I'm proud to show you guys what I'm building at the moment, but first af all, I want to introduce myself, cause I'm quite new in here.
My name is Jordan, and I'm a 19 years old from Heidelberg, Germany, studying mechanical engineering. My hobbys are working (cause it is fun mostly
), sports (rugby and fitness) anf or couse my girlfriend and, guess what - ebiking. So thats why things cant be done fast at the moment, many many things to do always :/. But nervermind, lets get started:
Around 2 years ago I started to build my first ebike. I already head a really good bike to convert, so i did this. It's a typical geared hubmotor conversion so nothing special, but still capable of 55km/h.
But somehow I found out that I need something better, stronger, bigger.. (why..? idk I dont even need it), so i decided to build something by myself, cause I really enjoyed the idea to ride my selfmade bike
. I've got to say that in my past, I was always building stuff by myself, cause its way cheaper than buying, so I dont have "two left thumbs" as we would say here in Germany, which means I dont mess up things
So somehow I designed this frame to fit my needs, but also possibilities I have here. Remeber I'm 19 years of age, and I'm paying every single bill, so I dont have everything I want in my workshop, but still I'm capable to do many things here. All the tools weren't really more expensive than a good new downhill frame, so why not..?
The main thing that i didnt like in most ebike frames is, that they are somehow particulary long. Thats why I used the contact points of my body and my current bike, cause i really like the position. The rest is a custom geometry designed by myself, cause there are some differences in a slopestyle bike and an high speed big travel bike.
I'm planning to different versions. The one I'm building now, is for a hub motor like a crystalyte 4080 or so. The other one is designed to take a Revolt 160 pro short as a middrive, with 4:1 gearing. As the frame for the revolt motor is the newer one, its not finished yet, still have to design a connection between motor mounts and frame. And, I'm not done with the bottom bracked part of both frames, cause I would need a cnc mill to build some parts as sprockets and mounts.
Im planning to build the mill, when I'm done with the frame builing and testing. I want my frame to be perfect for me first. Of course, the mill is already finished as a CAD model