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    Displays using iPhone may Break 'Em?

    I dislike ebike displays that reply heavily on or require iPhone or Android smartphones. Today is a BBC story about Apple says several models of iPhone are susceptible to the damage from vibrations produced by motorcycles. Of course, and ebike ain't a motorcycle running 70mph, but when I think...
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    Dual suspension commuter bike

    Suggest you look into a Trek or Haibike. I know a co-worker in San francisco who commutes 50 miles over the Gold Gate bridge! She is a petite woman of 55 and does this daily. (Too much for me! But shows what's possible!) Here's the model she bought 2 years ago (Dual Suspension with commuter...
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    Fazua Ebike Motor Review & Tests, Black Pepper Software Update

    Is Fazua German-made like Bosch? I feel like Fazua came out of nowhere! (The triangle drive connector seems unusually shallow given it appears to be the 'driveshaft' of the system
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    Court, please review FST for Commuters and light trail.

    Hi Court, As you were the first to suggest, full suspension EMTBs are great for sore knees and rut-filled streets. But most youtubes review FST ebikes for DOWNHILL bombing, not for people who have one ebike and use it to go places and secondarily ride dirt and trails. Some of us actually work...
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    Smelly Skunk U-Lock - Court, please add Anti-Theft Measures in your reviews

    This is new BBC article on anti-theft for bicycles. They discuss the "skunk-lock" - made in San Francisco - and I hope Court will include what anti-theft measures are designed into bikes he reviews. IMHO, they are as important as the oft-mentioned water bottle issue Court likes to highlight...
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    $10,000 off Haibike FullSeven Carbon 10.0 ? Buy it or not?

    Yes, I assume they are sourcing from Haibike the mfgr or some distributor - has to be overseas to take so long. On ebay, Paypal is excellent protection for buying, but the listing on amazon include assembly by a local bike shop. Same price, same seller both places. I dont know what Im gonna do -...
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    $10,000 off Haibike FullSeven Carbon 10.0 ? Buy it or not?

    On ebay is the Full Seven Carbon for $6999. (originally $16,999!) which Court reviewed before. Is it worth the $6,999? The seller is Crosslake Sales (I can't find any negative reviews about them). This is a lot of money for me. Any advice? ebay listing: (Link Removed - No Longer Exists) Court's...
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    Bosch Kiox Electric Bike Display Details

    Here's the review Court mentions - NOTE, they do raise concerns in the review/preview: https://ebike-mtb.com/en/first-look-bosch-kiox-display/
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    new Bosch Kiox display - Not Nyon, but close

    https://ebike-mtb.com/en/first-look-bosch-kiox-display/
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    Bosch E-Bike Updates for 2018

    the Bosch Nyon display has GPS. Alas, Americans cannot have it say the Germans...I don't need a color display either but I absolutely insist on a removable display ans Purion isn't removable. At this point in time, anti-theft features should be a given! Haibike, don't charge me $10,000 and not...
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    Bosch E-Bike Updates for 2018

    Thank you Court for mentioning the PURION display is inferior to the Intuvia. Purion is not removable - outrageous for locking up any expensive bike in a city. Also, Intuvia can charge devices via USB mini. It's easier to read and centered where it should be. Bosch, you're not helping the...
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    Better guide to deciphering Haibike product lines

    I've posted before about my difficulty in sorting out Haibike's product lines. This one page of bikes gave me a better idea as I scrolled down the page -- you will note the front shock travel distances that seems to indicate the duty to which each is made (or aimed at, marketing-wise) in 2017...
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    14 Ebikes Tested (new article - only 2 weeks old)

    Likely, you will want to select 'English' at the top of the page: http://ebike-mtb.com/en/what-is-the-best-e-mtb-of-2017-14-models-in-test/ We are seeing the Magura brand more and more, including their Boltron ebike-specific fork. The takeaway is that just b/c mfgr states that it's specifically...
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    Haibike Recall--Fork Defect

    http://www.haibike.com/en/INT/service/recall >>> "...the fork of Haibike Race, Superrace and Urban models show premature breaking when being exposed to above-standard endurance tests. Therefore, the fork may suffer from rupture or a break. This poses an enormous safety and injury risk for every...
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    Anyone have a 1-page guide to decipher Haibike names ?

    Any link to 2016 haibike catalog? I did not see that on the Italian site