I love /I think we should not use word "love" for not living thing but I cannot resist/ my TF and its superbly smooth operation , it is the BEST out there if it comes to smoothness of operation.
You maybe think of TF as just another ebike,
DO NOT think like that
TF is one of the kind for sure in North America, you have a treasure in your hand.
Except battery. TF is not new design and close to 10 years old, battery choice is what it was at the time of design.
I tried all kind of ebikes China brands I don't want to call them names.
Being technical person I appreciate technically superb designes.
China brand Izip from Wallmart is a hub ebike and Tidal Force is a hub ebike, but they are like day and night in terms of reliability and operation.
But going back to TF hub battery. On my TF it lasted only 3 seasons and in 3rd year slowely started deteriorate just like Nickel baterries slowely.
By design SOC batt indicator will not show last LED when battery lost about 20% of capacity.
Not to be accused of "spreading misinformation" as one member in his fit of bad day called me I will tell where exactely it is written:
"Use,Care and Maintenance of Your TF HIGH Performance Electric Bicycle Battery" booklet included with every TF manual.
I have been riding my TF for long time close to 4 years on LiFePo battery which does not show even a hint of deterioration after 4 years of use /June 2008 installed/
cellman member sells A123 batteries and can build one for you.
Or if you are traditionalist LEVT Light Electric Vehicles Technologies are still very trusted service company for every TF!!!
I am sending my motor there also.