NoFanBoiz wrote: ↑
Jan 05, 2018 10:12 pm
just in case you didn't / can't read:
contact the manufacturer, ask them to build a new
bike model similar to the Stealth/Qulbix, which being manufactured in China and based on the bike pricing many of you already have, should be around half to one third of the equivalent Stealth/Qulbix
Ah, there he is. As soon as something gets popular along comes nofanboiz to piss in your cereal and suggest alternatives
Given you don't seem to frequent the forum other than to make the above posts, there ARE mass produced clones of the above for the sort of price you're talking. And they're largely crap. Frames are made from the cheapest rubbish steel, which apparently needs to be so thick it's more than double the weight of the 'brand name' stuff. The suspension, brakes and battery are also the lowest common denominator. If you want something for mild street use that just looks like the others, these are fine. But if you want to throw the bike around and use it offroad the poor suspension and extra weight quickly becomes apparent, and a major detractor. No doubt they *could* do better, but for some reason they dont. I suspect it's primarily economy of scale. Surron must be relying on big numbers to make this work at these prices, and they must have ALOT of money already invested in manufacturing and development to get to this stage. Ignore the forks and the wheels and other accessory bits - just look at the frame, the suspension linkages and the other bits that are specific to this bike. Anyone who's seen it in person would agree it's some quality stuff and really not in keeping with what we usually see coming out of China.
JuiceMeUp wrote: ↑
Jan 07, 2018 12:15 am
I took my mates girlfriend as pillion passenger for a spin today...her epic tits pressed hard against my back.
It seems I've been doing it very wrong, and have instead been using the bike to take my 7 year old on adventures
I was about to report back that with just over 100kg in combined weight (more likely a single heavy rider weight) it was still quite reasonable and it was only after a long, steep descent that I had the brakes stressed to the limit (ie, smoking). And I'll know how the bike handles if I ever develop a massive 25kg beer gut. haha.
As I said straight off the bad, these bikes would be great with regen and it'd be awesome if it could be enabled in the controller firmware later on. We've already got ebikes so it'd just need activating, but we'll see if that's an option. I suspect more likely it'll be an option in future revisions.
But anyway yeah these are great for doubling small children
We rode the trails for an hour (same places I took you juicemeup, + more) and the little fella had a blast. Range wise we did 29km and still had 60% capacity left. It was a mix of slower riding but also alot of fast stuff and lots of steep climbs which would have been sucking down the watts. So a realistic range of 50km would be very doable I reckon. Oh and to further dismiss earlier claims of overheating, this was in 36 degree ambient temps, with 100kg on board and steep hills. So I reckon we can safely put that isolated claim to bed.
I have some footage which I'll upload soon.