dogman wrote:Yes, people will go on and on how you can save money with lipo, yadda yadda. It's lighter. It's smaller.
It just depends on how much range you want. If you want about 20 miles range, then a 48v 15 ah ping remains a good choice.
It's very safe, you really don't hear of pingbattery fires. The only one I recall in many years was a guy who let a sharp edge in the battery box short one.
It should last. My first one took me 7000 miles, and only died because I finally made a dumb mistake.
48v 15 ah is small enough to fit in many bikes frame triangle, or if not, carries pretty good on rear racks. 15-16 pounds
It will run a "typical kit" just fine. A 20 amp controller will not harm one.
What kit to buy? Well, there are cheaper options for sure. But on a firt bike customer service might be more important that cheapest. E-BikeKit has a very complete kit, very well thought out, and very good CS. You'll be dealing with a USA company, shipping from the USA. I like the direct drive motors. If you put 48v on one, you get real world 1200 watts. It's a motor that is a clone, or at least very very similar to a 9 continent motor. Generally rear motor is best, but front is fine for street use, particularly on a beach cruiser or other non suspension bike.
Ypedal wrote:Going lipo requires you factor in the cost of an RC charger, Power supply, Ballancers or various gizmos for voltage monitoring.. time and effort in making your own pack and wire harness.. learning the ropes and all that jazz...
There are ways around the complexities but the end user has to.. i repeaat.. HAS to learn about the specifics.. some people do not, and are not willing, or able to do this. for those people a Ping makes perfect sense.
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