Recent content by eDean

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    Range Anxiety and a Dealer Wants Their Deposit on Trek XM 700+

    I have second batteries for both my neo Jet and FSRX (ouch was that expensive). I never have range anxiety since and it makes the idea of going out all day on your bike stress free. Depending on what my ride is like a may or may not take the second battery. If I'm willing to ride around 16mh...
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    Is 50mph too much for a light weight ebike?

    I'm still recovering from a 26 mph down hill wipeout, the road rash at that speed was pretty bad, can't imagine how much worse it would have been at 50 mph. . At some point you want to start to armor up like you would on a motorcycle just to protect from road rash let alone joint and back...
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    Options for short, heavy commuter

    I'm 5'6" and can highly recommend the BH neo jet (one size fits all) and Haibike fs rx which come in multiple sizes. In particular there is a new Haibike purpose built for shorter rides. I have found the component upgrades, full suspension on fatter 27.5 tires, higher end motor, and...
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    Do I really need motor cut brake levers?

    My boshe fs rx does not have a motor cutout and I never miss it. I did not even know it didn't have that feature until after I owned it for a year. The breaks are so much more powerful than the motor.
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    Vibration at 16 mph

    Hi, the vibration has stopped on the fs rx. I started cleaning the chain every few weeks and taking the goo off the sprockets, it builds up really fast. I think that this might have been the cause.
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    Nitro City as a commuter bike

    I have found you almost need a second battery if you like to ride a lot, simply for the piece of mind of eliminating range anxiety. I a lot of places I go to are 20 miles away, getting 40+ miles off one battery is certainly doable but you end up doing more work or going slower. Always...
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    Vibration at 16 mph

    The vibration issue seems to have gone away on my FSRX??? Ambient temperature, tire wear, or motor break in - don't know. I'm at 1200 miles or so. FSRX has been great, cannot recommend this bike enough. This bike can go anywhere and is tough as nails. It's extremely stable at high...
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    Easy Motion vs Bosch Second Generation Drive Systems

    Bosch 1000 mile update. Also BH 2000 mile update. This summer so far I'm managed to put 1000 miles on both bikes. Both bikes have been near flawless. The one exception is that the BH threw and exception a couple of times which required me to cycle the interface which was no big deal...
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    Lennys Customer Appreciation Party, Today!

    I wish I could have made it. The Ebike business is lucky Lenny has taken an interest as he is a big thinker in a LBS world. I hope some of that business knowhow guides the industry. Can't wait to see @opimax 's new ride!
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    Bicycle Camera Setup

    Very cool, how did you composite the map and speedo?
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    Paralysis by analysis

    My suggestion is to make a day of it and drive the two hours each way. There is little substitute for test rides. Also, if you have problems you may need to make that trip again... Maybe catch a game or spend the night. Buying used is a bit tricky for a first bike but has some merit. I...
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    2016 ST Stromer

    ST2 is unique for turnkeys in that it is stealth, has extremely large battery capacity, and is connected to the web. Its hard to find bikes with two of those three attributes. Having all three put it in a class of its own and can justify strong pricing even if the drive system is not that...
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    EBR is Everywhere

    Well, if they are YouTube adds on those videos, by watching the video I'm sure ERB gets a cut of the add revenue.
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    Fs rx for second ebike

    It just happens I have an FS RX as a second bike with a second battery as well. It's a bit heavy for very technical MTBing but otherwise excels on the road and off if you can live with the sub 20 mph. You cannot really go wrong with this bike if you are comfortable with the spend.
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    E-bike for mental well-being.

    Great story Ravi. Along these lines, my wife is overseas taking care of her father who has stage four cancer. I'm at home watching our 3 year old. My favorite thing to do is to pull him in a trailer using an ebike. We are able to go to so many places this way it's amazing. He gets out side...