Recent content by Johnny

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    Speedbox for SHIMANO E6100 system have you done it?

    A friend is asking? Well, is your friend sure that E6100 is not Shimano but Yamaha because in that case a dongle for Yamaha may not work well?
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    Product Review: Kinekt 2.1 Suspension Seatpost

    1. I did the preload adjustment right. 2. I used the right springs for my weight and I checked it many times. It is still way more springy compared to Animaris. That may be a good thing for some, not for others! Even somewhere on their website they mentioned this feeling. Also preload...
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    Bosch eBike Updates for 2020 - Generation 4 Motors | CX | Cargo | Speed

    it has nothing to do with messing things up on the hardware side, he is talking about adjusting some parameters to suit the motor support to your needs. Bosch actually gives that option up to a point with Nyon along with many useful data such as precise battery level, rider power output...
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    Product Review: Kinekt 2.1 Suspension Seatpost

    Since I have Op's permission here are my thoughts on Kinekt on how it compares to Satori Animaris. (I may supply pictures afterwards but right now I don't have much time in my hands). Price: Animaris around $55, Kinekt around $250... Design: Kinekt has 2 springs and a very tiny elastomer on...
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    Trek Allant+ 8S -2020 Model - Amazing style and value at $4299

    For the base model 8s, we can say that it is a better bicycle than the super commuter since it comes with the new bosch motor and 625wh battery which has %25 higher capacity. It is also $1K cheaper than the outgoing model. Even though base model comes with 625wh battery, having the option of...
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    Trek Allant+ 8S -2020 Model - Amazing style and value at $4299

    That is why i said $1-1.5k extra, it seems you need to install the housing/connector on top of the price of the 500wh battery. Any of the standard Bosch batteries(not the tube ones) should fit. According to the website none of the Allants come with 1.150kwh, instead they give you the option to...
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    Trek Allant+ 8S -2020 Model - Amazing style and value at $4299

    1.1kw is good but it is probably 1-1.5K extra. His point is a vehicle that requires similar but more expensive and more components is manufactured cheaper. I mostly agree with this statement except the batteries. Batteries add a lot to the cost but still the ebike prices are ridiculous most of...
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    Noisy Bosch CX drive unit

    We have same model year motors, mine is xduro cross. I never had a noise like that in the video however I sometimes have chain/ crank noise although without the chain I don't hear it hence it is more like a drivetrain noise. I will be very happy if you keep us posted.
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    Noisy Bosch CX drive unit

    Sorry to hear that, what model year was the motor? 10K miles is not much, keep us posted about the result. Good luck.
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    Latest Stromer Omni C update killed my GSM connection - Stromer rolled it back

    I hope your problem will be resolved soon. If the shop is telling you to wait for an update and hope that it works that is bad practice. Thanks for letting us know, I will cross them off my list for my future purchase. If I were you I would get in touch with Stromer directly. Good luck, I...
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    Noisy Bosch CX drive unit

    Do you hear the noise when you turn off the support? When you remove the chain and turn the cranks by hand? I think that would be the best way to isolate the problem. Good luck.
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    Chain stretch

    This is a topic that can be obsessed about :) A while ago I opened this thread on chain lubes and chain life. https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/ebike-chain-lubes.26667/ I really would appreciate if community can share their experiences ,chain life/lube intervals, with different...
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    Chain stretch

    Depending on how you ride I would say it will be less than the hub drive ebikes. On a hub motor only rider's input is carried by the chain while on a mid drive it will be rider plus the motor which is significantly more. Also he has an 8 speed chain which is significantly stronger than 10+...
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    Why buying a Stromer?

    Back in the day German car brands, especially BMW, were talking so much about spirit of driving and the drivers of the brand new BMW's would agree. During late 2000's, early 2010's you could find so many of these BMW's in second hand for very cheap. It turns out there is nothing spirited about...