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    CYC PHOTON

    While you have the shaft out, can you measure the outer diameter of the plastic bearing shield? I'm expecting it to be either 36.5mm or 39.7mm. I suspect that early motors were shipped with an incorrect shield and wondered if CYC had corrected this for later shipments. CYC would either have had...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Not a great way of doing this. The puller may not use the full depth of the thread in the crank and to be safe you need to use as much as possible - and being aluminium is easily stripped. Ask me how I know. Also some of the cheaper pullers may not have accurate threads anyway. That aluminium...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Not sure if any of those are electric.
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    CYC PHOTON

    Posted 5 minutes ago :) Edit...and already in the first 2 minutes the video addresses a whole heap of stuff that has concerned users. Like my assessment of the 34T chainring (in my post about it, I said it was prototype level rubbish) Edit...this is really good stuff.
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    CYC PHOTON

    You might need to get an UL sticker for that...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Getting it on isn't the problem :-) I think there is a straight extension cable in the CYC shop, or there will be alternatives on AliExpress etc.
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    CYC PHOTON

    I would also have picked up the chainring removal tool, the pin spanner supplied is close to useless. It seems to be a new addition to their shop, as they build the ability to do your own servicing (a 180 reversal from their previous attitude to repairs)...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Nice bike, looks like you've done a few upgrades; would be a shame to put a Bafang on it, the Photon is a good choice. You'll need to cut off the front ISCG tab, which isn't a big deal, if you do it right you can even use it to locate the motor. I have a post way back in this thread (April...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Back in April I had to wait about 3 weeks (and I was happy with that), and things rapidly got worse after that as things really kicked off. I think the CYC was under a bit of stress back then, and that was only a year ago.
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    CYC PHOTON

    Absolutely. Full credit to CYC for addressing the problem.
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    CYC PHOTON

    Not prime for me. Won't even fit my 1x decent modern MTB hardtail. YMMV, End of.
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    CYC PHOTON

    As a matter of interest, how many other people had the same problems as my unit? Also consider that this is only showing historical failures, and CYC appears to be very aware of them and acknowledges their problems. You really need a kind of rolling graph to show failures related to date of...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Don't do Facebook. Using forums to gauge reliability is only useful to see what problems occur, not the relative numbers affected. People without issues tend to be less motivated to post - or to even read forums (and hence, your post) in the first place. Your poll will be inherently biased...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Looking at those images I can see why the Photon is more expensive than those other motors. The Toseven looks positively agricultural. You can also see why an outrunner gets more torque for the same size - the rotor can be much larger diameter whereas on all those motors the space is taken up...
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    CYC PHOTON

    Which is as it should be. This is a Photon thread.
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    CYC PHOTON

    No, but I'm not familiar with his people's culture either. :)
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    CYC PHOTON

    TBC, I don't have any criticism at all of John's videos, I enjoy them, but they are his opinion and experience and while helpful, they are his. Where, what and how he rides is VERY different to what I do. I still get value from the work he puts into his video and appreciate that he makes them...
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    CYC PHOTON

    CYC would agree with you. In fact they left a long comment on YouTube: I've reproduced it here because it goes a long way to clearing up the misconceptions/expectations for this motor. Edited: to reduce focus on video, which is itself not the point of this post.
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    CYC PHOTON

    I think it is a bit higher than that and likely 750W, and seems well protected anyway. Yet it can peak at 1500W, and people complain. SMH... In extensive comments on a YouTube video, CYC explain why that is EXACTLY their aim. It is also still the pretty much the only choice for modern 1x bikes...
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    CYC PHOTON

    This should really be the standard for all ebikes - including the big manufacturers, no need to get a retailer or other agent involved. The down side is that the actual files generally remain opaque and outside of the control of the user, although there is an ability to use local files and the...
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    CYC PHOTON

    At least they didn't insist on shipping the whole unit back for repair.
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    CYC PHOTON

    Latest firmware update was mid February I think, and it did fix an issue for me. Strongly recommend updating, it really is very easy.
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    CYC PHOTON

    Hah, you wait until you see how easy updating the firmware is :)
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    CYC PHOTON

    I have a 52V10Ah CYC battery, which will get me about 60km with light use. I'm looking to upgrade to a larger battery at some stage, but there isn't much choice here in NZ, and almost nothing is certified - which is going to become a big factor in the near future.
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    CYC PHOTON

    What battery are you using? Like you, I was looking to future-proof and got brake sensors, but decided they really are not necessary IRL and never fitted them (I also have MT200 brakesets, the additional clutter would have looked quite ugly). I think with decent torque sensing you don't need...
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