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by Hardcore
Mar 21 2019 7:00am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

You can talk directly to them about your wishes, but don't make your decision overnight. Make sure that what you invest will satisfy you. Regarding price/quality, every price increase is due to quality increase as far as I have experienced with Frey. No personal experience with the cheaper 2k models...
by Hardcore
Feb 27 2019 5:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I see lots of comments about "slow responses" from Frey on this thread: 1) I have purchased from Frey 5 or 6 times between buying bikes, buying frames and buying parts. 2) The only time I did not get a rapid and timely response is when I just emailed them direct. 3) After I joined and registered wi...
by Hardcore
Feb 03 2019 7:15am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Hi all, I have two questions, does anyone know the type of battery connector (male) that is used so I can order some replacements? I asked Ivy but they're on holidays. It's the one in the bike that the battery pops into. how is everyone doing with the programming side of the Ultra? I'm having a stra...
by Hardcore
Jan 21 2019 5:10am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: SWITCHING TO A SMALLER FRAME

In order to make my bike useable by my daughter, I acquired a smaller frame. It consists of the main frame, swing arm, and links. Nothing else so it is not prewired, I will essentially transfer everything from an existing bike over to the smaller frame. Am I in for a nightmare or is it intuitive an...
by Hardcore
Jan 07 2019 8:05am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Thanks for the response Hardcore, I'm glad to see that you are still happy with the Frey. Those were some great videos. They reminded me of the days when I raced a CanAm 250 in enduro races. I never owned an ebike and I would like to make sure that I have no regrets. I will be 60 in February and I ...
by Hardcore
Jan 06 2019 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Hi, the am1000 is still performing as I desire. Here are some vids from my early weeks when the sun was shining. https://youtu.be/K2WKKF_31vY, https://youtu.be/k9DiaG7Kgpk, and in the snow: https://youtu.be/DByknT084LU To give you the two extremes: you can cycle 70+km comfortably with the assist or ...
by Hardcore
Dec 07 2018 3:57am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Bula from Fiji After stumbling upon this thread while looking for Bafang conversion bikes, I am seriously considering the AM1000 from Frey. I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on componentry, suspension etc for my customization. My riding here is a lot of gravel roads, some double track...
by Hardcore
Nov 21 2018 9:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Small update comparing the AM1000 to a non-ebike experience. Downhill you don't need the motor assist, but the added weight makes is nicely stable. These two compensate each other as I ride similar times with an ebike compared to a non-ebike usually averaging 30 kph. The reason I like the AM1000 is ...
by Hardcore
Nov 10 2018 6:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

No idea why that happened, apparently suspicious activity XD
Should be up and running (cycling) again
by Hardcore
Nov 05 2018 8:51am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I got some unicycle cranks to be able to go this low. I tried 127, 138, 150, 160, 165, and the original and loved 150. In terms of the display, I was thinking of getting an eggrider v2 display, which is extremely small. And some even hide it under the seat post because, in all honesty, one does not...
by Hardcore
Oct 29 2018 5:30am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I got some unicycle cranks to be able to go this low. I tried 127, 138, 150, 160, 165, and the original and loved 150. In terms of the display, I was thinking of getting an eggrider v2 display, which is extremely small. And some even hide it under the seat post because, in all honesty, one does not ...
by Hardcore
Oct 28 2018 5:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

2000 km review So I've been riding the am1000 for about 2000 km by now during summer/autumn, most of my riding is on trails, downhill, and rocky terrain with lots of roots. Making sure that no bolts shake loose or snap in half was the main concern. All in all, I can say that a 66km range is to be ex...
by Hardcore
Oct 24 2018 8:52am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

what do you refer to by 27.5+? am1000 takes 27.5x3.0 from what I understand.
by Hardcore
Oct 17 2018 4:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

With a bit of help, unicycle cranks offer a wider range of sizes. Especially the 150 mm because I was chewing (parts of) pedals every ride.
by Hardcore
Oct 10 2018 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Sorry, I am interested in the AM1000. If anyone has any idea on the pricing please let me know. Also, any thoughts on this bike, pro and con. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Sophisticated-technologies-full-suspension-electric-bike_60742684202.html Thanks Their suspension (later on in the ad)...
by Hardcore
Oct 08 2018 2:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Hi, just want to share some more experience with my AM1000. After all i am very happy with my bike. most of the problems or issues are mentioned in the thread. and i knew what i would buy and i like DIY bikes :). additionally i want to share an issue that might be very risky. my bolts of rear suspe...
by Hardcore
Sep 25 2018 3:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

hi all, starting running higher pressures in the suspension but now the chain keeps on popping off. Anything to remedy this or...?
by Hardcore
Sep 23 2018 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I am adjusting my gears almost every (two) rides not to have them pop over. With this power, it just happens more easily

Have fun!
by Hardcore
Sep 19 2018 5:16am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Does anyone do stress analysis or stress tests on these new frames for integrated motors ? The motor mount/bottom bracket area visually looks weak and flexible compared to a conventional diamond frame bottom bracket with 3 main tubes joining the bracket tube. I would expect flexing possible crackin...
by Hardcore
Sep 16 2018 3:26am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I use it solely for trial and downhill. Bikepark so far has been a bit of a challenge due to the weight on the 30+ feet jumps.
by Hardcore
Sep 10 2018 2:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Can you send me a link ? I asked for 52V batteries, but got no response form Ivy. I will order if I can get the 52V version No link, when placing the order you ask for 52v battery upgrade. It will take some time. Its 52v 17.5Ah (stated, not checked), it has the same casing as the 48v battery but on...
by Hardcore
Sep 09 2018 3:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I got a reply from Ivy about PAS problem. She suggested that the throttle being to close to the control buttons could cause electrical interference so I move it about an inch away and that had no effect. I disconnected the brake sensors one at a time and then both and no effect. I made sure all con...
by Hardcore
Sep 09 2018 3:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

My "sweet spot" for the commute on the Rover has been about 18-20 MPH at PAS 3, it leaves a safe buffer on the commute and rolls well. I do full throttle it on some of the tighter parts. Besides the bigger motor and battery, the mid-drive Frey has the advantage of gears, so with a similar level of ...
by Hardcore
Sep 08 2018 3:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1154
Views: 111753

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

My PAS does not kick in until a certain RPM has been reached but throttle response is quicker. Maybe check by starting in the biggest cog in the back