Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

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Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

Post by Okami » Mar 24 2019 3:52pm

Hi, there seems to be 3 varieties worth looking at. Most of them come in price ~200 - 400 eur, depending on shipping cost / customs tax, which might be added on top of order.

This one seems to be most promising, also boasts 36v and 500W of power:

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32965870432.html

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There's also one with narrow roller/wheel:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... TEM_DETAIL

This one also seems to be worth testing, also cheaper than the first option

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And one with pulley system:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/200W-Bo ... 61140.html

This one gives me the least trust to buy it / try it
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Any feedback would be great.. some anonymous aliexpress buyers have left a few notes but it is not enough to determine its
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Re: Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

Post by MellanAc » Mar 25 2019 4:32am

Sorry, I don't know anything about quality, but I can confirm that today's prices are almost minimal.
For the first item https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32965870432.html see this page https://www. pricearchive.org/aliexpress.com/item/32965870432. The price has risen by 4 dollars, but perhaps during the sale it will fall. Sale will be in a few days.

For the second item https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 80657.html The price has risen by 2 dollars but earlier the price rose in price more - https://www. pricearchive.org/aliexpress.com/item/32950880657. Be sure to look at what price is best to buy.

And finally for the third item https://www.aliexpress.com/item/200W-Bo ... 61140.html see the price history graph here - https://www. pricearchive.org/aliexpress.com/item/32945061140

I hope this helps you.
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Re: Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

Post by Okami » Mar 30 2019 5:30pm

Hi, didnt see your reply earlier.. Emm what u mean with price differences? Does it mean they havent been selling well?

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Re: Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

Post by MellanAc » Mar 30 2019 11:46pm

I just decided to complete your post and write pricing information. Pricing information is always helpful to know, agree?

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Re: Friction Drive - kits from Aliexpress. Any Good? Has anyone Tried them?

Post by Okami » Mar 31 2019 6:10pm

Ah, i get your point now.

Well the cheapest kit is around 200usd / eur while most expensive is around 350-400usd / 350 eur

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