I've built a few ebikes before but I'm finally building a powerful off-road bike for myself. (Not everyone can afford a Bomber!
Here it is before I started work on it. It's a 2003 Giant DH Comp.
I never knew quite what a true DH bike was like before I bought this one. Amazing to ride downhill, but not so amazing to ride on the flat and uphill
. So perfect for converting to an ebike! Current bike has
190mm Front travel (Mazzocchi DC Shivers)
215mm Rear travel (6 way Manitou SPV)
44T front chainring and bash gaurdPlan is:
15AHrs 24s lipo (mounted in triangle- yes it fits)
Crystalyte 5305 or HT3525
Lyen 18fet controller (80-90Amps)
6 pot Gatorbrakes
Fiberglass/carbonfiber moulded side panels
9 speed freewheel
9 speed sram gripshift (on left, throttle on right)
Fresh paint job (blue, black and exposed carbon fiber)
I'll use this thread to document the build and the first two posts to maintain a summary.