Recent content by Ricky

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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Hi, I have a bike with the Brose TF 45 km/h motor and I hope that there isn't problems. I have 1600 miles so far without any issues. What makes you think that there are lots of issues with the TF motor. When you watch the video the problem he is talking about is the new Mag motor made out of...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Wow, chipped tooth. Not good.
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Hmm, On this very forum I have read posts from quite a few people with very reliable Brose systems. One man says that he has gone 10,000 miles 3 times on his bike. He sends the motor in for service every 10,000 miles as recommended. Others are near to reaching the 10000 mile mark. I hope...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    I have an iZip Moda with the Brose motor. It is VERY similar to the Specialized Vado as I also rented a Vado for a day in Colorado springs on vacation. I have only had the no power to the pedals a couple of times in 1500 miles. It has been solved by turning off and on again. I think the...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    No, just the opposite. Even if you don't have an e-bike you want your legs spinning fast. Low cadence causes stress on your knees and other joints and makes you more likely to get an injury. I find that I am constantly shifting gears to keep my cadence up. Many people ride bicycles in way...
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    I also like riding with a high cadence. I think that a lot of the failures are people using the highest setting and a slow cadence. Since the motor measures torque at the pedals and multiplies it, that puts more stress on all the components (especially the belt). I have 1500 miles in one...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Yikes, I hope that doesn't happen to me. I have 1500 miles on my Brose motor so far and it has been fine. However, I need to go to my LBS and ask them if they will check the tension on the idler pulley for the belt. I read a post that nearly all of the iZip bikes like mine in the year it was...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    Hi, What I mean is that you want your legs going 80-90rpm on the pedals, if you are in turbo and going slowly but putting more torque into the pedals, then the Brose motor is doing more work and it is also harder on the teeth on the belt. More torque from you + turbo (multiplies your torque by...
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    How many miles do you have on your Brose system?

    That is totally awesome Bud! Wow, I had no idea that servicing the motor is only $100. I would have thought that it would be much more expensive. How many miles do you have on your Vado? I think it is great that you can get 10,000 miles before service. I think all the stories of people...
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    My first e-bike (Turbo Creo SL Comp Evo)

    Hi, I have 2 e-bikes myself but you are the first that I know that has a Levo (Brose) and a Creo. I am super interested in your impressions of the 2. I have a bike with a Brose motor and consider the Brose the best e-bike motor out there. I was wondering what your thoughts are about the...
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    2020 Turbo Vado - Early Impressions!

    I also highly recommend a trailer hitch on the car and a hitch rack for the bikes that holds the bikes by the tires (and maybe also holds the frame). There are many styles, I have a couple of friends that are really happy with the Saris rack (plus as a bonus they make those Saris racks down the...
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    2020 Turbo Vado - Early Impressions!

    Thank you Eric, this was an awesome article. I got my first e-bike in 2017 and went 1750 miles, 2018 was 1828 miles, and in 2019 I went 2050 miles. Like you I am in my later 50s and I feel much better and more fit than ever. I like to say that an e-bike gets rid of all my excuses to not ride a...
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Hi, Sorry to hear that you are having so many problems. I have had many responses from people with 4000+ miles without any problems. Here are some replies on a different but similar thread about bikes with Brose motors. - 6000km (3700miles) with Brose motors on 2 Specialized Vados. Had a...
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    GPS - Anti theft devices

    I was thinking about getting something because I would be sad if my bike were stolen. I will look into the one that Ravi posted about because I have a Brose bike and it says it is compatible with those.
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    How many miles do you have on your e-bike with a Brose motor?

    Hi, Thank you very much. I had a problem with my chain repeatly coming off the front chain ring. It was getting worse and worse. I bought a new wide-narrow chainring myself and had the bike store that I bought the iZip moda from put it on and I paid for that too. This completely fixed the...