richirich1113 wrote: I live Washigton and HPC is So. Cal . .
richirich1113 wrote: You have such a hatred for HPC .
richirich1113 wrote: That it seems you could just be a competitor trying to sell bikes.
richirich1113 wrote: Just like im accused of working for them.
- broke presta valve, solved (HPC ebike)
- 4 or 5 flats, now ok with Schwalbe Marathon (HPC ebike original tyres, before replacement)
- crystalyte hub wire damages, 4 or 5 times, solved with DrBass torque arms and mods (HPC ebike with not torque arms)
- blown halls, repaired (Motor HPC ebike )
- struggling to make my new infineon controller work, solved (ebikes new controller from ebike.ca)
- problems with throttle, solved (HPC ebike)
- loose wires in battery harness, solved (HPC ebike)
- blown FET in controller, solved (Is the original controller or the Infinieon, i didn't know)
- problems with Magura e-brake switch, 2 times, found source of problem (HPC ebike)
- battling to bleed my brakes properly, that one was tough, finally solved by buying bleeding kit (HPC ebike, didn't bleed them correctly or verififed them before shipping)
- noisy brakes, long struggle, solved (HPC ebike once again, no check and nor verifications before shipping)
- lost 30% studs on first ride with winter tire, solved
For me it's allot of trouble for an expensive "turn key" solution even for a noob or an experiment user and it's really worse after only "6" month of using it, no matter what you think about it ... good day!
Rodney64 wrote:Does anyone know What distance does the 2000 watt motor get with the 10 amp battery
Rodney64 wrote:Re: Hugues Thanks are you still using hi power cycles batteries. I would rather buy a battery which is already set up.
Hugues wrote:Rodney64 wrote:Re: Hugues Thanks are you still using hi power cycles batteries. I would rather buy a battery which is already set up.
i have 2'500 km on the original batteries, using bike for my daily commute and the week-end fun ride !
hi-powercycles wrote:Hey USMC,
I would be happy to help you out with what you need. Shoot us an email!
Allow me to set the record straight. I read a lot of nonsense on this forum from uninformed individuals and it is time to address this once and for all. I am baffled as to the accusations of us being misleading. We are completely forthright and honest with everything we publish on the website. For example, speed runs are made with a 170 lb rider and are two way averages measured on BOTH GPS and Radar, there is absolutely NO error with this. Range estimates are 170 lb. riders, No pedaling, flat ground (we measure at the beach), no to little wind, 2 way average once again. Our 51v 10Ah Lifepo4 battery (51.2v nominal, 16s and tests at 10.5 Ah at 1-1.5C discharge) can go on average 27-30 miles @ at a light 18 mph cruise. This battery on our website is claimed to have a 25-27 mile maximum range no pedaling. There is nothing deceptive about this whatsoever. Finally our power ratings are based on controller output. For example, our 2000W system uses our 51v 10Ah lifepo4 battery system with a 40A controller which will output a continuous 2000W under acceleration or hill climbing. Instantaneous peak numbers of course are higher than this. Our 3500W systems use 78V (nominal) LiPo and are paired with a custom 45A controller. This provides 3510 Watts under acceleration and hill climbing. Once again Peak numbers are higher.
I do want to apologize personally to people who were put off by some of our offerings in the past. Namely the BMC V3 motor- as it was very prone to breaking under higher power levels. This was due to high inefficiency at higher power levels that caused the heat to build up very quickly. We have learned from this whole episode and have developed a very strict testing regime before we go into production of any of our new motor designs. On top of that, we no longer sell ANY off the shelf motor systems, and never will again. We only sell custom OEM'd motors for both our geared and gearless motors that allow for more efficiency and higher power output.
I want to say thank you to those of you who have purchased from us in the past and were pleased with our products and customer service. It is not easy to stick your neck out and be attacked by the Do-it-yourself crowd at every turn. That goes a long way with us, (and we know who you are) and would love to help you guys out whenever you give us the chance.
This year marks some huge changes for us as a company, and to those who have intelligently critiqued us in the past- Thank you! We have constantly striven to learn from our past mistakes, we have taken your advice and matured as a company. We have come a long way in our first 4 years. Some new things to look forward to this year- 1) Custom built frames hand assembled and welded here in Los Angeles, CA. 2) Continuously evolving custom OEM'd battery and motor systems that will offer the highest performance in the industry. And most importantly, 3) A firm commitment to providing the absolute best and most responsive customer service possible.
Although there are some people you will never please, it is our commitment that we will never stop trying. Here's to a fantastic 2012! Thank you and God Bless.
hi-powercycles wrote: Our 51v 10Ah Lifepo4 battery (51.2v nominal, 16s and tests at 10.5 Ah at 1-1.5C discharge) can go on average 27-30 miles @ at a light 18 mph cruise. This battery on our website is claimed to have a 25-27 mile maximum range no pedaling. There is nothing deceptive about this whatsoever.
51v 10Ah lifepo4 battery system with a 40A controller which will output a continuous 2000W under acceleration or hill climbing.
hi-powercycles wrote:I do want to apologize personally to people who were put off by some of our offerings in the past. Namely the BMC V3 motor- as it was very prone to breaking under higher power levels. This was due to high inefficiency at higher power levels that caused the heat to build up very quickly.
hi-powercycles wrote:Although there are some people you will never please, it is our commitment that we will never stop trying. Here's to a fantastic 2012! Thank you and God Bless.
hi-powercycles wrote:Hello Neptronix.
1)Good point about the 18mph cruise speed. It is now listed under the FAQ section. http://hi-powercycles.com/contactus.sc
2)We have found that our customers average anywhere from 13-22 Amps over the course of a ride. So we find a 10Ah rating at ~1.5C of our Lifepo4 batteries to be very acceptable.
3)We are not selling overpowered motors to the public whatsoever. Keep in mind, these are not your standard HS series motors, they are specifically made for higher power applications. As of right now, our testing protocol is 25% higher than rated wattage for 3 months in an abusive, stressful environment (i.e. offroad, constant hill climbing, drag racing, basically replicating the worst a customer can dish out). If it passes the test, then we offer it. Since Crystalyte started custom making us our motors, there has not been one motor that burnt up, and really no problems at all to speak of.
4)We do appreciate your advice/criticism. Thanks.
Without wasting anymore of your time or ours:
This is the bottom line: Every single one of our bikes on the website are tried and true, thoroughly tested and guaranteed 100% reliable at their rated power levels.
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