shock wrote:Balance is very important on 2 wheels, and critical on one wheel! Newbs tend to forget about the rear brakes in a unwanted wheelie situation. Seen it a hundred times.
This is why I had concerns about the 9kv winding of the cromo - Super High Torque is a lot of fun to play with on a light ebike, and great for offroad and hills, but it presents a lot of challenges for normal street riding, or infecting people with the EV grin by letting them ride the bike. There is only so far you can take torque before it becomes too much to handle without skills far better than mine. Some people like to ride with the front wheel in the air, I had enough of it a few years back and started chasing RPMs instead of burnouts. We've found the edge of the envelope for torque, but high speed is still a growing frontier.
One could reduce torque by going to a larger diameter wheel - like the 26"/700c accountant envisioned for the 9kv wind - but then one can't buy tires rated for the speeds it could achieve.