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    The new Stromer ST5

    Yeah, that is pretty appealing, but won't be available in the US until probably mid to late 2018... I currently ride the prior generation R&M Charger GT Nuvinci HS (which is a 28mph / 45kph version). It works great at the moment, but I'm not sure how well the Nuvinci will hold up. The 350W...
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    The new Stromer ST5

    Got me excited there talking about a possible Pinion / belt combo, but alas, I see a chain and sprockets. I have no personal experience with the reliability of hub motors, but I've test ridden several Stromers and appreciate the power and silence. For commuting though, I opted to go for a belt...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Riese & Müller Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Certainly could be the Felt that is "off" insofar as there is nothing standard about it's current configuration... It is upgraded to a true US spec Bosch S-pedelec (not a speed kit or hack), running Schwalbe Marathon 700x45c at 50psi, as opposed to the knobby tires it was spec'd with. I'm not...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Riese & Müller Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    About 8 days ago, the dealer was finally able to upgrade the software, which remedied the trouble charging both batteries fully. Although the dealer has certainly had growing pains, they seem to be staffing up, bought a computer, and are striving to figure out what they're doing... Hardly...
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    New Charger and Supercharger not coming to U.S. (edit- possibly mid 2018)

    Wow, that is a sweet combination. Don't tell R&M, but price almost wouldn't matter. ;)
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    As a cyclist, I own a number of bikes. My E-bike by itself cost more than I've spent on all previous bikes together. It is a fantastic bike, and happens to be a class 3 bike because part of my commute can be safely ridden at 28mph. How many of us can afford multiple classes of bikes legal to a...
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    I feel your pain. Sadly, these issues are being felt everywhere, with different rules in most states and municipalities, applied inconsistently to different classes. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the classes, and lack of consistency in products as well. Classes are not part of...
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    I know it, and I've ridden enough to know that the class does not correlate to safe behavior. Class 1 bikes can be ridden just as unsafely as class 3 offroad and on greenways. But more importantly, does a legislator or police officer know the difference, and do they understand the classes? No...
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    If it's laughable, and the only benefit is your liability, why support it? Behavior is enforcible, classes are not. Classes only lead to pain for cyclists.
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    Totally agree - anything more than one class "Electric Assisted Bicycle" is too much for practical enforcement. Remember, police are theoretically going to pull people over, presumably based on their solid knowledge of these classifications and their ability to discern that a given model is not...
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    Riese & Müller Delite review

    I'd be curious to hear other's cold temperature Nuvinci experience, but I think for wet it will be great just because there's no chain, lube, far less rust issues to deal with...
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    Riese & Müller Delite review

    Actually, I'd say hitting a full indicated 28 mph on level ground requires huge effort. The reason is that assist is cutting off between 27 and 28, so that by the time you actually reach 28, it's all you - the bike is basically off at that point. Think about how hard it is to ride a...
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    Maintenance for Charger GT Nuvinci HS

    I run the fork at 105-110 psi, but I've got about 15 pounds on you. Honestly I haven't even looked at the rebound and damping settings, but my ride is almost all smooth pavement, so I don't think it'll make much difference. There is one curb I ride off, and one section of gravel with some small...
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    R&M Charger Nuvinci vs GX Touring - Uphill

    The first started "clunking" around 200mi, and was just replaced this morning with 849 miles on the odo.
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    People for Bikes: Progress on Ebike Laws in the US

    This is an email I sent without response to PeopleForBikes, which is pertinent to this discussion, so I've copied it in as sent: For the past three years (approx 30k miles) I've commuted from north side of Thornton to the south side of DTC on a speed pedelec (Felt NINEe 20). My commute is...