Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby NYXBikes on Mon 26/Jan/15 10:46am

Hey all,

We’ve been working for 2 years on a project and want to get the word out to any curious folks out here. It’s the world’s first carbon E-Bike Frame Fit, worth taking a sneak peak: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyx2015/nyx-2015-the-worlds-first-carbon-fiber-e-bike-fram?ref=nav_search

NYX 2015 is a hand-crafted universal E-Bike Frame Kit that can be used to salvage your existing bicycle into an electric bike. It can also be used to start any custom E-Bike project.

A few specs:
16L Battery Space
6.1KG (13.5lbs)
Weld-free for guaranteed alignment
Universally compatible
Early-bird prices on the KickStarter

Give us your thoughts!

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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Wobbler on Mon 26/Jan/15 10:49am

Bottom bracket is stupidly high
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Rik on Mon 26/Jan/15 11:37am

Wobbler wrote:Bottom bracket is stupidly high


Possible so they can run a stupidly large chain ring

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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Wobbler on Mon 26/Jan/15 11:48am

so much maing
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Postby great uncle bulgaria on Mon 26/Jan/15 2:11pm

vomit
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Postby ryda on Mon 26/Jan/15 3:11pm

Lucky advertising on vorb is cheap....... :paranoid:
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Postby ChumlyPogward on Mon 26/Jan/15 3:53pm

I can understand e bikes for old folk or for cargo bikes - for a MTB? Use your legs bitch.
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby ryda on Mon 26/Jan/15 4:46pm

ChumlyPogward wrote:I can understand e bikes for old folk or for cargo bikes - for a MTB? Use your legs bitch.
it would seem the main use is skids on wet roads... not unlike a Huffy
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 26/Jan/15 5:38pm

What's the point of carbon? The bike is unavoidably heavy from batteries, motor and all the various kinds of beef needed to take the extra power, extra clothing and extra lard of the rider.

If there was a normal sized rear wheel they would not need as much from the suspension, and could reduce the front chainwheel and drop the BB a little. Are they just using the wee wheel as a way to get the unsprung weight nearer to something standard suspension can handle?
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Farm on Mon 26/Jan/15 7:00pm

I can't find the right hyperbolic phrase to express how ugly I find this machine. I'm not the target market though.

Good luck with the Kickstarter, I guess there's a market for this type of thing? It's probably pretty small at this stage; people who want to mountain bike but aren't capable (or don't want) to pedal?

Access issues mean there are currently less places to ride them too I think.
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 26/Jan/15 7:38pm

My guess is the evolution of off-road electrics will be:
increasing power
-> ripped up tracks
-> banned some places
-> more pressure on remaining tracks
-> banned there too
-> fit road tyres, change the gearing, lock out the suspension, try to get proper mudguards to fit.
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby znomit on Mon 26/Jan/15 8:00pm

Simonius_Titius wrote:My guess is the evolution of off-road electrics will be:
increasing power
-> ripped up riders

FTFY

But its got UV resistant stickers so I'm sold. I hear they strengthen the frame considerably too.
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Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 26/Jan/15 8:43pm

Frame strength is irrelevant if you install the right stickers.
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Re: Nyx 2015 : The World's First Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit

Postby RJD on Mon 26/Jan/15 9:14pm

"Nyx 2015 : The World's Worst Carbon Fiber E-bike Frame Kit"
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