Holey smokes Etard.....bad day?
I know there's a demand for an ultralight pedalable electric dirtbike but finding someone with the guts and knowledge necessary to help us get it to market has been very frustrating.
I wouldn't say theres a demand....they don't exist in any form other than prototypes or home builds by tinker's.
Zero,Quantya,(looks like the blade is gone now) are in very limited production & are not selling out the inventory every year.
The issue is calling these light EV's "bicycles" as they will not pass the "bicycle" test.
They are an undefined class of super light moped's
Just my opinion:
Once you electrify it...The weight alone makes it a fail for any serious Mountain bicycler....
& motocrossers will destroy a bicycle in minutes.
Compaired to Gasoline fueled motocrossers (or even recreational dirt bikes) ellectrics are weak sauce & way down on range. (can't even make a legit 20 minute moto on one that would keep up with the mini bike classes on the track)
Everyone who takes a few laps on my E-bike road racers say Its fun...but not one of them would trade in their practice bikes to have one. & none of my friends who are activly racing are interested in blowing a grand to buy enough batteries to keep the fun going on an e-moto. My re-search shows a very tiny sub market at best.
Untill we build a bike that will run with a YZ85 for 15 minutes on a real motocross track, this is purly a niche market & a very small one at that.
My point? Get some realistic goals.
If your goal is to make a buck, develop some bolt on goodies that are idiot proof & provide a good service. Don't shoot for the moon or re-invent the wheel on every build. If it catches on, good.
Also, do it for yourself 1st. If its not fun & fulfilling personaly...there is no amount of money that'l make it worth doing.
your parralell blocks are nice & the Astro hall mount would sell....(don't know if you can make any money on them though) as would the 219 freewheeling dive sprocket...add a #35 option for the cheap bastards like myself.
This will start a mild competition for E powered bike parts providers. Matt S. has a good head start on every one but there is a whole world looking for options....build for the masses.