Been thinking I need a new Ebike
This will be all new parts so I can leave my working bike intact and have a spare.
So what do I need? Faster, more range, less flats. The bike will be for on road commuting only. With that in mind I started to think about what I need to make this happen.
Faster - First step in that would be more voltage so I've decided to go Lipo. I've ordered these from EP Buddy:
1 Ring Terminal to 4mm Female Bullet Adaptor
1 MWSE1000-24 MeanWell 1000W 24V Power Supply
1 1105-306B iCharger 306B 1000W Battery Charger with Free ParaBoard
OK so now I can charge the Lipo when I get it but what about using it? To help in that I ordered three of Methods HVC LVC boards. I plan on running 12s to start with on my current bike but on the new bike I will be running 18s.
As far as motors go I am considering a dual Mac setup with the 6t wind. I'm thinking a 350 watt version up front as it's disc brake compatible and a 500 watt in the rear.
More Range - The lipo helps here again as I can start with 1p and keep adding until I get the range I need.
Less Flats - A post JRH made in another thread about the benefits of going with moped tires and rims sounds really good to me. One thing I need to do first is decide what bike or frame I'm going to buy and see what will fit in it.
Still have lots of stuff to decide but that's half the fun...
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Devinci Hectic 3 frameset: $599.00
Used Fox Van 36 RC2 fork: $450.00
Cardiff Cornwall leather saddle: $69.50
Clark front and rear hydraulic disk brakes: $148.72
Used 20mm front wheel and tire set: $110.00
iCharger 306B and 1000w 24v MeanWell PS: $389.84
2 Maxxis Hookworms 2 DH tubes 2 Mr. Tuffy Tire liners and Sealer $116.46Total So Far: $1883.52
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