Does anyone have an opinion on ElectricRider? Spoken to them several times and they seem quite frank in their assessment of both their products and others. They recently started selling the PhoenixII motor and controller. And they're still in business after 3 years.
joepah wrote:"I purchased a brushed sparrow motor from them several years ago and they are very honest, but a bit overpriced last I looked. You can get a crystalyte watt hog for sure, but how fast do you want to go?"
Their prices do seem high, but it's a kit and they make you pay. Also checked with SanDiegoElectricBike and it's pretty much the same.
Really all i would like is a bike that can peak in the low 30s, and maybe get 15 miles on a charge. motor in the rear wheel, battery in the triangle.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
3540 Cruiser comparable motor recommended due to good Torque and Speed ; 30mph
Also recommend High Rate BMS on the ping battery, $50 extra)
- CONTROLLER (30-59v), Throttle, Thumb Throttle (Twist is not recommended)
- Wheel Build; 26in, 700c tire, Double Wall Aluminum Rim (Silver or Black) & Stainless Steel Spokr (Silver or Bkack)
- $745 PING LiFeP04 Battery 48v 15ah, and charger; Best Quality
Center Frame Battery Case $50
- $15 ON/OFF Battery Switch; Super Heavy Duty Triple Sealed 50A
dogman wrote:You would not want to run a48v 15 ah ping on a 40 amp controller, and especially not with a big watt hungry motor like the 5300 series clytes. So electric rider was right on with that advice. I run my pings on lame 22 amp controllers running smaller motors for boring commutes to work at 20-25 mph. Perfect for that application, an efficient as possible ride to work.
For racing or dirt riding I use much more powerfull controllers. On those bikes I use 30c lipo instead of 2c ping. They may be running anthing from 1500 watts to 4000. No way 2c lifepo4 is the battery for that kind of use. I don't worry about battery lifespan on those bikes, this is paid by the fun budget, not the cheap ride to work budget.
dogman wrote:I think it's safe enough to say that the best cycle life from any cell of any chemisty is obtained by conservative c rates and conservative depth of discharge.
A LOT depends on how those bikes are ridden. Bet the Doc's family rides less agressive than the Doc does. You can easily ride all day at 30 amps, 2c, or even less. Only pulling all 40 up a hill of about 15%.
I'm recomending ping to commuters, who want economy and long service life. You may notice I recomend A123's or lipo to hot rodders.
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