- Pleasanton, CA
Web Page Info- Formerly known as the Ultra Comuter Pro, use the Helios or Helios Frameset to configure and order your dream hardtail ebike. They are offered in Diamond and Step-through frame versions.
Motor, Controller & Battery - The WW web page has the best information as to the Bafang Ultra motor, the Archon X1 power and battery options. The DERESTRICTED THROTTLE option allows you to program your throttle above 750W (1000W w/ Kindernay IGH option). This option will only allow you to break your drive train and is thus not advised. Just know that 750W is 1HP, 1500W is 2HP, and 2300W is 3.1HP. In the USA anything above 1HP or >28mph is considered a “Motor Bike” or “Moped”…
Colors- There are a plethora of colors to choose from with multiple color options available for a reasonable price to give a one of a kind bike. Even a custom full on paint job can be done, just ask Pushkar. Currently the colors are a thin film ceramic coating from Cerakote. The “H-Series” is being used for durability. This stuff was designed to coat firearms and OMG is it tough. Get samples to verify you really like the color choice as the stuff is not really glossy like the photos nor typical wet auto paints. Standard black is actually Cerakote H-190 called Armor Black. Please see the Color Configurator thread for a full discussion on the colors…
Frame Dimensions- As of now, only the S, M and L frames are available. But I’m sure Pushkar can be persuaded to do the XL as he has in the past for the Hydra…
The Kindernay Option- The standard configuration per web page configuration is a 11-speed 11/42T. However, there is an Kindernay IGH with belt option. With a belt drive, the Kindernay can accept as small as a 22T cog (14T chain), and the Helios/Bafang Ultra potentially a 60T up front making for a pretty fast capable trail riding bike.
For the Kindernay cages, the 27.5 will use the standard flavor swap cage… (32 spoke?)
Rear Travel- Not Applicable… (hard tail!)
Front Forks – This depends upon what you have configured, but below is what is available and the web page specs for the same. Fork steerer tube (1.5 inch standard) will come uncut with several spacers to allow you to custom fit your ride for comfort.
Suntour Aeon(Aion?) 32 Boost: Comes standard.
Suntour Auron: for a little more…
Manitou Mezzer Pro: Is also available as an option…
Fox 38 e-Optimized: Again available as an option.
Carbon Wheel Build Options- Nextie carbon rims are available as an option. There are 27.5x2.4 (standard) and 27.5x3.0 wheel builds available.
Tires – There are two different wheel build options and here is the rubber used on them all…
27.5x2.4 uses Schwalbe Super Moto-X
27.5x3.0 uses Vee Tire Crown Gem.
Headset – I have to assume that Pushkar is using the same headset as the Hydra. Per Pushkar the Hydra uses a custom headset from FSA, using two different standard FSA headsets. He made the bottom wider to spread the load into a wider area for the carbon frame. It uses the 1.5 inch steerer tube standard.
Stem and Bars - The Salsa Bend Bar 23degree comes standard with the Surly Moloco as an option. It uses the 35mm bar standard (not 31.8!) as mentioned here. All of the forks use a 1.5 inch steerer tube….
Cranks – Standard offering is 170mm aluminum but you can upgrade to 165mm carbon. Both use the rather old ISIS standard used on the Bafang Ultra motor BB.
Pedals – Either the Crank Brothers Stamp 1 or Protaper ZuZu will be offered depending upon availability as standard. But the Crank Brothers Stamp 3 and Stamp 7 are available options.
Saddle- The Ergon SMC saddle comes standard but can be upgraded to the Ergon Core Prime. Another available option is the Brooks B17.
Dropper/Seat Post- Not sure if a dropper or suspension post is used. The seat post standard is 31.6mm like the UC Pro. (HELP @pushkar !!!)
Brakes- Magura MT5e come standard and Hayes Dominion A4 are available as a load stopping upgrade.
Grips- Ergon GP1 (standard), GA2 or GP5 grips are available as upgrades. If you are thinking bar ends, you might want to consider the upgrade grips instead…
Tax & Shipping- Unfortunately you can't avoid the taxman and @pushkar will have to collect local state taxes. Not sure of VAT or other taxes outside the USA. For shipping there is a $300 flat-rate shipping anywhere within USA.
Bike Classification Sticker- Not Installed…
Ballpark Weight – There are many posts in the forum regarding weight. Do a search on WEIGHT and you will see the min weight is 50lbs and max mentioned is 73 pounds with 58 pounds being mentioned most often. This all depends upon your particular bike and how you build it. Hopefully people with actual bikes will reply in this thread with their weights for their particular bike and I will update this. But really folks, with 2.3kW of motor power, do you want to be a weight weenie???
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3/16/2021 - Initial post….
3/17/2021 - Update and add URL references...
3/18/2021 - Disclaimer (thanks @Deacon Blues!) and Weight (thanks @skelm-!)