|Location||Otterburn Park, Quebec Canada map|
|Vehicle||2008 Monza Vélo Sport|
|Drivetrain||Front-mounted 26" Hub motor|
|Controller||Crystalyte 20A 36V|
|Batteries||1 8Ah Nexcell 3C Max Rate by Renaissance Bicycles, 41.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride|
|System Voltage||36 Volts|
|Charger||High Power 36v 3A -- Extruded Aluminium|
|Instrumentation||Renaissance bicycles (aka e-bikes) CycleAnalyst v2.0|
|Top Speed||32 MPH (51 KPH)|
Achieved driving downhill at -20 degrees Celsius while wearing boots, coat, helmet with a taillight and radio installed.
|Acceleration||As good as a car in residential areas.|
|Range||23 Miles (37 Kilometers)|
Much better result could be obtained during the summer months and without the on board computer plugged in.
|Watt Hours/Mile||9 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||1 adult|
|Tires||Front --> Kenda KWest 26 inch "slick" tire (no tread -- reduced road resistance)|
Rear --> Cheng Shin 24 inch Mountain bike tire
|Conversion Time||About 6 Months including shipping, repairs and finding a bike.|
|Conversion Cost||About 900$ CAD minus the cost of the bicycle|
|Additional Features||--Emerson AM/FM Radio with Horn|
--New fuse connector
|This e-bike, minus the electric parts, a few screws and the front tire, is made entirely of recycled materials. The acrylic is something I found in the basement and turned into the casing, the bicycle itself is second hand as well as the rack and radio.|
The FWD nature of the hub motor makes the bike a 2x2 (4x4 but on only two wheels) so the off road capabilities are absolutely astonishing!