A new build contender

Clyde

Active Member
First, thanks for the replies to my first post here. I appreciate the education and discussion!

So I was blundering around the Interwebs and happened across an ad for a Momentum UX 3S @ $435 that got me really excited! It's a 26" x 2" hybrid with 160mm hydraulic brakes, Gates belt drive, and Shimano 3-speed IGH. Of course, that was from a retailer in India, and did not include $250 for shipping by sea, or $350 by air, so if Momentum ever emerges from the Troubles I'd be better off paying the full $580 and getting it from a local dealer.


I'd been thinking of a fat bike, but as the bike will spend 90% of its life on pavement that's probably not necessary, and the thinner cruiser tires and wheels would save some weight. I'd also hoped for a front suspension, but that's something I could swap out later if I wanted to. I find their frame solution for belt drive compatibility aesthetically interesting, too. Any thoughts on this for a BBS02 or BBSHD build?

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TIA
 

Clyde

Active Member
Thanks, Dewey. Excellent resource. No specific mention of Bafang mid-drives, although they do seem to support their hub motors. Lots to digest there. Wish there were more specs available for the bike. Called a local Giant dealer and he says they should be back in stock next month, so time to build a shed and make plans.
 
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