Originally Posted by PunkMartyr
The site says they get around 60 miles a charge and have top speed of 15-18 mph
That's a little hard to believe. 60 miles over 15mph is 4 hours. 240 watts over 24 volts is 10 amps. 4 hours * 10 amps = 40 amp hours is about 12 lead acid batteries. I don't think so.
I have a 20 mile each-way commute that I use a Crystalyte motor on. I have 48V * 10 amp-hour of NiMH batteries. This let's me ride 25+mph but I charge at work. The hub motor doesn't make any noise that I can hear.
I would highly recommend an electric bike. I don't know how in shape you are. I can make the commute without the motor, but it's *much* easier and faster with the motor. It's a struggle riding every day without the motor but a cakewalk with it.
One of those xtracycles would be fantastic. I carry my clothes in a backpack. (The rack holds the charger.) With a carrier like the xtracycle, heck, you could carry a solar panel!
Last edited by keraba; 07-17-07 at 07:29 PM.
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