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.
Except the fact that you don't mention that your test speed is at 18mph on the website. At least i can't find any mention of it.
I can select a "50mph" "4000w" motor here and a 10AH battery.. it says 44 miles. No mention of the 18mph figure.
You say 27miles here with pedaling under 'optimum conditions' on a "1500w" motor, but do not mention the speed.
Nonetheless, that is totally unrealistic as well.
Wow, talk about non informative and non scientific. You leave out all sorts of information in your listings, so i can't even calculate how exaggerated your numbers are. How often do you get calls when a customer thinks their battery is defective because they're only getting 10 miles of range even though you promised 44 and he's holding the throttle down and not pedaling since you're not giving him a proper gear ratio to pedal at anyway? ( your bikes look like they're geared for maybe 20mph like most mountain bikes are. )
51v 10Ah lifepo4 battery system with a 40A controller which will output a continuous 2000W under acceleration or hill climbing.
You're seriously selling a lifepo4 battery & controller setup to run at 4C constant? But you're rating the capacity and cycle life at 1C? This makes sense if we're talking about A123 cells.. or you have some magic unobtainium lifepo4 we've never heard about. Because normal lifepo4 will take a dump in a very short time period under that kind of use.
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.
It's nice to hear an apology to the public, but i don't know why you sold them overpowered for so many years even though you knew they were burning up. You're now selling your crystalyte motors overpowered ( 50mph/4kW continuous on a motor that can't even begin to do that continuously ) at power levels that we know will blow the motors again... hm.. do we get an apology for the Crystalyte motors blowing up in another 4 years?
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.
Trying is not good enough. Not when a group of amateur hobbyists know how to put an electric bike better than you do. How about you hire some people to test things before you sell them, for one?