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Old 05-20-09, 05:21 AM   #1
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Hill Topper e-bike kit from cleanrepublic.com

I really like the design of the e-bike kit found in the link below, but the motor / battery seems to be under powered for my needs.

http://cleanrepublic.com/hill_topper...rsion_kit.html

Anyone know of a compact all-in-one controller/battery pack like the one see in the Hill Topper?

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Old 05-20-09, 07:31 AM   #2
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Why do you like it? What will you be using it for?
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Why do you like it? What will you be using it for?
I like the fact that you can unplug the controller and battery, only thing left on the bike is the wire, motor and throttle.

I am working on bike commuting about 16 miles each way to work daily. My total estimated weight for bike, laptop, supplies, motor, battery will be around 300lbs on a Trek 7.2. I have about 5 hills with anywhere between 2 and 7% grade for a total rise in elevation (sum of all hills) of about 2500 ft.

My goals are to be able to pedal at a decent pace without killing my knees and getting up the hills while trying to maintain about a trip time around 1 - 1.25 hours (about 15-17mph avg).

I looked at ezip, but the concerns with the battery and the noisy motor have me looking at other options.

Anyone got suggestions?

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I like the fact that you can unplug the controller and battery, only thing left on the bike is the wire, motor and throttle.

I am working on bike commuting about 16 miles each way to work daily. My total estimated weight for bike, laptop, supplies, motor, battery will be around 300lbs on a Trek 7.2. I have about 5 hills with anywhere between 2 and 7% grade for a total rise in elevation (sum of all hills) of about 2500 ft.

My goals are to be able to pedal at a decent pace without killing my knees and getting up the hills while trying to maintain about a trip time around 1 - 1.25 hours (about 15-17mph avg).

I looked at ezip, but the concerns with the battery and the noisy motor have me looking at other options.

Anyone got suggestions?

Thanks
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I'm sure it will not work out for you. In fact, I have a two similar under powered kits I tried. The maxium speed for the kit you mentioned in 10mph. Therefore, it takes 1 hour & 36 minutes at least if you go strict on flat non-stop. In the more realistic world with hills + stop & go traffic, it usually takes a bit more than 2 hours. You would go faster by just go pedal alone. Actually almost all the kits out there allows you to put both the controller + battery in a removable bag for portability & charge @ remote locations.
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