Bionx Xtracycle

Location:
Denver
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Vehicle type and Maker: 0-24 volts Bicycle Bionx Xtracycle
Conversion time and cost:
full day. $1500. Haro ($400) was free.
Seating capacity:
2
Motor:
Bionx 250w brushless
Batteries:
24v NiMH Bionx
Controller:
BIonx
Drivetrain:
Power rear hub
Top speed:
18mph
Typical range:
26-35mi
Number of Wheels:
2
Curb weight:
54Lb
Miles as an EV:
~4000
Charger:
Smart Charger
Heater:
Lighting:
Cat's Eye
Method for 12v system:
Watt-hours per mile:
Description:

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Donor bike is Haro V2, 6061 aluminum, with Rapid Rise shifter. Battery mounted on the seat stays.
I like this bike more than just about anything. It's just fine for large items, like construction lumber and tools. With great gears, big bags,Bionx power, it's a smooth ride, not bad in winter, either. In "regen" mode, the back wheel drags, similar to ABS with straight line directional control, so riding on ice and snow is tighter. With 4000 miles on the gears and chain, I'd say the Bionx is helping save the transmission as well.

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Re: Bionx Xtracycle

10-9-2011, This is STILL my everyday work horse, with over 5000 miles. Both Xtracycle AND BionX are designed for light duty, transporting loads under 100 lbs. Both are designed for an average mountain bike. The Xtracycle has been on three donor bikes, while the BionX has been on eight (8), and I bought it used. I can't estimate how much I've saved, NOT using the car. All I know is I got my money's worth by 2009.

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