Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colo Springs, Colorado
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Bought my Tidalforce 750 in 2003 for $2300. Smooth, powerful (for an electric bike) trouble free. The original front hub batteries would take me about 12 mile at full throttle, very little pedaling. They lasted about 5,000 miles, pulling a trailer quite a bit, before they would only pull 2 miles, then I put a 36V-13amp F-cell NiMH battery pack on the back, built custom carrier incorporated with tow bar.Those batteries have lasted about 2 years in almost daily service, but are starting to get a little weaker, down to average 6 miles till charge.
The really nice thing about them is the motor. Most hub motors are quite noisy, and feel like an old set of gears turning.Tidalforce motors are absolutely silent, no buzzing, no hum, no ratcheting feel, like stepper motors do.
The bike and I are heavier than most, I've had 5 or 6 flats over the last 4 years.
If I could get another for less than a $1000, I would.
Last edited by wernmax; 07-28-08 at 03:41 PM.