IZIP up hill

AndrewH

New Member
Bought an IZIP on Ebay, even using its extra low gear & throttle I can't get up this big hill near me. Guess the 2 lead-acid batteries make it too heavy?
Can the motor be moved so it uses the gears? instead of using its own sprocket.
 

Ann M.

Well-Known Member
Nope! You have one of the TrailZ or eZip versions of the Currie Tech bikes that use SLA batteries. The motor on those is a brushed motor and can't be put inside the hub..
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
Izip Mountain Trailz Al electric bike.
Or maybe lower gearing on motor, & only use it up hill?
Andrew, did you follow the link I posted above to the review? It's the same bike as your Ebay listing. You could extend your range and power some with fresh, new SLA batteries $72.00 or better LiFePO4 lithium-ion battery $400.00. The bike with it's brushed motor is old technology and will never compare to current brushless motor and Li-ion ebikes. Here is a site with parts and batteries http://www.electricscooterparts.com/iziptrailzalmenselectricbicycleparts.html
 

AndrewH

New Member
Thanks, I looked @ that, I'd e-bike stolen! Dillinger Cheetah folding, Could see if its 12Ah 24v battery fits into case on Izip?
 

Cameron Newland

Well-Known Member
Bought an IZIP on Ebay, even using its extra low gear & throttle I can't get up this big hill near me. Guess the 2 lead-acid batteries make it too heavy?
Can the motor be moved so it uses the gears? instead of using its own sprocket.

Unfortunately, you bought a bike that has terrible performance. Modern ebikes have 36V-52V lithium-ion batteries that offer more power and torque than the Trailz. Honestly, you ought to consider selling this and buying a different bike.
 

AndrewH

New Member
I've Zipper Z3 brush-less rear hub, 36v lithium, 1 speed step-thro'; but now I've 'fixed' it, it doesn't work!