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    From home made to Factory Build

    That's by design on the Orbea. The idea is to assist and they assume a decent level of fitness. My Fazua boardman ADV is the same. Unless you set it to rocket mode, you need to put some work in and I come back tired and sweaty after a 30-40mile ride. That's fine though as I wanted a bike for...
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    From home made to Factory Build

    Thats based on my own experience with the Yose and Gtech electrics. Both just plug together and you don’t need to know anything about the electrics really. The controllers are part of the battery mount on both. Pretty much plug and play, or erm ride! I’d never touched a bike mechanically...
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    From home made to Factory Build

    I’ve done two DIY hub conversions and bought two 2k+ name brand ebikes trying to find my ideal bike. The name brand Bosch/cube, Fazua/Boardman mid drive bikes I bought are better than the DIY bikes. Better range, better ride, nicer in nearly every way. But… they both cost around 2.5k...
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    All the rear wheel hub kits I've seen are for QR/skewer style axels. My Boardman MTX was QR too. If the bike is using a through axel you'll have probs. TBH though for an enduro bike that's more mid drive territory anyways as you'll need lots of torque at low cadence. I'd be looking at the...
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    Hi I did take more pictures. If you send me a PM I can send them to you. I actually re-did the conversion after a while using a Yose rear wheel hub kit off ebay for £350. In some ways its a better conversion as you don't need to swap out the bottom bracket or mess with the front chain ring...
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    EZEGO Commute INT

    Word of warning, the trail destroyer comes with Suntour XCM 120mm coil forks. These forks are utter utter rubbish and are not fit for mtb purposes. I am 90kg and with them set on the lowest setting with my full weight on them they move about 20mm. So they offer literally no suspension at...
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    One for the clever people who know about controllers...

    I have retro fitted a gtech v1 controller and bb speed sensor to a geared boardman mtx bike. Pedal and speed are not in direct proportion. I am sure the gtech setup measures cadence speed as on my bike the assist cuts off at a different speed depending on the gear it’s in. Depending on gear...
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    One for the clever people who know about controllers...

    Does anyone know if there is a controller out there that can be setup like the Gtech controller? The Gtech BB sensor and controller is pretty smart. It varies the current and max speed by cadence. When you first pedal it gives full power but as the pedals speed up the power drops off. The...
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    Just Landed - EZEGO E-Bikes

    The control panel in the pic is the ezego version of 500c display used on the bafang kits. Ezego supply two versions of the display. A mono chrome one and a colour version. Unfortunately the cheaper Bafang colour 500c display has a slightly different plug so you need to buy the colour display...
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    EZEGO Commute INT

    Enjoy . If it’s anything like my ezego TD, it’ll go around the planet on l3 and below. It’s only l4 and 5 where it eats battery. Not sure if you’re on it already but there’s an ezego Facebook group too.
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    All finished, single front crank on and wiring tidied up.
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    Chain back on and rear gears setup. As I suspected the front double crank set is no good now, the Gtech BB has pushed it too far out. I can use the smaller ring but the outer has a bad chain line. I have a single crank set on order so will be ditching the front mech and going 1x. Still its...
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    The motor wheel arrived today. A few hiccups as its my first time building up a wheel. Had to modify my cassette tool to go over the wiring on the electric wheel and getting the tyre onto it required a large vocab of swear words! Not complaining though as it fitted the bike fine and a bench...
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    The Gtech Speed sensor BB arrived today. I tested it on our V1 Gtech City to check it works and its compatible. Once that was done I installed installed it on the boardman. It went smoothly, the only problem was getting the old bottom bracket out, which required a breaker bar and a lot of...
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    Between COVID and Brexit its hard getting hub motor wheels imported. Most the sites I looked at were either not delivering to the UK, had long delivery times (months) or stupidly high postage costs making it unviable :-(. I've managed to find one now though, Chinese motor still but UK stock.
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    Gtech my ride! - Boardman MTX conversion

    Back Story: I already have an eMTB. My daughter has a Gtech City which she loves. Just before xmas I bagged an ebay bargain, Boardman MTX 8.8 hybrid, but every time I go out I just end up using the Ezego as I like the idea of having the electric assist. I really like the boardman though...
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    Woosh Whoosh XF kit general advice + cadence vs torque sensor

    Might need to use a mid drive kit after all, turns out the rear disc is a centre lock mount too arghhh :-( Anyway I've sent you am email with a bunch of pictures, measurements etc.. so you can do an assessment.
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    Woosh Whoosh XF kit general advice + cadence vs torque sensor

    Whoosh sorry another question. If I get the kit with the torque crank and I can’t make it work with my group set, is it just a case of fitting a cadence sensor instead and putting my old crank on? (no throttle, just the lcd in my plan anyway) I think I can make it work now by putting a 10speed...
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    Woosh Whoosh XF kit general advice + cadence vs torque sensor

    I’m in no hurry. I have my gtech to keep my going until I can get the kit for my gt or replace both with a new bike.
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    Woosh Whoosh XF kit general advice + cadence vs torque sensor

    My GT actually came with a 30T front ring. I mean I know its a MTB but it was bonkers, on the 44T rear cog even spinning the pedals as fast a humanly possible you were going so slow you'd fall off! GT must have designed it to climb mount everest. The 38T front is a nice size, you can pedal up...