Recent content by stevelion

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    First e-bike purchase assistance: Specialized?

    I'm also thinking I can do as you suggest to get more upright and comfortable if needed. Of course, Art Deco is talking about how comfy the Como is and, while I might be able to get used to that, I' not sure I can get used to the idea of showing up for a trail ride on a step-thru, full upright...
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    First e-bike purchase assistance: Specialized?

    I have some short runs of 1/8 mile or so that probably are a 20 deg grade and might even hit 25 or 30 for very short stretches. The latter hill I'm thinking of is so steep that I really cannot bike to the top without walking it some. Of course, I'm also not in "great" shape either.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance: Specialized?

    Thanks for the response Art Deco! I get the impression that the new Vado is more relaxed and so it replaces the Como diamond frame that you have.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance: Specialized?

    Cześć Stefan. Thanks for the excellent response! What you're riding on looks a lot like what my wife and I would be riding on. I think you convinced me the Vado is a good fit. I imagine the Como would work as well. We looked at the Vado step-thru, but she prefers the full step-thru design...
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    First e-bike purchase assistance: Specialized?

    I am reposting for assistance about 21 months after my initial post for assistance after which we did not purchase e-bikes. My wife and I are both in our late to mid-50's respectively and looking to move from Giant Roam bikes to e-bikes. She is having trouble with hills and could use the power...
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    Sub $3000 Leisure/Commuter Bike For Hilly Area [Final Choice: Priority Current]

    OP - how do you get the Priority Current for $2700? I see it listed at $3300.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    If we get more exercise, it's worth it. I'll share those stats with my wife. The math doesn't lie and 3X fun is very compelling!
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    Thanks for the feedback on the Giant and Liv since those bikes are the same two bikes my wife and I rode for a quick test drive and enjoyed. My wife is now balking at the price and so I'm kind of on hold right now. We bought new bikes 3 years ago and rarely use those and it's not clear that...
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    2021 Trek Ebike Release Date and Rumors?

    Why the excited for Yamaha? I thought Bosch was considered one of the best e-Bike systems.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    I like this bike. Crazy Lenny had the 2018 BULLS LACUBA EVO 45S on it's crazy deal for $2100. I spoke to them today and was talked out of it for two reasons. 1) no large and 2) no Brose repair center around me (assume Specialized only works on Specialized branded Brose). Any comments on the...
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    I stumbled on an international Giant site that listed 4 versions of the Explore E+ model. I wish they sold the other versions in the U.S. as the next model up or two looks like a better fit for us.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    I really like the look and specs on the Turbo Vado 3.0 and we are test driving today. I have two concerns with this bike. First, it seems like it's really setup more for road user than light trail use and I really want more of a hybrid setup. Second, I've seen mixed information that this bike...
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    Thanks for all the great advice! We're going to test drive multiple bikes on Friday including Specialized and Giant for certain. We also have an appointment at a dedicated e-bike dealer that lists many brands so it will be interesting to see what they actually have to test drive.
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    First e-bike purchase assistance

    Thanks! I think we're going to try and ride the Specialized this evening.