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UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by sk8norcal » Jun 06 2015 12:37am

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ubco- ... 95352.html
http://www.ubcobikes.com/2x2/

$7000
110 lbs or 50 kg
The 40 Ah lithium-ion battery pack can be fully recharged in 4 hours using common chargers, and it will provide a range between 70 and 100 km (43-62 miles) on rough ground, with the range extending to 100-150 km (62-93 miles) on flat ground. And with the battery sitting low in the frame, stability is also improved. The top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph).
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Post by 4LivesPerGallon » Jul 03 2015 10:40am

$7000 ... hmmm. Not for the Average Joe, imo.

My "paper" review : If it doesn't have tubeless tires, brushless, gearless motor, it is not going to be reliable enough. One flat in the bush, and this is trash.

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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Jul 03 2015 11:03am

can't you just fix the flat instead of throwing the bike away;)??
4LivesPerGallon wrote:$7000 ... hmmm. Not for the Average Joe, imo.

My "paper" review : If it doesn't have tubeless tires, brushless, gearless motor, it is not going to be reliable enough. One flat in the bush, and this is trash.
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Post by 4LivesPerGallon » Jul 03 2015 11:24am

The Average Joe would not be able to fix a hub motor "tube type" flat tire, in my experience.

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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Jul 03 2015 11:30am

if you can not fix a flat then you have no business riding in the bush??
so maybe learn that first before venturing too far from home;)
4LivesPerGallon wrote:The Average Joe would not be able to fix a hub motor "tube type" flat tire, in my experience.
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Post by LockH » Jul 12 2015 3:29pm

ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by crossbreak » Jul 14 2015 10:16am

hubmotors suck. guess they are geared (MAC)? still i like it. Two motors of this size are the least to climb a mountain.

The low center of gravity is absolutely important. I dont get why so many designers do not understand this

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Post by madin88 » Jul 14 2015 11:56am

the motors are specified to have 1000W but to me they look a bit to small for a MAC.. what other type of motor would fit into this rating?
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Post by John in CR » Jul 14 2015 7:51pm

I could live with the utilitarian look, but the price is obscene.

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by LockH » Dec 27 2015 3:04pm

UBCO hits the news in New Zealand:
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/electric- ... z3vYL3jbkb
(Includes a 2 minute video.)

"The first 150 bikes will arrive in the country next month."
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by JohnTitcomb » Dec 27 2015 11:32pm

how does the 2wd system work? preset to maybe 60/40 front/rear or ....? skidding out at the rear, say, tells the front wheel to?....new ideas for me...

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Post by LockH » Jun 20 2016 6:36pm

Price come down a bit maybe. Currently 7,999 NZ dollars (so right now $5,685US dollars):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/bikes/8 ... ilent-type
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Nice to see dealers now all over NZ and Australia. :)
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Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by cjh » Jun 26 2016 2:21am

People need to keep in mind that this aimed primarily at replacing farm bikes on the farms. Plus it is silent for those early morning starts they do without waking the rest of the household.

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by LockH » Jan 22 2017 8:14pm

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We talk a lot about apps and websites on Sunday Social, so it was a refreshing change last night to cover the Ubco offroad electric bike. Unlike most New Zealand tech startups, the Ubco is a real physical product, and it’s designed and built right here in New Zealand. I was lucky enough to ride the $7999 bike over the weekend (actually they haven’t come to get it yet, so look out for me on the mean footpaths of Ponsonby…). Here’s what I made of it:

• Great looks: its tube steel design looks super solid and feels to me like something you’d parachute behind enemy lines on D Day.
• Surprisingly powerful: all 90kg of me was zipping happily up some very steep hills thanks to its unique 2WD system.
• Impressive range: one charge will take you 100km at up to 50kmh and cost about 70 cents!
• Pretty pricey: at $7999 you could buy an OK used car… but the Ubco would cost less in the long run.
• Offroad only: they’re working on this, but the current Ubco can’t be ridden on public roads.
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by markz » Jan 23 2017 9:39pm

This is not worth the money, maybe $3k you could build yourself a very nice one.

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Re: UBCO 2wd e-moped

Post by Appbeza » Jan 01 2018 4:43am

markz wrote:
Jan 23 2017 9:39pm
This is not worth the money, maybe $3k you could build yourself a very nice one.
Yeah... and over 2000USD would go towards the battery alone.

This bike is 5.5k USD, not 8000USD. I would call that affordable with TWO quality Flux Drive motors; high quality, light frame; and warranty. Their 2018 model is at the same price, while offering road compliance components as well.

http://www.ubcobikes.com/products/2x2-2018/

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