This is my current project: Bat out of hell! It’s my first eMTB and I’m doing my best to do it justice!
It all started with a birthday gift that was lost in shipping for months but somehow must have been found in a cold dark corner and managed finished it’s journey only a few weeks late. The Haero Bro deck. I absolutely love the look and the feel of this deck but I haven’t ridden it… yet! To go along with the Bro I wanted the MBS bindings mostly because they look awesome.
That’s when things started to get out of control…
A badass build needs badass parts so we have some FatBoy 320 hangers paired with MBS Matrix II’s on yellow shock blocks in the front and orange in the back.
To get rolling I have the gorgeous E-Toxx Offset hubs with some 9" MBS tires and I think they look really good together. The gear drive is a custom made E-Toxx 1:5 helical setup for the FatBoy hangers connected to TorqueBoards 6380 motors.
This is powered by a 12s8p battery I’m assembling from Model 3 cells. Nickel is on the way, the welder is ready, the cells are siliconed and wrapped with fishpaper.
There is room for a few ESC choices but the two at the top of my list were the TB6 and the Stormcore 60D. At the moment my TB6s are used for testing but the 60D is in stock so a Stormcore it is!
With most of the parts sorted out things have to start coming together. The heat in the south is starting to break so it’s been a lot of fun working in the garage on the lathe and CNC to produce the parts and spacers necessary to make these pieces come together perfectly.
At the moment more parts are en route… Aluminium, Nickel, 60D and I’m working on the bullbar design. I’m kinda digging the carbon rods that I used as a placeholder on my 3d printing tests so they might just be used in the final design.