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Posted on February 28, 2017

An on/off-road, full-suspension electric folding bike

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MOAR is a new fat ebike design on the market with both front and rear suspensions. An ebike goes up to 25mph easily (speed limited by state law), as fast as a scooter. The speed is exhilarating but also turns every bump, pothole and imperfection on the road into bone jarring experience, even for a fat-bike. At this speed a full suspension bike is the only way to go according to MOAR.
 
The MOAR X-Fold bikes are equipped with LCD readouts and 5 levels of PAS (Peddle Assisted System). The frames are built like aircrafts and the more expansive premium cars, with 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. This guarantees that the MOAR ebike will not rust.
 
Powerful Electric Drivetrain
A 48V Samsung lithium battery, similar to what is used in Tesla electric cars, one of the safest in the industry, driving a reliable and powerful 8fun motor, 500w or more. More torque and power than a lot of ebikes on the market. Which can take you up to the speed limit with silent ease. MOAR is powered by either a 500w rear-hub or a 750w mid-drive motor.
 
The motors are not just designed for 10-15 seconds of "peak power", meaning you can ride all day at 750w without burning up the motor. MOAR estimate peak power for the mid-drive motor would roughly be in the 1,000-1,200w range.
 
750W Mid-Drive Electric Bike Motor
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The silent 750w rated mid-drive motor drives the chain directly through its Shimano 9 speed gears, giving riders more precision control over their riding. At 118ft-lb (160NM) of max torque, the 750w mid-drive motor can tow a SUV from a standstill and has more than enough power to conquer the steepest hills.
 
500w Rear Hub Electric Bike Motor
The silent 500w rated 8Fun rear hub geared motor easily tackles steep hills with 44ft-lb (60NM) of max torque and comes in either a 7 or 8 speed gear setup.
 
Top speed is capped at 20 mph to comply with regulations; however, press a few buttons on the LCD screen to unlock max speeds of 28 mph (mid-drive motor) and 25 mph (rear-hub motor) for off-road riding only.
 
Most electric bikes use a 6 Mosfet, designers of the MOAR eBike have opted to use a minimum of 9 Mosfet (higher the better) in the motor controllers. The motor controller and level of Mosfet ensure a smooth and responsive delivery of maximum electrical power to the 500w and 700w motors. This ensures the maximum torque and power that these 8FUN premium rated motors can handle.
 
All electronics are powered by one 48V battery with either 10, 13 or 17AH.
 
All batteries on MOAR Electric Bikes are made using premium 48V Samsung Li-Ion batteries which provides faster and more efficient power delivery with 30% more range than the standard 36V cells used by other eBikes.
 
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48V Electric Bike Battery Range
Estimated range for a 176lb (80kg) rider cruising on flat ground at 15 mph on a MOAR eBike for each battery option:
 
10AH = 30 miles electric only, 50 miles level one peddle assist.
13AH = 40 miles electric only, 65 miles level one peddle assist.
17AH = 50 miles electric only, 85 miles level one peddle assist.
 
One Concealed, Removable Battery
Not only does the rear rack add functionality, it conceals the removable battery. The 48V battery is housed in an IP65 splash-proof aluminum casing allowing it to easily slide in/out to charge away from the MOAR eBike.
 
With only one battery powering everything from the motor to electronics packages, there's no forgetting to charge the headlights and no extra wires or mounts. Working off the battery are a horn loud enough for people and traffic, built-in LED turn signals lights and an LED brake light.
 
The X-Fold is MOAR's first model and as the name implies, it folds into half. MOAR is currently raising funds through Indiegogo.
 
Source and top image: MOAR
Learn more at the next leading event on the topic: Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2017 External Link on 10 - 11 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany hosted by IDTechEx.