This cheap chinese carbon ebike gets a megatest! The carbon frame, Bafang 95Nm motor and huge 840Wh battery get ridden hundreds of kilometers in the UK winter and tested to the max. Will it crack? Will it survive the UK winter trails?!
Check out the first build video where i detail the entire process including painting the frame: https://youtu.be/ot8rxRnd2DQ
– Total build cost inc. paint: £4050
– 24.5KG Weight
– Mixed wheel size 29er front 27.5 rear
– 840Wh battery, 95Nm Motor
– 63.8 degree head angle
– 505mm reach (Frame Size XL)
– 455m Chain Stay
– 170mm Rockshox ZEB
– 155mm rear travel, Rockshox Super Deluxe
– DT Swiss H1700 Wheelset
– Deore 4 pot brakes
– Deore 10 speed drive train
– Big Betty Rear / Magic Mary Front
Go check out the total build thread over at EMTB forums to see everything in more detail: https://bit.ly/3qlV4Gi
Here is the exact frame I purchased called the Dengfu E10. You have to email them to actually make a transaction: https://bit.ly/35IxvQ9
With thanks to:
Thanks to Matt Bayliss for helping in the test. Matt came first place in almost all of his UK Senior UK downhill races in the last season and will be competing at the highest level in 2021, the Elite class, with some of the world’s top talent. Follow Matt here: https://bit.ly/38Oqdwh
Thanks to THE BIKE PILOT for capturing some awesome video content. Always getting the bangers! Follow him here: https://bit.ly/2XIAoMl
Thanks to MOSHON-E who supported with build advice. They actually now can get this exact KIT frame to support you. Go follow them here: https://bit.ly/3oP7fei
Thanks to Rockshox, DT Swiss and Shimano for supporting the build with parts!
Doing a DIY build like this also has negatives. It takes a fairly long time to build, shop for parts etc, especially in the current situation with delayed / restricted stock! You need tools etc, time to build. And not the best support when you need help. Warranty etc will also take time if I need it. BUT its very rewarding building your own! And you can choose the parts that you really like.
For many folks, a direct / shop bought bike is by far the best option, all things considered. Yes, you spend more, but the support is (usually) much better. But great to see this DIY build as a feasible option for those who would like to give it a go.
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