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cyclone-usa, 24v li-ion and questions

offroadaz

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Okay couple of quick questions.

1st, does anyone have personal experience with the cyclone-usa 500 watt motor? Is it worth the price?

2nd, where can I find 24volt li-ion batteries? Their site is suggesting I use 24v 24Ahr Li-Ion Battery but I havent found anyone selling them online. Any idea on costs?

Im considering using my bike to commute to work. Its 42 miles round trip (21miles on way) and I think I can charge the batteries while Im at the office

Im spending $500 a month on gas right now, and really looking for a way to save some money.

Last question, can I realistically expect to go 20+ miles on 1 battery or will I need to swap out halfway there?

Im 180lbs, 5'8 and its all flat surface streets to work. Id be putting the motor on my Diamondback mountain bike

Thanks
 


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skyl4rk

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You can do 20 miles on a hubmotor. You will need more battery power than 24V 10aH.

Here is a setup that I think will do 20 miles or more. I have not tried this, my commute is only 1 mile. However I have followed the electric bike forums for a while and think I know how to put together a commuting system that will do 20 miles plus.

Go to this page, get the Roadrunner, rear wheel version with a 4820 controller.

http://electricrider.com/crystalyte/index.htm

Then get a LiFePo 48V 20 aH kit. You could get one of these:

http://electricrider.com/batteries/eonyx.htm
or
http://visforvoltage.org/forum/2702-hands-test-48-volt-20-ah-lifepo4-pack-ping-battery

There may be others. Like I said, I have not tried these components, I have an older less powerful hubmotor.

consider a front suspension or full suspension bike, it will make the commute much easier.
 
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