- Oct 14, 2016
You should check out hobby king,you being in the uk you can get b grade li-po packs cheap and have your 48v and around 20ah for a couple hundred bucks.managed proper you can get 2-3 years out of a set and for sure get 40 km range or more.https://hobbyking.com/en_us/multistar-high-capacity-6s-20000mah-multi-rotor-lipo-pack.html two of these and your good! these would be around 12lbs or 5kg the weight of one sla and take up the same amount of space as one sla maybe a slight bit more but still worth looking into!I don't think it's even possible to mount SLA batteries on the Night Fur(r)y. As a touring/fishing bike I need to save some space for other things. At the moment I can still just about pick it up (unloaded) with one hand and hang it on my shoulder. So I definitely ought to try to keep the weight down. (I don't need a huge range necessarily)
Haha I won't quite hit 40 with the electric motor alone. Or get a kick in the pants from the 250W/36v (333W/48v?) front hub. I have been enjoying my 60v/500W rear wheel drive electric moped recently though. It tops out at 24mph but nothing stops it. That has a SLA battery and it weighs 75kg with rear passenger seat that transforms into a cargo rack rated for up to 75kg. The pedal assist can't be switched off so it's a bit hilarious and mildly hazardous to manoeuvre. Lots of laughs but it'll never pass for a bicycle.