Recent content by Ken S

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    First 10,000 Kms on OHM's STEPS Ebike

    Any time. Hard to go wrong with the reliability that this system provides, I've gone through about 5 hub motors over the years, 3 geared hubs and 2 of the Bionx D500's. The Shimano is looking and feeling like it will get me to the 40,000 without any problem. Cheers
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    First 10,000 Kms on OHM's STEPS Ebike

    It's the Quest. Some of the information on Ohm site says 100 km and other information is 170 kms, like any range value it really depends on terrain, average speed, head or tail wind, load, tire pressure, temp, ya I can go on ;-). Heck I had over 110 kms on one trip on my old D500 and still...
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    First 10,000 Kms on OHM's STEPS Ebike

    Just coming up on my first 10,000 kms on Ohm's new Shimano mid motor ebike, and I'm just as impressed as I was back in September when I traded up from Ohm's Bionx D500. The range is pretty consistent at over 120 kms for my hilly commuting, plus weekend shopping/errands, -I know I'll see this...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    I have it on mine ride and do give this option a thumbs up.
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    Understood, and acknowledge that this is an issue with ebikes in general. What I do when transporting it (I have a tunnel on one of my routes so have to take a shuttle) is remove the battery and my rear bag, doing so takes the weight down to a more manageable level to get it up on the shuttle...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    Weight is not something I would be concerned about and I haven't weighed mine. More important is the where the weight is. With the mid motor I've noted that the bike is much better balanced than having a hub motor which resulted in a less weight in the front end. While I did not think it...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    Yes. Well let me be clear, 28 mph =45 km/h. The limits on the STep based bikes for assist is 32 km/hr (20 mph) . There are hacks for all bikes including the STep but I really wouldn't recommend it. I've been "car doored" at 25 km/hr and that causes enough damage to both me and the bike, at...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    The D-500 Bionx/Ohm. They still service this sell and service the motor and hope to bring it back. It certainly took me "around the world".
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    I'm getting much better (less) wear than I expected on chain and brake pads. I thought, based on monitoring other long distance mid motor riders that I would have more wear than I'm getting. I'm still on the same set of pads, still some meat left (not metal pads) and only one chain so far after...
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    Etube user report on Adroid tablet

    If you are looking for the pdf user report (details of the shimano devices, settings etc.) after you have requested the Unit Log Acquisition on the above app, it is buried way down in the file system. Look in: My files, internal storage: then folders: Android data...
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    Question about walk assist on Shimano Steps

    No the walk mode assist can not be used like you are proposing Dewey. It is only designed to be used with the rider off the bike. I do find it very useful when the tide is out and I have to walk the bike up a very steep ramp. So for me it's great.
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    "Around the World" in 3 years

    Around 30,000 kms, say 18,000 miles before I traded up to a new model. I was getting about 3-5,000 kms out of the chains and jockey wheels and double that with the cassettes depending on the time of the year. Winter is harder on consumables (including brake pads) as the road grit and road salt...
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    "Around the World" in 3 years

    The batteries (nominal 48 Volt for the D500 Ohm/Bionx setup) are rated in cycles which can be viewed in the Bionx interface. When you get to ~ 500 cycles you're getting up to the end of life of the battery. Average kms per cycle is about 80 or 50 miles, so the 40,000 kms pretty well did one...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    After 3 weeks and more than 1,000 kms on the new Ohm mid motor based ebike, I'm blown away with the efficiency improvement with the Shimano STEPs system in the range of 25-30% over the Bionx D-500 based hub motor At an average of over 22 kms/hour on my hilly commute I'm getting over 125 km...
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    After more than 60K kms on the best hub motor in the industry, I'm a mid motor convert!

    I've got the Quest and just upgrading to the 6000 display (with bluetooth). The 8000 display (also with bluetooth for the Shimano apps) I had to test out is likely great for trails/mountain biking, but the 6000 has more data at a glance for the riding I do. Really like no special wiring or...