LRH Team Member
- Dec 20, 2008
- Great Falls, MT
I had my eye on (waiting list) https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radrover-electric-fat-bike for a few months but it has been back ordered for a while now and they cannot tell me when it is going to be available.Ive been looking at the all terrain ultra HT for a few months now. Let us know how you like it. Also how was dealing with M2S?
Yeah, but these are near silent...I was looking at those hard till I found out we can't ride them any different places than a motor cycle or 4 wheeler, that was a buzz kill!!
The specs on the website say the bike is 62 lbs. Maybe that's without the battery? I'd be curious to know, as it has implications for the bike rack you can use. If you've found a swing-out style rack that handles the load and you're happy with, I'd be interested to know. ThanksThis is a massive bike (80 lbs).
The specs on the website say the bike is 62 lbs. Maybe that's without the battery? I'd be curious to know, as it has implications for the bike rack you can use. If you've found a swing-out style rack that handles the load and you're happy with, I'd be interested to know. Thanks
Yep, I read the same thing. Hopefully, "if" that happens, it is all downhill. I am also considering an additional battery but very pricey. Thanks!Yeah, but these are near silent...
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I have a Luna X1 Enduro. It's the bomb.
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Something to be aware of, the quoted and/or extrapolated ranges are misleading. A nominal 48V battery will range from ~54V at full charge to ~44V at full discharge. To get 750W nominal, at 48V nominal, you're pulling about 20A (after resistance, V sag, etc). As V drops, current needs to go up to keep the wattage, and the motor/battery will hit a limiter.
On my bike (Bafang 750W mid-drive, 14Ah battery), my output goes from ~950W at full charge, down to ~750W at 50% charge. Then it really falls off the table. By the time I'm down to ~30% charge, I only have 250W and falling. When you're used to >750W, 250W feels like you're towing a horse trailer...
That said, my fat, old, out of shape butt can still get a pretty reliable 18 mile range before the power drops off so much you really start feeling the loss.
The thing that's really cool, is you can tractor up some STEEP stuff. I did an experiment, along with some calculations, and I figure you can easily go up a 20% grade, @ 6-7 mph, for 6-8 miles while fully loaded with hunting gear, with about the same exertion as a leisurely hike. Since it's downhill on the way back, you don't have to worry so much about saving much battery.
Also. They are just fun. Mine is now my main commuter vehicle, and I put in about 100 miles per month. I get a little bit of exercise, save some CO2 emissions, money, and vehicle wear and tear, and get to enjoy the fresh air.
Anyway, congrats on the purchase. I bet you'll love it.
I have checked out quiet cat, Rambo and a couple others want one very badly just can’t do it right nowSounds funny but I've seen the QuietCat E-bikes tricked out with gun and bow mounts on board. Also pack racks and even a hitch on rear to tow a game cart. Neat bikes for sure.