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Electric bike recommendation #7724031 01/21/20 06:51 AM
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Looking for something like an electric bike to take to and from the stand. Any recommendations or options such as just a fat Tire bike instead?

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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Saw one in a bicycle store, owner bought a kit off Amazon and built it himself, way cheaper than buying one, just an idea

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Originally Posted by 4x4willie
Saw one in a bicycle store, owner bought a kit off Amazon and built it himself, way cheaper than buying one, just an idea

Check on Craigs for used fat tire and mountain bikes. Kits available on Amazon and eBay.

2 forums https://motoredbikes.com/ and https://motorbicycling.com/
On one of them a guy built or is building a dual power, 2 stroke gas motor and a electric hub power for quiet running.

Trailer, consider a single wheel, they are not wide, but don't hang up on narrow trails. Con they tip over with heavy off set loads.


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not overly expensive, enough options to make it last longer to ride, faster if necessary, and more torque to go up and down hills.

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These look interesting. I don't have one either.

https://shop.m2sbikes.com/collections/all-terrain-electric-bike-series

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Picked up a fat tire bike barely used by a guy locally. Gonna ride it a while, see how it goes and might get an electric bike conversion kit in the future, maybe not. I can use this thing to help get in shape for an elk hunt, so it’s a win win.

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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
Picked up a fat tire bike barely used by a guy locally. Gonna ride it a while, see how it goes and might get an electric bike conversion kit in the future, maybe not. I can use this thing to help get in shape for an elk hunt, so it’s a win win.


If you go electric, buy from eBay or Amazon so you have an easy refund option. Some of the dealers on the foums have awful reputations, A better bet would be someone local on in the DFW area.

I have bought from some of the dealers, I consider myself lucky, except for slow shipping never had a problem.


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Check this one out. https://www.juicedbikes.com/products/camp-scrambler Ran into a guy this morning that is building his own version of this one. He is using a fat tire bike that he cut up and created a custom frame. A 750 watt electric front hub for power.

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Man that’s not a bad price. If I did that my wife would kill me, but she has let me buy two new ASF protein feeders, an ASF blind, a no till and crimper for our UTVs. I am
Anxious to see how the no till works, also interested to see how the bike works out there. Took it for a quick couple mile ride today. Getting comfortable with it but do need to get in bike shape. I hope the weather allows a more regular use, it was wet and cold here early this week

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I remember seeing a bike at a hunting show a few years ago and I think it was "Rambo". It seemed really geared for off road and it wasn't cheap. I have always thought about getting one and I really had to hold onto my check book to keep from getting it. Txbuck once you get it figured out give me a shout and I may follow your lead.


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Check out Rad Power bikes out of Seattle. I saw several different models when I was up that way last summer. They deal direct and have a good customer support reputation based on what I heard from a couple of owners.

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It will take some "engineering" from someone that understands DC voltage, but I found an electric DC motor for a go kart, 24 volt 500 watts, should be a plenty of power, at $61 it is cheap enough, Still needs a battery, that can be outsourced using a 24 volt hand tool battery, or having one made at Interstate.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124100138964?ul_noapp=true

Lot of other DC electric motor watts combinations available on eBay, just make sure your choice is a kit that includes the controller.

Now the bad news, the guys on another forum say the instructions to put it together really suck, so you need some experience and luck on assembling these things.


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That will pull over 20 amps. Two big 12v batteries at least...


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That will pull over 20 amps. Two big 12v batteries at least...

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52 Volt battery platform and custom 750w motor capable
The batteryis the black box on the front.


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Friend of mine was in Cabelas FtW yesterday and saw one for $4400. I don't know anymore than that.


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Was probably one of either a Rambo bike or a quietkat bike. Both those are rather spendy. Good off road hinting bikes but spendy nonetheless.

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Did you find an electric bike

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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Check this one out. https://www.juicedbikes.com/products/camp-scrambler Ran into a guy this morning that is building his own version of this one. He is using a fat tire bike that he cut up and created a custom frame. A 750 watt electric front hub for power.

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A Polaris fat tire bike. Remove the bike seat and add a platform seat as above. 3/4" EMT should be stout enough, bracing to the rear axel and back up to the seat post. Polaris bike about $400 My choice of power would be a mid mounted motor, a Bafang, but considering mud, ran etc., I think a rear or front hub wheel mount would be better. With battery expect at leat $400, probably closer to $500.
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That’ll work

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Here is a fat tire build that might interest some of you. If you can get past the "foreign" language of making the battery it is helpful

https://motoredbikes.com/threads/60...tery-build-3-4-kwh-100-mile-range.57128/


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Go look at them at Scheel's in the Colony. They are very expensive!

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A bicycle that will quickly do 40+ mph on level ground doesnt sound fun to ride. Particularly when I think of how many times Ive hit the pavement or dirt when I used to ride bikes frequently.

Of course, being old may have something to do with it, The older Ive gotten the more risk averse Ive become. I think thats true for most folks.


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I've been contemplating buying an ebike for same reason - quietly getting to blind and not having to rely on SxS. Finally pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a fat tire bike from Lectric - https://lectricebikes.com/ - just under a grand delivered. Claims to be a 20 mph bike stock, and can be programmed to run up to 28 mph. I think 20 is plenty fast for my use. Also claims 25 mile + duration on a full charge. I very much like that it can be folder down for easy transport.

I won't receive until mid-July, but will post up reviews once I've had a chance to test.


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