Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What is the difference between the BBSHD and the BBS02 and is it worth the extra cost?

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    What is the difference between the BBSHD and the BBS02 and is it worth the extra cost?

    What is the difference between the BBSHD and the BBS02?
    • The BBSHD was completely redesigned, almost every part is different.
    • The BBSHD uses much beefier components, and a beefier controller.
    • The BBSHD is overbuilt to put up with the 35 amp amperage, the BBS02 is at its max at 30amps.
    • The BBSHD is 10 percent more efficient which means more range AND more power
    • The BBSHD is 3 pounds heavier than the bbs02
    • The BBSHD i s considerably larger than the bbs02
    There are also many similarities between the 2.
    • all the external connected accessories are the same (dispaly, throttle, ebrake, wiring harnass etc)
    • Both mount in the same way to your bottom bracket


    I believe the BBSHD is better and is worth the extra money for MOST users for these reasons:

    One of the biggest considerations that people forget, the BBS02 requires a lot of shifting to keep it in the optimum gear level to keep it from getting too hot...the BBSHD you can shift in a middle gear and forget it for the most part except when doing extreme climbing.
    • The BBSHD is much more powerful not just by the amp numbers, but in real world performance.
    • The bbshd is 10 percent more efficient than the bbs02
    • It puts out way more torque than the BBSO2
    • It is far more reliable than the BBS02
    • It is very possible that Bafang will release higher amperage controllers in the future for the BBSHD
    • The BBSHD is hot roddable, the bbs02 is not...so your future proof.

    In some cases, the BBS02 is a better choice. Here are the advantages of the BBS02
    • The BBS02 is much more affordable than the bbshd
    • The BBS02 is 3 pounds lighter
    • The BBs02 is smaller in size
    • The BBS02 has been around longer and is better known entity.
    • There are many more upgrade chain ring options for the BBS02
    The BBS02 is a better option if
    • You cant afford the bbshd
    • You want to stay legal and the 750w ttitle on the BBS02 does make it more legal for street riding
    • you really don't need the extra power of the bbshd
    Last edited by ykick; 04-05-2017, 08:58 PM.
Working...
X