OwnerAdam Abrego
LocationFlushing, New York United States map
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Vehicle1999 Trek Cruiser Bike
MotorWilderness Energy Brushed DC
600 watt 36 volt
DrivetrainSingle speed with coaster brake
Batteries3, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage36 Volts
Top Speed20 MPH (32 KPH)
fast enough to get out of its own way.
Accelerationneeds a little pedaling off of a stop, but once rolling, pretty good.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
My commute is a mix of hills and flat road...I verified the range on a test ride.
EV Miles
Current:102 Miles (164 Kilometers)
    As of 5/7/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight90 Pounds (40 Kilograms)
40 for the bike, 50 for the hub motor and batteries
Tireshigh pressure low rolling resistance street tires 26 x 1.50
Conversion Time2 hours
Conversion Cost$350 - (bike was free, ebike kit was $300, new tires were $50 for the pair
Additional FeaturesAdded a Wald delivery basket on the front to carry my stuff.
Bike will be used to commute 2-3 days a week to my job, so I can leave my minivan home.

Great kit from Wilderness Energy - price was right, easy to install, and everything worked right the first time.

Update: Under the real world conditions I am faced with, the single speed bike is not suitable for this purpose. I will be switching the ebike components over to a multispeed comfort bike soon.

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