Graduated from 24 volt Ezip to this CL find. 48 volt rear wheel Amped Bikes kit with 8ah Lead acid (near dead) batteries.
Very nice build! I just put street tires on it since I am miles from anything off road.
The speed is better, and more miles to the charge. However this brings me to my question. I am wondering if 48 volt lead acid batteries were replaced with 36 volt LiFePo4 batteries, would I suffer much of a performance hit? I am sure I would gain miles for sure, but would I suffer hill climb, and "off the line" power a lot? These batteries are more than tired. 8ah batteries, that struggle to get me to work at 1.5 miles away, with me pedaling. I am 175lbs my ride has some hills, but not many. The batts can get me there, but if i had to turn around and go back home, they would barely make the 3 mile round trip. I have not tried to push them more than 3 miles because I can feel them drop to almost nothing right near the 3 mile mark.