Bafang bottom bracket motor?
I am wondering here if anybody has yet to purchase and put some miles on the new Bafang bottom bracket motor? I am looking for a good system for my bike and am thinking on buying it.
Any information or shared experience would be very helpful.
i have just fitted a bafang BDSO1 to my pedersen bike and can very much recommend it! its great!
Just finished converting a Spot Ajax with the Bafang 750 watt motor.
thus far, its close to perfect. It is the quietest electric motor I have seen... The tires are louder.
its fantastic when it comes to running that power thru a set of gears...be that rear derailuer or a geared Hub.
but the motor puts out some serious torque. For IGH folks seem to get best durability from a Rohloff or a NuVinci.
mine is running thru an Alfine 8 for testing purposes... And can easily power up my 28% grade under throttle alone. Its programmable for up to 9 pedal assist levels.... And it does pretty well under assist... Tho it would be slightly better with a torque sensor the Bafang currently lacks.
all in all, I thinks it's the best solution currently available.
word of warning... It needs a normal Bottom Bracket... Won't fit on those oversize brackets on most carbon frames and won't fit on a bike that uses an eccentric BB to tension the chain.