The rumors of Phasor Cycles death are greatly exaggerated..Deutch420 put your pants back on! I have been out of the country sans internet for a couple weeks, then I had a hospital visit unrelated to any testing or bikes. I am happy to say that I and the bike are still fully intact. I had an infection in my throat which put me out for a few days as soon as I got back, I had to have a minor surgery yesterday and I am on the way back to normal after a miserable few days unable to swallow, sleep, eat drink or talk. I guess Dan has been busy with work, both of us have jobs that can be demanding at times.
We are still getting the bike ready for some real testing, I wanna put it through anything I would put a mountain bike through. There are a couple minor revisions that will be made, trivial things like panel bolt locations for better access etc. they will not affect the appearance. We are also going to add some reinforcement around the headtube area to increase the factor of safety there. I have been working on the battery pack, this is no fun but I should have it ready to install later this week, by then I hope the new spring for the front fork will have come in the mail then we are ready.
The battery pack will be 15s4p / 56V 20 A*hr, with another 20A*hr available for a quick change pack, or to double up in parallel for a 15s8p / 56V 40A*hr long range pack.
We decided on a more conservative motor setup for now, since we want something reliable to test the frame, we are not interested in testing electronics at this point. When we are ready we can wire the 2 packs in series for a 111V 20A*hr pack, with a gearless motor. The versatile pack will also allow us to test out some different power levels with the 2WD setup in the future, but for now we are focused on what we built, the frame.
The light testing we have done thus far the suspension was not setup yet, (too soft) and the battery pack / motor controller was not in. For those who want to build an EMTB incrementally, this still makes a good DH bike until you can get your electronics figured out / purchased, so you can still have something to ride at least, even without electronics.
As for the status of the preorders we still need a few more to get the pricebreaks we need. We have a few already, and several people on the fence so the first batch should be underway soon. We think some of the testing we have planned will make this thing stand out and really show what it was made for, and this will probably make some jump the fence. We will keep you guys posted!