Hi-PowerCycles.com - Are these bikes good? up to 72 Volts!
The electric bicycles offered at
seem awesome ... but I haven't heard of these guys.
Here's a YouTube video of one of the bikes.
I'm curious if anyone here knows if these guys or their bikes are any good.
Some of the options run up to 72 volts! Wow!
Thanks for your thoughts!
Interesting, even if prices are a little high. Though it's been done before, I've never seen anyone else offering dual-motor setups for sale like that.
Hhhmmm, "a little high?"
I'm not very good at pricing...
What would be a good price for something like this at
Anyways, is it safe to be running such high voltages? with 14 gauge wiring? With LiPo batteries?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)
Typical wire is insulated to 300V. No problem on 72V. 14ga is typical of phase wires, though the X5 has high-end teflon coated 12ga. I think there's 16ga phases on my Golden Motor (those need upgrading...). LiPo is iffy. Don't crash, is all I can say.
Figure something you could build yourself:
X5 = $500
50A 72V C-lyte controller = $300
A 72V 20Ah lithium pack (assuming $1/Whr) = $1,500
Decent frame = $500
Misc (throttle, connectors, wiring, etc.) = a generous $200
$3,000 total, and this kind of setup will get you slightly better than this with the best options, but for nearly $1,000 less.
Anyone know what model Schwinn Full Suspension Bike they use ?? Thanks again for any info. God Bless :)
The pics show Midtowns for the commuter ones and what look like (I can't properly read the logo) Duch DH frames for the performance ones.
the prices look fair to me if you consider the time involved in doing the conversion correctly and the high dollar parts list. I know how much fooling around it takes to put together a finished working bike like that. It also looks like he is using high quality components, and not Walmart stuff.
I remember thinking how expensive the BMC geared hubs were, and then I remembered I once spent that much money on a fancy road wheelset without a motor in them!