A good motor?

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by NikoTheKid, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. NikoTheKid

    NikoTheKid New Member

    Does anyone know a good motor, i was thinking a brushless, but a certain brand -> model.


    Recommended specs.

    I would like to be cruising at a maximum of around 20-25.
    Also the price the motor you recommend would be tight, otherwise ill just google it.

    And, if i can ask a sub-question.
    What are some mounting techniques, rack or frame, that wont require welding?
    (pics if you can, please)

    Thanks much for any help.
    -Niko the motored bike making newb.

    Weight- 117. 5''6
    Pretty flat area, a few small hills.
    About 7 miles at the most between charges.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008

  2. Ypedal

    Ypedal Member

  3. NikoTheKid

    NikoTheKid New Member

    Awesome, bro!
  4. NikoTheKid

    NikoTheKid New Member

    weight, 117.
    pretty flat, a few small hills.
    maybe a couple miles, 7 at the most.
  5. Ypedal

    Ypedal Member

    Next time you go from point A to B.. reset the odometer in the car.

    For short commutes and good roads you could do a Folding Bike ! go with the light-weight minimalist aproach. a 350w cyclone setup on a folder would be decent.


    This kit will take some tinkering to put together, the brackets can be a pain to get just right so the chain don't skip .. or so i'm told.. should get a 500w and a 1000w shortly to test and i can tell you more then.. but it's a proven setup that many people swear by.

    If you don't have many tools and are not too handy... stick with a hub motor !
  6. NikoTheKid

    NikoTheKid New Member

    cool, im glad im handy.

    For about 90$ i bought a 500W brushless, a good controller, throttle, brackets, bolts, and another gear, and a chain and sproket. so im pretty much set