neptronix wrote:We mostly build our own here.. no surprise you didn't get much of a response.
Anyway, that's actually an interesting frame. Putting the rider up front allows the front suspension to do more work. I always wanted a frame like that.. with a better front shock of course!
Oh I get it
I love to assemble thing also (I have another one in Canada with a BBSHD... still quite easy to assemble though). But on Manhattan island, everything is more complicated. It's hard to have many tools in a small apppartement, etc.
I wanted an ebike that'd worked for commutin ... I like the frame format too... The cool thing is you can buy the battery box (which accepts 100 cells... up to 1.2 kWh) and fill them with the cells of your choice and then you still have the triangle frame is you want to have more range !!! (downtube pack or framebag).
These arrow ebikes.... not so powefull, but there are heavy and solid like tanks... built for the NYC's potholes!
Anyways, it work. And 350W is around 20 mph, which is already quite dangerous enough on manhattan island. Plus 350W is soft on the battery pack (a 10S10P pack !).
My moldel is the old edition 36V.... Some have 36V 20A controllers.... I have 36V 15A controller (15A max.... 7 amp rated).
The newer arrow eBikes have 48V 30A controller i believe. The go 28-30 mph (good luck with that in crazy manhattan)...
The controller is hidden inside a metal box (with one cover and 4 screws) that is just behind the bottom bracket, and which is an integral part of the frame.
A better fork would be great!
THe cool thing is. If you buy new... You'll have the 48V for 1450 USD. And, the bike comes with lights, mudguards, twist throttle, rear rack (heavy duty stuff made for the delivery guys) and mineral oil disk brakes !
The brakes are crazy efficient on these things.
I'm thinking I should buy another one (but new), modify the controller box for bigger controller. And put a new fork and a 6000W Hub in the back wheel !
Funny that it's so hard to find information on these "Arrow 7" e-bikes on the net...