Interesting emtb self build

awol

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This looks a good project with the finished bike looking like a purchasedf eMTB.
Not looked at prices yet though, but must be cheaper than purchasing an equivalent looking one.
 

soundwave

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May 23, 2015
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Vapour Specifications
Frame: 6061 Alloy aluminum, Matt Black
Tyres: 27.5*2.6 Schwalbe Smart Sam
Rims: MD35 Boost double wall rim shite!
Front Fork: ROCKSHOX YARI decent fox fork will cost double.
Front brake: TEKTRO 180mm Hydraullic disc brake shite
Rear Brake: TEKTRO 180mm Hydraullic disc brake shite
Spokes: 13g stainless steel
Derailleur: shimano 10 speed m6000 shite
Rear Shock: X-Fusion o2 shite
Handle Bar: Aluminium Alloy
Seat post: Aluminium Alloy
Saddle: Velo VL-1589
Stem: Aluminium Alloy
Brake Lever: TEKTRO Aluminium shite
Chain: KMC Rust resistant chain
Chainring: STEEL 42T
Motor: Bafang M620 MID-DRIVE 48V/1000W with Colour LCD
Battery: 48V/14Ah LG MJ1 battery, tiny esp if you bump the amps up on the controller.
PAS: Torque + speed sensor
Controller: 48V Intelligent brushless controller
Throttle: No
Display: Bafang LCD
 
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speedy41

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Hey Soundwave,

Not that "shite" is it? Build me a non shite one then and I will have it off you tomorrow? No one wants to build them it seems? Obviously for off road use of course....

Argoose.... Do you build them as well?

Cheers

Speedy41
 

wheeliepete

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Nealh

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West Sx RH
Yes but SW is a bike tart, his prerogative :p.
He doesn't quibble at spending other peoples money :eek:.
He buys costly upgrades and likes the best components whether bike or PC, music or gaming. End of the day they all work cheap or dear, it depends on what you can afford.
A cheap part will work as well as a dear part, it may wear or break before the dear part but for the price of the dear part you could probably buy three or four of the cheap ones. If you repair/maintain your own bike then sourcing cheap parts isn't an issue and are easy to swap out.
 

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