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    Ok, so I'm new to this e-bike thing but I'm very handy

    Just as the title says, I'm new to the whole idea of e-bikes, I was just wondering where I can buy a decent kit around 2000w-3000w without breaking the bank, Hi-powercycles has the same 2000W kit that I'm looking for, for $2000 now can I find where they have their motors made? and piece together my own kit, or do you guys know where I can find a better bang for my buck kit that wont explode between my legs in the 2000w range... I just think that $2000 is way overpriced... what do you guys suggest, I'm just really looking to go 30mph give or take for about 20 miles unassisted on flat ground of course... any input would be appreciated...


    -Anthony

    Edit: oh I want it rear wheel drive with an 8speed cassett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagerblunt View Post
    Just as the title says, I'm new to the whole idea of e-bikes, I was just wondering where I can buy a decent kit around 2000w-3000w without breaking the bank, Hi-powercycles has the same 2000W kit that I'm looking for, for $2000 now can I find where they have their motors made? and piece together my own kit, or do you guys know where I can find a better bang for my buck kit that wont explode between my legs in the 2000w range... I just think that $2000 is way overpriced... what do you guys suggest, I'm just really looking to go 30mph give or take for about 20 miles unassisted on flat ground of course... any input would be appreciated...


    -Anthony

    Edit: oh I want it rear wheel drive with an 8speed cassett
    They have mid-drive systems on this site. Although their official add says 650 watts, it actually ships at 1200, and can be easily modified to 3-4 kw. I run it at 3kw myself. http://www.gngebike.com/

    For hub wheel, these guys sell the MAC motors. They are exceptionally reliable motors and can be pushed to 2500 Watts easily. http://www.em3ev.com/store/

    I hope it helps.

    Wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagerblunt View Post
    -Anthony

    Edit: oh I want it rear wheel drive with an 8speed cassett
    Yeah, I would not recommend a front hub at those wattages. That is just begging for a fork or head tube failure. To be honest I don't care for front hub motors at any wattage.

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    hi Jagerblunt, so your budget is $2000?

    for your first kit, I would not recommend a 2000 watt motor, in fact to get that power, you would have to modify the motor and have a very expensive battery..

    for my first kit I bought a geared BMC v4 cruiser rear motor from ebikesf.com.. the owner name is Ilia and he is a good guy, he is worth contacting.. http://www.ebikessf.com/ .... ( just mention what your after and he will help you), oh and the motor came with a 7 speed freewheel, my regular bike came with a 10 speed freewheel, and Ive no major problems using the 7 speed freewheel at all,
    heres a review of it.. http://www.electricbike.com/bmc-hub-motor-review/


    my battery was a Ping 36 volt 15 amp battery, total costs were just under 1000 (GBP).. http://www.pingbattery.com/servlet/t...lithium/Detail

    my bike can go just over 25 mph on a flat with no headwind, and with wind can still reach nearly 24 mph..

    another guy Id recommend is Paul from EV bikes ( http://www.em3ev.com/store/) he sells MAC motors.. these are geared motors like the BMC but his prices are cheaper.. again he is a good guy and has lots of knowledge..

    so far I have done just over 3000 miles.. and I take good care of my bike.. and everything is fine, some issues with wires comming out, but easily fixed..

    anyway I do lots of research and realise that with more power and speed, is more unreliabity, heat and also it can be quite dangerous..

    search the endless sphere forums, and chat to a guy called Dogman.. ( has lots of experince) and also in these forums there is a guy called turbo..(something).. he seems to have good knowledge..

    anyway keep posting questions..

    take care now
    Dont fill the pockets of the greedy oil men and women

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