frame battery pack speads weight evenlyvery compact 36V25amp controllerBMC geared hub motor from EV tech6 pound 37 volt 10.5 ah LIPO batteryGas charged suspension seatpost
OwnerAndy Schank
Owner's Other EVs2007 Xtreme X 1200
2001 KHS Westwood
2006 Lashout Electric Scooter
LocationRichmond, California US map
Vehicle1996 Trek 950 Single track
These late 1990's Trek steel bikes are great candidates for an E-bike. Double butted lugged steel frame made in the USA, 1 1/8 inch headset, nice riding bike
MotorMAC-BMC BMC geared hub motor Brushless DC
Compact 8 pound geared hub has a lot of torque and is about the most efficient e-bike hub available now
Controller 36Volt 25Amp
This is the stock kit controller. it is very compact and does the job. I may step up to a 48 Volt 30 amp controller sold by E-crazyman that they just came out with for this hub motor.
BatteriesLIPO 37V 10.5AH from ebike.ca, 37.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
I likes the fact that these batteries can supply 3C if needed,
weigh only 6 pounds, and are a small 2.5 X 3 X 9 inches
System Voltage36 Volts
Top Speed22 MPH (35 KPH)
Will do 27 MPH at 48 volts, but for now 22 is plenty fast enough, especially on dirt roads.
Accelerationmoderate
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:37 Miles (59 Kilometers)
 
    As of 7/27/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight47 Pounds (21 Kilograms)
Tires26 X 2.5 WTB Weirwolf tires. Lots of grip and big volume adds to the ride quality
Conversion Time5 hours
Conversion CostBike was $225 on ebay. Kit and batteries ran about $1200. Few extra bits ran it up to over $1500 for finished bike
Additional FeaturesCustom Frame battery pack from ebikes.ca and the lightweight hub and battery make the bike feel more like a normal bicycle than a light motorcycle, as the total weight is well under 50 pounds, and is evenly distributed. my first e-bike had too much weight on the rear, and it made the bike handle a bit odd, especially when climbing steep hills.

NitroPro seatpost uses a gas cartridge and custom sized spring to give a near full suspension ride

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