Now that you are being more informative about the steepness of grades you will be going up ...
The Q100/Q100c /MXUS 08 and even the Q128 I would , not recommend .
If you did not need it commute , and only rode sometimes on the weekend perhaps the Q128 at max power , but for a commuter The Mac or a Mid-drive would be best.
Now since it is a commuter and will be using it more than for recreation/exercise the Mac is less maintenance from all I have read about the available mid-drives.
( there are some mid-drives now in development that might change that but with one of them you will then have an added cost of E-Bike Specific Frame, Long Travel Fork, Long Travel Rear Shock , it has the Cyclone motor mounted on the Swing Arm so needs a custom made swing arm)
A Mac 10 T wind would work fine remember you have a Sirrus so you do not want too much torque on those skinny dropouts , even if it is a 2005. Remember to buy a Torque arm or Two.
Allot of people have sticker shock when it comes to electric bikes. but what most do not think about is the savings on gas ...money not spent on gas .
For Example : I can go for a short ride on my Motorcycle , just 2 hours or less, at 40 + MPG, and come back and spend
$ 8-10 dollars for gas. $ 12-16 for longer rides. can go for a 1.5 -2 hour ride on the e-bike and spend less than % 0.10 , that is less than 10 cents to recharge the batteries.
now add that up for every day you will take your bike to work,
post back here the figure / the dollar amount not spent on gas.
A while ago I saw a place that sold the Mac Rear Hub motor, but forgot where , because the cost was only about 12-or so percent less. Not worth it on a $ 300 motor, and they did not sell the controller/torque arm/Cycle Analyst, so with Em3ev, you get matching controller and Cycle Analyst for a well tested set of components . ( less maintenance so less cost in the long run )
And they have the second best after sale customer service in the industry , Grin Technologies in Vancouver B.C. being Tops.
To lower cost you could order a smaller battery like 8 -9 amp hours worth and a second cheep charger to keep at work.
FlightService wrote: ↑
Dec 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Chalo: Thanks for the info. The 2000W is peak not nominal Nominal from what I can calculate is about 700w. I have one very nice 6% grade right off the bat that runs for about 1/2 mile. Then it tapers to a 3% grade for a little more than a 1/2 mile. That is 100 ft of the 300 ft of elevation rise over the 10-mile run.
EM3EV is a source. I have found them online and looked at the store. Right now the bitterness of not being able to assemble the kit is remaining because the sweetness of low price doesn't exist, at least not where the MAC is concerned. EM3EV is coming in 20% more expensive with the MAC than a comparable optioned Cyclone kit.
Do you have any other MAC distributors that would be more price friendly?