Friday, October 10, 2014

Water Bottle Battery Mount for the Tidalforce M-750X electric bike

I've been agonizing for quite a while on how to best place a 3rd party battery pack on the Tidalforce M-750 or M-750X frame. Having a rear rack is challenging since the bike folds and using a beam rack seems unreliable since the weight on a beam would naturally want to move off axis (swing left or right).

Mounting it on the front of the bike isn't practical either, however, with a front rack, it might be easier.

I finally happened upon perhaps an ideal placement for a small 3rd party LiPO pack. Right on the water bottle mounts!

I bought an adjustable water bottle cage and tried mounting the LiPO pack to it. It seems to work quite well. The weather hasn't been cooperating and I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, however, I'm very hopeful that it will work out well.

This obviously won't be the final packaging of the battery, however, It did look snug and held tight with just Gorilla duct tape.

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