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Old 05-27-09, 07:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Apmed Bike Motor?

Does anyone know anything about it? Is it supposed to be 1/2 the weight but twice the power?

I would post on the official site but their forum is very inactive!
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Old 05-27-09, 08:05 PM   #2
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No, I don't know anything about it. How about a link to the info you have?
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Are you talking about the geared or the free wheel version
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The new motor that is supposed to be free wheel. I was about to buy their rear motor but after hearing the news I've decided to wait and see what the new model looks like.
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Doesn't anyone ever look at what they've typed?
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Doesn't anyone ever look at what they've typed?
If I had enough mustard, I could have a hot dog.
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What a shameless advertisement that has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.

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When y'all see spam like that report it and it'll be cleaned off the board in short order.
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All they list is the standard 500W motor. Which is rinky-dink.
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That depends on what you want the motor to do for you. If you want a motorcycle, a bigger wattage motor will appeal, if you want to get some exercise, a 500 watt is a great choice.
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The 500W motor they show appears to be of the large, heavy, and draggy variety with relatively low efficiency. It's nothing new, and depending on its' gearing system, will either be useful on the hills but not geared high enough for the flats, or geared low enough for the flats but a dead weight on the hills.
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The point the thread was to highlight the NEW motor, which is improved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPoLl...e=channel_page
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I look forward to more info on this hub motor - small diameter, big claims, they've got my attention!

Lots to consider beyond the ratings usually given by manufacturers. 500W does not always = 500W. There are more important things to consider like the pole count, magnet size, construction (materials, tolerances, design) + more. No doubt the newest hub motors coming from manufacturers like Nine Continents pretty much blow away older stuff such as Crystalite, Wilderness Energy, Golden Motor, etc.
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Old 07-09-09, 09:03 PM   #14
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I took a look at your web page. It looks interesting. I noticed that hardly any of the products have brand names or identified sources. Would you care to share with us?
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Don - thanks for checking out the site.

We are a dealer for e-BikeKit.com's kits, which we feel are easily the best of the current generation of direct drive, brushless hub motors, LiFePO4 batteries & intelligent speed controllers. We have gone one step further and developed a small line of our own products (dropout spacers, heavy duty torque arms, ESC brackets, etc.) which we feel enhance the adaptability of these kits.

I'm new here & want to be careful to respect the forum rules regarding advertising, so I don't want to say too much more or further hijack the thread, but feel free to PM me or drop me an e-mail if you've got any other questions!

edit - Just noticed you're from the Finger Lakes region - I went to school @ RIT in Rochester back in the '90s. Wife & I just made it up there last fall for the peak of the leaves changing. LOVE that part of the country. Miss spending time at Letchworth. . .

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