I weigh 81kg. Here is my rig. Giant Innova 2006 Hybrid but I installed trekking bars and a new seat.
Not the best photos at the moment. The one with the trailer (Which is a Burley Travoy, available on Amazon btw) is before I installed the battery.
The trailer weight is about 4.5kg itself and when I have used it, it usually has about 5kg-8kg of stuff on it. You are probably thinking, ah, it is all the trailer's fault but no, I have gone without the trailer and still hit the wall at about 38km.
My tyres are Maxxis Overdrive 700 x 40c w/anti puncture - I think it is 75 psi. These are thicker tyres but I like them because I feel safer going over tram tracks in Melbourne.
For the gears I have the standard 46T chainring with the Shimano Deore LX 9 speed rear derailleur, so I assume that is 46Tx9T? I want to get the Nuvinci N330 when it is released in a few months to stop all the crunching.
I have rim brakes, not disc brakes.
The wheels spin freely, but I just installed Zefal Paragon C50 mudguards: http://www.reidcycles.com.au/zefal-para ... guard.html
(not in the photos)
I have had some issues with them hitting the wheel, but I can hear that happening and just re-adjust them.
Besides from that, I have the Kryptonite U-Lock attached as you can see in the photo (1.3kg)
I had gone on three big rides before I installed the mudguards, and also without the trailer attached and I also got around 38km so they aren't really the issue.
Ewan from eMax Ebikes did me a great deal on the Cycle Satiator, because of my faulty chinese charger. Really awesome service. I hope I can get more data from the LCD display on that, to tell me if my battery is 13AH when fully charged becaused I don't have a multimeter. I also saw some people can solder some sort of extra component that tells you in realtime the watts being used. That would be nice, but for me, I either need a plug and play solution or someone in Melbourne who can do that for me. My C961 display doesn't show that info, but I read that the other Bafang displays that do show watts, are not at all accurate.
In regards to my range, Ewan says most people use their ebikes at level 4 or 5 and that maybe running it at 9 is putting too much current and possibly voltage sag, and this is the reason for my limited range. So when I get the Satiator and can actually ride again, I will switch to assist level 8 and run another 38km test. Then 7, and so forth.
At least with the Satiator, being able to charge at 8 amps, silently, it means I can pull up to any cafe, library, house and get a full charge in about 90 minutes. However, I would still prefer a better range so any ideas you can give me, I would really appreciate.