Mid-Drive motor commuter bike

Inund8

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Hey guys!
I've been riding a 2017 Surface 604 Shred for a few years and its getting a bit long in the tooth, and the battery isn't quite what it used to be. So I'm looking at getting a new bike. Ideally, it would be the same bike, but with a mid-drive motor, the closest I've found to that is the Biktrix Juggernaut Classic w/27.5" tire.
At bare minimum, it needs to hit 45kph that my old bike can do, and be 750W or better, while lasting 30km on full power.
My concern though, is that I've heard *things* about biktrix, and I just wanted to see if there are alternatives?
 

tomjasz

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$3200 for a BBSxx series motor?
BBS02B…Wow!

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ElevenAD

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Hey guys!
I've been riding a 2017 Surface 604 Shred for a few years and its getting a bit long in the tooth, and the battery isn't quite what it used to be. So I'm looking at getting a new bike. Ideally, it would be the same bike, but with a mid-drive motor, the closest I've found to that is the Biktrix Juggernaut Classic w/27.5" tire.
At bare minimum, it needs to hit 45kph that my old bike can do, and be 750W or better, while lasting 30km on full power.
My concern though, is that I've heard *things* about biktrix, and I just wanted to see if there are alternatives?
Biktrix is a very good company with above average customer support,Dost is overpriced imo. i will say if your getting a new bike why not step it up to a Biktrix with a BBSHD 1000w vs BBS02 720watt?
 
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Inund8

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Biktrix is a very good company with above average customer support,Dost is overpriced imo. i will say if your getting a new bike why not step it up to a Biktrix with a BBSHD 1000w vs BBS02 720watt?
I could, just looking at my options right now.
 

AHicks

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Region
USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
From a performance perspective, maybe one of the ultimate "city" bike/commuters- Rize RX

If that sounds like it might be a bit much, maybe back down to the Rize -
 

retiredNH

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USA
That motor is probably real overkill for a city bike in any place that's not hilly like San Francisco or Seattle. It's torque output is huge....
 

AHicks

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Region
USA
City
Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
That motor is probably real overkill for a city bike in any place that's not hilly like San Francisco or Seattle. It's torque output is huge....

Huge = YES! I have the fat tire version of that bike (Rize RX Pro) and couldn't agree more. That's why I also suggested the Rize MD. With something over 100nm available, still pretty capable....
 

Inund8

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From a performance perspective, maybe one of the ultimate "city" bike/commuters- Rize RX

If that sounds like it might be a bit much, maybe back down to the Rize -
The Rize MD looks like suuuuper good value but has a 32kph (20mph) max speed! That is very uncool, since it looks they charge a 800-1000CAD premium for access to the full legal speed in BC.

I'm curious how good the pedal assist is on the Rize RX and RX Pro is? Is it a torque sensor or cadence sensor? My Shred is a BB torque sensor which is 🤌. But if its a cheaper cadence sensor this bike seems expensive.
 

m@Robertson

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Region
USA
$3200 for a BBSxx series motor?
BBS02B…Wow!
Thats not just a BBS02 ... its a BBS02 encased in a metal box. I'm sure that only helps cooling on a motor thats going to be challenged to start with.
That motor is probably real overkill for a city bike in any place that's not hilly like San Francisco or Seattle. It's torque output is huge....
Overkill is a good thing. If the motor has excess capacity you don't need, it isn't strained and is more likely to last forever as a result.
 

Timpo

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From a performance perspective, maybe one of the ultimate "city" bike/commuters- Rize RX

If that sounds like it might be a bit much, maybe back down to the Rize -
I agree, Rize would be the best choice I think.
 

Inund8

New Member
And how does that affect an eBike? These aren’t competition Tour de France road bikes. Much adieu about nothing.
LOL, you haven't seen me when I'm late for work in the morning. Plus the flex feels bad... and I have zero confidence that it won't crack one day when I hop a curb.
 
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ElevenAD

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LOL, you haven't seen me when I'm late for work in the morning. Plus the flex feels bad... and I have zero confidence that it won't crack one day when I hop a curb.
yup! there are very few stepthru designs that i trust at my size! 6/3 235/240lbs.