My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Oct 07 2018 1:18pm

I have a few new pictures from Ivy, no new info yet.

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I've been poking around looking at tires too, The Maxxis Grifter in a 29x2.5 looks like a nice option, it's not available in a 27.5+, I might need to ask about a second wheelset. :lol:

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Map Paddy » Oct 08 2018 1:14am

sgillf wrote:
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Any Canadians/ Pacific Norther Westerners (Vancouver, Seattle, Portland) looking to join in on a shipping contain, let me know!

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I'm in Vancouver and would be Interested if it bring down shipping not sure if you've got yours already

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Oct 08 2018 10:45am

Victoria here.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Oct 08 2018 2:49pm

barbarossa wrote:
Sep 27 2018 4:26am
Hi,
just want to share some more experience with my AM1000. After all i am very happy with my bike. most of the problems or issues are mentioned in the thread. and i knew what i would buy and i like DIY bikes :). additionally i want to share an issue that might be very risky.
my bolts of rear suspension were too short (upper: 2mm / lower 2.5mm). you can remove the both right screws. or you can check it using an allen key and spin the left screws clockwise - there shouldnt be any noise and spinning should be smooth and without using much power (no side pressure).
but exactly this was not the case. so i removed the rear suspension.
for the upper bolt i could use a 2mm washer (6mm inner / 8mm outer diameter) because the bolt (65mm) was long enough to cover/fill the 2 inner rings of the ball bearings. Only to avoid side pressure i had to use an additional washer. bolt axle should move free without any pressure. optimal length would be around 67 mm, but i did not find that length and i did not want to shorten a longer bolt.
the lower bolt did not fill the ball bearing inner ring at the right side. bolt is appr. 39mm which is too short - i needed 41mm. so i now use a 44mm bolt with 3x DIN-1mm-gab washer. so i have exactly 41mm. the short bolt damaged the 2 ball bearings - right inner ring was split in 2 halves (but i did not recognize it - rear suspension did not made any noise and still worked) - left ball bearing was not spinning smooth anymore. i had to replace the 2 lower ball bearings (SKF 8x16x5mm 628/8-2RS1).
perhaps this issue might also damage the rear suspension attachment itself.
i have the rear suspension attachment in attached picture...
my rear suspension just complete loosened on a ride and the bearings on top were broken and one flew out in the process damaging the thread on the bolts. I have an earlier design of their rear suspension compared to your pictures. Ivy's sending a replacement set for the bearings to newer once that they are using now. Good to hear they fixed this

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Oct 09 2018 9:47am

I have a little more info on the HT1000

I don't know if I can disclose pricing so I'll just say that this configuration is under $2000USD.

Bafang G510.1000
48v, 21Ah battery - 78pc 3500mA cells (Samsung?)
Rockshox Reba 120mm travel
Shimano DEORE M6000 10 speed gears
Handlebar, Stem & Seatpost - Promax Al alloy
Saddle, SR sport comfortable saddle
TEKTRO HD E725 4-piston Hydraulic disc brakes
Maxxis 29"x2.2" mountain tires
Wellgo Al alloy pedals


It all looks pretty good to me, I'd change the transmission to the Deore XT m8000 11speed. I'd also put it on some 27.5+ wheels.
And I'm interested in the Rockshox Revelation fork @120mm, overkill, but I want the thicker stanchions. Unless it too much cash, then the Reba will do just fine. :D

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by bugnut » Oct 09 2018 3:57pm

I like the way you think. I am interested in the same bike with the same upgrades. Only difference is I would like 29"x3" tires. Do you have a link as to where you saw this. I will probably not be ordering until around February, hopefully by then the tariff situation will be resolved.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by bugnut » Oct 09 2018 4:05pm

Sorry, I am interested in the AM1000. If anyone has any idea on the pricing please let me know. Also, any thoughts on this bike, pro and con. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 84202.html

Thanks

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Post by Cruncher123 » Oct 09 2018 7:06pm

Are the rims tubeless-ready on the AM1000? Mine are generic and I can't find any info. Has a slight bead seat but not sure if that's sufficient. I've been able to get tire to seal and hold air, but haven't been able to get the "pop" to let me know the tire has fully seated. Do I need a new rim? Anyone converted to tubeless using stock rims?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Oct 10 2018 8:50am

bugnut wrote:
Oct 09 2018 4:05pm
Sorry, I am interested in the AM1000. If anyone has any idea on the pricing please let me know. Also, any thoughts on this bike, pro and con. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 84202.html

Thanks
Their suspension (later on in the ad) looks identical to the AM1000 previous version. You can have a look at the earlier posts in this thread. You can always ask Ivy about competitors, usually, they are reselling older models. And it depends on what you are looking for to do with these bikes.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by trooper5707 » Oct 11 2018 8:22am

My full EX1 set arrived, and it is a very nice piece, but I'll say I am happy with the setup I have on the bike. I might consider selling the EX1 to recoup some of the bike costs, anyone interested in a full set? Chain, sprocket, front gears, derailer, shifter, and cable?
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by rayebiker » Oct 11 2018 10:55am

Anybody put aftermarket chain ring on the ultra? Maybe 40 for single-track? There is conflicting info if it is a 5 bolt 110bcd or 130bcd.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Ivanovitch_k » Oct 14 2018 3:54pm

rayebiker wrote:
Oct 11 2018 10:55am
Anybody put aftermarket chain ring on the ultra? Maybe 40 for single-track? There is conflicting info if it is a 5 bolt 110bcd or 130bcd.
this is 130bcd. I have a 52T wolftooth CX ring on mine. And there is still room to use an even larger CR...
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by jwt355 » Oct 14 2018 11:36pm

Richard N wrote:
Oct 07 2018 1:18pm
I have a few new pictures from Ivy, no new info yet.

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I've been poking around looking at tires too, The Maxxis Grifter in a 29x2.5 looks like a nice option, it's not available in a 27.5+, I might need to ask about a second wheelset. :lol:

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Hi Folks found this post and figured Id post. I have the same bike but I purchased mine from Biktrix in Canada. Im located in Denver. I wanted to mention that I have the Grifters on my Ultra and they do work awesome. I have the 29er wheels and hardtail with Wren front suspension.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by bugnut » Oct 15 2018 7:33pm

Very close to the bike I want. But the Biktrix costs much more then the same set up by Frey

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Marmalade » Oct 17 2018 2:52pm

whilst doing some XC one of the pedals came loose and stripped completely out of the crank... it was a bit of a hike back home, thank god for walk assist :lol:

I'm hoping Ivy finds me a replacement but has anyone found an aftermarket one suitable? Apparently they need to have a boost offset so they don't foul on the frame.

Also the first big crash with the 30kg+ bike landing on top of me :roll: with the bafang lcd handlebar mount breaking off. I designed a new one and 3d printed the 2 parts, good as new. Enclosed is the STL/Solidworks file if anyone finds it useful.
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Ivanovitch_k » Oct 17 2018 3:03pm

Marmalade wrote:
Oct 17 2018 2:52pm
I'm hoping Ivy finds me a replacement but has anyone found an aftermarket one suitable? Apparently they need to have a boost offset so they don't foul on the frame.
you mean an aftermarket crankarm ?
I'm using sram ex-1 cranks with no issues whatsoever.
I paired them with shimano pd-mx80 flat pedals (or their new xt rebranding).
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Oct 17 2018 4:03pm

With a bit of help, unicycle cranks offer a wider range of sizes. Especially the 150 mm because I was chewing (parts of) pedals every ride.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Cruncher123 » Oct 20 2018 12:36am

jwt355 wrote:
Oct 14 2018 11:36pm
Richard N wrote:
Oct 07 2018 1:18pm
I have a few new pictures from Ivy, no new info yet.

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I've been poking around looking at tires too, The Maxxis Grifter in a 29x2.5 looks like a nice option, it's not available in a 27.5+, I might need to ask about a second wheelset. :lol:

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Hi Folks found this post and figured Id post. I have the same bike but I purchased mine from Biktrix in Canada. Im located in Denver. I wanted to mention that I have the Grifters on my Ultra and they do work awesome. I have the 29er wheels and hardtail with Wren front suspension.

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Not the same bike. Frey builds higher spec bike with different geometry.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by TOLM » Oct 20 2018 3:13am

Cruncher123 wrote:
Oct 20 2018 12:36am
jwt355 wrote:
Oct 14 2018 11:36pm
Richard N wrote:
Oct 07 2018 1:18pm
I have a few new pictures from Ivy, no new info yet.

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I've been poking around looking at tires too, The Maxxis Grifter in a 29x2.5 looks like a nice option, it's not available in a 27.5+, I might need to ask about a second wheelset. :lol:

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Hi Folks found this post and figured Id post. I have the same bike but I purchased mine from Biktrix in Canada. Im located in Denver. I wanted to mention that I have the Grifters on my Ultra and they do work awesome. I have the 29er wheels and hardtail with Wren front suspension.

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Not the same bike. Frey builds higher spec bike with different geometry.
Are they actually building the frame themselves? Seeing similar designs from china. Just curious why their frame looks so weird

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by rayebiker » Oct 20 2018 9:02am

Buddy and I both ordered and will be shipped today! Went with the AM1000 with the 52v 17.5 ah battery. Upgraded to Lyrik and headlight (so it would be pre-wired and controlled by controller). (we didn't ask for tail light but I guess they come as set). Frey gave us a small discount since we bought two and, most important, Frey is paying the ebike duty for shipping to USA. We will keep you posted. Here are the pics of preshipping builds. We liked to see they switched the grips to regular mtb locking grips. We passed on their dropper as it is externally routed. Since seatpost is 31.8, we ordered 27.2 droppers (lev) with a 27.2 to 31.8 shim.Image
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by FREYebikes » Oct 23 2018 8:43pm

Hi Friends,

A period time have not get online here.
I'd like to tell all of you that we are having latest AM1000 frames come with 31.6mm seat post.
So anyone want to use dropper seat post can use 31.6mm directly, no need to transfer anymore.

By the way, we are having a new website of our own soon, with the models we are having and we will have in the near future. you can visit home page www.frey.bike to have a look at our new site.
Now if anyone want to place order online, still use Alibaba page.

We are making our product and developing new models always base on the market demands and integrate all your desire points. so all of your voices to us is very important and precious!
Wish we enjoy the creation and riding together!

Regards,
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Oct 24 2018 8:47am

Still no 27.5+ bike, the HT1000 won't take a 27.5+ wheel, and it doesn't sound like one that will is being made. Months of waiting for nothing. . .

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Oct 24 2018 8:52am

what do you refer to by 27.5+? am1000 takes 27.5x3.0 from what I understand.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by trooper5707 » Oct 24 2018 9:07am

Richard N wrote:
Oct 24 2018 8:47am
Still no 27.5+ bike, the HT1000 won't take a 27.5+ wheel, and it doesn't sound like one that will is being made. Months of waiting for nothing. . .
I have 27.5 x 3.0 installed from Frey on my AM1000.
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