Whatcha got, hows it going ?

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by gbb, 18 Feb 2019.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Just a chance to compare experiences if you don't mind sharing ?
    Crossfire e with the Suntour drive system, around 6 months old now, done 1350 miles .

    No sooner I'd brought it I found out the Suntour system does suffer with occasional cut outs...and mine has done intermittently but not too much to cause concern.

    No idea how the battery is doing, it does what it says it will...I'm Intrigued what life folk actually get from their batteries.(before they start to fail)
    The crossfire has done well, very good brakes, no mechanical hiccups, a very well built bike IME.
  2. theloafer

    theloafer Guru

    newton aycliffe
    haibikes Sduro 7.0 bosch cx motor+and 500 battery just over a year ...pasted the 1000 miles running great no probs at all ^_^ ..my partner has the Sduro 5.0 bosch cx motor+500 battery ...hers just over 650 miles running great also with no probs soon to be upgraded though
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  3. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    2 x Cube Acid ones....Bosch performance active + motor

    1 x 400wh battery
    1x 500wh battery

    Both bikes set-up totally different

    But both running superbly well
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  4. Ffoeg

    Ffoeg .

    The Isle of Carl
    Mine's a home built contraption using an Alfine 8 IHG coupled to a Tongsheng TSDZ2 mid-drive motor and an 14.5Ah battery, all held in place by a Planet X London Road frame.

    It's been 2 years since it first hit tarmac and so far I've not experienced any problems at all. The only downside is the battery takes a good 8 hours to charge from near flat, but it's fine doing that overnight... as long a you remember to do so before going to bed
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  5. kellis

    kellis Active Member

    Hi had my Giant road e bike for 15 months and done 4000miles on it apart from changing the brake pads it has never missed a beat and i love it. I used it as my transport to work 25miles round trip. But now i am retired i use it to keep fit i like to get out at least 4 times a week. Its the best thing i ever bought
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  6. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i put some new 47mm conti tours on the commuter over the weekend and used them for the first time today.......it now climbs even better than it did on 50mm schwalbe thunder burts.

    its unbelievable what a change of tyres can do to a bike with 50nm of torque.....turbo now feels like turbo
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  7. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

  8. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i will add an updated picture of mine on the commute tmrw......
  9. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Its more Ebike tourer than emtb now

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  10. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    Good to here your TSDZ2 is holding up well, I have one mated to a Nuvinci 360 rear hub, goes very nicely indeed!.
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  11. Ffoeg

    Ffoeg .

    The Isle of Carl
    My mate's got a Nuvinci 360 on his bafang powered home build. It's a nice piece of kit and perfectly suited for ebike usage.

    I've been expecting the self-destructing blue cog syndrome, but I read on a french site that the problem is actually caused by burs on the metal motor spindle chewing up the teeth on the plastic gearwheel as they mersh. His recommendation was to take the motor apart and carefully debur it, which I did and its ben for the last 1000+ miles .
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  12. ZakVentis

    ZakVentis New Member

    Trek Powerfly7, 500W, Bosch Performance CX. Bought new 20 April 17. Almost daily use (5 miles from town in the Welsh hills). To date - 7,397 miles, motor still performing perfectly, battery down by about 15%. Max range (Sport/Tour) 42 miles (around here). Tyres Schwalbe GT365 28x2 for mixed terrain and Energize+ 28x2 (latest version) for tarmac only.

    Replaced: 1 cassette, 4 chains (KMC X11-EL using Smoove Lube), 4 pairs brake pads, front hydraulic caliper and a rear wheel bearing.

    Best retirement/Christmas/birthday present ever!
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  13. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    what welsh hills??
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  14. ZakVentis

    ZakVentis New Member

    Brecon Beacons!
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  15. FoldyVee

    FoldyVee Regular

    Central France
    Oh dear, I haven't got a e bike yet, doing as much research as possible before I get one. Was hoping to find some bad reports on e bikes so as to avoid but they are all good so far, must be some rubbish out there
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