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Old 08-17-14, 04:32 PM
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Xtracycle Electric w/Bionix vs. Other

Looking at an older video (9/12) of Xtracycle owner describing the first system he used (a Ezee system) and how it was versatile and repairable without going to a proprietary system where you have to replace much more when something goes wrong. Now, in 2014 I see they are going with Bionx. Are there drawbacks to the Bionx that would make me want to go with what bikes.ca has (i.e., Stoke Monkey). What's the best, and most cost effective way to electrify one of these cool cargo bikes?

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Old 08-19-14, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridefreemc View Post
Looking at an older video (9/12) of Xtracycle owner describing the first system he used (a Ezee system) and how it was versatile and repairable without going to a proprietary system where you have to replace much more when something goes wrong. Now, in 2014 I see they are going with Bionx. Are there drawbacks to the Bionx that would make me want to go with what bikes.ca has (i.e., Stoke Monkey). What's the best, and most cost effective way to electrify one of these cool cargo bikes?
You all must be out riding...

Looks to me as though the Stoke Monkey is very powerful, but on the negative side requires lots of attention to the throttle.

The BionX rather seamless, a little less powerful, and expensive for the 48V system.

I also like what I am hearing about the PAS mode for the BionX. Those that have used it say that it is smooth and you hardly notice the assist (not to say that it doesn't help, just that it is not intrusive).

Any thoughts - when you all get back from your rides that is
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I still want to see a review of a bafang mid-drive unit on a cargo bike. Looks like a great system for the purpose!
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I still want to see a review of a bafang mid-drive unit on a cargo bike. Looks like a great system for the purpose!
Mid drives are very efficient and light weight. I would consider it for a cargo bike.
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