Recent content by Rusty

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    E3 Peak owners, how often do you need to adjust your derailleur?

    Hey thanks buddy! That is great info and I surely appreciate it! I have just two more questions though - are you still using the stock chain - does it work ok with the 46 t chainring? And are all of the 9 speeds still accessible? At 1300 miles you must be getting a lot of exercise - how is...
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    E3 Peak owners, how often do you need to adjust your derailleur?

    Hey there gadgetguy, time to start riding again! Would you be so kind as to share how you went about enlarging your front chainring? Wish they would offer options from the factory. Did you use the same chain? What about the factory chain guide/guard, parts used, overall riding experience...
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    Elephant in the Room, Top Speed of eBikes

    Amen to that! The very attraction of an ebike is that it can expand the capabilities of what a bike can do. We already have federal law governing output and speed. Let's be grateful that we have ebikes available to us that can outperform regular bikes and leave it at that. I almost expect to...
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    Availability update...

    Hey Chris- I wish there more modulation, it's a bit too much like an on/off switch. Also wish it would not shut off at around 6mph, but I am glad that it is there. It can really save your bacon on some nasty single track - it keeps you on track and moving. I will be interested to see how the...
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    Elephant in the Room, Top Speed of eBikes

    On my commutes on 2 lane roads, it really helps to go 30 or even faster if possible. It dramatically diminishes the amount of bike/auto interaction. Those same cars that would weave over and pass me now just stay behind in my rear view mirror or verrrry slowly gain on me and pass. It's like...
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    Availability update...

    Hey Chris, yet another reason for a throttle - I think it creates less, not more terrain damage, if that is a concern. I single track my IZIP Peak, and I encounter numerous situations where I cannot pedal (large rocks that I would bash lowered pedals on, tight downhill corners followed by a...
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    Elephant in the Room, Top Speed of eBikes

    I agree totally with biknut. Let's not try to "solve" a problem that has not even occurred yet. For me at least, the ability to have higher cruising speeds is a HUGE safety factor. It's also one of the reasons that I am enthused about e-bikes. If we artificially limit them to act like non...
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Ravi, if you get a Leaf, it's just another particularly boring car. It doesn't do anything (performance wise) better than any other compact - except give you range anxiety, LOL. I know, I have one at work. The Spitz, OTOH, is a masterpiece of high performance bicycle engineering, as you say...
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Yes Ravi, please get one!! Chris, what is climb assist?
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Great info, Ravi ! That Spitzing looks like a killer bike, does it have a throttle?? Also, regarding the mtb access thing, you just know that e-bikes are the future, the mfgrs are on board, and the advocacy groups (against ebikes) are just putting in a last gasp, all or nothing approach to try...
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Very nice! But no throttle, right??
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Me too! But not available on the US, right?
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    Isn't a 28mph Bosch the drive we really want?

    Hi All - we are fortunate to have a new member on board - Chicagoland ebikes, who is a friend of the Bosch CEO of North America. He has been kind enough to pass on to the Bosch CEO what I consider the ultimate ebike mid drive specs - for the one that we REALLY all want. Not the neutered down...