A Temporary CYCLONE

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Leebolectric   1 kW

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A Temporary CYCLONE

Post by Leebolectric » Feb 07 2016 12:18pm

Here's my newest build, a Santa Cruz Batman (bantam) with the LunaCyclone kit. :D
This bike will be getting a custom TangentAscent kit...should be epic, gonna upgrade a few parts before then.
So, while I wait for that kit, I wanted to try one of these Cyclones and get it tuned up for one of my nephews bikes.

Size large Santa Cruz Bantam, super deal on NEW frame from CompetitiveCyclist right now.
RockShox Pike 150mm, charger damper. Fox CTD rear shock.
Tetra levers on AvidBB7S...new version is lighter weight and all black.
X9 10sp shifter and XO DH horizon derraileur.
Canfield Crampon Ultimate pedals, so thin and grippy.
LunaCyclone kit, 14t HD motor freewheel, HD crank freewheel.
14:37 motor to crank, 32:11-36 crank to cassette, 52v20ah25rPack
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Heavy Duty SickBikeParts freewheels, beefy half-link chain gives less slack for the tensioner to accommodate
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11-36 SRAM1050 cassette with SRAM XO DH derraileur.
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NEW BB7S...lighter and BLACK, Avid finally upgraded them...I keep dreaming of a real light weight version though.
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Wonky throttle with on/off switch, encased all wires with fiberglass and heat shrink tubings for ruggedness.
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Old neoprene shin-guard makes a nice cover for the electronics.
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I bought more of the MEGA-Zip-Ties...two fit perfectly into the motor's groove, and two more pull it upward to the downtube.
The plastic layer protects the frame too...seems quite solid.
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2015 Intense Tracer275 with Tangent Ascent inside triangle https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75045
2010 Turner 5Spot with BaffangHD https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75569
2009 KHS Velvet 6" with BafangHD (see above thread^)
2015 SantaCruz Bantam with TEMPORARY Cyclone https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=76131

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Leebolectric   1 kW

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Re: A Temporary CYCLONE

Post by Leebolectric » Feb 07 2016 12:26pm

For a device called a "Cyclone"...the seas were smooth for sailing through the instal.
For all the warnings on Luna's website that it would be difficult to instal, it was not at all.
I needed no washers, spacers, or anything to get a perfect chainline to the rear AND to the motor.
Only one wire was mislabeled, but that is the ONLY issue I had...pretty damn stoked for the price.
It SCREAMS in the work stand, should be quite fast...still working on gearing ratios.
Hoping to test ride today! :D :D :D :D :D :D
2015 Intense Tracer275 with Tangent Ascent inside triangle https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75045
2010 Turner 5Spot with BaffangHD https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=75569
2009 KHS Velvet 6" with BafangHD (see above thread^)
2015 SantaCruz Bantam with TEMPORARY Cyclone https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=76131

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Re: A Temporary CYCLONE

Post by gman1971 » Feb 08 2016 1:40pm

Nice build dude, yes, the Cyclone 3000W is a steal of a kit; quiet, reliable and powerful. I am loving mine and very soon it will have its first 1000 miles with zero issues.

G.
I am all about high-speed, low-drag, mid-drives and gears...
A-1B trike, 6+kW, 65+mph (Cyclone powered): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
A-2A trike 3kW, 50mph (Cyclone powered): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNoqp0wl6Vo
eB-1C bike 3kW, 42mph (Cyclone powered): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

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Re: A Temporary CYCLONE

Post by Phife » Feb 08 2016 5:27pm

Looks great, even if it is just temporary!

Ive been wanting a Tangent drive for a few months now, but being in Canada, with our dollar just tanking, its just not in the cards right now.

Im buying a Cyclone to tide me over. It will go on my current BBS02 Giant Reign bike thats in my signature. I really want to make custom brackets and stick the motor in the triangle , I know it will have be to be far away to clear the suspension, not sure if its just going to flex too much. What do you think? Would this cyclone motor go well inside the triangle like the Tangent?

You've got some nice buids Leebo! Great job! Im very envious! lol
2008 Full Suspension Giant Reign 2 with 48v 750W BBS02. Click Here
2014 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR with Cyclone 3000w Mid Drive, 52V 20ah Backpack Battery. Click Here
2019 Hybrid SUV 27.5 with Bafang Ultra Motor, 48v 14ah Battery. Click Here

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