I have looked at all the e-bike frames available that I know of about 7 + of them when you look at the different vendors of e-bike frames.
The Typhoon frame is 12 kg .
That is 6 kg more than the Storm frame. ( so 13 pounds heavier
There is another frame available from another vendor at 10 kg that I will not mention because this thread is about the Vector Light ( Storm ) Frame. And besides , I like the Storm frame small look better than the others that look like motorcycles.
Of all the Frames available from all the other vendors I like the the Storm frame the best ( except for the better swingarm on the F.U.T.R. beta, but the Beta is heavier than the Storm and very expensive for what it is , Vector / Artur lists the Storm Frame at 5.9 kg .
I do not have a heavy 15 or 20 pound rear hub motor, I have a 9.5 pound rear hub motor and will be getting a RC motor drive system in the future,
The light weight of the Storm frame is important to me.
And now that Artur has put the price at $299 euro / $ 349 USD
It is the Frame I would most likely buy ... once he does a few improvements, and / or offers me a updated version of the Storm once the Mfg. ships that version to him, and he can sell the newer version at a price that is the same or less , or one for testing and a review .
I know that a good frame can be made that weighs in at 5kg, I have an Enduro frame from Santa Cruz that weighs less than 4 kg including the rear shock, so I know it can be done , 5-5.5 kg for a frame like the Storm.
I really want to buy one , but have thought the improvements on the Storm frame would have been done by this time.
Please have Artur tells us when a newer version will be available.
Ghost Rider wrote: ↑
Nov 05 2018 7:20am
ScooterMan101, have you considered just buying the Typhoon frame instead of the light frame? Because It's not that heavy. Right now I use it as a bicycle (no motor or battery), and it pedals fine, even uphill. I use a 200mm rear shock with lock out, to keep it stiff when pedaling uphill.