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micahs bike

Owned by: Micah

  • Year Bought/Built: 2013
  • Motor: Q11 (Nine Continent 2807 clone)
  • Battery: 48V 10AH Lithium Nickel Cobalt Manganese Heat Shrink pack
  • Controller: KU93 modded to 27A with CA connector added
  • Fastest Recorded Speed: 46 kmh (28.58 mph)
  • Range: 35 km (21.75 mi)
  • Weight: 51 lbs (23.13 kgs)
  • Total Cost: $750

This is my daily driver which I built to be reliable but not necessarily beautiful. I started with a used Merida mountain bike with 26″ wheels. I keep the battery in a Ibera triangle frame bag to keep the mass centered. It makes a huge difference vs a rear rack mounted battery.

For an ebike that gets to 30 mph with a light tailwind and has a 20+ mile range (and has a lithium battery), it was surprisingly cheap to build. I’ve modified the stock controller by adding a Cycle Analyst┬áconnector and bumped the current up a bit from the stock 22A, though I usually limit the current on the CA to 15A, which can give me over 25 miles of range with no pedaling. All in all it’s been a very reliable bike for the last year and a half.