liveforphysics wrote:veloman wrote: I think his limited-power angle is good. It's good because it's important to strive for efficiency in some cases. There is value in not needing 2kw+, and still getting around quickly for a bike. Less cost, weight, smaller motor, again less weight, able to ride a lighter bike, much easier to mount less battery, it retains more of a bike feel, vastly better range. I myself have been upping the power and enjoying it, but I am not going to say "<1000watts" is useless and a waste of time.
The reason he was banned has NOTHING to do with wanting sub 1kw bikes. That's a personal choice thing, and more power to him if he wants to preach sub 1kw bikes.
The problem was, he could go to elaborate lengths on a near-daily basis to try to spread incorrect information about how motors worked, controllers worked, aero, gearing, motor winds, etc.
It took a team of guys here working for quite a bit of time everyday just to constantly refute the absurdly wrong things he would post continuously, badly confusing newbs who need correct information more than anyone to have a good start in ebikes.
After YEARS of folks trying to set him straight on basic concepts of how a motor works, how gearing works etc, he STILL was trying to preach 100% wrong BS everywhere on the forum he could everyday.
This is why he was banned. Totally not related to wanting sub 1kw ebikes.
Karl's Bullshit Man is required.