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    40 mph kit?

    Hi
    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.

    Thanks!

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    What is your budget?

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    just want to spend the very least possible

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    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

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    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!

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    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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