New to the community. Howdy all. Hailing from the Tacoma WA area.
After looking high and low for a fat tire bike I finally picked up these aluminum frame Northrock XC00 bikes from Costco (mnf by giant). I was so pleased with the $430 price point, I knee jerked and bought two of them.
I intend to convert them to 750W Bafang BBSHD mid drive with a battery pack that has Panasonic Generation A cells (aka GA cells) / guts,
Reviews of this bike point to upgrades such as increasing the front rotor from 160 to 180mm. Puncture resistant liners, and possibly a shock absorbing seat post. A side mirror, and ergonomic palm rest grips are in the foreseeable future as well.
I'm intending to convert these to beach cruisers, which will mean front head tube stem extensions, and cruiser handlebars. I'm concerned the brake, and shifter cables won't reach.
I will likely increase tooth count on the front ring. I would prefer a working brake light, and would like to add a headlight.