FREYebikes wrote: ↑
Jan 11, 2018 3:09 am
As I known, this carbon frame match for Bafang Max Motor 250W/350W.
Drop Dead Fred wrote: ↑
Jan 11, 2018 12:37 am
Savin wrote: ↑
Jan 10, 2018 3:05 pm
I have ordered this frame for the G510 Bafang motor, it is designed for 27 in and they can also build the frame with enclosed battery compartment.
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What about a carbon fiber frame with motor, $1200? Tripped across this one today on AliExpress. Battery not included but can get it with a motor for looks like about $1300 including shipping.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2018-NE ... 42406.html
Yes I did know that this was for the 250/350 watt motor. I only showed this frame with motor more for a reference.
I been a bike builder for about 15 years and have to say that in researching building my own eMtn Bike the AM1000 is best price point for what I want available for the items I want in a nice build and I was very surprised by that. The only things I plan on changing on the AM1000 will be the wheels and the seat. Seats are personal, as far as wheels I just prefer Stan's No Tubes Sentry MK3 for wheels as I like tubeless and Stan's has performed wonderfully for me and my style of riding. Because when you are downhilling and a wheel burps you go down hard... Stan's don't burp!
Here are the main points of the AM1000 that make it so appealing:
1. 160mm travel, I like lots of travel, as long as it flows well.
2. Boost spacing, again I wish to ride 27.5+ 2.8 - 3.0 tires and you can't do that without boost spacing. I've tried it, rubs a lot...
3. 12 x 148mm through axle, because you can't push that much weight and be stable with QR axles!
4. MMG510.1000 motor, while 350w - 500w are fine for most people as I get older it never hurts to have more umph if needed.
5. 48V/21Ah battery, that's huge and like a $750.00 battery on the open market! (Can't wait to see what kind of mileage\time I can get on it.)
6. Able to upgrade to a Lyrk fork for a good price
7. Magura MT5 brakes, a nice brake set with 203mm front rotor to stop the beast!
To break it down, there is only one 160mm travel eMtn Bike frame out there for building that I have been able to find and it's $2700.00 delivered. It's also not boost spacing so 27.5 x 2.5 is the max on tires. Moving on you need a fork and that will cost you $600 - $1000. Now Motor, that's $600.00, battery $750.00, brakes $350.00, wheels $300 - $600, cassette and derailleur set $300 - $400. See where I'm going with this? Not including the frame you already have an easy $3000.00 in parts, (yes this is a quality build, you do want something that works correctly right?) To top that off you still have not purchased tires (nice tubeless can cost $90 a tire, mine did), handle bar, grips, seat, seat tube (oh you want a dropper add $300). Almost forgot, cable set, headset, stem, oh and pedals.
Now once you add all that together not counting my time to build it you are in the neighborhood of $6000.00, go buy an AM1000 it is way cheaper.
If you take the frame in question above with 350w motor that is going to cost $1300.00 delivered, so you are at only $4300 - $4500... AM1000 still better buy and G510.1000 motor.
The only way you can do this cheaper is that you already have all the parts and if so then you already spent the money. just a little at a time so as not let your wife know how much you spent totally... yes I do it too!
Ok kids, keep in mind that the bike I describe above is meant to compete\ride with the HaiBikes, Turbo Levos and Focus bikes. This is not a bike path cruiser as I'm not a bike path rider. While I'm in my 60s I still like attacking 10 - 12% uphill technical grades and bombing downhill! The AM1000 should handle that just fine for a great price!
Yes you can build something cheaper, and that is what you will have a cheaper bike.
Before you start hating remember that this is my opinion only on what 'I' want in a bike that I can build to compete with the big boy bikes off road. AM1000 hands down best buy...