Ya I still need to get it out on the trail for a maiden voyage before I make any rash decisions... But the main reason I was such a weight weenie on my LR Genesis build was so I can simply lift the bike and throw it in the back of my truck and go off anywhere riding! Its awesome and very easy to lift multiple times.nutspecial wrote:I told them over chat I was interested in the 7.5kw and some other stuff, specifically a moto seat for their older steel frames but never heard back via email. They prob forgot/overlooked it. I'll give it another go then.If axles, spacing, & headtube etc allow, it would still a large endeavor in time/money to save a few lbs. (<ten lbs?). I'd keep playin with it stock and get that controller running full tilt. That 12ah battery must be sagging pretty good too? Then I'd go bigger with the motor if you still want, trying to keep the rest of it as 'stock' as possible for cost/simplicity/balance.put the front wheel on the back of the bike to lighten it and increase speed and rebuild the front end with 21" moto rim 20mm hub downhill bike components a triple crown 1-1/8" fork.
That makes sense the bottom subframe was somewhat structural. I guess mainly for the headtube? Maybe adding some back or fabbing something under there for a decent sized battery would be good.
I wanted to take this bike out the other day but because of its weight I simply didn't want to bother loading it into my vehicle twice just to try it out. I do not have a bike ramp I will need to make something of the sort if I want to get it in my truck easily.
I have a feeling I will be building my own custom frame very soon to suit my needs more similar to a LMX type ride. Why buy a bigger motor when you can build a lighter bike?