Recent content by Ricky

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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Hi, Thank you very much. I had a problem with my chain repeatly coming off the front chain ring. It was getting worse and worse. I bought a new wide-narrow chainring myself and had the bike store that I bought the iZip moda from put it on and I paid for that too. This completely fixed the...
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Is there a description for how to do this tensioning? My bike should still be in warranty as I have only had it for one year. How did you find this information out? How many of the E3 modas were like this? I am confused. From the photos/videos that I have seen, you have to open the Brose...
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    Turbo Como 4.0 vs Turbo Vado 4.0 Step-Through

    Hi, You really should try a little less pressure. You really don't need that much. The bike has 47mm tires and if you use this calculator it shows that you don't need anywhere near what you are using. The tire manufacturers don't know whether it is a 250 pound person on the bike or a 130...
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    Turbo Como 4.0 vs Turbo Vado 4.0 Step-Through

    I would highly recommend a suspension seat post. I rented a Como in Colorado and went 42 miles and 2600 feet of elevation change in a single ride and loved it. I have an iZip Moda (VERY VERY similar to the Vado but no front suspension fork) with 1500 miles on it and the same Brose drive system...
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    iZip Moda E3 First Ride Report & Updates

    Hi, I took my bike to the e-bike dealer that I bought it from and had them replace the front chainring from a 48 tooth to a 46 tooth wide-narrow chainring. This completely fixed my problem of my chain coming off. I have 1500 miles on my iZip Moda now and I love it. I will order a 11-36 rear...
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Thank you, That is awesome! This allays a lot of my worries. It sounds like a very reliable system.
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Hi, I know that many (most?) Specialized bikes have Brose drive systems. I have test driven many makes and models of bikes and have an iZip Moda that has a Brose drive system. I also rented a Specialized Turbo Vado in Colorado and went on a 42 mile ride with 2600 feet of elevation change and...
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    How good is the Como 4.0 AND does the motor break down?

    I have test driven many bikes and by far the Brose motor used in Specialized (and in my iZip Moda) is the best center drive e-bike system out there. I have 1500 miles on my bike and it is great. I asked on the Brose forum and got some responses. I think that I will ask the question on the...
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    Buy now or wait?

    Hi, I have almost 6000 miles on e-bikes since I got my first one in November of 2016 (I don't ride in Winter as I live in Wisconsin), so almost 2000 miles per year. I LOVE my e-bikes. I would definitely recommend test driving as many as you can before you buy one as there is a ton of...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    Hi, Sorry to hear that someone stole your Vado. I will be very sad if either of my e-bikes get stolen. I only use a cable lock on them both, but try to park it in very visible places where thieves would have to be gutsy. Thank you also for your input. It sounds like my co-workers problem...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    I rented a Specialized Turbo Como in Colorado and went biking all day around Colorado Springs including Garden of the Gods. Just awesome, I went 45 miles and 2600 feet of elevation change. Just loved the bike and it also seemed like it solved the hard shift problem that you have to be careful...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    I bought an iZip Moda (same as Raleigh Redux). I love it and have 1200 miles on it. I just hope it is reliable and lasts long as I love it and think the Brose system is the best (most natural feeling) mid drive system out there (also quietest). I am concerned because a friend has an iZip moda...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    Hi, I have 1200+ miles on my iZip Moda that I bought in November of 2018. I love it so far, but a friend had a failure with his iZip Moda at 900 miles. He thinks the belt is slipping (it only works in low power mode and if he doesn't put a lot of torque in the pedals any more and you hear...
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    How many miles do you have on your ebike?

    What kind of bike is it?