Jasonjm wrote: ↑
Oct 17 2019 4:22pm
any of you get the feeling that the storm bee might be more capable for sand, hill climbs, and open areas, or mx tracks.
but in technical singletrack? I have not ridden anything nearly as fun as the sur ron light bee in singletrack, its about as fun as my DH mountain bike was for that on the down, and about 100x more fun than the DH mountain bike on the up.
storm bee - 270 lbs in tight techy steep singletrack will not be fun. Kind of dissapointed, I was honestly hoping for the 150 lbs range.
I am starting to think I would rather pickup a 2nd luna sur ron black edition, get quality rims including a 21 inch front (which ironically would have a bigger front and a bigger rear than the storm bee then), get better break pads and front rotor, and luna is working on a upgraded battery pack for the surron light bee I think
Will still be cheaper than storm bee by lot.
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. At first I was thrilled about the Storm Bee until I saw its reported weight. Whereas the Light Bee is a nearly perfect weight (but it would be aboslutley out of this world at say 80-90 pounds for the same capabilities).
I think I am more into the idea of upgrading my X-controller, battery pack and possibly sourcing/building carbon components to get the power up and weight down opposed to buying the Storm Bee. I doubt the Storm will cost less than $5k, for that kind of money, one could do a lot.
I wish someone was selling a carbon frame for it. It would be fun to make one (I have a CNC machine large enough to carve out any molding for it), but of course it would be quite time consuming.
I bet between going with a carbon frame, handlebars, swing arm and bike front wheel (possibly rear too), 10-15 pounds could probably be cut off.