Help make my E bike better

#1
I just bought my first ebike and need your help making it better and unique. It is a Bolton 1000 watt mid drive fat bike. I do love it! It has me riding again. I’m looking for any ideas on making it my own or improving it. I was thinking about adding Juin Tech hydraulic brake calipers. They are actuated by the original cables. Has anyone had any experience with these?
This forum and community is awesome!
Thanks in advance for any ideas
Brian
 

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Timpo

Well-Known Member
#7
Does Bolton make 35A controller upgrade for that bike?
As far I know, they make 35A upgraded controller for Rad Power, Sondors and maybe other bikes. It would be pretty lame if they didn't make an upgrade kit for their own bike.
The 35A upgrade will give 1680W max power with 48V battery and 1820W with 52V battery.
 
#8
Does Bolton make 35A controller upgrade for that bike?
As far I know, they make 35A upgraded controller for Rad Power, Sondors and maybe other bikes. It would be pretty lame if they didn't make an upgrade kit for their own bike.
The 35A upgrade will give 1680W max power with 48V battery and 1820W with 52V battery.
Yea I’m not sure sorry no help
 

mrgold35

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#9
I had the same Kenda tires on my Radrover and I didn't like them at all:

- very thin between the knobbies and weekly flats before adding Mr. Tuffy+Stans sealant (two 2-oz bottle in inner tube per tire)
- a little squirrelly at high speed turns because of the widely spaced knobbies
- a little heavy and high rolling resistance (the Kenda will take more effort to pedal and take a little range away)
- noisy (killer bees on pavement)
- wore very fast, rear tire almost bald after 1000 miles with 50/50 pavement/trail riding

I switched to Vee8 120tpi 26X4 tires around 1000 miles and they are still have around 40% tread at +3500 miles on Rover (rotate tires front/back about 500 miles ago). Can't find Vee8 tires any more; but, almost anything seems to be better than the Kenda tires.
 
#10
I had the same Kenda tires on my Radrover and I didn't like them at all:

- very thin between the knobbies and weekly flats before adding Mr. Tuffy+Stans sealant (two 2-oz bottle in inner tube per tire)
- a little squirrelly at high speed turns because of the widely spaced knobbies
- a little heavy and high rolling resistance (the Kenda will take more effort to pedal and take a little range away)
- noisy (killer bees on pavement)
- wore very fast, rear tire almost bald after 1000 miles with 50/50 pavement/trail riding

I switched to Vee8 120tpi 26X4 tires around 1000 miles and they are still have around 40% tread at +3500 miles on Rover (rotate tires front/back about 500 miles ago). Can't find Vee8 tires any more; but, almost anything seems to be better than the Kenda tires.
I really appreciate the info.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
#11
I suggest riding around for a month or two, before you go crazy modding up to a 35A controller unless you already now it's too slow, epecia;a;y if you're not been riding a bike for a while.

Not only do you need a bell, but lights and a mirror will make you feel good.
 
#12
I suggest riding around for a month or two, before you go crazy modding up to a 35A controller unless you already now it's too slow, epecia;a;y if you're not been riding a bike for a while.

Not only do you need a bell, but lights and a mirror will make you feel good.
The bike is plenty fast for me as it is, so the 35a controller is not on my radar. My bike did come with an integrated headlight and an independent taillight. I haven’t ridden at night yet to see if they are sufficient. Mirror sounds like a sound add on though. Thanks for the help!!!
 
#13
Congrats on the bike! You can make progressive improvements to the bike to make it better. For example, from what I know, Bafang's spider and chainring are both solid steel, so you can get ones that are 4× lighter (at least that's the case for their Ultra motor, don't know about this one).

Also, the gear ratio on this bike is crazy and will cause very quick wear and tear of the cassette, especially the two smallest cogs. If you do decide to get a lighter alu chainring (I recommend Raceface), I'd try going for one with the smallest number of teeth that can fit on your spider.

By far the biggest improvement in ride quality will be obtained by getting a 'proper' fork such as a Bluto or Mastodon. However, this is also the most expensive upgrade.

Also, Kenda tires are both heavy and inflexible. Take a look at Jumbo Jims or any other popular fatbike tire brand.