I’m really considering going the DIY route for my second Eboard I’ve never DIYed before but have been browsing the forum and the Esk8 reddit so I know this will be a monumental task but I’m willing to give it a try. I know I want an E-MTB similar to a Kaly and to what alot of the other builders like @okp or @Nowind are making which are beautiful pieces of work. I unfortunately have a small budget and would like to know if this is possible and where I can even begin to realize this custom build of mine.
I know I want:
- A customizable setup that I can switch wheel sizes 7"-9" depending on where I want to take the board.
- A Belt drive that I can eventually switch to a gear drive system.
- A 2 in 1 that I can go from the primary AT setup to a street setup that can do 97mm+ Street wheels or Gummies.
- Decent water resistance. Enough to go through damp roads or small puddles.
- Regenerative breaking
Thats more or less the things I would like to have. As for performance, I don’t need the highest top speed or steepest hill climbing, just something that I can take and ride anywhere and have the best carving riding experience with. My largest constraint is my budget and would like to know if this is possible to achieve with $1000-$1500 the lower the better but without sacrificing safety of course in terms of the quality of components. I would love to share the experience of building an awesome board and be proud of the effort that you put in for it.
Edit: Updated the title to better reflect the needs of the build. Thank you for the feedback. Love this forum Cheers!