Originally Posted by ridgebuggy
I have been looking for something cool for me and my wife to ride out in the woods and to goof around on.I wanted to find out some info on how to make a low end torquey sort of bike for the hilly area I live in,not interested in going over 35 mph.I am not a very light person 250+,and i also wanted 4 stroke so it would be a little quieter in the woods I also wanted to build two one for me and one for her with good brakes.I am a complete noob on this and any help would be appreciated.
Quite and torquey for rough terrain with good brakes?
Think about an electric shifter on a mountain bike.
This is not a cheap venture, nor is it suitable for extended rides (over 30 miles), but mindlessly easy to operate and maintain, clean enough keep parked in your kitchen, almost eerie quiet, and depending on gears could darn near climb a telephone pole.
This particular build was on a ~$3,500 full suspension dual disc brake Specialized mountain bike but you don't need to go that extreme, you can decent mountain bikes with disc brakes for around $1,000, the electric shifting motor are ~$400 each. and the kick butt Lithium Ion battery packs about $950 with chargers.
It all comes down to your budget and ability to build.
These are easy to build.