- Apr 16, 2017
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
Well it's mostly finished now and has undergone a couple test rides. I am quite happy with it, it is very comfortable to cruise around in. It is heavy which makes it a bit of a power hog but since I have a couple 48V batteries I don't care. As noted in previous posts it routes the pedals through a jackshaft to the left rear wheel and the right rear wheel has a Golden Motor Magic Pie direct drive hub motor. It has a Grin Tech Cycle Analyst computer which allows the power and speed to be regulated. This is important because it allowed the motor to be operated by pedal assist (it does have a throttle as well). The power setting feature is important to me because the motor is rated up to 1000 watts and i have no intention of every running that much power. It is set to a max of 220 watts which gives a very nice cruising speed between 17 and 22 kph. That also helps in power consumption. The body has mesh front and rear to aid in cooling airflow, both for me and the 2 48V batteries in the rear behind the adjustable seat.