Ravi Kempaiah
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Ravi Kempaiah

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After those 34 grueling days, everything in life seems easier. Sep 6, 2016

    1. Rob02150
      Rob02150
      Hey Ravi what do you recommend for a alternative fork for the CrossCurrent? The Suntour isn't so easy to maintain, the blue speed lock is damn near impossible to take off without breaking it.
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Hi Robert,
        I would advise you to get RockShox Paragon Gold. It's an excellent fork.
        Mar 8, 2017
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      2. Rob02150
        Rob02150
        Thanks for the suggestion. Is this fork something you carry at your shop or am I better off finding it online?
        Mar 8, 2017
    2. Bobstoltz
      Bobstoltz
      Ravi .... Bob Stoltz here, we spoke when I first purchased my ST2. I was wondering how much it would cost to upgrade my ST2 with D12. Is that possible?
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Hi Bob,
        Changing to XTR Di2 would require some changes in regards the cabling. Unless you're in a very hilly terrain and shift quite a lot, I don't think you will notice any difference. It's quite expensive too.
        Sep 27, 2016
    3. Bike_On
      Bike_On
      btw, what are the requirements ? Time limit one year? No drafting, check. Throttle vs PAS matter?
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Throttle or PAS don't matter. They don't distinguish.
        No drafting whatsoever. Since my ride was supported, every second of my ride had to be video documented. Lots of other paper work.
        I will be writing a detailed article once I submit all my proof.
        Sep 7, 2016
      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Also, if there is a break for more than 12 days, detailed documentation needs to be provided. Any breaks will have to documented. There are several regulations re: paper work, video proof, signature proof etc.
        Sep 7, 2016
    4. Bike_On
      Bike_On
      How is your recovery going? I saw where you had several 200+ mile days in a row! That's 9-10 hours a day! Wow.

      That's a lot of energy.
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      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Thanks. Those 9-10 hours are just moving times. The total time on the saddle comes to 11-12hours. Some days were very challenging. Now, I am seriously thinking of taking professional biking, the endurance races.
        Sep 7, 2016
    5. Bike_On
      Bike_On
    6. Bike_On
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Campers did not complete and the Corbetts took 16 months. Guiness has very strict regulations on how the ride should be done. So both of them are not qualified.
        Sep 7, 2016
    7. Bike_On
      Bike_On
      Ravi,

      My hats is off to you. That is a tough feet, supported or not! I followed the Troy Rank blog, which was amazing as well, unsupported, video editing, camping, etc. But he did use a throttle and was not PAS all the way.
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    8. Ravi Kempaiah
      Ravi Kempaiah
      After those 34 grueling days, everything in life seems easier.
    9. Bike_On
      Bike_On
      Ravi,

      I just saw yesterday where you broke the record, congrats! Somehow in the summer hustle, I missed your whole event!

      I caught up on Lenny's blog last night. What a feat. That's a lot of pedaling, yes?

      FMI, what are the requirements for your record? I wonder because of the other "world record" claims. Is the requirements within 35 days?

      I look forward to more blog info!

      Dan
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Hi Dan,
        The record is for the longest journey on a motorized bicycle. 30 days was my personal goal, however, Guinness has no time limit. If I did that in 3 months, it wouldn't be challenging enough.
        I should receive the final approval in about a month or so.
        Sep 6, 2016
    10. Berry78
      Berry78
      Hey Ravi, congrats on the 5000!

      As you are familiar with MD shops, I was wondering if you had visited any of these: Race Pace, Hybrid Pedals, Bob's Bikes in Poolesville, or Electricity Bikes? As I am a bike newbie, I would like to deal with a good, honest shop that won't try and pull fast ones on me.

      Thanks for any help!
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      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Hi Berry,
        I lived in College Park for 3 years and pretty much know most E-bike shops there. Feel free to call me if you have any specific questions. My # is 408-250-5625.
        Sep 1, 2016
    11. Bobstoltz
      Bobstoltz
      Ravi, Bob Stoltz here. I'm so proud of your accomplishment ... wow. You are a great advocate for e-biking. I can't tell you how much it meant to me when you called me to discuss a pulsing issue with my ST2. You are a class act. Will you be staying a Crazy Lenny's. Again well done ..... Bob Stoltz
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      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Hi Bob,
        Thank you for the kind words. Happy to help in anyway I can. We have some very interesting projects at Lenny's. Hope you had a great summer riding your ST2.
        Sep 1, 2016
    12. Ravi Kempaiah
      Ravi Kempaiah
      Is now E-bike tech at Crazy Lenny's Ebikes.
      1. irenewg13
        irenewg13
        Hi Ravi
        Jun 4, 2016
    13. Bobstoltz
      Bobstoltz
      Is Crazy Ravi next. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure
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    14. Ravi Kempaiah
      Ravi Kempaiah
      I will be volunteering at Lenny's this summer. Super excited about making some real difference in the E-bike space.
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      3. JoePah
        JoePah
        I'm a little jealous!
        May 10, 2016
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      4. Tara D.
        Tara D.
        That sounds like it will be a great time this summer Ravi!
        May 13, 2016
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      5. J.R.
        J.R.
        Good news for customers!
        May 13, 2016
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    15. Kaldeem
      Kaldeem
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      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Thank you, Kaldeem!
        There should be more interesting stuff coming this summer :)
        How are you liking the BBSHD beast?
        Apr 22, 2016
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      3. Kaldeem
        Kaldeem
        It's alright. I need to work some things out and upgrade some stock crappy components. Other than that its good.
        Apr 22, 2016
      4. auto-ebike.com
        auto-ebike.com
        the ebike looks awesome ,like it
        Jul 12, 2016
    16. Fig
      Fig
      Ravi
      Thank you for your awesome contribution to this site.
      A favor...would you please post the New Wheel S11 review on the Kalkhoff forum.
      Thanks
      Fig
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      2. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        I really like the people at New Wheel but not so much the Kalkhoff US management. I was in touch with them last year and the way they treated me completely dissuaded me from ever considering a Kalkhoff bike.
        Mar 26, 2016
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    17. Jill Phillips
      Jill Phillips
      Stromer Sport's console show my battery at 100% constantly. I have been riding around for 3 days covering about 20 miles and the battery has not dropped down from a 100% when I know it should be less than 1/2 charged. It's unsettling because I never know what the charge % is. When I just now plugged in to the charger, it does still make the humming sound as if it is charging. Any thoughts?
    18. Josh_S
      Josh_S
      Ravi you seem like the man to as about M1 SPORTTECHNIK, have you given the ERZBERG S-Pedelec a try? What are your thoughts? It has the Go SwissDrive 500W hub motor, strong enough to pull my 230 pounds up a hill?
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        As much as I like the guys at Motostrano, I would not suggest you buy that bike.
        It has very weak battery and GoSwiss hub drive is not the most efficient climber out there. M1 has discontinued that model and it uses wireless interface which is not as robust as a cable connection.
        Go for the Spitzing, instead.
        Aug 28, 2015
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      2. Josh_S
        Josh_S
        THANK YOU. Saved me long expensive trip. Now if I could afford the Spitzing - What is the currant sales price of a kidney?
        Aug 28, 2015
    19. Chandlee EBS
      Chandlee EBS
      You check out the new evo 650b yet? Just got it in. Pretty niiiice.
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        Very nice. Love the graphics on these new bikes. Very stylish.
        Feb 9, 2015
    20. Dirttan John
      Dirttan John
      We live next to a 2000ft climb, popular with roadies. It is so much fun to smoke them uphill. I will get a new front chain ring in the future so my top speed downhill can increase. Is it possible to go faster than 30mph with the St1 ? With all that regenerative stuff happening? Do I regenerate more with rear braking or just letting the bike go with no braking on these long downhill's that we have here in AZ. ?
      1. Ravi Kempaiah
        Ravi Kempaiah
        If you use 32-11 cassette and a larger chain ring, it is possible to maintain 28mph but maintaining 30mph might be tough.
        Nov 10, 2014
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