OK, is this product dead?
Actually looks pretty good on paper but all I see is alpha (or beta) is closed/sold out. Appears nothing is going on.
1. For those that have this setup - How bad is the additional tire wear?
2. Did this throw a wet towel on development? http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37964&start=45#p553760
So what if you have to pedal the bike up to speed before you lay on the throttle. I don't want to start thinking about a light geared hub motor, but what are the options?
An ultra-light setup has unique benefits. This propulsion mechanism is an exercise in minimalism. Extremes are good.
And I don't necessarily want to do it myself but if this doesn't move forward someone will pick up the torch. For a certain wattage range it appears this could
end up being one of the most budget friendly
and simplest setups going.