So I have an investment of $200 in derailleur, $180 in shifters and $100 in the 15 feet of chain, and another $90 in a 10 speed cassette. But mostly because I'm looking for a system that will assist me up a couple thousand feet of climbing. That way I can finish the remaining 2000 feet on my own after the battery gives out.
I've always wondered why people who don't pedal much would ride an Ebike rather a motorcycle?
Reliability is the key concern. I've already ordered a spare DD3 and some KMC10.93 chain. I'll probably scale the BBS02 back to 18 watts, maybe a little less.
I bought a handful of hub drives to test and got some pretty good data from them. Unfortunately there really isn't much valuable technical data on the internet for Ebikes. Grin's simulator is pretty good for comparisons between motors but its not very accurate on things like power consumption or overheat time, at least not in the real world; its good to give relative numbers.
Curious, grade and distance? With my converted Elite Trail I can keep an 18 MPH pace with moderate pedaling at 6% grade 44T/16T. Whether or not it's accurate the watt meter on the C965 display indicates 500-600w draw on a 750W 48V BBS02.
Looks like an interesting ride. The average grade is 5.2%. I saw some grade over 8%. Since I've never ridden 30 miles essentially going up grade for a majority of time it's hard for me to know at what point I'd be physically exhausted. I do regularly ride 26-30 miles with significant grade changes but riding a constant incline is probably much more demanding (no break). Knowing what my 48V 750W BBS02 can do, I would probably be able to ride the majority PAS level 3 or 4 in 5th gear (assuming I didn't fold). The more severe grades in 4th gear. I'm pretty sure the issue that I'd find difficult is the heat. I'd be much happier up around 6,000 feet. My combined weight is 230 lbs.
PS....I know Mt Lemmon, one of my daughters went to the U of A Tucson, but I never had the pleasure of riding or driving up, my loss!