This is before. It has a cheap Fox front fork, which is actually not bad at all. It carries Shimano Deore XT brakes with brake handles that double function as gear shifters. Great in combinatin with a throttle! Front and rear 160mm discs and a carbon steering bar.
And this is after modification to electric. I tried putting the lipos in the triangle, but it completely destroys the stealth look. With the batteries in front of the steering bar, handling is not that bad on this bike. Much better than on my cheap chinese ebike. The carbon steering bar I took off, because I was afraid it would break.
I also replaced the front fork with my Fox TALAS FIT RLC 140mm, and the rear brake disc has been enlarged to 203mm. Thinking of doing 203 in front as well, but that has time. Also need mud protectors.
The rear wheel has a sensored Crystalyte HT3525 from -methods. It came with a -methods 40A 100V Infineon controller (like ebike.ca version), but I replaced it with a Lyen 12FET 150V version, allowing me 30S lipo (126V fully charged). However, inside town I only carry 20S lipo (84V fully charged) with a topspeed of 55km/hr. I have another Lyen 12FET 150V controller in the mail for 2WD, and are really thinking about what front hubmotor would be most appropriate in combination with the HT3525. Both -methods and Lyen have been extremely responsive and helpful in the setup, troubleshooting, and general questions.
I have learned so much from the ES community in general and from -methods and Lyen in specific. A big thanks to all of you!!!
The ride is very very nice. Having front and aft suspension and a Dutch saddle makes for a very smooth ride, even at 55 km/hr. I am one happy camper at the moment....