if you like a bike that's powerful and fast, the 5303 is great. Get a bike with no suspension and then get some maxxis hookworms, the real big ones so that they absorb the bumps in the road and it shouldn't be a problem. I don't like suspension bikes because it's too much maintenance. I like frames that last for decades. I still have my huffy from 1993 and it still works. I can deal with the bumps. I can't deal with a frame that will break though.
In my review, I should have said that the "5303 felt like a jet aircraft". The hub is very very quiet but when you turn the throttle, it feels like a jet.
If you want to go with SLAs on the 5303, I recommend getting 3 EB-20-12's...the B&B 12v20ah . Going with a 36v 20ah configuration. Even on the 5303, the 36v will get you close to 30 mph. That's plenty fast enough for me.
Or if you are worried about keeping up with traffic, maybe a 48v15ah config would be better.
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on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.