I ordered the 350 watt front geared up with an upgraded infineon 6FET controller because I wanted to run a 12S battery pack and the LVC was set at 40. I had it shipped SAL and it was very fast. A little over a week. Everything came well packaged in a very sturdy box.
I just put everything together and went for a quick ride this morning.
Couple of things I discovered.
The 700c rim are a bit wide but fit my road bike without much difficulty.
I did have to file and dremel my dropouts a bit for the hub to fit.
with two Turnigy 6S 5000mah batteries in series (so its 50V hot off the charger) I get a no load of speed of 24MPH and I can climb pretty decent hills at about 20mph - I'm very happy with that.
I have yet to see if this battery pack will allow me to do my 8 mile ride with about 1000ft elevation gain. I will know when I try it out on wednesday.
I took the spring out of the twist throttle and then mounted it on the stem so I can just twist it and leave it on and then twist it and turn it off. I need to figure out a better way of doing this. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Ideally, I would like something like a thumb throttle on the right brake lever.
I can't comment on the longevity or the heat generated by the kit but I will be able to tell you how well it handles the 8 mile and 1000ft elevation gain ride on wednesday night.
the bike in front of the crate of solar panels i'm getting installed on the roof
closeup of the hub
closeup of the jury rigged throttle (someone please tell me a better way to do this)
picture of the two batteries, the controller and the series harness I soldered with 4mm bullet connectors from hobbyking ( love the bullet connectors)