Kit for 24" E-MTB

Rosecity

New Member
Hey folks, I’m new and just accidently posted this same thread in Rules and Etiquette, sorry!
I’ve had a couple ebikes and they don’t really ever feel comfortable (I’m 5’7). Current bike is 2018 RadCity 16” so it’s pretty good fit but I just don’t like the geometry.
Recently, I saw the Zooz BMX bike and was immediately nostalgic and thought a 24” MTB bike in that BMX style would work for me around the hilly neighborhoods in Portland, OR.
I’ve not found any e-bike like the Zooz without fat tires ( I don't like fat bikes).
So, I’d like to find a good DIY candidate MTB and add low BMX bars. Is this a bad idea? I’m thinking this approach would give me disc brakes and 7-8 gears too, which is crucial. Fork can be rigid, not really concerned either way.

Goal: 750W Mid drive Kit to get at least twice as much torque as my RadCity (40nm)
Any thoughts on a bike that will fit a 48V pack on the downtube and meet BB requirements on a Bafang mid drive or similar kit? I’m also excited to feel less drag in the geared motor vs the direct drive.
I should say I like the look of the Zooz besides the banana seat, for these reasons—smaller 24” tires, low BMX bars and a classic simple frame. Let me know your thoughts! I’m hoping to get this accomplished under 2k.
Thanks!
Andy
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JES2020

Active Member
Hey folks, I’m new and just accidently posted this same thread in Rules and Etiquette, sorry!
I’ve had a couple ebikes and they don’t really ever feel comfortable (I’m 5’7). Current bike is 2018 RadCity 16” so it’s pretty good fit but I just don’t like the geometry.
Recently, I saw the Zooz BMX bike and was immediately nostalgic and thought a 24” MTB bike in that BMX style would work for me around the hilly neighborhoods in Portland, OR.
I’ve not found any e-bike like the Zooz without fat tires ( I don't like fat bikes).
So, I’d like to find a good DIY candidate MTB and add low BMX bars. Is this a bad idea? I’m thinking this approach would give me disc brakes and 7-8 gears too, which is crucial. Fork can be rigid, not really concerned either way.

Goal: 750W Mid drive Kit to get at least twice as much torque as my RadCity (40nm)
Any thoughts on a bike that will fit a 48V pack on the downtube and meet BB requirements on a Bafang mid drive or similar kit? I’m also excited to feel less drag in the geared motor vs the direct drive.
I should say I like the look of the Zooz besides the banana seat, for these reasons—smaller 24” tires, low BMX bars and a classic simple frame. Let me know your thoughts! I’m hoping to get this accomplished under 2k.
Thanks!
Andy
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Those Zooz bike are some of the cleanest stealthiest bike I have seen. the models they show in their video are eye popping ! Maybe a second bike in my future.