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  1. Jack Tyler

    No LBS & I wanted the ‘right' bike. Here’s what I did…

    We just moved to Bozeman, Montana - a small city full of avid bikers and bike paths, some of which lead you right up (please note: I said ‘UP’…) into the national forests. I wanted to escape the silliness of a 2nd car since we rarely used our last one. However, I also wanted ‘wheels’ in order...
  2. Jack Tyler

    Congrats to Court (& us) on reaching 400 Reviews!

    And we're all the better for them. Thanks, Court.
  3. Jack Tyler

    Court's Bosch vs. Yamaha Mid-Drive Comparisons

    Court just released a Youtube video on the side by side comparison of the Bosch & Yamaha mid-drive units. Especially worth watching for those of us scratching our heads about these two relatively high-end motor/battery systems. For those of you using one or the other, what would you add? Jack
  4. Jack Tyler

    Increased Battery Efficiency: What's the Forecast?

    As some of you know, I'm an ebike novice and using this Community site to build knowledge before purchasing an ebike for use in a small Montana city an hour north of Yellowstone. But one fundamental aspect of ebike performance crosses over into my flying avocation and that's battery efficiency...
  5. Jack Tyler

    How Court videos all those bike rides one-handed...

    I'm sure many tech-savvy folks here already know this, but I've been curious how Court manages to take all these video shots - especially those when he's riding - while keeping the image upright. Court's switching hands, changing gears. showing the rear hub, now videoing the scene ahead...and...
  6. Jack Tyler

    Hub or Mid-Drive?

    I'm reading comments that praise the nature of the hub drive ride but others praise the benefits of the mid-drive. Please help me by evaluating their pro's & con's for my intended purpose & budget. My ebike uses will be: typical in-town commuting (level terrain), in-town recreational trail...
  7. Jack Tyler

    What's a good bike repair reference?

    I haven't found a discussion on bike repair books here (so far...) and would welcome a recommendation or two. Using Amazon 'Look Inside' feature to view Tables of Contents and sample sections, I was impressed with Tom Cuthburtson's Anybody's Bike Book, I notice that Park Tool has a repair...
  8. Jack Tyler

    Being thankful...

    I'm quite new to the ebike 'scene' but an old hand at recognizing something for which I owe a great deal of thanks. Here in America - I know some of you reside outside the USA - we are celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. So it seems entirely appropriate to extend my thanks to this...
  9. Jack Tyler

    ShareRoller V3, expansively described & illustrated here...

    A lot has happened with the ShareRoller prototype product since Court did his SR review with SR founder, Jeff Guida. SR's V3 (third prototype) version has come a long way from the 'blue box' that Court demo'd and you can find much detail on the product, its manufacturing & delivery schedule and...
  10. Jack Tyler

    So sorry to see Pete's Bikes go....

    No sooner than I watched a video by Court, done at Interbike 2015 with Dean at Pete's Bikes, did I see the announcement that Pete is closing his shop in Boulder, CO. For those of us on the Front Range - and I'm not that close, well over in Bozeman MT - that's apparently very disappointing news...
  11. Jack Tyler

    Price vs. Cost: How to buy intelligently

    EBR is my principal research tool as I determine which ebike best suits my needs. Like many before me, I'm winnowing a broad selection down to a handful, digging thru many of this community's reviews (and elsewhere), and doing the comparison spreadsheet thing to keep my head screwed on...
  12. Jack Tyler

    Riide the start-up and Riide the bike...

    The Washington Post just published an article - an update of sorts on their earlier coverage - about Riide the rideshare and also ebike manufacturer. While the article is more 'journalism by google' than insightful or current, it's encouraging to see the coverage. And watching the video...
  13. Jack Tyler

    A 'real' flat-resistant tire?

    An article on ebike use in Washington DC yesterday led me to the specs on this new company's in-house ebike, the Riide. Altho' the specs offered are minimal (you will find them at the bottom of the linked home page), they mention: "BOMBPROOF TIRES Make flat tires a thing of the past. Riide is...
  14. Jack Tyler

    A 'Thank You' to Court...

    Looking at the number of members/number of messages here is yet another reason to say 'Thanks!' to Court Rye. As we left 'flatlander' status and began living in Bozeman, MT, we were astounded at the level of bike riding this small community supports: mountain trails everywhere, bike trails...