I’m about to pull the trigger on a similar wheel for my Cycletruck. You could probably do something similar but choose more affordable options.
Here is my current ordering spreadsheet but I’m going balleur with the bells and whistles including:
- Nerdy Canadian manufactured controller that is fully configurable & potted for waterproofness
- Grin Tech intelligent battery charger that tracks charging information over time.
- Torque sensing bottom bracket (Good news, I remeasured my BB shell and its actually 68mm! Previously I was carelessly measuring some dirty black spacers on the MTB cranks and thought it was 72mm)
- Massive battery (846 WH) that I estimate will give me approx 84 km / 52 mile range. Grin also sells much smaller and cheaper batteries that are flat and could tuck away in an inconspicuous location.
This is the wheel / motor I’m planning to get:
This is the eZee motor “Kit” that helps guide you through the ordering process. Note that it does not include a battery which is also pretty expensive.