Look at horizon ebike frame on eBay. There is a smaller frame out now that seems to be the lightest. Russian made. Hummm. The side plates are not my thing but. Mid drive with the motor mounted on the swingarm has me wondering. Probably have to lengthen it. Anyone fitting 27.5 plus tires at three inches wide? It’s only 3/4 inch bigger from axle to inside swingarm.
Only window shopping now. The side covers are no big deal. I could make my own using Kydex molding it by heating it in my oven and shaping it to a wooden positive shape. Afternoon project type of thing. My vague point is if you are going to cut and weld to suit your needs a cheap bike just makes sense. I’d love to try to mid drive a smaller frame bike like the futr beta, but it’s common sense to spend $500ish vs $1500 for the frame, also they have a proprietary bottom bracket it appears that would be an issue. Some just assemble and ride, not me. I need a challenge. I hate the feeling of my ebike not rideable, fixing after a crash ( 2 broken garvin forks, yeah no more), or upgrading like shortening wires and eliminating plugs etc to name some examples. I’m planning my 2nd build so the anxiousness to get it going to go ride right away is not there. I’m not dissing that enduro frame with molded plastic side covers, Luna sells it and it’s crazy marked up on amazon at $800. Or at least another copy it’s hard to tell.
Just the frame. For diy builds. Just shows the typical enduro frame is getting a smaller version. Now there are two choices. With more bang for your buck rides like the Sur-Ron edirtbike the diy build to suit market may suffer. On the flip side it makes the market work harder to come up with new products for the real builders who think their builds are better, cheaper or both. I like that if you build it you really should be able to fix it. Once frames can be easily altered for mid drives we should see some interesting bikes. The guys here are doing it with their high end set ups but a cheaper solution is for the masses. Perhaps a cyclone on a swingarm.
There are the pioneers here that we look to for inspiration. Lightningrods is one of them. I’m after what’s next. The innovators are working on that now I hope. I’m looking out to see for sure.Powervelocity.com wrote: ↑Jan 07, 2018 1:44 pmYou mean something like this? LightningRods has been offering middrive kits for pretty much all major DYI frames for a while now.
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