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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    I'm happy/lucky to report that I'm flat free after 800miles on my Marathon E-Plus tires. I run Schwalbe tubes. I maintain 40lbs. tire pressure. I live in a big city, with typical road issues such as glass, nails, thorns and poorly maintained streets. In addition to being flat resistant the...
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    New Kinekt Suspension Stem Vs Redshift Shockstop Stem

    Cirrus sent me an email letting me know that the Kinekt stems are now in stock. I had been on a waiting list, that had suggested that the stems would be in stock by spring. With that in mind, I decided to pull the trigger, just in case the Kinekt stems happens to be in limited supply...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    2 millimeters is equal to 0.0787402 inches... ...I'm not a master bike technician, but my guess that 2mm difference wouldn't be a problem. For what it's worth?, the E-Plus tires have a the ADDIX-E compound, specially developed for the use of E-Bikes. I have the Marathon E-Plus tires on my...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    There is a video on YouTube that Schwalbe produced, showing the Marathon E-Plus rolling over a pathway filled with thumbtacks. I would say give the Marathons a few weeks and you'll know just how good they are. If you do get a flat, then consider plan-B. When you change to your new tires...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    Not to confuse you with too many choices, but you may want to compare the Continental Contact Plus Tire. The following was cut and pasted info, ("Featuring an advanced, updated version of Continental's SafetySystem Breaker, the addition of a highly elastic material resulted in a tire that not...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    I don't know where you if you had tried to visit the Schwalbe USA website. In my opinion it's not the worst, but it's in need of attention and improvement.
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    The Schwalbe USA website at one time had stated that the Marathon E-Plus tire has a rating of 50KPh, as well as having their highest rating for flat resistance. My bike that is equipped with the Marathon E-Plus I have gone down steep hills as fast as 43MPH. I regularly ride at 25MPH+. In...
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    New Kinekt Suspension Stem Vs Redshift Shockstop Stem

    Another consideration for vibration mitigation comes from One Up, who produces a carbon handlebar. The bar is designed to give vertical compliance to soothe out some of that vibration, yet is stiff horizontally. One caveat is you need to buy their stem to accommodate the unusual diameter and...
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    New Kinekt Suspension Stem Vs Redshift Shockstop Stem

    Stefan you make a very good point and thanks for shedding light on the possible issue. My bike has a Bosch Intuvia display, that is mounted on the stem. I'm not sure if the Kinekt stem may have a issue based upon the way it articulates. The Redshift appears to be compatible. I sent an email...
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    New Kinekt Suspension Stem Vs Redshift Shockstop Stem

    Glad if my post offers a bit of possible help. You may want to leave your email info at the Cirrus Kinekt website waiting list. I'm under the impression that Cirrus is backordered for this new release. I think that both technologies appear to be promising. At this point I'm leaning...
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    I hope that Haibike is here to stay...

    I have a HardNine 1.0 that I use on fire roads and light trails. My other bike is the Urban S 5.0 that is a ridged speed pedelec (class 3). Since November I the only time that I drive a car is when I'm with a passenger. I'm into the speed of class 3 bikes. I haven't ridden the Specialized...
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    New Kinekt Suspension Stem Vs Redshift Shockstop Stem

    I ride a Haibike Urban S 5.0 speed pedelec (class 3). This is a ridged bike that is fast, fun and harsh ridding. My journey to tame my wild pony has included switching out my 700cx32mm for 40mm tires and installing a Suntour suspension seat post. Happy to say that both have made improvement...
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    I hope that Haibike is here to stay...

    Haibike does make good bikes and I hope that they do stay in the North American retail market. The more retailer names/competition, the better for the customer. That being said, I still wonder Haibike will remain here. They were late to release their 2020 models. If you look on their US...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    I just got a pair of Marathon E Plus tires from biketiresdirect.com.Here is my initial overview. I ride a Haibike Urban S 5.0, a very ridged bike, with assistance up to 28mph. The original tire are the Schwalbe Duranos 700c 32mm. I decided in an attempt to add comfort, I choose 700c 40mm...
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    Anyone running 2020 Schwalbe Marathon E-Plus ?

    I look forward to your and your wifey's review.