My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Tjeska » Sep 05 2019 1:04pm

Stanleybb50 wrote:
Sep 04 2019 2:50pm
OH and while we're at it, I remember reading about shorter cranks. I'm sure I could find the answer from a search in about 2 minutes, but if someone feels like calling that out as well, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Shorter cranks: 150 mm Delta
REF NUMBER: PD11IBT17CA700001541
Miranda bikes
https://mirandabikeparts.com

Let me know what you think of them, if I get my bike its possible I will order a set to.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Deafcat » Sep 05 2019 1:53pm

I've got the short Miranda cranks (8mm offset) as well and they are a huge improvement. Better stance less Q-factor, better ground clearance, must have if your frame/heels will clear appropriately.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Stanleybb50 » Sep 06 2019 1:42pm

Tjeska wrote:
Sep 05 2019 1:04pm
Stanleybb50 wrote:
Sep 04 2019 2:50pm
OH and while we're at it, I remember reading about shorter cranks. I'm sure I could find the answer from a search in about 2 minutes, but if someone feels like calling that out as well, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Shorter cranks: 150 mm Delta
REF NUMBER: PD11IBT17CA700001541
Miranda bikes
https://mirandabikeparts.com

Let me know what you think of them, if I get my bike its possible I will order a set to.
Cool! Thanks. I'm gonna go with the Q16 150 I believe.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Stanleybb50 » Sep 06 2019 1:56pm

arrowrod wrote:
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I have received my Frey AM1000. Replaced the tires with Schwalbe Moto-x 27.5x2.8. Failed at making them tubeless. The rims have a "slit" (where the rim is joined in a hoop) in the rim that leak. Frey insisted that their rims can't be made tubeless. Put a 53 tooth chainring on. Changed the handlebars and put an extended stem on.
I chug along at 25 mph (in Florida), with a smile on my face.
The battery charger has a fan, which charges in a couple of hours. It says its 2 amps.
I have a 52v battery.
Yellow...
Hi - this is awesome. Can you let me know what stem you got and what the crucial dimensions are, by chance?

Thanks!

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by FlyingFinn » Sep 07 2019 4:29pm

My FAT1000 was shipped on Friday. Anyone have had their bike shipped to Europe? Any estimates?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Stanleybb50 » Sep 07 2019 5:49pm

Ended up buying the q16 Miranda isis cranks and a +17 degree stem (90mm length). 👍

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by KeyMachine » Sep 08 2019 9:57am

Just checking to see how people are liking their Fat1000?

What's the difference between the Fat1000 and FF1? They have different rear suspension. Are they both in production?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by robwalley1963 » Sep 08 2019 12:54pm

FlyingFinn wrote:
Sep 07 2019 4:29pm
My FAT1000 was shipped on Friday. Anyone have had their bike shipped to Europe? Any estimates?
Had an HT1000 in July, shipping by train is supposed to include duty etc. Mine arrived to my door around 4 weeks with no hassle or duty/VAT. Extreme packaging. WIll take you a while, but good. Maybe got lucky, who knows in the UK at the moment, by train, this first comes into EU in Poland and they have recently slapped a 80% anti-dumping duty on Chinese imported e-bikes, but how it's enforced is difficult to ascertain.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by FlyingFinn » Sep 10 2019 11:57am

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Had an HT1000 in July, shipping by train is supposed to include duty etc. Mine arrived to my door around 4 weeks with no hassle or duty/VAT. Extreme packaging. WIll take you a while, but good. Maybe got lucky, who knows in the UK at the moment, by train, this first comes into EU in Poland and they have recently slapped a 80% anti-dumping duty on Chinese imported e-bikes, but how it's enforced is difficult to ascertain.
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The seller has promised me a customs free shipping. Therefore it’s him who pays if something goes wrong. Alibaba has a buyer protection system so therefore I should be covered. Nevertheless I haven’t heard that anyone would have had their bike to be seized and charged with the 80% tax in Poland or in the whole EU.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by BigBoris » Sep 16 2019 12:36pm

Hello,

I got a Frey 1000watt with extra battery about 6 months ago.. I rode it a few times and now have no time to ride it. I would like to sell it for it is a great bike and I have under 100 miles on it... If anyone is interested I will take 30% off of what I payed for the bike and ship it anywhere you'd like within the US. Please contact me at BoKhuART@gmail.com. The bike is size large.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by BigBoris » Sep 16 2019 12:53pm

Hello, I ordered a Top of the line Frey 1000 watt duel suspension bike. My original reason for buying it was to commute to work. When it came I realized that it was too big of a bike for my to keep in my office. I would like to sell it, please email me if you are interested. It has 20 miles on it.
Bafang Ultra 48V 1000W mid drive system with throttle;
48V 21AH Samsung 35E cells powered big capacity battery;
ROCKSHOX YARI 160mm air suspension fork;
ROCKSHOX DELUXE RL rear suspension;
MAGURA MT5e 4-piston hydraulic brake with power cut function for ebike use;
SHIMANO XT M8000 11 speed group set;
MAXXIS 27.5*2.8" mountain tire.
1 extra battery

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Tjeska » Sep 17 2019 1:05am

And now my wife wants a Frey CC :lol:

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Sep 17 2019 2:14pm

I’m one of the lucky guys here in China with Frey this week on the Exchange Tour. It has been an amazing week so far. We’ve been to their factory to see how they design and build the bikes and they also did the formal launch of the two new models as detailed in the article: https://electrek.co/2019/09/16/frey-bik ... ex-am1000/.
There will be a lot more information and details coming out in the next few days. They have hosted it extremely well and couldn’t have been nicer to us and they are certainly a company doing all the best things possible for their customers. We got to meet all of their staff and we’re now at Brave Peak Bike Park riding these amazing eBikes on a variety of different tracks.

The new bikes have a lot of super cool features you’re going to love. I already have one of the AM1000 version 5’s in the UK that I bought this year.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by brake034 » Sep 18 2019 1:57am

I was at the Frey event for the first two days, now back at work in Suzhou while the other guys are having fun :(

Indeed it is a well organized and very hospitable event, with the release of the 2020 models and factory tour the first day. All foreign participants had the same vibe feeling, this is a special company that builds bikes with a passion, the Frey Family.

Look forward to the stories and see the rest of the pictures and video's of the guys during the next few days.

And yes, my wife wants a CC now too :lol:

By the way, did you know Frey stands for Free Ride Enjoy Your(self, day, ride etc.).
FREY lifestyle: Free Ride Enjoy Yourself!

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Tjeska » Sep 19 2019 3:29pm

Can anyone tell me which thread the 12x148 rear axle has?

I would like to tow a child trailer occasionally, and would buy a other axle for this.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Sep 22 2019 8:09am

Tjeska wrote:
Sep 19 2019 3:29pm
Can anyone tell me which thread the 12x148 rear axle has?

I would like to tow a child trailer occasionally, and would buy a other axle for this.
This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch. I used this bolt on instead of the quick release:

https://robertaxleproject.com/product/l ... -5-thread/

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by john61ct » Sep 22 2019 2:35pm


Hardcore wrote:
Tjeska wrote:
Sep 19 2019 3:29pm
I would like to tow a child trailer occasionally, and would buy a other axle for this.
This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch. I used this bolt on
"This is NOT an axle for attaching trailers or trainers"



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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by garyal1 » Sep 22 2019 8:58pm

true,

But the same company sells one that is for trailers. Look on their website....

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Sep 22 2019 10:06pm

john61ct wrote:
Sep 22 2019 2:35pm
Hardcore wrote:
Tjeska wrote:
Sep 19 2019 3:29pm
I would like to tow a child trailer occasionally, and would buy a other axle for this.
This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch. I used this bolt on
"This is NOT an axle for attaching trailers or trainers"
True, the question was about the pitch and the same company sells the correct ones for attaching trailers etc.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Tjeska » Sep 23 2019 1:01am

Hardcore wrote:
Sep 22 2019 8:09am
Tjeska wrote:
Sep 19 2019 3:29pm
Can anyone tell me which thread the 12x148 rear axle has?

I would like to tow a child trailer occasionally, and would buy a other axle for this.
This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch. I used this bolt on instead of the quick release:

https://robertaxleproject.com/product/l ... -5-thread/
Thanks, will order one with 1.5mm pitch.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Marmalade » Sep 24 2019 6:48pm

If anyone is interested, I've found some inexpensive replacements for both 27.5x2.8 tyres and magura brake pads.

Pads: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32850037377.html

Tyres (various vendors) https://www.veetireco.com/listings/plus-size-bulldozer/

Pads are just as good as the maguras, tyres seem grippy from new. Runs about half the cost of replacing with OEMs :)

I got 1300k's on the originals with a 50/50 split of urban/trail.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Tjeska » Sep 25 2019 1:00am

Does anyone has tried to run tubeless with the stock rims?

For the ones that failed, did you use rim tape?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Sep 25 2019 12:08pm

I’m going to be trying on my bike in the near future and will produce a short video of me attempting it and post it here. It may help others to see the process.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Sep 27 2019 2:08am

Hi Guys,

Attached a video of the 2020 Frey EX bike. It's a fantastic bike to ride.


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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by leedavis » Sep 28 2019 4:25pm

Tjeska wrote:
Sep 25 2019 1:00am
Does anyone has tried to run tubeless with the stock rims?
Yes, stock rims, stock Maxxis tires. I used Gorilla tape and Stan's sealer. No problem.

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