considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

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considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by peteman » Jan 27 2020 9:46am

on this Trek Bontrager 70. At this point I am still trying to figure out what to do with this bike, and I am hoping some of you may be able to help me. I think the BBSHD would be awesome but I live in the state of TN where ebikes must be 750W or less. I also don't wanna kill myself and I don't need a whole lotta power, but I do want to have an awesome bike. Primarily it will be used to ride around the city, but there are some great mtb trails nearby. I like the act of pedaling and I think I would prefer torque over top speed.

No particular rush on this, and I have a $1000 or so budgeted but I'm not sure what to expect and I am flexible
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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by 2old » Jan 27 2020 11:19am

Should be a straightforward conversion. I've done a few and it's very intuitive, the systems have been foolproof and the motor has proven to be very durable.. You might also consider a Revel Propulsion and others might steer you toward a TSDZ.

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Post by tomjasz » Jan 27 2020 6:48pm

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Post by markz » Jan 28 2020 12:14am

Do not worry about 750W or 1000W
Only worry about riding with common sense
Then slap a 750W sticker on the motor
Buy the BBSHD!

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Post by tomjasz » Jan 28 2020 1:14pm

markz wrote:
Jan 28 2020 12:14am
Do not worry about 750W or 1000W
Only worry about riding with common sense
Then slap a 750W sticker on the motor
Buy the BBSHD!
All of mine were stamped 750W!
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by Tommm » Jan 28 2020 2:00pm

The bbsHD is bigger and heavier.
How fast do you want to go on average? Until 40kph/25mph I can vouch for the bbs02, above that bbshd, above 30mph, forget both.

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Post by tomjasz » Jan 28 2020 2:53pm

Tommm wrote:
Jan 28 2020 2:00pm
above 30mph, forget both.
I can get 32-33 out of a stock BBSHD. 52V 20Ah
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Post by Tommm » Jan 28 2020 3:51pm

tomjasz wrote:
Jan 28 2020 2:53pm
Tommm wrote:
Jan 28 2020 2:00pm
above 30mph, forget both.
I can get 32-33 out of a stock BBSHD. 52V 20Ah
Top speed, even a bbs02 will do it. AVERAGE speed, in summer, forget it.

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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by peteman » Jan 28 2020 11:57pm

Ok so I ordered a bbshd with the big ass 48v shark but I just got the back wheel stolen off my bike!!! Should I order an exact replacement or go ahead and make an upgrade, and if so to what? The one wheel I have remaining is a bontrager 26x2.2 (52/54). And what in general should I be aware of regarding ebike thefts

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Post by E-HP » Jan 29 2020 11:48am

peteman wrote:Ok so I ordered a bbshd with the big ass 48v shark
Impressive. How’d you manage that within your budget? (links?)


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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by peteman » Jan 29 2020 4:00pm

"$1000 or so"... bafang direct usa had a new years sale. Total was around $1300... now another $100 for the replacement wheel... I hoping the upgrade to the bbshd is worth the premium price

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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by amberwolf » Jan 29 2020 8:03pm

peteman wrote:
Jan 28 2020 11:57pm
. And what in general should I be aware of regarding ebike thefts
don't leave it where you aren't holding it. ;)

there's lots of threads about stuff like that, but nothing other than you being on it is going to deter some people (and some aren't even deterred by that).

so it depends on your area and specific circumstances and the type of thieves you have, etc., whether you can leave it alone at all, or how long, and where, and under what circumstances, etc.

if they're willing to steal your rear wheel, and had the opportunity to do so, then they'll certainly steal stuff that appears to be worth more than that, probably even if they have to break it in the process of getting it off the bike (and/or destroying the bike itself in the process).

so if i were you with those circumstances, i would never leave my bike alone at all, ever, electric or not.


Lots of security, theft, etc threads with existing info:

Not everything in these results is relevant, but you can easily see by title what probably is. And there are other threads that arent' listed, that you can find with some poking around.

search.php?keywords=lock*&terms=all&aut ... mit=Search

search.php?keywords=*theft*&terms=all&a ... mit=Search

search.php?keywords=secur*&terms=all&au ... mit=Search

search.php?keywords=gps&terms=all&autho ... mit=Search

search.php?keywords=*alarm*&terms=all&a ... mit=Search

search.php?keywords=stole*&terms=all&au ... mit=Search



Hopefully some of the info there will help.

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Re: considering a BBS02 mtb build for city riding

Post by peteman » Jan 30 2020 7:59am

thank you so much for this!

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