Thanks for the heads up about the BB shell, my plan is to leave it "as stock as possible."
I looked long & hard at the BBSHD, but didn't like some of the features (integrated controller) and was advised by Paxtana on the LunaCycle Electric Bike forum that keeping multiple front chain rings would be a battle and a kludge, with no front derailleur possible:
https://electricbike.com/forum/forum/bu ... -41x89-5mm
I also was hoping to tune the gearing and power to be able to keep up with city traffic if I start using the bike for alternate transportation.
I live in a hilly area, so while pedaling (mostly for health benefits) uphill, I always lock the suspension to keep if from absorbing pedaling energy, then lock it right away for the downhill bits to soften the ride, so I use the remote constantly.
Thanks again for your help!!
robocam wrote:You're welcome! Keep in mind that if you modify the bottom bracket shell, it may weaken that area depending on your bike's bottom bracket shell design. It sounds like you still want to ride it like a bike. If that's the case, you really should consider the BBSHD, especially since it might fit your frame without modifications. The Cyclone is crazy powerful, so you may not not want to pedal. The BBSHD also has a nice PAS system. I have lockouts on my shocks too, but I don't see any point in using them with a motor.