Electric Bikes - ezee
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will the ezee front wheel kit be a good unit for a day 6 bike ridden by a 60+ year old guy looking for help on hills while on longer rides......10 miles or so
05-22-10, 11:44 PM
You're talking about this one?
Yeah, the Ezee motor should be able to carry you up all the hills without any pedaling. It's geared and I'm pretty sure that's what it's made for is the hills. I don't own one but the Ezee's seem to be pretty good. If you plan on pedaling, with a lithium battery, you'll get about 3 miles per 1 AH of battery or more. If you don't pedal, you can probably plan on about 2 miles per 1 AH. Those are just low ball estimates. I have a big motor and I get almost 2 miles per 1 AH of battery if I take it easy on the throttle even without pedaling. Some people have reported getting about 4 miles per 1 AH with moderate pedaling.
You can see a comparison of lots of motors here in the simulator so you can see how the Ezee stacks up against other motors.
El Duderino X
05-24-10, 09:03 PM
I have an eZee front hub kit and I can assure you that it'll be up to the task. Strong, plenty of torque, a very good motor.
05-27-10, 03:20 PM
I have been rolling my EZee front hub motor now for about a year. My wife has a Day 6 comfort bike, the concern that I have with the concept of combining the two is the angle/rake of the fork and the weight of the motor. I am not sure about the strength of the fork for those kinds of forces.
BTW, the EZee is as stated above "Strong, plenty of torque, a very good motor."
The Day 6 is comfortable, not my cup of coffee though.
I have an EZEE rear hub motor that I set up on my mountain bike. I have about 1400 kms on it now. I have 2 big hills that I climb on my way to work. I pedal however the motor has a lot of torque. I could easily back off and allow the motor to pull me up. Because of the torque it has very good initial acceleration which is handy at lights if you want to beat the traffic. It has a very low hum to it. With the battery mounted on your rear carrier you can hardly tell the bicycle is powered.
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