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by Kitaro1999
Jan 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: What is now the best and easy option for full suspension EMTB?
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: What is now the best and easy option for full suspension EMTB?

Have you explored something like the Frey bikes with the newer bafang ultra motor ? It is heavy, and probably over budget, but the torque sensing portion makes it better. I cannot comment on the geometry of the Frey bike. Another option is to explore the Luna made bicycles - they have a good range w...
by Kitaro1999
Jan 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD

I did. However I ride 25-30 miles every day. Chain extends by a little bit and it adds up over miles. Suddenly there’s a chain popping out mid ride. :(

I have had better experience with a tensioner - and am looking for a better component.
by Kitaro1999
Jan 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD

Is there a chain tensioner that is recommended for my setup - Nexus 3 and BBSHD? I've used the eclypse MT95C but the build quality is poor, and it's too narrow for single speed chains or a seven speed with the KMC pin. Looking for a good high performance single speed tensioner that just works and I ...
by Kitaro1999
Dec 30, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Good Donor bike for custom 29er build
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Good Donor bike for custom 29er build

I apologize for the confusion- I've already got the frame and the budget is for the components only (excluding the frame).
by Kitaro1999
Dec 29, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Good Donor bike for custom 29er build
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Good Donor bike for custom 29er build

I'm building my own full suspension 29er BBSHD build and wondering if it might be cheaper to buy a donor bike than buying individual components? I'm looking for bike suggestions to get me 70% Of the way. Typical list is 1. Front (straight tube that will fit 44mm ID) and rear shocks (165mm length). 2...
by Kitaro1999
Dec 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 278
Views: 12125

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Those headlights look cool. What are those?
Congrats on the Bike. Look forward to hearing from you about your experience.
by Kitaro1999
Dec 08, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 278
Views: 12125

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

nataS@phnet.fi wrote:
Dec 08, 2017 1:03 am
Definitely not as quick as my last bike with 52v BBSHD but much nicer to ride.
Also echoed by Karl G's review of the Luna Apex - the stock 1000w programming is not as quick as the BBSHD or the BBSO2 for the weight. Let's hope we figure out the right programming.
by Kitaro1999
Nov 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hydraulic brakes with bafang compatible cutoff
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Hydraulic brakes with bafang compatible cutoff

Are there cheaper hydraulic brakes that are compatible with Bafang / BBSHD drives ? I saw https://california-ebike.com/shop/trp-zurich-high-performance-quad-piston-hydraulic-disc-brake/ Which is quite expensive. The Magura MT5E and Shimano M355 are cheaper but both have a red colored 2 pin cutoff ca...
by Kitaro1999
Nov 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

Thanks. Can you please share a top view and rear view close-up so we can see the electrical stuff and sensor wires.
by Kitaro1999
Nov 16, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

Thanks. Can you please post close up pics for the cable routing ? It's not clear from the Luna pictures whether they come out at the top or on the rear of the motor. The mount spec also doesn't say where the cables are routed from .
Thanks for the help.
by Kitaro1999
Nov 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Nexus Inter-3 for Bafang Ultra
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Nexus Inter-3 for Bafang Ultra

I am looking at the Nexus SG-3D55 for my custom build.
The fat bikes have drop outs of 140/141mm or more but the Nexus only appears to fit 135mm

Will the 135mm fit in the 140/141 dropout? If not, is there a specific 3 speed IGH that is recommended for fat bikes?
by Kitaro1999
Nov 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

Whohoo. Nice job on the welding.. glad you like the final product.
by Kitaro1999
Nov 13, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

I am glad you have the skills to make this by yourself. I wish at some point in the future I learn enough to even begin to attempt something as complicated! I am curious if you can provide some details about how this drive differs from the Bosch ones? Is it just more powerful - or is there more than...
by Kitaro1999
Nov 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

Interesting. Did you buy the regular version or the ludicrous version?

Also- the iZip mount works with the Bafang ? Or did you have to modify the mount in any way?
by Kitaro1999
Nov 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Bafang /Luna ultra max fat tire converstion

Looks awesome.

How does it ride ? Sound / performance Compared to a BBSHD?
by Kitaro1999
Nov 11, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New build - BBSHD or Bafang Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: New build - BBSHD or Bafang Ultra

Luk, That bike looks awesome.
How does the sound /noise level compare to the HD?
Did you try the 1000W version or the Luna Ludicrous version?
Thanks.
by Kitaro1999
Nov 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New build - BBSHD or Bafang Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 534

New build - BBSHD or Bafang Ultra

I just read the review about Luna Apex / Bafang Ultra on Karl’s blog here (https://electricbike-blog.com/2017/11/10/the-lunacycle-apex-the-best-torque-sensing-ebike-a-lot-of-money-can-buy/) I’m curious if any one of you have tried the Ultra to comment on which is a better investment right now - the ...
by Kitaro1999
Nov 10, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire Size recommendation for commuting
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Tire Size recommendation for commuting

I have ridden full suspension mountain bikes but not a full suspension road bike. Any recommendations there ?
by Kitaro1999
Nov 09, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire Size recommendation for commuting
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Tire Size recommendation for commuting

My commute is primarily bike paths, some roads and some pavement. As expected, there are some potholes, root damaged bike paths, and under 10% grade across the route. I ride 26x2.4 tires on my hard tail, with a lower PSI (35) to give me a little softer ride. The trade off is my cruising speed is dow...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 25, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BBSHD Compatibility on Santa Cruz Chameleon
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: BBSHD Compatibility on Santa Cruz Chameleon

Were you able to build this?
What was the chainring you used? Did the stock 46T fit the bike?