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    Senior Member DrkAngel's Avatar
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    Cool eZip Trailz LS - 2013

    Just received my 2013 EZip Trailz LS - Low Step - Womens's
    Unbeatable deal!
    $333 - including tax - including delivery! ... Price has been slowly but steadily rising!!
    2 days shipping, from Amazon.com

    Pros ...
    Price
    Complete, ready to go eBike
    "Manly" blue color
    Small bottle of touch up paint
    $20 upgrade for 20mph capable

    Cons ...
    Heavy steel and battery
    Stiff shifter
    Budget components
    SLA battery

    Improvements ...
    Painted rack
    Large foot on kickstand
    Dual - brake motor cutoff
    Deeper tread on tires
    Quiet motor - XYD-16
    Removable freewheel
    Guard protecting derailleur
    Better looking RMB battery case

    Detriments ... bad improvements
    Separate PAS\TAG switch
    Poor, battery condition led, placement

    Still needing improvement ...
    Better rear hub - thin flange poorly supports spoke elbow
    Motor side spokes - laced in wrong direction! ... still!
    Affordable ... Lithium pack.

    Odd ...
    The brush side motor cover has slots at the screws.
    Possibly to adjust brush timing for higher speed - more torque?


    Click on picture


    Choose Color : Blue
    Red is more expensive 2012 model!

    Confirmed as 2013 Model!
    Last edited by DrkAngel; 07-27-14 at 06:06 AM. Reason: Edited out sales link.

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    Senior Member Allen's Avatar
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    Still needing improvement ...Better rear hub - thin flange poorly supports spoke elbow
    Motor side spokes - laced in wrong direction! ... still!
    Those are not in need of improvement. Those are critical errors that should give one significant pause. That wheel is not suitable for use.

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    Senior Member DrkAngel's Avatar
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    Lightbulb eZip Spoke-Wheel Cure

    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Those are not in need of improvement. Those are critical errors that should give one significant pause. That wheel is not suitable for use.
    6 years ... Currie still hasn't fixed their rear wheel-spoke problem.
    1. Spoke flange is too thin to properly support the spoke, at the elbow.
    2. Typically, one side is laced so as to provide maximum stress on the spoke elbow.


    So ... I decided to "fix" the problem!
    "Properly" redirecting the old abused spokes worked fairly well. About 2000 miles before the next broken spoke.


    Found a much better hub. Got a few, dirt cheap - no one knew what they were for?


    Decided to try an indestructible rebuild!
    12g spokes pulled tight to the hub flange, using #4 SS washers.


    Enarmored!


    Due to the greatly enhanced strength, the wheel was now the weakest link . So I added washers.
    Seated on a couple wraps of duct tape.


    Will post thread chronicling a 14g to 12g rebuild.
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    Last edited by DrkAngel; 11-17-12 at 10:11 PM.

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    Senior Member DrkAngel's Avatar
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    Cool eZip Trailz goes Li-ion

    Oh no!
    Looks like Currie is discontinuing the SLA equipped Trailz!

    Now available are the Trailz, with 9.6Ah Li-ion battery for ~$749.

    Walmart eZip Trailz

    Amazon.com eZip Trailz
    "Best of all! ... I get to play. ... http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...&thumb=1&stc=1
    Sorry! ... I'm addicted to improving enhancing.
    With side orders of inspiring enlightening!"

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