cbr shadow wrote:I noticed on a few websites that the less expensive tadpoles seem to not be stable at higher speeds.. is this correct? I would really like to get a tadpole ebike for commuting to work and pleasure rides, but I'm wondering if a tadpole is a bad choice. My budget for a bike is around $1300 right now (could save longer to spend more if necessary). The speeds I'm looking to go are 20-25 mph (30 at most - downhill probably). Are most tadpoles going to be ok for these speeds? It seems tadpoles are expensive in general, but I like how they look and are very low to the ground, and like the idea of not needing to balance or put legs down at stops.
What are the disadvantages of a tadpole compared to an equivelant 2-wheeled recumbent?
What tadpole model would you recommend?
cbr shadow wrote: I'll be excited to see what 66v 45A feels like.. especially when I"m 4" from the ground.
cbr shadow wrote:Hey guys thanks for the detailed responses. This thread is a bit of a blast from the past, but I'll respond since the thread was brought back from the grave
I ended up buying a KMX Tornado F3 which I found online for $535 shipped! It's a 2011 and was used, but barely at all.. looked new! So I decided right away to electrify it and bought an HS3540 through Methtek, along with throttle, Cycle Analyst, 3 speed switch, 7 speed freewheel, derailleur, torque arms, etc etc.. I'm waiting on my Lyen 18FET controller and soon will be ordering a 66v 13.8Ah battery (A123) from Cellman and I'll be good to go. Even though I got such a good deal on the trike the project is very expensive so it's taking longer (because of $$$) than I expected. I'll be excited to see what 66v 45A feels like.. especially when I"m 4" from the ground.
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