Long, optional, introduction
Build my first E-bike for city use a few months ago and love it so much! Now I want to build an full-suspension off-road e-mountain bike to have some fun.
As I already build one bike, I thought I was an expert and this was easy stuff. So in my enthusiasm I looked for a good deal on a full suspension freeride bike and bought a 2016 Lapierre Froggy 26 yesterday (http://www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk/gamme/2 ... /froggy-26
). When I went to have a look at the bike, I noticed the mountinf of the rear wheel was different. I looked it up and it has 142x12mm through axle mount, which seemed to be the standard for this type of bike since 2010. So I figured I would find a motor that works with this, also it was a 4-hour round trip and didn't want to come home without the bike.
When I came home, I immediatly started surfing the web and quickly found three options
GO Swiss Drive (https://www.go-swissdrive.com/
- so far only found complete kits with a lousy 550wh battery
- really, really expensive
- only 500W / 50Nm Torque / 27mph
Bafang H800 (http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nie ... s-10131126
- could not find it for sale anywhere
- only 350 or 500W / 55Nm Torque
- seems to have it's own, slightly different, mounting system
GRIN (http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/all-a ... motor.html
- seems to be a beta product (for some time now)
- not sure on performance of this motor
- read somewhere this is a front-wheel motor
- Are there any motor options, similar in performance to Crystalyte H4065 or Crown T65, compatible with this type of mount?
- Has anybody redesigned the rear fork to accept a standard motor like the H4065? Any links/pictures/info on this? Or who could do this for me?
I have contacted several local "custom" bike builders, but they only build frames in specific dimensions, not custom parts.
I have contacted Lapierre to get a CAD drawing, but I'm not expecting this.
thanks, kind regards, Michiel.