DanGT86 wrote:Interesting approach with the dual wiring. I could see that being useful for people who don't want to pull wires through an axle for an upgrade. I have done that once and don't care to do it again. Might be a little annoying to have wires on the drive side but not unmanageable considering some of the other annoyances us ebike builders are used to. It does seem like the ability to cram big amps through 2 sets of wires is negated by poor cooling of the steel stator support on that motor though. It will be interesting to see the response it gets around here.
Yes my thoughts exactly on the upgrades. I felt the same way about the wires on the drive side at first, but honestly, after dealing with it, I like the even-ness (I am very OCD, except with spelling apparently) and not worrying about the bulk mass on one side somehow getting caught up...
As for the core - the steel stator works very well with the ferrofluid, which allows them to run much cooler...
DanGT86 wrote:Any frame geometry gurus out there who could weigh in on the effect of having the swing arm pivot so far away from the bottom bracket? Seems like the Enduro frame has them really close together by comparison. I would suspect having them close together would minimize the strange feeling of standing on the lever instead of your entire body weight being sprung weight. High end bikes have eccentric bottom brackets so discerning riders can make very small adjustments to the bottom bracket position. Having the bottom bracket swing through an ark of several inches seems like a drastic change in body position in the bike world. Reach when standing on the pedals is really important for some styles of riding and usually not a dynamic thing. I'm not sure at what level of skill a rider starts to really perceive the effects of this, just wondering about it after looking at those side by side frame pics.
I will tell you what, I have tried (briefly, albeit) a few higher end frames, and the travel on this isn't too bad. This thought crossed my mind as well, but it felt fine. Coming from the guy selling them, of course!
DanGT86 wrote:Anyway, hope I don't sound critical about your products. Just thinking outloud and hoping some more experienced folks can elaborate on some of these finer points of bike/ebike design.
Good luck with your sales! It's always nice to have more vendors and products to choose from.
Nah, you're good - didn't seem critical - but feel free to be - as long as it is constructive