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					                                                                           Cycle9.com electric bike and hub motor comparison
 example configuration:    BionX P-250, 24V NiMH,            Bion X PL350                    eZee                Crystalyte DC Motor,          Crystalyte 406, 26”           Crystalyte 408, 26”       Cycle 9 Dolores Bike -
                                 26” wheel                 Li-Ion, 26” wheel           Li-Ion, 26” wheel              26” wheel                      wheel                         wheel                 Li-Ion, 26” wheel

feature:
Geared                                                                                          ✔                                                                                                                 ✔




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                                       ⎯                                                                                   ⎯                            ⎯                             ⎯
Brushless                              ✔                           ✔                            ✔                          ⎯                            ✔                             ✔                           ✔
Front or rear wheel           rear (front optional)       rear (front optional)               front                front or rear (rear          front or rear (rear           front or rear (rear     rear, 7 speeds, Shimano
                                                                                                                 limited to 7 speeds)         limited to 7 speeds)          limited to 7 speeds)       Alivio shifter/derailleur
Nominal Power (watts)                 250                         350                          400                         250                         400                           400                         350
Peak Power (watts)                    450                         700                          700                         750                         750                           750                         600
Top Speed @ 36V, no                    20                         20                           23                           35                          28                            22                          17
load, miles per hour
(MPH)
Top Speed @ 48V, no                   N/A                         N/A                          29                           47                          39                            29                         N/A
load, miles per hour
(MPH)
Disc brake compatible                  ✔                           ✔                            ✔               requires optional add-      requires optional add-        requires optional add-                  ⎯
                                                                                                                on, tight clearance for     on, tight clearance for       on, tight clearance for
                                                                                                                      some bikes                  some bikes                    some bikes
Regenerative braking




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                                       ✔                           ✔                           ⎯                           ⎯                           ⎯                             ⎯                            ⎯
How much weight it                   17 lbs                      19 lbs                        19                          24*                         24*                           24*                52 (total bike weight)
adds to your bike (motor
+controller+battery)
Peak Torque/thrust, lbs               17                           23                          42                           18                          25                            27                 (not yet measured)
Throttle                            optional                       ✔                           ✔                            ✔                           ✔                             ✔                 ✔ (must pedal first to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               activate)
Pedelec sensor                   torque sensor               torque sensor                  optional                        ⎯                           ⎯                             ⎯                   pedal rpm sensor
Battery type                         NiMH                        Li-Mn                        Li-Mn               battery not included         battery not included          battery not included
Usable Battery capacity              8 Ah                       9.5 Ah                      9.5 Ah                battery not included        battery not included          battery not included                 9 Ah
Wheel sizes available       700c, 26”, 24”, 20”, 18”    700c, 26”, 24”, 20”, 18”         700c, 26”, 20”             700c, 26”, 20”          26”, 20” (700C available      26”, 20” (700C available               26”
(we can build custom                                                                                                                              in 407 hub)                   in 407 hub)
sizes for an additional
fee)
Warranty                   2 years motor + control, 1 2 years motor + control, 1        2 years motor +              1 year all parts            1 year all parts              1 year all parts       1 year all parts (excluding
                                   yr battery                 yr battery             controller, 1 yr battery                                                                                         wear items), 2.5 year pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             rated battery




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Other Features                 Disc brake capable,        Disc brake capable,        Comes with disc brake           Capable of many            Capable of many               Capable of many           Headlight, tail light, 7
                             quick release, locking     quick release, locking       rotor, battery mounting          different battery          different battery            different battery        speed Shimano shifter,
                             battery mount, integral    battery mount, integral       bag (for rear rack), zip         configurations             configurations               configurations            throttle and pedelec
                            control console to adjust control console to adjust       ties and all installation                                                                                           sensor, removable,
                            power, monitor system, power, monitor system, accessories, long cables                                                                                                        lockable battery on
                               and monitor battery        and monitor battery        for installation on cargo                                                                                        integral rail mount, racks,
                                    charge, can                charge, can              or recumbent bikes,                                                                                                     fenders
                              accommodate 8 or 9         accommodate 8 or 9          battery gauge, included
                              speed rear freewheel       speed rear freewheel       Schwalbe Marathon tire
                                                                                              and tube
Other options                     Throttle, DC/DC            Throttle, DC/DC         Pedelec sensor, plug-in      Thumb or twist throttle,   Thumb or twist throttle,       Thumb or twist throttle,       Cycle analyst can be
                                  converter, cable           converter, cable        cycle analyst, thumb or can be run with a variety         35A controller, 72V            35A controller, 72V                 added
                            extension for long bikes, extension for long bikes, twist throttle, can be run of batteries and voltages controller, plug-in cycle              controller, plug-in cycle
                                freewheel 7, 8 or 9        freewheel 7, 8 or 9                 at 48V                                      analyst, can be run with a     analyst, can be run with a
                                 speed, disc brake          speed, disc brake                                                                variety of batteries and       variety of batteries and
                                                                                                                                                      voltages                      voltages




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Our Commentary on the      + The BionX kits are the + The BionX kits are the +This is the highest               +This is a very reliable,  +This is a reasonably          +This is a reasonably           +Complete, integrated
system, positives            most aesthetically         most aesthetically         torque electric hub motor simple motor for a great reliable, fast motor with           reliable motor with very      electric bike, no worries
                             pleasing and               pleasing and               we sell. It is great for     price. It will give a      good torque. It comes in       good torque, and high             about add-ons or
                             unobtrusive when           unobtrusive when           heavier people, or cargo moderate assist for those both front and rear wheel           efficiency for non-geared        compatibility issues.
                             installed on the bike.     installed on the bike.     bikes, or very hilly areas. who want a faster           versions. There are many       motor. It comes in both          Includes lithium ion
                             This is a kit for          This is a kit for          The throttle control is      commute, and who have options, such as choice             front and rear wheel         battery at very good price
                             someone who just           someone who just           smoothly activating. It is moderate hills.              of controller type, throttle   versions. There are many point. Good power for a
                             wants to install it and    wants to install it and    relatively easy to install,                             type, battery voltage/         options, such as choice         complete electric bike
                             then completely forget     then completely forget and easy to ride. Disc                                      chemistry, etc                 of controller type, throttle compared to others on
                             it is there. Also, longest it is there. Also, longest brake compatible.                                                                      type, battery voltage.           market. Brushless,
                             distance range of any      distance range of any Designed to be                                                                                                             internally geared motor
                             of our kits due to         of our kits due to         waterproof. Presently our                                                                                            for good torque and low
                             advanced system            advanced system            most popular kit.                                                                                                           maintenance
                             management                 management
Our Commentary on the      - The BionX is a closed - The BionX is a closed - Front wheel only. The -Brushes require                        -This is a heavier motor.      -This is a heavier motor. -Not quite as powerful as
system, negatives            system, not                system, not                stock battery mounting       occasional replacement When installed on front            When installed on front     Crystalyte 40X, eZee, or
                             interchangeable with       interchangeable with       bag is a bit flimsy, and     (inside motor), 1-3 years. wheel, changes handling,       wheel, changes handling, BionX PL-350 hub kits.
                             other components.          other components.          can require tinkering to     Not great for steep hills  simply due to weight.          simply due to weight.             Components are
                             Also, this is an un-       Also, this is an un-       install so that it is out of or really heavy loads,     Wide profile of motor          Wide profile of motor             Shimano Alivio,




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                             geared motor, so has       geared motor, so has       the way of your feet (only unless you want to pedal makes install with 8 or 9          makes install with 8 or 9     reasonable but usually
                             less torque than geared less torque than geared a problem for those with a lot. Heavier than eZee speed gearing systems                      speed gearing systems           found on lower cost
                             motors (but still plenty   motors (but still plenty small bikes or large feet). or BionX                      (rear) difficult. Likewise,    (rear) difficult. Likewise,  bikes. Bike contributes
                             for most uses). The        for most uses).            The finish on this kit is                               clearance for disc brake       clearance for disc brake     lots of power based on
                             PL-250 is a relatively                                overall great, but there                                option is limited, and         option is limited, and      pedal sensor (but can be
                             low power motor.                                      are little oddities like an                             requires additional parts.     requires additional parts.      overridden for lower
                                                                                   extra switch on the                                     Finish and integration not     Finish and integration not power by throttle). Only
                                                                                   battery gauge that has no                               as nice as for eZee or         as nice as for eZee or      one frame size, suitable
                                                                                   purpose, and the wiring is                              BionX.                         BionX.                         from about 5’5” up to
                                                                                   not quite as clean as on                                                                                              about 6’2” tall riders.
                                                                                   the BionX.
Our price                            $1,050.00                  $1,695.00                    $1,250.00              $310 (+$500 Li-Ion         $445 (+$500 Li-Ion            $445 (+$500 Li-Ion               $1,290.00
                                                                                                                 battery or +$250 Ni-Cad) battery or +$250 Ni-Cad)        battery or +$250 Ni-Cad)

				
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