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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    The only issue I have with Orbea, is that the front forks on all but their $10K model are QR!!! I had a bad experience a few yeas ago with a VERY expensive bike in the infancy of disk road bikes and would never touch a QR disk again. You can't order the top bike's fork and do a swap as it is...
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    What new light weight e-bikes are on the horizon?

    Fazua promises bikes arriving in first week of December. Don't know brands yet, although Trek should be one of them.
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    What new light weight e-bikes are on the horizon?

    In the US, you can get a Trek Domane e+ with a Bosch motor that provides assist up to 28 mph. Fats and sleek bikes, but at 28 mph, as expected, the battery goes away fairly quickly. For 2020, the Domane will come with either a gen 4 Bosch motor, good for 28 mph, or a Fazua drive version - good...
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    Fazua in the USA

    That's terrible! I suspect a trip to the states is in order!
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    Fazua in the USA

    The 2020 Trek Domane+ bikes will come in two very different flavors. One with a Bosch motor good for 28mph and one with the Fazua motor, good for 20mph. The Fazua model looks a lot more streamlined but has less range and less top end. Things are heating up in the e-bike wars! Mid-drives...
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    Fazua in the USA

    Sorry for the huge delay. I appreciate the info you provided. See my note today to MikeDee. Hope you are still enjoying the Gain and best of luck and health!
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    Fazua in the USA

    Funny you should ask. I ended up buying a Cannondale Synapse Neo SE. Great bike with limitless range but it constantly creaks. After six attempts to get it to stop, I returned it to the dealer and they are working with Cannondale for a resolution. I think I may join you with a Gain now that the...
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    Fazua in the USA

    130 miles I'd great! What kind of terrain, mode you were in and your weight if you dont mind?
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    Fazua in the USA

    The quoted weight on the bike is 38 pounds but riding the bike youo do not feel the weight. When you turn, you have to be a little more deliberate with your lean for a while, but you quickly get used to it. It also takes a little while to get used to the wider Q factor, but that was not an issue...
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    Fazua in the USA

    I test rode the Cannondale Synapse Neo SE (their all road version) and loved it so I bought one. It uses the less aggressive Bosch Active Line Plus motor coupled with a Bisch Powertube 500wh battery. This past Saturday I did a 35 mile ride with 2, 444 feet of climb and finished with...
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    Fazua in the USA

    Thank you, Mike. Yamaha makes the Urban Rush and the new Wabash on/off road. Both aluminum.
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    Fazua in the USA

    Thank you , Mike. Can you, or any other reader, share what brands carry class 1 road bikes with 500wh batteries?
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    Let's Develop a cycling club policy on e-road bikes

    I agree with you, but as I commented to the person after you, I need to change it from safety concern to an issue on the road of legality, which is an issue in a number of states in the US. I am trying to use a policy to cleanly integrate ebikes with a club whose board is generally not in...
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    Let's Develop a cycling club policy on e-road bikes

    On the throttle issue, we believe that they will be banned in NJ, where I am from, and suspect that may be the case in many states. I agree that limited to 20mph, they perhaps pose less of a threat than a class 3, but this is more conforming with law than just safety. A noted edit to be made to...
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    Fazua in the USA

    Hey folks, Just got an update directly from Fazua. Expect to see their drives in bikes hitting the US shores in late autumn 2019.