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    #31
    Hi folks....

    I've got a Voodoo Bizango 29er. Bought it new on 2014 (in the UK) as i NEEDED to lose weight. A few months later and, 40 lbs lighter.....the bike had done its job. I'm no road racer, so wanted to do as much on trails/offroad as i could.

    Earlier this year, I decided, being a "Petrol Head" (I mean, anything with an engine.motor head!), that I wanted to get an E MTB with pedal assist. JEEZ, these things are pricey and have no throttle etc unless you mess about. In the UK, they are all limited too (15 mph!) and then the motor cuts out. SO you have to "remap" them....etc etc etc. SO....started looking at converting the VooDoo. Bought the BBSHD motor, with 850C screen and remapped at source (Electron Bikes). It has a 52V Shark Battery Pack at 17.5 ah and peak power of 1700W!! I've had 40 mph out of it, when pedalling. I used a Bling Ring (well, Electrons own version...as good and a lot less money) with a 42T on it....and I'm glad I did, because the Bafang one would NOT clear the rear arm behind the BB.

    Anyway....what I have found is that it's a decent enough bike, but the hardtail is getting a bit too much for some of the trails I ride, now the ground has hardened up and so I want to buy a good, used FS bike and move all my kit across. Look forward to recommendations. Don't want to spend a fortune and so, eBay (UK) and decent (older if required) brand is the plan. Will move my Hope bits etc. The rear hub actually caved in the other day and replacing is proving very difficult. It's unbranded and VooDoo support in the UK is crap.......glad I found this forum!!

    Any thoughts on suspension seat post instead of getting rid of a Hard Tail?

    Will add pictures of my Bizango in the "other" forum.

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    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
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      Suspension seatposts certainly are better than nothing. Not as good as actual FS though.

    #32
    Originally posted by Irishrally View Post
    Here's my 2005 (?) Specialized S-Works Epic. Fits a jumbo shark battery (14S5P, 14.8Ah) no problem. Also has a good downtube angle so the motor doesn't hang lower than the chain ring.
    Looks decent!! What crank arms are those? I've been looking for a decent value Epic. Not easy...!!

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      #33
      Originally posted by FlashPilot View Post

      Looks decent!! What crank arms are those? I've been looking for a decent value Epic. Not easy...!!
      Crank arms are Lekkie Buzzbars

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      • FlashPilot
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        I think I like the look of those. Expensive, but would you say they are worthwhile? Did you need any spacers on the BB?

      #34
      Here's my 2009 Giant Trance Size Large (medium also fits, I have both) with 52V 17.5Ah Jumbo Shark UPP.

      2009 Giant Trance Size Large (medium also fits, I have both) with 52V 17.5Ah Jumbo Shark UPP
      Last edited by Bikehockey; 09-20-2020, 05:28 PM.

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        #35
        Here's another decent candidate. 2007 or so BMC Four-Stroke 03. BBSHD with Wolf 52v 12ah on magnet mount. After getting the suspension setup right I'm really happy with it. Have yet to take it on any single track but pulling the kid in the trailer is a breeze no matter the terrain on paved roads and trails.

        Build thread - https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...shd#post103757

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          #36
          Here is my giant trance advanced X 2012 with Bafang BBSHD with jumbo shark pack on a frame.
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          • Mike_V
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            Your's is a big unique good looking and capable eBike
            How does it work? Good luck to you 'V'

          #37
          Has anyone installed a BBSHD or BBS02 on a Gary Fisher Joshua bike? The bottom bracket shell is the easy part, the battery placement is problematic.

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            #38
            Wow, it needs a motor and does not fit me,
            from " the 'bay "

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            I found this work of art on flea bay and would absolutely buy , then motorize, Wolf Power except, size - Large

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            • Mike_V
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              Bravissimo !
              I have one Cannondale Jekyll 2000 Flame Fade that fits me and my Wolf Pack.

            #39
            I have a specialized fsr & am looking to convert to a mid drive. The suspension configuration is different on mine, than most I see on here

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            #40
            It seems to look like I have room on the slope tube but I don’t think there is enough clearance between the shock stay?

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            • paxtana
              paxtana commented
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              Your best bet would probably be to just mount the battery on the underside of the down tube. If you look at the wolf battery it has steel rails that go along the sides so you can mount it upside down with something like steel cable ties.

            #41
            Originally posted by mixpix View Post
            It seems to look like I have room on the slope tube but I don’t think there is enough clearance between the shock stay?
            Yeah it's hard to say for sure. I'd make a cardboard replica of the shark battery and see if it fits or not. Pretty sure they have a template on the site for it.

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              #42
              Will a 52V 40-AMP 14AH SUPER-SHARK E-BIKE BATTERY from https://www.electrifybike.com/collec...e-bike-battery fit a 2015 Cannondale Trigger 27.5 4 Bike Medium frame size?
              Last edited by DaveK; 04-14-2022, 02:27 PM.

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                #43
                Kona King Kickapoo 2006?
                18.5 frame, 26×2.3 tires
                BBSHD 68mm, 46T, 850C
                52V, 17.5ah
                Straightforward conversion with 68mm kit.
                Used 6mm of spacers on chain side for gearcase/chainstay clearance. Still plenty of threads on locknut but chain line was off. Solved by modifying rear cassette then locking out the two inboard sprockets. I moved a couple of the smaller sprockets inboard so my 3rd gear is the tallest. Reduced from 9 speed to 7 as a result but 7 is plenty.
                considered getting a Luna offset ring but modded cassette works great, is cheap and means I can now put as large ring as I want since teeth are outside chainstay. I could conceivably go for an 11-50 cassette with a larger ring and get a huge gearing range.
                The only negative is old school geometry but the new stuff usually has a curved downtube making ground clearance sub optimal with motor hanging down. Also I can confirm this will easily fit a EM3 52V, 20.5 ah triangle while the newer frames tend to limit battery more. I feel like the older geometry is a real drawback only at speeds over 50km so a worthy trade off especially considering the donor was cheap.
                Last edited by Energeezer; 07-07-2022, 06:10 PM.

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                • paxtana
                  paxtana commented
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                  Nice find on the frame!

                #44
                Hi all
                Considering a 2016 Trek Fuel Ex7 29 for conversion.
                Your thoughts?
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                • paxtana
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                  Those curved triangle types are almost always trouble. But who knows, maybe if you have a frame large enough it won't matter

                #45
                Hi Pax
                Bought the 2017 Trek Fuel EX7 I linked above. It's a large frame with 29er wheels. I now have a complete BBSHD kit installed and am fitting a 52V, 20.5ah small triangle battery in the frame. I have confirmed she will go but its gonna be tight. The battery actually fits easily but the bag is a bit larger than the battery. The excess baggage (pun intended) is causing some issues. It will go for sure but I think there is no way to prevent the bag (excess fabric only) from touching the top of the rear shock. Just sorting the best way to secure the internal battery as far forward as possible to be sure it doesn't slip back inside the bag and hit the shock. I've got some ideas. Will post pics when done. Been super busy so facing delays. Pretty sure it will be killer though.

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                • paxtana
                  paxtana commented
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                  Sup. Depending on the situation you might be able to flip the shock around for a little extra clearance. I did that on one of my frames and it got me what I needed to make it practical.
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