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i'm considering the long tail setup myself as well, it's either that or a Trike recumbent setup.
i had ... still have exactly that very same problem with too heavy rear, and too light front with my MTB
on rainy day or snow days, it's super scary to do sudden stop, as you don't know which side it will fish tail
with the long tail setup as you have it allows for the center of gravity to really be in the center, and not at the rear
however i want to carry 2 pack of 48v batteries, that's i believe too much weight for a a 2 wheeler, reason why i'm considering the Trike recumbent setup, then i have an extra wheel to spread the weight over, and as a Trike it automatically adds more balance and stability.
as a Trike the tires & tubes can stay properly inflated thus reducing lost of power to the road when pedalling, as a Bike all that weight causes the tires to deflate too much even when fully pumped to the max
Last edited by GTALuigi; 03-06-12 at 01:43 PM.