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  5. Greetings: I have asked this question elsewhere and thought I would try again because I get conflicting answers. I purchased a Sondors X fat tire bike, 7 speed, 48v in June, 2017. A couple of months ago I replaced the controller with a new one because my grandson burnt the old one. However, when I installed the controller the original LCD screen would not totally work with the new controller. When I asked Sondors about it, they said I needed to buy a new LCD screen. Tried, but they are sold out of them, but the second person I talked to said that I could reprogram the old LCD screen to work with the new controller. Is this true? Also, of annoyance, If one buys a new LCD Screen, I was told it comes with a new controller, So I asked why don't they include a new LCD Screen with a new controller? Doesn't make any sense to me. Thanks Earl
  6. The photos below are from the original post, the original assembly used a single M5 bolt between the Seat Post Clamp and the Chain Guide. The Chain on my SONDORS X has fallen off twice in 1,400 plus miles, hardly worth mentioning, but I decided to track down a fix. The first incident was about a month after receiving the bike and beginning to consistently riding a shared use bike path. I hit a rather large pot hole adjacent to the path, after an altercation with a motorist that violated my space in a crosswalk. As my rear tire fell into and bounded out of the hole, hard enough, that my chain jumped off the Chainring. I put the chain back on the Chainring and went on my way. The second time, last week, was during a downshift to first gear, as I reached my turnaround point. This time it was caused by poor alignment between my 56T Chainring and first gear. I fine tuned the Derailleur, adjusting the stops and alignment. Understanding the first occurrence was caused by the chain jumping vertically off the Chainring and the second with poor alignment, I wanted to attempt to cure both with a single change. I found a Chain Guide that I thought I could make work, or modify slightly, to make if fit.
  7. My 2016 ebike’s LCD display is not working correctly. It shows that there is no charge on the battery even though it is fully charged and at the bottom displays this code: Sour 3 i have tried to set it back to factory setting and it still doesnt work. I have also unhooked and reconnected the battery and the cable from the LCD. ANY SUGGESTIONS? Thanks!
  8. The Chain on my SONDORS X has fallen off twice in 1,400 plus miles, hardly worth mentioning, but I decided to track down a fix. The first incident was about a month after receiving the bike and beginning to consistently riding a shared use bike path. I hit a rather large pot hole adjacent to the path, after an altercation with a motorist that violated my space in a crosswalk. As my rear tire fell into and bounded out of the hole, hard enough, that my chain jumped off the Chainring. I put the chain back on the Chainring and went on my way. The second time, last week, was during a downshift to first gear, as I reached my turnaround point. This time it was caused by poor alignment between my 56T Chainring and first gear. I fine tuned the Derailleur, adjusting the stops and alignment. Understanding the first occurrence was caused by the chain jumping vertically off the Chainring and the second with poor alignment, I wanted to attempt to cure both with a single change. I found a Chain Guide that I thought I could make work, or modify slightly, to make if fit. Off the shelf worked with the addition of a longer screw and elimination of a bracket. Here is a link to the Guide: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075N1HP86/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I will post an update, as to the durability and reliability of my fix. What I didn't show, was the small window I cut in the Battery Case, for clearance of the Guide's Clamp Hinge.
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  10. Will They Fit in the Frame & Fork? While it is possible to buy a complete new 29” front wheel that you can mount your existing Brake Disc on, you can’t with your rear. That will requiring building a new rear wheel, lacing your Bafang Hub Motor in the new 29er Rim and calculating new spoke lengths and truing the new wheel in a truing stand. That procedure will require the services of a experienced bike shop. And you should consider the following : Head Angle, Trail, and Pitch Stability “Trail is a function of head angle and fork offset, and it’s the largest determining factor in how a bike corners. 29-inch forks are built with a longer offset than their 27 inch counterparts, which means that 29ers require a steeper head angle to achieve the same trail measurement. A more kicked-out head angle yields a bike with greater pitch stability, or fore-aft stability. This means that when things get wild, you’ll be less likely to be ejected over the handlebars. This is mostly a factor for high-speed descending and steep terrain”. “Considering the impact of steering geometry is critical for making comparisons between bikes of different wheel sizes. A 29er with a 68-degree head angle will maintain composure at high speed, but low-speed handling, particularly cornering, will tend to be sluggish. By comparison, a 68-degree head angle on a 27 inch bike will yield a noticeably more responsive handling feel, but will be less predictable when initiating turns at high speeds. So, if you’re comparing bikes between wheel sizes, expect a 29-inch bike to be roughly two degrees steeper than a 27 inch bike with similar cornering characteristics”. “At a given speed, 29’ers do roll slightly more efficiently, and it’s most noticeable on flats or gentle grades, either up or down, with successive small bumps. The difference comes down to angle of attack. In other words, the larger wheel approaches a given obstruction at a shallower angle, enabling it to roll “through” the object, rather than “over” it. However, this example assumes a constant speed, and mountain biking is a dynamic activity”. “There’s a price to pay for this improved roll over. Larger wheels weigh more, and that added weight is placed farther from the hub, which further increases the wheel’s inertia. In other words, 29’ers require a stronger effort to get moving. This phenomenon is most noticeable when exiting turns, and during technical climbing, where bursts of acceleration are part of the game. Big-wheel evangelists will of course point to the fact that you’ll run lower gearing to compensate, but gearing doesn’t change the laws of physics. The fact remains that 29’ers maintain speed more effectively, where 27 inch wheels accelerate more efficiently.” Considering all that, it’s is probably less of a concern if your MXS will be ridden mostly on city streets and paved trails ..... One of the advantages and maybe pitfalls of waiting on our Sondors to be delivered, is deciding how to personalize, customize and modify our new bikes, in the time it takes them to get to us. I had new Carbon Fiber Replacements for the Handle Bar, Stem and Seatpost in my Parts Bin more than a month before my Sondors would arrive. I had replaced the Original “Tractor Seat” with one that my butt was already accustomed too, almost as soon as my First Generation IndieGoGo Sondors Fat arrived but all the other improvements I’ve made, were after riding quite a few miles and evaluating just what to consider. Now after over 15,000 miles, only the Original’s Frame, Fork, Battery Box and Bottom Bracket remain. Be Forewarned.... Once You Start It Ain’t Easy To Stop... the upgrades, not the bike itself, Magura MT-5e, Quad Piston and Pads Hydraulic Brakes with Larger Discs haul my Electric Black Lightning to a stop! 😀 REDDY
  11. hello still waiting for the arrival of my MXS the first thing i would like to explore is replacing the 27 inch wheels with 29 inch. is it as simpe as just switching them out? or does it require missions and hudles and nonsense please advise anyone ! thank you
  12. A blanket statment on recharge cycles is meaningless because It’s dependent on the individual 18650 ver of the cells in the pack (they each have their own number of cycles dependent on their chemistry) and the depth of discharge the pack starts at recharge (Voltage) and how much of a charge you’ll top off the pack to. For best longevity, charging packs Low (amperage) & Slow is recommended to only 80% (Voltage) capacity. Lastly, those in the know and none of the Staff on this site recommend buying batteries direct from China because you have no recourse on your purchase, return shipping of Li Ion battery packs back to China might cost as much as the pack and Chinese Pack Suppliers are notorious for supplying counterfeit cells in their products. No, not everyone is out to cheat you but their have been too many reported cases to consider taking a chance. We recommend buying from one of the three trusted US Vendors known to this forum that support our brand and Sondors Upgrades. The First Two are the most reliable and helpful. Always communicate with vendors about individual compatibility and specifications for your individual application. https://boltonebikes.com/ https://electrobikeworld.com/ Luna is a long time supplier that is moving past a lot of the Sondors upgrades they use to feature and they don’t publish any guarantees . https://lunacycle.com/ Id suggest reading about Li-Ion batteries at Electricbike.com starting with this article https://www.electricbike.com/introduction-lithium-18650-batteries/ REDDY
  13. I found a Greenergia battery that bosts 2000 charging cycles. Does this sound true and is there a trusted brand to look for?
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  15. i have owned the sondors thin now for two years with almost 1200 miles on it. i use it mainly to commute to work 7 miles in and 7 miles out on very hilly roads in Vermont. i have found this bike absolutely amazing for a ev bike. it rides well, dose what it is suppose to do and it is fun to ride. i must say the hills do drain the battery faster than what is advertised but it has to work hard. durability of this bike is very good. i have not replaced any parts on this bike at all except to adjust the disc brakes and lube the chain. i must say my friend who owns a $9500.00 ev bike dose almost the same as mine ( which cost me $850.00) with a little added range and lots of extra gag gits which are not needed. sondors did a great job
  16. sounds like the same issue for us....I've reported the following and am waiting a reply: 2018 Sondor thin LCD (B2222 36V)/power problem My husband and I have 2 of these bikes and have about 180 miles on each with no issues until now. My battery is fully charged but when the bike powers up the battery only shows 1 bar which last only 2-3 minutes. We swapped batteries and mine works perfect in the other bike; but my bike has the same issue with the other battery. Thus, we have eliminated my battery being the issue. We have done the same thing with the controller with the same results. We then switched the LCD unit and mine did NOT work on my husbands bike. We are now believing my LCD is the issue. Please note: my LCD presents all information correctly (average speed, odometer, power assist level, etc.) Is there a way to reset my LCD and if not, how do we purchase a new one quickly? We are grateful for any help....thank you.
  17. Oh sorry, I misread your post. The Sondors Hub and the spokes are not available thru Sondors (they don’t actually manufacture our bikes) so you’ll have to buy an aftermarket Hub. When I built my new wheels I went Aliexpress and bought the appropriate width (spacing between the fork dropout lugs) Hub with bolt on spindle/axel. After you have your hub you can use an online Spoke Length Calculator to determine your spoke lengths for your Specific Rim and Hub. https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator REDDY
  18. That was a misunderstanding. I do not want to install a motor in the front wheel, but have a rim for a front wheel (Original Sondors 80 mm) WITHOUT hub and spokes and now need the missing parts.
  19. I’m about 3 years in with my SONDERS Thin. Great product until recently. All lights come on however, no power to the motor. Throttle doen’t work either which has me thinking the Pedal assist magnet is probably not the problem. Checked all connections. Any way to check the controller? Any ideas out there? Stumped!
  20. You don’t want to install a Front Hub Motor in a Suspension Fork. It’s been tried and documented here on the forum and there are dangerous handling problems associated with the combination. Matt Robertson’s Build of an AWD Sondors with Suspension Fork was switched to ridged fork because of this problem. I think his AWD Sondors suffered a broken frame and no longer exists as a Sondors. There are limits to high power modifications and the Twin Hub Motored Bikes don't afford much of an increase in top speed for all the extra weight and poor handling, especially with front suspension. Their best attributes are realized in straightline acceleration. REDDY
  21. Thanks Reddy! Thanks Lindsey! I´ll contact you on your website in the course of the order!
  22. Thanks Reddy. Geopal04 - The rule of thumb is you can only use the specific voltage output charger for your battery and the charger has to be for lithium battery. For example if your battery is a 36v then you need to use a charger specific for a 36v battery only. A 36v charger has a max output of 42v a 52v =58v and a 60v =66v. The label on the charger will tell you the max output. Since the subject here is a 60v battery so it comes with a charger that has a max output of 66v. It doesn't matter how much Ah a battery has, the more the Ah the longer it takes to charge. Yes I can ship world wide, just make the purchase of the charger on my website and add in the international shipping on the item. If the item does not have an option to choose international shipping then contact me either thru the website or here and we can make arrangement for international shipping payment. Hope I answered your question.
  23. Hello! Need help by my Sondors X: I swapped the original rims (80 mm) for 100 mm wide rims. Unfortunately I got the wide front rim without hub and spokes delivered (from China - my mistake). Therefore, I have the original hub including spokes in the 80 mm wide expanded and installed in the 100 mm wide. I would now like to mount the new Sondors suspension fork, but this doesn´t work with the wide 100 mm rim (with the 4.9" tire), which means I have to re-install the original 80 mm rim, which now has no hub and spokes. That´s why I need a matching hub complete with spokes for the original 80 mm rim from Sondors. I have mounted the magura hydraulic brakes (203 mm). Which manufacturers (types) can I use? Thanks for your help!
  24. Hello! Find this on: https://autorevue.at/ratgeber/e-bikes-recht-gesetz-regeln (Translation with "google translate"): E-bikes and pedelecs: the legal regulations Austria E-bikes, ie electronically driven bicycles without pedal assistance as well as pedelecs (with pedal assist) are equal in terms of traffic law to "normal" bicycles. Thus, both e-bikes and pedelecs must be used on cyclists, if one exists. For e-bikes and pedelecs: The maximum drive power of the motor must not exceed 600 watts, also applies a maximum design speed of 25 km / h. The rated continuous power is to be distinguished from the maximum power of the motor. This describes the performance that can be sustained over a period of 30 minutes. Lt. The current EU type-approval ordinance must not exceed 250 watts for pedelecs If one of the above values (600 watts maximum power or 250 watts rated continuous power or 25 km / h speed of design) is exceeded, the vehicle is legally no longer classified as a bicycle but as a moped. (associated with, for example, helmet duty, driving license and liability insurance, etc.) Also for e-bikes and pedelecs: 0.8-thousandths, calls only with handsfree. Incidentally, trailers may only be towed if a bicycle stand is also mounted on the e-bike. Equipment: It applies the equipment regulations as with bicycles, duty are therefore bell, headlights, tail light, reflector and reflectors on spokes and pedals. Minimum age: from 12 years you can be alone on the road, including only when accompanied by an adult or with a cycling license. Attention: Helmet required for children under 12 years. A throttle grip (thumb throttle) is allowed in Austria! Look also this: http://www.biketronic.at/images/biketronic/technik/gesetzliche-bestimmungen/e-bikes-alles-was-recht-ist-oesterreich.pdf Germany If you want to forego driving license, registration (including license plate) and helmet obligation in Germany, an e-bike must not bring more than 250 watts of engine power and the engine support must also switch off at 25 km / h. The bike path must be used, if one exists. For more powerful e-bikes (or up to a maximum of 500 watts engine power / engine connection up to a maximum of 45 km / h): driving license of the class AM and approval (insurance license plate) are required, then it also applies the helmet. In addition, the use of a bike path is no longer allowed.
  25. Wow, might take a little time for Lindsey to get back to you if you didn’t follow her instructions in her post but I can fill in for her about her published info about the 60V battery that comes with the appropriate charger. https://electrobikeworld.com/products/l60-triangle-battery-60v-173ah-samsung-lithium-ion Introducing our latest product the L60 60v 17.3Ah Samsung lithium ion battery pack. This battery will produce higher top speed, faster acceleration, higher torque for hill climbing than our current L3 52v 20.3Ah battery. Both batteries will have the same distance range but the L60 will get there faster. The L60 & L3 both have same identical dimensions so you can install inside the Sondors fat tire battery box along with a 35amp controller. This battery is intended for the true enthusiast who wants to take their bike to the maximum level of performance! Order yours today and get ready to go 35 + mph top speed! We recommend this battery to be used with our 60v 35amp controller/60v LCD and 750w Bafang rear gear hub motor. Package includes: - 1 60v 17.3Ah triangle battery with genuine Samsung cells and XT90-S female plug pre installed - 1 XT90-S male plug with pigtails to be installed on your controller - 1 5amp high quality aluminum case battery charger with cooling fan - 1 year warranty from time of purchase (on non physical damage battery only) - Free shipping to the lower 48 states. International shipping is available *This battery is made to order and will take approximately 9-10 days delivered to your door. We also do customize battery pack according to your dimensions and specs. Please contact us here and let us know what you need. Contact us *disclaimer we are not responsible for any accidents, fire outbreak, explosions or any kind of damage or injury due to the use of our batteries and products. Please take all necessary precaution with the use of our products. Use at your own risk. REDDY
  26. Hi Lindsey! Can I charge your battery with the original charger from Sondors, or do I need a special charger? Do you ship to Europe (Austria) and if so, on what terms?
  27. I keep the Higo cable cap, to the LCD, taped inside my battery box in case a fall damages the LCD while riding. You can cap the lead and resume operation. REDDY
  28. Resolved - two of the cables were 'capped' . Removed cap and all resolved
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