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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    Oh yeah! As far as ebikes go, the CCX is fabulous. If I could I wish for something different, it would be to have a battery as powerful as the one on the CCX put in a lighter more compact pack, but the technology isn't it to that level yet. c
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    Still rolling along... Here are total stats for the CCX:
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    Yet another CCX owner

    I am happy to know you are healing well and back riding! Having never embraced clip-less pedals mostly for because clipless shoes would require a shoe change after commuting to work. What HAS worked well for me are Power Grip pedals. https://mrpbike.com/collections/power-grips I too am...
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    Oops BBS01 broke my Nexus 8 IGH

    There is a significant difference in the strain factor on the IGH, comparing the front hub motor -vs- crank motor.
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    Converting 2005 Globe

    I've been thinking of converting my old Globe. I'm basically ignorant as to how go about getting some of the electrical components I'll need for a conversion. Since my first ebike cracked its frame, I've been planning to utilize it's components for a DIY project. I have a Nexus 8 rear hub along...
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    Ghost pedaling

    Far superior indeed! And in fact it is possible to expend an equal effort per minute whether on an ebike or on a non-ebike.
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    Ghost pedaling

    In consideration of gearing with any bike: Changing gears enables a rider to maintain an optimal cadence when encountering nominal elevation variances. That, along with a combination of cadence and torque assist, allows the ebike rider to maximize efficiency. A combination of cadence and torque...
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    Having a blast on my ebike! It has been a fast 34 work commutes so far this year. Rides on the CCX ebike have averaged 19.26 mph, making windchill a significant factor. I am wearing a windbreaker even in 60-70 degree temperatures.
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    The coldest temperature in which I rode the CCX was 31ºF ; At times I encountered some precipitation. I never attempted to ride unless the roadway was clear of ice and snow. The CCX is a fast ride and averaging speeds over 18 mph can be uncomfortable. The biggest factor preventing me from Winter...
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    It helps to track the bike wear components, and your bike experiences by logging your cycling miles in a blog. I use bikejournal: https://bikejournal.com/home.asp
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    Winter Commutes were tough going and limited by weather, but since taking delivery 12/01/18, the Juiced CCX has taken me 571 reliable miles down the road.
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    Charging to 80% without a Satiator

    It's not difficult to grasp the overall concept of battery wear. Even with the most sparing use of a Li-Ion battery, it ultimately will need to be replaced sooner or later! A battery, rechargeable or not, for any device, is meant to be replaced periodically.
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    Charging to 80% without a Satiator

    Just a guess, it probably is a matter of circuitry design in the charger. All confusion aside, it seems to me there is an ever growing knowledge base on optimizing useful Li-Ion battery life. Understanding optimal Li-Ion battery life is learning there are consequences related to over-charging...
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    Charging to 80% without a Satiator

    Another consideration is to know that a "full" charge, using the standard charger supplied with the Juiced CCX, does not charge the battery to 100% full charge. The charger supplied tops-off the voltage to 57.7 volts (about 93% full). Any top-off under 100% helps to reduce wear on the battery...