BBSHD and the Udder effect!

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barbs00   100 W

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BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by barbs00 » Mar 11 2018 8:34pm

Hi All,

I am thinking about putting a BBSHD on a 2013 giant glory but am worried about smashing the motor on rocks and logs on single track riding. It will hang down a fair bit due to the angle of the downtube.

I know Luna do one on an anthem 2 which has a similar shaped down tube. It looks to me like you lose lots of ground clearance on the pic.
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Anyone taken a similar bike offroad? How did you go?

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by espresso » Mar 12 2018 2:45pm

I have a BBSHD on a Giant Anthem.
The motor does hang down and yes you do lose ground clearance, but the motor casing is thick and strong and it seems to be able to take the hits. (So far.)
The bike in general is quite low, so unless I am carefull, I often hit the pedal as well.
Next build for me will be a downhill bike - one without the new style forward looking bottom bracket!

ginekolog   100 mW

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by ginekolog » Mar 12 2018 3:16pm

I have BBS02 on Trance.. no problems with clearance, just have to be carefull when going over logs or big stones. I have 250 psi in rear shox for higher pedal clearance .

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by barbs00 » Mar 12 2018 8:31pm

ginekolog wrote:
Mar 12 2018 3:16pm
I have BBS02 on Trance.. no problems with clearance, just have to be carefull when going over logs or big stones. I have 250 psi in rear shox for higher pedal clearance .
Thanks. Do you ride single track?

barbs00   100 W

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by barbs00 » Mar 12 2018 8:32pm

espresso wrote:
Mar 12 2018 2:45pm
I have a BBSHD on a Giant Anthem.
The motor does hang down and yes you do lose ground clearance, but the motor casing is thick and strong and it seems to be able to take the hits. (So far.)
The bike in general is quite low, so unless I am carefull, I often hit the pedal as well.
Next build for me will be a downhill bike - one without the new style forward looking bottom bracket!
Thanks. Good to know it can handle a few hits

ginekolog   100 mW

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by ginekolog » Mar 14 2018 12:05pm

barbs00 wrote:
Mar 12 2018 8:31pm
ginekolog wrote:
Mar 12 2018 3:16pm
I have BBS02 on Trance.. no problems with clearance, just have to be carefull when going over logs or big stones. I have 250 psi in rear shox for higher pedal clearance .
Thanks. Do you ride single track?
Allmost allways single tracks, woods, hiking trails in mointains.

barbs00   100 W

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Re: BBSHD and the Udder effect!

Post by barbs00 » Mar 15 2018 4:42am

Thanks for the info

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