Leon McMillian (California USA)
I bought a buzzraw pedal version because I wanted to build a mid-drive electric bike to ride on the beach. Since the Buzzraw is the real original modern retro mini bike style bike that other companies were influenced by, I knew it was a good choice. Ryan with Coast Cycles is always extremely helpful and very responsive to any compatibility questions I had.
I installed a Luna/Bafang 1500W BBSHD motor running at 52V (using hobby Lipo batteries in a frame bag). I have 500 miles on the bike (1/2 sand, 1/2 street). The original chain and gears are still doing well with the high torque of the BBSHD.
I also added the Cobble cross front shock, and I love it! I also love the removable bottom bracket feature on the frame. Considering how much sand, salty water, and rain this bike has seen in the past year since I’ve owned the bike, the muddy milkshake color finish is really doing well. The footpegs work great for riding doubles.
My next venture is a Buzzraw X pedal with CobbleCross and BBSHD.
Thank you, Leon, for your awesome review! We can’t wait till you get your Custom Buzzraw X pedal bike!