A few observations since I got my Cycle Analyst. On my 48V 10 AH Headway pack using Nine Continent motor, I can cruise between 26 to 28 MPH on flat or going up a moderate hill. My range is about 18 to 20 Miles with no pedaling and going full blast on the throttle. The other day I went for a much longer ride and kept the speed to bike trail cruising well under 20 MPH and I got 26 miles and 9.8 AH out of the pack before low voltage disconnected me.
What are your trip average speeds? The speeds I quote for a given distance are always the average speed shown on my computer for the entire ride.
Do you have a picture of the Headway pack in your Topeak bag?
The battery I purchased is a generic 1C type so nowhere near the class of the Headway but 48V/10Ah with a 15A controller is about all the Bafang can handle (see next post).
WonderProfessor wrote:I am no expert on tires, but from the appearance of that tire, if you had run over some object that caused that rupture, you would have either seen what you run over. That looks like a failure with the tire itself.
StudEbiker wrote:Russell, do you have a thread on that power switch you built? That looks really sweet. I need to make something like that for the 9c kit, and that looks perfect.
Russell wrote:I'm going to hate shelling out $100 for a pair of Schwalbe Supremes but I want them
Russell wrote:I've only been on two rides with it and it's not broken in yet but I just can't get comfortable on it ...
WonderProfessor wrote:For the life of me, I can not understand why recumbents are not more popular.
adrian_sm wrote:... about recumbents, the lower ride height would get me more nervous on the roads with cars. They have a hard enough time noticing a normal upright bike.
sparky wrote:Hey Russell,
Really interesting test. Thanks!... I, like you, crave the speed of 48V LiFe, so there's no going back. In fact, I'm thinking about adding a booster "turbo button" to mine for a boost for speed on long, flat sections...I'm running a 48V 16Ah Ping v2 and a 72v C'lyte controller. Seems like I should be able to add at least 12V more and still have some overhead for the controller.
For your booster pack, did you use any diodes or anthing like that? Was yours "always on" or did you switch it in (aka turbo button)? Any recommendation for this application? I'd like to use something light, something other than SLAs... thanks!
(PS I'm in the Twin Cities...what part of WI are you?)
Russell wrote:sparky wrote:
... I'm wondering now if I should not have gone for the 36V/15Ah pack instead of the 48V/10Ah
Russell wrote: I'm wondering now if I should not have gone for the 36V/15Ah pack instead of the 48V/10Ah
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