I recently bought a Specialized comfort bike and want to electrify it.
I am planning on using the 500W or 650W Cyclone motor, but don't have enough info on how to choose the proper battery.
The Cyclone-TW.com site is rather confusing and doesn't give any real guidelines on how to pick the battery.
I would like to ride the 10 miles (one way) to work on mostly electric power to prevent breaking a major sweat. If I could go around 30 mph that would be nice. Going home, I'm planning on doing mostly pedaling with electric assist when necessary. My ride is fairly flat.
It would be nice to know how the different battery ratings affect their performance. For example, what will a 20Ah 24V battery do for me that a 10Ah 24V battery won't? How will choosing the 36V version of these batteries change performance? More generally, how does amps and voltage affect acceleration and range? There seems to be a huge jump in price going from a 10Ah to a 20Ah ($398 to $738) so I'm guessing there is some added benefit of the 20Ah?
I'm surprised about how little specs there are on these expensive batteries, even from the vendors providing them. You would think they would at least provide very general guidelines for the common non-scientific person, but I'm not seeing much of that.
Thanks in advance for any advice.