I am very new to the forum, but I have been doing a bit of Googling. I currently commute on a road bike around 50k a day (25 k each way), I have a couple of busy roads where I would appreciate some e-bike assistance to get up to the same speed as the cars. I currently do around 30-40kph, but to be safe I would like to be able to get to 50 (ish).
Most of the bikes I see customised are fairly robust, I am proposing a carbon framed cyclo-cross bike, with decent disc brakes (I have most of these items), with a bafang 250w 36V motor, and a reasonably light battery (something about the same as a bottle cage size).
To do around 50kph on the flat, I would be looking to put out about 250-300 watts of pedaling power, with the motor providing the rest.
Does anybody have any experience with Carbon frames. I have ridden carbon frames road bikes and mtbs, and they are very strong (just not good at taking impacts.
I understand the bafang motor is around 3kgs, I assume the battery would be about the same and with other lightweight componentry I would expect a bike around the 15kg mark. If this is a really bad idea - can people please give me some advice before I start buying bits and pieces. And would I have to fudge around with the speed sensor, wheel size, programming in order to utilise the bursts of power idea.
Thanks for your help