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    Any reason not to go with Rad Wagon 4 for flat kid commutes?

    My daughter recently bought a Radwagon4 to take my granddaughter to day care. She loves it. She lives in Seattle, home to Rad, so she had no concern about the unusual tire size nor worries should a problem arise with the bike. Like you @DesertTortoise, she was looking at a Tern HSD, but could...
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    [Tip] Yamaha PW - How to check the number of cycles & absolute battery capacity

    Good to know what the "11:00" means! My Yamaha PW-X display is still good after 4 ½ years, but I will be on the lookout for the "11:00" signal!
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    Carrying photography gear on a ride

    @Jimfastcar, you probably read my post from July 2019. I still use my Ortlieb panniers which I customized with padding from a laptop case and from Thinktank's Glass Taxi backpack. The padding can be bought separately from the laptop case and the backpack. The setup has served me well even as my...
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    RadWagon 4 vs Tern GSD

    @Walkbytwilight, I know what you mean when you say your Tern feels sluggish by comparison to your Rad bike. About eight months ago I bought my girlfriend a Tern HSD S+ (so we could continue dating during the pandemic; all our dates since have been ebike rides!). I feel the Tern does not have as...
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    Has anyone installed a rear rack + mudguards on their Haibike? Any recommendations?

    I installed an Old Man Mountain Sherpa rack on my Haibike Allmtn Full Seven Plus four (or more) years ago. It is a very strong rack, supported by the axle. (You probably will have to replace your axle with a longer one, as I did, which Old Man Mountain also sells.) I carry panniers loaded with...
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    Fatbike Tires Compared to Not So Fatbike Tires

    I have been riding a full-suspension Haibike with 27.5" X 3" tires for 4 1/2 years and over 11,000 miles. I love it! Previous to that I rode 2.2" mountain-bike tires on 27.5" wheels conventional mountain bike, and 30mm X 700C tires on conventional road bikes. The 3-inch (or Plus-size) tires...
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    How do you get onto your high-step mid-motor e-bikes?

    I get the bike up to speed faster by placing the left pedal at the 9 or even 10 o'clock position, setting the pedal assist on HIGH (Yamaha) or TURBO (Bosch), and then putting my full weight on the pedal. It's exhilarating! After a beat or two I swing my right leg over.
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    need ebike for urban hauling of lots of kit, often with a trailer (London, occasional hill)

    Chas, I am also a professional photographer and I will offer my own experience for insight. First, my professional specialty is architecture, interiors, and real estate (I am a retired architect). For those jobs I usually drive and carry my equipment in my car. During the pandemic I photograph...
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    Handlebar Width? How Critical?

    When I first got my Haibike AllMtn ebike more than four years ago I immediately cut off about two inches (about 50mm) off each side. Yes, I know you lose leverage, but I've never had a problem controlling my ebike. I also raised the bars about 4 inches (100mm). Fortunately, all the cables were...
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    What ebike models can I select to have a Passenger? I am from Canada...

    In addition to the Tern GSD mentioned above, there is the Tern HSD which is cheaper and has less hauling capacity (a passenger weighing no more than 135 lbs.). I own the Tern HSD and my only reservation is that its Bosh-motor climbing ability is not as good as my Yamaha-motor Haibike mountain...
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    Bike To Bike Communication

    This is an important point. The brain uses three cues to locate the source of sound: interaural time difference (ITD—the sound propagation time between the two ears), interaural level difference (ILD—the intensity difference between the two ears for the same sound), and the spectral composition...
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    [Tip] Yamaha PW - How to check the number of cycles & absolute battery capacity

    After 4 years and 10,000 miles on my 2016 Haibike AllMtn Plus: between 401 and 500 cycles (LED's 1, 2, and 3 blinking). absolute battery capacity between 50% and 75% (all four LED's on). Of course, it might be that after the first year it was 95%, after the second 90%, the third 85%, and now...
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    Bike To Bike Communication

    I finally received my two R1's yesterday, June 20, after ordering them on June 8. Sena's shipping department is really slow, though they were very fast to charge my credit card. Charged the helmets and now I have to set them up.
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    Bike To Bike Communication

    I ordered two R1's on June 8, a large in Electric Tangerine, and a medium in Ice Blue from the Sena website. Both helmets were in stock at the time of ordering. I got an email confirmation that my order had been received. On June 10 I got an email saying that my order had been "approved" (I...
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    Single parent compact ebike advice

    I just ordered a Tern HSD. It will be here in about a week. Both the Tern HSD and the Tern GSD are compatible with Thule Yepp child seats, and Tern sells a Captain's Chair and a Clubhouse for both HSD and GSD. Personally, I am getting the Sidekick Seat Pad, the Sidekick Bars, and the Sidekick...