Re: Cyclone 3000W Vs. LR Big-Block single stage
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Unread post by xnoitulos » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:42 pm
I have both. The LR Big Block is definitely noiser. It also came with a 60amp(55) controller vs the 40A on the Cyclone. Haven't tried the 60A on the Cyclone. I honestly love both, more power with the LR, more stealth with the Cyclone. If I had to pick one, I'd get the Cyclone. Much cheaper, similar performance. Another thing, the LRBB mounting plates run so close to the chainrings that a dropped chain can be a headache or damaging (depending on the frame/install) The Cyclone has plenty of room, so it's usually no problem to pop it back on.
yep agreed from what I have seen on here the c3000w is a lot more popular, quieter smaller lighter and more compact, their is a reason nearly all high power mid drives run a gearbox or high reduction to the cranks ! and that is brushless motors are more efficient at HIGH RPM and not LOW RPM high load situations.
So basically to counteract this bad efficiency design aspect it seems they have gone to a bigger heavier BIG block motor vs the small block motor so it doesn't overheat.
But for me that's just cheap an nasty bad design hiding your bad efficiency design. And I have heard the only way that it still works is current limiting down low. otherwise the big block would also toast itself.
I have seen AFT build were they even run the c3000w at 5kw peaks :