First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

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First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Jan 11 2015 8:30am

Hi everyone,

Like some of you already know, I'm about to start my first build. I've already chosen some components with help from Hyena and Rix (thanks again) also I'm still hesitating about some (many) others. Maybe you can help me about these ones. :D

Bought:
(not many :D)
- Vector frame (aka e-kross), from here
- Crystalyte H4065 from here
- Throttle with 3 speeds, and regen switch from here
- 5spd freewheel from here
- rear rim 19x1.60 from here
- 11/12g spokes from here
- Rear tyre 2.75-19 Kings tire K 966 from here
- DNM USD-8 fork from here
- DNM rear schock 220mm from here

Not sure:
(For my first build, I want kind of plug and play setup, i'm not so familiar with wires welding etc)
3 different configurations:
1st:
- Adaptto mini-e controller + bms + coil from here
- 6 x 4S2P 30C LiFePo4 Pack from here (I decided to take lifepo4 to take less care about voltage stuff and less danger for an electric noob like me).
Questions:
- The plug for throttle and brake/regen seems not to be a JST plug, is there some adapters to avoid welding stuff.
- Do you think this model of battery pack will fit with bms adaptto? I mean, possible to connect each JST battery pack connector on JST bms socket without build complex wiring?

2nd:
- Adaptto mini-e controller without bms and coil.
- 72V10ah Battery including BMS + external charger from here
Questions:
- The battery seems heavy but could avoid complex wiring?

3rd:
- Infineon 18fet IRFB4110 from here
- CAv3
- 72V10ah Battery including BMS + external charger from here
Questions:
- Isn't the Infineon controller more plug and play with other standard connectors, I mean JST etc? (even I would prefer an adaptto for sure)

Not decided at all:
- headset
- brakes
- crank + freewhell + speeds etc

Thank you
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by ElectricFunk » Jan 23 2015 2:41pm

Hey herbalizer,

I'm also going to build an ebike using the ekross frame. I currently have a hardtail ebike and will be using those components on the new bike. This is my current setup and it has been reliable:

Batteries: Headway Lifepo4 48v 15aH
Fork: Marzzochi Bomber (Rock shox is also really good)
DD Hub: Crystalite HS35
Controller: Lyen 12FET controller (highly recommended controller)

I reach 35MPH with no issues.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by Artur » Jan 25 2015 7:05pm

I will have forks, shocks, adaptto, batteries under the lowes prices as you bought frame from me :) pm me what you need.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Jan 28 2015 9:19am

A vector in Paris.
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Feb 12 2015 3:39pm

new parts here :)
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by Routybouty » Feb 13 2015 9:30pm

Keep the pics coming!! I'm very interested in this frame!
Waiting for that perfect ebike.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by broke » Feb 14 2015 2:56am

I went with the adaptto bms and 4s packs very easy compared to my lyen no bms and 4s packs, trust me throttle control is great lyen cant do that (so its very jerkey), I will never buy a controller again while there are products like this just easy and works great.
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Feb 18 2015 12:48pm

First time lacing in progress:
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by sacko » Feb 18 2015 2:08pm

Looking good, like the black frame.

Awaiting future updates :)

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Feb 26 2015 8:44am

A fat rear tyre here.
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by sllikskills » Feb 27 2015 10:13pm

I will be paying attention to this thread, as I will have a cousin bike to yours!

Cheers
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Feb 28 2015 4:53am

Thanks sllikskills, i'm watching yours too now.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 04 2015 12:20pm

Put a moto tyre on a rim without tools! not so easy but possible :)
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 16 2015 2:17pm

new parts here, still no headset, so the fork is not really set up, it's only to have an idea :)
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 16 2015 3:51pm

more.
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 24 2015 5:50pm

new pic.
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by sllikskills » Mar 25 2015 5:13pm

So awesome man, you're leaps and bounds ahead of me - just received the frame! Still need to do a completely custom paint job before even putting parts on :oops:
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 25 2015 5:22pm

Thanks skills :) what will be the beast color?

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by sllikskills » Mar 25 2015 5:54pm

I purchased the white frame with no vents

If you are familiar with Marvel Comics, I'm a huge Venom fan (as you can see by my avatar :mrgreen: )

Only a poorly drawn sketch, but here's the idea:
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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 25 2015 5:59pm

Nice. Can't wait to see the result!

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by GiantEV » Mar 27 2015 12:48am

Have you thought about going with the Max-E instead of the Mini-E?

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by herbalizer404 » Mar 27 2015 5:10am

It's a little bit expensive, you think the mini won't be enough?

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by GiantEV » Apr 04 2015 2:10am

I have the Mini-E and it's great, but I have it maxed out. I wouldn't mind having some more amps to throw at it, so I'm looking to get a Max-E in the near future.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by Sr.Agaporni » Apr 07 2015 8:58am

Interesting build. Sucribed.

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Re: First build - Vector (e-kross) frame

Post by kiwiev » Apr 14 2015 4:25am

just received 4 of these frames to Australia Alex is awesome good price good service and frames look good :)

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