Are these battery definitely compatible with the Mariner? Since my Mariners expected to arrive by the end of this week and I have no experience with it thus far,if i am using moderate levels of PAS with occasional moderate hills (nothing too crazy). How long will the mariner included battery last in terms of total distance traveled averaging 12-15 MPH, of course leaving a bit of charge left at the end of the ride so I dont end up walking the bike home the last 5 miles.
Are there currently GOOD HIGH QUALITY cell 48 Volt 20 AH battery that are currently available that would be compatible. I don't recognize the brand name of the one mentioned, and I would be hesitant to purchase. I sure hope Volt offers this choice in the very near future both as something you substitute for there current battery they offer when purchasing their bikes and also in accessories for people that already own one of their bikes.
COME ON VOLT....THIS IS A NO BRAINER option!
A 48v 20Ah battery will likely cost almost twice as much as a 48v 10Ah battery, so the benefit is not cost savings, but convenience of not having to carry a spare battery.
You could buy two 48v 10Ah batteries (to double your distance) and bring the spare only on long trips.
Better yet, since the price of the battery alone is already around 40% of a complete bike, you could justify buying another bike for a family member, and "borrow" their battery when not riding together.
For example, the 48V 10Ah battery for the Yukon 500 is listed for US$550 today. I would estimate that a brand new 48V 20Ah version (if available) will cost around US$1,000. For US$350 more, you could buy an entire new Yukon 500 (US$1,350) with the battery included!
Also, the smaller 10Ah batteries will be lighter. If your routine includes a stopover (like the office), simply keep the extra battery in the office to swap to double you distance.
Would a 20ah battery from say a radmini be a direct swap?
Is there a queue for this now on the Volt site or are you just saying you'd be the first to buy? Or.. did you buy from this other site you linked (TLH BATTERY)?
I could find no reference to the Radmini's being sold with a 20 ah battery only the same 10 ah.. I emailed RadMini and they said they had no intention of stocking 20 ah silverfish. The replacement silverfish battery you could purchase also would not come with any kind of warranty... (yikers). Any info on how many cycles one could expect out of the 20 ah vs. the 10 ah?
What happened the 52V idea?
KNOG OI Bicycle Bell Review
As I mentioned in my review of my eMoto/Voltbike Mariner, the original equipment, combo bell/compass, cracked and fractured. Searching Amazon I found Crane Riten Bell. Beautifully crafted bell. Made of brass, its sound was exquisite ringing clear and loud. However, the round shaped bell took up much of the space on the Mariner's handlebar. Around the same time, I happened upon a Kickstarter campaign for a bell designed just for bicycles. The bicycle component manufacturer - KNOG - seemed to have put a thought in the design of their bell. I was soo compelled as to order a pair for both the Mariner and my single speed. Knog emailed updates as the bell's progress. After many months the nicely package bells has arrived!
• Available in 4 finishes: Black, Cooper, Silver and Brass
• Fits various diameter - ROUND - handlebars: LARGE 23.8 mm to 31.8 mm, SMALL 22.2 mm bars
• Both their tones are very good
• Large bell's volume being louder
• Designed to capture cables
• Seem well made
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My Mariner doesnt say "Mariner".
Have you done anything to avoid slush/snow getting directly at the controller housing?