid drive is a good deal but as others here have said a 30mph eBike, while possible, is not all that practical for your situation.
by Bigwheel
Feb 09 2020 9:26am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2
Replies: 20
Views: 1615

Re: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2

Super Nice! What’s your plan to get the higher gear ratios necessary for 20” wheels?
by Bigwheel
Feb 08 2020 10:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

I noticed like 12” wheeled with plump tires sit down scooters littering the sidewalk last time I was in PDX
by Bigwheel
Feb 08 2020 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19673

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

That’s good news tsellers and thanks for posting your findings.

I was under the impression from the start that the CanBus deal was necessary but glad it isn’t.
by Bigwheel
Jan 24 2020 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 1.7kg 1000w mid drive
Replies: 50
Views: 6027

Re: 1.7kg 1000w mid drive

Looks good Matteo! When do you think they will be ready to ship? Are the batteries 21700 cell or 18650? Not clear if it has gone through the Indiegogo campaign cycle yet?
by Bigwheel
Jan 21 2020 11:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How hard do you have to pedal with a torque sensor mid drive
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: How hard do you have to pedal with a torque sensor mid drive

Doable but you would find yourself in the turbo or equivalent range mostly. The thing is with torque sensing is that it works on the principle of the harder you push the more power it delivers whereas cadence sensing just needs the magnets to go round and round. Personally I would stick with the hub...
by Bigwheel
Jan 08 2020 7:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Re: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?

They are entry level bikes attracting entry level riders and they have sold a lot of them so I am not surprised. On the other end of the spectrum the 2019 Specialized Levo had a lot of problems and sold for way more to arguably a more bike savvy crowd but they didn't seem to lose any love over the d...
by Bigwheel
Jan 08 2020 2:12am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 27.5" (30-35 inner width) rim for GMAC hub motor
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: 27.5" (30-35 inner width) rim for GMAC hub motor

My journey to finding some 36h i35 rims about 4 years ago for some Chris King hubs I have had since 1999 and had figured out that wider internal rims were as much of a part of being able to run low psi as the tires themselves, along with tubeless. I finally ended up ordering some ChiBon rims to my s...
by Bigwheel
Jan 02 2020 2:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric hiking cart hub motor
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: Electric hiking cart hub motor

Personally I would size the wheel to the terrain. Lumpy, Rooty, rocky tough trails a larger diameter wheel would be best. Hub motors overheat not due to constant use in general but constant use at a high load specifically. If you load the cart up with 400lbs. of stuff and head up the mtn. pushing a ...
by Bigwheel
Jan 01 2020 12:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19673

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

I've been waffling on the M600 for quite awhile. Tried working with an Asian supplier for a HT based bike with more modern geo than the like 6 year behind way they are built factory spec. There is no reason, nor added cost involved, in mitering the tubes differently so it really shouldn't be that bi...
by Bigwheel
Nov 02 2019 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: TSDZ2 mid-drive vs Q100CST hub motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: TSDZ2 mid-drive vs Q100CST hub motor?

Thanks casainho, that's exactly the type feedback I was looking for! I will go for the TSDZ2 to replace my Q100CST motor. Before I place an order on pswpower (which seems to be the cheapest place to get it from), is there any difference between the 36v and 48v version (max power, efficiency/heat is...
by Bigwheel
Sep 26 2019 1:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?

From what I can see that is the only way they got the battery in there so it is the only way to get it out. It is probable wedged in there pretty good so might take some doing to get it out. Disconnect all the wiring while labeling if they aren't obviously color matched and taking pictures to refer ...
by Bigwheel
Aug 21 2019 6:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New build TSDZ2 not working
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: New build TSDZ2 not working

There is also the option of getting and installing a 52v controller, that is what I did and it works fine, however the battery bars on the display don't work properly but I installed a watt meter to keep track of things.
by Bigwheel
Aug 21 2019 9:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: FIM E-XBike World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: FIM E-XBike World Cup

read on phasebook that qulbix had to restrict their bike for the event to meet the race power compliance specs.. Yeah I saw that mentioned also somewhere else but in reality the way that guy was putting the hurt on those EU spec bikes it sure seemed like it had more watts going on :roll: The racing...
by Bigwheel
Aug 21 2019 9:38am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19673

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Tom wrote:
Aug 20 2019 5:30pm
If you're in the US I believe FLX has them in stock.
More than buying from China but might be less hassle.

https://flx.bike/products/bafang-max-mi ... rrency=USD
I saw that but the motor shown as a square taper bb whereas the M600 has a splined bb?
by Bigwheel
Aug 19 2019 11:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 133
Views: 19673

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

TOLM wrote:
Aug 19 2019 8:37pm
Where can one source a 500/600 motor?

Thanks
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 1789PP5nGX
by Bigwheel
Aug 19 2019 11:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: FIM E-XBike World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: FIM E-XBike World Cup

efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:
Aug 19 2019 8:30am
Qulbix did have the over drive speed cranks so maybe that provided an advantage.. wonder what were the other bikes in the higher power class??
If they have one in France I hope you can make it!
by Bigwheel
Aug 18 2019 11:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: FIM E-XBike World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: FIM E-XBike World Cup

That was painful to get through even the first moto I can't imagine how they got over an hour of coverage out of it. Liked that they thought the Quilbix was a the height of eBike tech....they have been known of here for years. I don't see this format going anywhere more than it did when they tried i...