Gab , I did not know that about the BB86, There are adapters available for BB30/PF30 bikes , praxis works in Santa Cruz has such ( https://www.praxiscycles.com/conversion-bb/
) , However they press into the BB area of the bike and ... Only ... adapt for the newer style 2 piece cranks ! , so anything that uses square taper crank arms will not work . The other adapters on the market seem to squeak and crack , from what I have been reading from review's , and from what a couple of my local Bicycle Mechanic's have told me is their experience . So far the Praxis adaptor seems to be the only good one, but again it is only for the newer 2 piece cranks.
When jdevo2004 was referring to " using a converter " I did not want to question him on this , as I am sure he is busy right now with trying to pick candidates for the Beta Testing Program.
: Edit , I just noticed in jdevo2004's picture , DSC00977.JPEG , that he is using an Octalink style BB . it is however , still for the threaded style BB area Frames.
I am hoping jdevo2004 , in the future is going to work on a newer style 2 piece crank, ( where the Drive side crank arm and spindle are mated ) bracket , or will that be solved by making just a different bracket from motor down to BB area ? jdevo2004 ?
Many , indeed , most of the newer Full Suspension Bicycles on the Market , now have a interesting down tube design, look closely behind the crank chain rings , near the BB and you will see that the Down Tube does not go straight down to the the BB ,
they make a turn/curve to mate up with the BB area, which makes using a Befang BBS02 or the Beast also .. an interesting build, because now the Mid-Drive has to be angled down towards exactly where the front wheel/tire is.
Will there be a different bracket for each different make/model of bike ?
: Edit , I just took a closer look at picture DSC00993.Jpeg , and see that the Beast has a curved bracket to accommodate this fact, to make a nice , close fit to the down tube , at least on the bike he has.
Again I Wonder if that bracket will be different for each different Make/Model of bike that will come with the Beast?
If so that would be a great selling point, and be another improvement over the BBS02 .
jdevo2004 ... Hopefully you are working on a BB30/PF30/BB86 Version !
as you might know most of the new and or good bikes have that kind of Bottom Bracket for the past few years now.
Easy enough to use a converter.
Their is no BB86 to BSA adapter as their is not enough room for one in their. Also BB30 and PF30 adaptors are all different , so depending which one you get then brackets will have to be spaced differently. And at minimium they will be an extra 4 to 6mm room needed to fit the adaptor, will their be enough between the cranks to allow this extra width ?