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by hrc
Feb 18 2020 5:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Value fast ebike for my commute?
Replies: 42
Views: 3048

Re: Best Value fast ebike for my commute?

I commute 18k to work (each way) and until recently did it by a normal gravel bike. Recently I installed a 750w tsdz2 hub motor to my hardtail mtb and jumped to average 25-30km/hr to 38-42 km/hr on the emtb. As you know aerodinamics is a huge issue once you get some speed, so a 750w hub motor (or mo...
by hrc
Feb 16 2020 1:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 40k flat commute @ 40k/hr, Direct Drive or Geared?
Replies: 5
Views: 566

40k flat commute @ 40k/hr, Direct Drive or Geared?

Hi all, after a great first mid drive tsdz2 build I need to start my second ebike project. (Yes, I'm definitely infected by the diy ebike virus) I need to build an ebike to commute 40k a day and I want to able to do it at not less than 40k/hr (25 mil/hr) on very flat terrain. I could do that speed o...
by hrc
Feb 05 2020 4:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 36V10Ah on bugdet
Replies: 3
Views: 330

36V10Ah on bugdet

Hi, im an e-newbie and I need to power a 350W front hub motor and I found this battery pack; https://es.aliexpress.com/item/32997544447.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.65593c00VKnyQE&mp=1 Its 10S3P and 36V10Ah and it only 98 usd delivered. Too good to be true? Has anyone tried this battery packs from Liitok...
by hrc
Jan 22 2020 4:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to use a 250W front hub motor with an aluminium for and survive?
Replies: 8
Views: 848

How to use a 250W front hub motor with an aluminium for and survive?

Yes, the common advise is NEVER to use an aluminum fork when using a front hub motor. But on the other hand there are hundred of thousands of ebikes with aluminum forks and front hub motors (Vanmoof and many others). So my question is, what would be the the key concepts to consider if you want to us...
by hrc
Jan 20 2020 9:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?

Hi all. Thanks for the great advise and your time to reply. I have become a bit less uneducated on ebikes builds. After all you have said + some "common sense" i will: Buy a 2008 26" MTB to use as a donor bike, with decent disc breaks and geometry // 150-200 EUR delivered Get a "good enough" rear hu...
by hrc
Jan 18 2020 6:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?

I think you're headed in the right direction, but just to manage expectations, there's only a limited number of controllers that are compatible with torque sensing pedal assist sensors. If you want to go that direction, you may want to think about a cycle analyst 3, that can accept a torque sensor,...
by hrc
Jan 18 2020 5:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?

The bike I want to convert is a Ghost Square Urban with Gates belt, this one https://www.ghost-bikes.com/en/bikes/lanes-road/bike/square-urban-58-al-w/ Welcome to the forum! A front hub (as opposed to the mid-drive from your link) may be your only option, unless you're willing to go through a somew...
by hrc
Jan 17 2020 8:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?

I want to convert my commuter to and ebike. I live in Belgium so it doesn't get any flatter, so no gears should be needed, I commute 40k per day and it's dangerous to go faster than 40 km/hr in the bike paths. The bike I want to convert is a Ghost Square Urban with Gates belt, this one https://www.g...