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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.
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    Fazua in the USA

    I started a new thread for a cycling club policy under Electric Bike Guides, Resources to see if we can elicit a lot more feedback/input.
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    Let's Develop a cycling club policy on e-road bikes

    I have developed a proposed policy for a US cycling club. I would like feedback and any edits you may suggest. Let's also make it global (25 kph on class 1 speed and 45kph on class 3). PLease post whatever you have or can suggest. Proposed E-bike Policy Members of the Morris Area Freewheelers...
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    Fazua in the USA

    Thank you for the feedback. Let's hear from others with the goal of memorializing a workable policy all can share.
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    Fazua in the USA

    All very good points. Perhaps a perfect e-road bike solution would be class 1 limit of 20mph but with a mid-drive size battery - 500wh - to give us the range we need. I would love a mild assist (ebikemotion, Fazua) but with a lager battery to support long rides! Here is the policy I proposed...
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    Fazua in the USA

    Believe it or not, my cycling club, despite my concrete arguments against it, has decided to ban class 3 pedelecs (Trek Domane +) because they go 28 mph, not 20.
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    Fazua in the USA

    I wasn't trying to be argumentative, just stating the advantages as I see them. I can't get a clear answer when they will be available in the US. I have heard anything from July to 2021. That doesn't give me a warm feeling. Based on my test ride experience with the Orbea though, I don't thinik I...
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    Fazua in the USA

    The huge advantages to the Fazua system are: Thru axle or quick release rear - ebikemotion requires you to carry a wrench as they are bolts With a rear hub motor, you can't just decide to upgrade to carbon wheels on your own Unles you buy a second hub (expensive since that is the motor), you...