davidsis said:Hey, what is the best electrick bike I can get for the money,
the most bang for the buck.
Should I get the batteries at an automotive store,
and Does spooky tooth have a good motor?
I have heared that it is best to buy batteries localy,
because of the shipping cost.
I have only built one ebike so far and I got it from SpookyTooth.
It was the 48V model though. I think right now he only has the 36V
model, it would be worth while to wait for the 48V.
The price difference is like $20 I think and you get way more power.
The kit Spooky sells comes with battery racks and everything you need,
yes getting the batteries locally would be better but I have seen some
good deals on EBAY. Spooky has suggestions for Batteries on his site I
The deal with the batteries you want to figue out is, how far you want to
drive versus how heavy you want your bike. For the 48V my buddy and
I figured that each Amp Hour (ah rating) equals about 1.2 mile range.
For example if you get 12V 12ah batteries you will have about
a 14.4 mile range. this is not exact but it is a good guess.
Remember that you will need 4 12V batteries for the 48V hub
or 3 12V batteries for the 36V hub, and also the amp hour ratings
don't add up like the volts, 12ah on four batteries is still 12ah.
The higher the ah rating the heavier the batteries will be . . . .
Hope this info is helpful,