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    Value of an active suspension on an urban / road bike

    I rode several of the Treks without suspension and the ride was hard on pavement as most didn't have plus wheels. The one with front forks and narrow wheels was much more comfortable. If I were buying a Trek, it would definitely be the Super Commuter. The shop said they could put a suspension...
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    Value of an active suspension on an urban / road bike

    Ravi is right about dropping pressure in tires to soften the ride. On his suggestion I did that with my Stromer ST2 that has no suspension. I had the chance to test ride the Trek Super Commuter speed bike with Bosch center drive. Great looking bike that reminds me of the ST2. Nice riding...
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    Sondors Ebike Battery Charging Issue

    Thanks. I will try it again.
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    Sondors Ebike Battery Charging Issue

    It appears from the handles display and the LCD display that my bike has stopped taking a charge. The red LED is on the handle and the LCD only shows two bars, but the battery itself shows three green. Only one is out. I have tried to charge it but nothing changes. Has anyone experienced...
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    Sondors Custom 2WD - music vid for your sunday pleasure ;)

    Motor on both wheels with two controllers? Very cool. The fenders look like a perfect fit. What kind are they?
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    Help requested re: whether to buy an ST2

    Glad to help. The bike was fine at 45psi but I lowered it to see what effect it would have. Smooth at both psi. The Big Bens are nice tires and I like the 26" wheels. Actually, I am surprised at how nice the ride is. Just saw your response re body float. I have been to your lovely...
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    Help requested re: whether to buy an ST2

    Jonah, It's still early days to answer your question since I have just gotten the ST2, but I will try to help as best I can. Like you, I did considerable research mostly without the benefit of riding e bikes. With help from reading Court's blog and Currie, they arranged for me to test ride...
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    Help requested re: whether to buy an ST2

    I have had the E3 Dash for about 18 months. It's a great bike. Fast, quiet and looks great. Has a front shock which is very nice. I highly recommend the Dash and now there are a few dealers closing out the 2015 model which makes it a bargain for what you get. I have had a couple of issues...
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    Help requested re: whether to buy an ST2

    Just got my ST2. Stepping up from the Dash. This is thing is dead quiet, very fast and speaks quality. Thanks to all of you for your comments and special thanks to Ravi for his helpful info. Still early days, but it's a great bike.
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    IZIP E3 Protour‎ coming soon?

    Ron, Steve, Thanks for the help. I took it to my LBS who got support from Currie. He loosened the three screws on the back of the LCD. The short wire is to the control pad. He reseated the control pad plug and the LCD plug, re-attched the cover and it worked fine. The challenge was observing...
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    IZIP E3 Protour‎ coming soon?

    Steve, Thanks. It is still under warranty. I will try what you suggest though. Might be as you say, a loose wire or connection. I appreciate your assist. Ralph
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    IZIP E3 Protour‎ coming soon?

    Thanks. Can't hurt to try. I appreciate your help.
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    IZIP E3 Protour‎ coming soon?

    I haven't tried that. I can remove it but it the two wires are hard wired so can't unplug. One wire to the control button pad; the other to the battery. Do you simply take the LCD off the handle bars and put it back on?
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    IZIP E3 Protour‎ coming soon?

    Today the computer controller on my 2014 Izip Dash broke. By this I mean the control buttons no longer control the bike. My routine is to turn on the battery and let it run it's diagnostics on the LCD. Then I press the power button and it does its own countdown on the LCD. Now I am ready. I...
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    Sondors Fact Finding. Due Diligence. Scrutiny.

    Has anyone gotten delivery of the LCD unit yet? Does it work?