Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes: Kona fire mountain/xtracycle,Univega landrover fs,Nishiki custom sport Ross professional super gran tour Schwinn Mesa (future Xtracycle donor bike)
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I have had mine (E-Zee 400 watt hub motor, 10AH LIFPO4 battery on an Xtracycle) since March '09. I think I am fairly pleased with it's performance. I have only put about 1000 miles or so on it, do to various issues---some kind of board went in the battery, charger died, and then, some yo-yo managed to poke a hole in one of the cells. That one was good for a lot of downtime, almost 6 months worth.
I didn't put any where near as much thought into it as some folks do. I thought e-assist on a cargo bike couldn't be a bad idea. So I called a shop that I had heard good things about, told them what I had,what I wanted to do with it, then bought what they recommended. The 1000 miles or so that it worked was awesome.
I just got my battery back. Seems to be working fine. I can go round trip(12 miles) to work and home using about 2 AH. I generally pedal most of the time and try to