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Super-73 electric bike

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  1. Atlas

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    https://super73.com/collections/super-73-north-america/products/super73-s1-black

    Electric bicycle prices are coming down quick and they are getting much better. I'm really surprised just how good they are now. The bike linked above is a new concept with a lithium battery that charges in 3 to 4 hours and can go 40 miles without pedalling on a ful charge. That is incredible. These things are looking even more attractive as a big out vehicle option.
     
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    I'd like to see one with a trailer. It would reduce the range but double or triple the carry load. That price is certainly lower than I've see before.
     
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    I don't see a trailer on their site, but I'm sure one could be rigged up.

    I'm waiting for a 2 wheel drive version like an electric ROKON. That would be awesome.
     
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    I like the swap-able battery. That makes the range Much greater and a solar charger on a trailer would make it essentially unlimited travel. Minimum needed; Three batteries, one installed, one fully charged and one being charged. I figure that at about 80 miles per day, assuming that the road/trail allowed full speed travel. In case of cloudy weather, a human powered generator could be used when stopped or in camp for the night.

    80 miles is certainly a good range for travel to a BOL or to a midway resting point.
     
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    I've been looking into kits that are somewhat DIY. They replace the cranks and bolt in around the bottom bracket on the frame. The battery goes in between the frame in the triangle.

    These kits are pretty well regarded and considerably cheaper than a whole bike. Plus, you could buy as many batteries as you wanted.

    https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbshd-1000w-middrive-kit/
     
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    The Lunacycle looks ok, but the price looks to be $1000 plus, depending on what extras may be needed. I'd probably guesstimate it a $2000 and then you need to buy the bike frame if you don't already have one.
     
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