Hello all, It's a really great life enhancement to be commuting on my electric bike. I finally have gained a bit better control overcoming the last great hurdle for me with a flat rear tireThe maxis tire is very thin and likes to collect tiny metal shards. I ordered a shwalbe big apple 2.30 x 26 and have retained the 2.5 maxis up front. So far for a couple weeks now, the big apple no flats. It has a kevlar belt. At first I ran 50lbs in it and I detected a rubbing sound and friction. I finally discovered to lower the pressure to 40 and then tire wouldn't rub on the edge of its circumpherence. I changed out the new b-b battery that I put in place with hammer. The bike is still going with 72v sla battery. The basket is great. But when all the batteries are good, it goes a bit to fast. I am still trying to regualte my speed on a bicycle. But this bike is just amazing. I have all but one of my rear hub spokes on the freewheel side laced elbows out, and now my spokes are holding up much better. My front brake stopped working. I have only back brakes, so have to tone it down a bit doing sidewalk motocross, but still awesome. I keep an eye out for law enforcement, and slow down accordingly to hopefullu closer to 20mph. I did make another improvement in my ebike commute by lowering weight and wind drag.
I accidentally made all my body fat disappear. I just did a test and got the result. The new tire has a nice reflective ring around it.
So for ebike, for me, nice suspension. Nice brakes. Comfortable for rider. good gearing (to pedal along at 30mph) (I always pedal). I never got any decent lighting. Once you go to electrify a bike, it is not a bicycle any more. I commuted on the merida for a while when other bike had flat tire. I made it but it was nothing near the same experience, but still good.