Electric Bikes - 40 mph kit?
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01-25-09, 09:17 AM
I am an electric bike noob.
We need an electric bike for motor pacing our team.
Any suggestions what kind of kit we can use get a bike going at 40mph (or a tad lower) on flats(velodrome)? of course, budget is always in mind.
The Big Wheel
01-25-09, 09:40 AM
What is your budget?
01-25-09, 09:43 AM
just want to spend the very least possible
01-25-09, 11:48 PM
Only ones that I found that could go that fast is the
Phoenix racer 7240 kit with 72v battery
BMC 600 watt with at least 66 v battery
or maybe the PHoenix Cruiser with a 72v battery
Hi-powercycles.com and cycle9.com have the BMC.
You can find the phoenix racer at amazon.com and electricrider.com and probably a few other places
With the BMC, it'll get you to 40 mph with lighter batteries since it's a lighter motor. That'll cost you around $1600. I've already looked it up since I have the same interests.
The Phoenix Racer kit is $1200 if you don't mind 40lbs of batteries that are SLA . If you want better batteries, it'll cost you close to $1800 - $2000
Derny's have been around forever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derny
I would imagine that you are looking to use the bike inside and that is why you want electric? You could have a modified to run on propane ICE derny that would work just fine and for alot less money. It would do a six day event also!
The Big Wheel
01-26-09, 12:24 PM
Is there a reason why you want to go 40mph? For $2,000 you might as well buy a moped, you can buy used ones for around $800. Seems like it would be a better solution.
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