AussieJester wrote:veloman wrote: but what I have read leads me to believe he has more knowledge than most when it comes to ebikes.
While this maybe true, Safe repeatadly prooved he couldnt
accept he was wrong and/OR follow the already very very lax rules of a forum. He was quite skilled with his hands used minimal tools and built some decent e-bikes, e-bikes several eyars ago people mocked, fast forward and we have a small group trying to build e-race bikes....albeit with a tad more power than SiR Safes EBRR 1000watt 'input' or is that 'output' i forget either way, his 1000watt carry-on would be as much fun as a poke in the eye with a stick, i use ~double the power just getting out my driveway LoL...
I did see he was banned on multiple forums.
I think his limited-power angle is good. It's good because it's important to strive for efficiency in some cases. There is value in not needing 2kw+, and still getting around quickly for a bike. Less cost, weight, smaller motor, again less weight, able to ride a lighter bike, much easier to mount less battery, it retains more of a bike feel, vastly better range. I myself have been upping the power and enjoying it, but I am not going to say "<1000watts" is useless and a waste of time.