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  1. tarhead

    Rize RX – Hits and misses new owner version

    And, unlike a horse, the bike won’t kick you, bite you, trample you or drag you through the mud. And there’s no you know what to clean up. 😉
  2. tarhead

    RX or RX Pro - would you switch?

    Congrats! You'll enjoy it. I was only able to get a few short rides on my Pro before the freeze set in but they seem to be great quality bikes for the price.
  3. tarhead

    RX or RX Pro - would you switch?

    I've ridden both narrow (2-3") and fat (4"). Narrow "road tread" tires are definitely quieter and have less rolling resistance (swapped smoother tire for knobbies on my old non-E MTB years ago and there was a difference). I much prefer the fat tires on loose surfaces like gravel. The bike...
  4. tarhead

    Rize RX – Hits and misses new owner version

    Just a couple of tips: The quick release lever should leave an imprint in the heel of your palm when you clamp it; an old trick from my bike shop days. Also good to try to keep the lever parallel to the front fork or seat stays in the back to reduce chance that it will hook on something and...
  5. tarhead

    Rize RX – Hits and misses new owner version

    One thing I forgot to mention on my first post is the excellent fit of the fenders. We have three other ebikes with front shock forks and the fenders on all three are “slap on, hope they work” with little clearance to the tires. I had to “modify” the one on my wife’s bike by bending some of...
  6. tarhead

    Rize RX – Hits and misses new owner version

    Received my Pro on Oct 10 and assembled it that day. Some notes from assembly: VERY well packed. I especially appreciated the wood block in the front fork and the block of foam wedged between the back wheel and fender. The block supported the bike while I installed the rear rack and handlebars...
  7. tarhead

    Rize September 2020 Delivery Input and Updates

    Hi Kris. Did you check to make sure the headset is tight?
  8. tarhead

    Rize September 2020 Delivery Input and Updates

    Just heard from Jason at Rize who assured me that all bikes will ship out by end of day Friday.
  9. tarhead

    Rize September 2020 Delivery Input and Updates

    Nice bike. A little trick that I learned from the chief mechanic when I worked in the bike department of a sporting goods store. We found that we’d often damage decals or paint when bikes were clamped in the tuning stands, even with padded jaws. Hank was an older Dutch gent who was trained...
  10. tarhead

    Rize September 2020 Delivery Input and Updates

    The knobby Kenda’s are quite noisy; my wife and daughter tell me that I don’t need a bell😉. A smooth tread is quieter and rolls better.
  11. tarhead

    Rize September 2020 Delivery Input and Updates

    The RX won’t accommodate fat tires. I asked. But it is likely possible to put a 27.5 or 29” wheelset on the Pro as long as the hub spacing is correct to create a skinny fat bike. Less rolling resistance for on road use.
  12. tarhead

    Back in the saddle again...

    OK so call me wuss but I much prefer riding when it’s not -40 C. Been out on Vancouver Island for about a week now and have been doing some exploring. Reminded again how much I like my Teo. This photo taken in a park a bit north of Nanaimo.
  13. tarhead

    Questions about Téo Fat Bike

    It would be interesting to know and hear their impressions. True, the Teo forum is VERY quiet these days. Personally my bike is in storage; -30 degrees C this morning. ☃️
  14. tarhead

    Questions about Téo Fat Bike

    Hi Roger. I suspect that like myself many members have put their bikes away for the winter season. Also the newness has worn off. I had a look at the Voltbike page and it appears to have very similar specs to the Teo; A little less battery capacity and a slightly lower quality derailleur vs the...
  15. tarhead

    Hello from Montreal, Canada

    I think a number of folks on the MEC site did some "surgery" on panniers to make the clips work. Another option might be to fabricate a platform with thinner rails that project out slightly to the side and clamp it to the factory rack. Good luck.
  16. tarhead

    Hello from Montreal, Canada

    Maybe these would work? https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5024-767/Universal-Upper-Pannier-Clips Mixed reviews however. You might be able to get something similar from another supplier if they don't.
  17. tarhead

    TÉO EBR Review - good one.

    I agree, the Teo site does need a lot of cleanup. I checked your post about your new Luna shock and noticed that you didn't mention any issues mounting your brake caliper. The Luna site doesn't mention what size discs the fork is designed for but the blog that they link on their site says it is...
  18. tarhead

    TÉO EBR Review - good one.

    I was pretty sure that I had seen 180 mm specified as the disc diameter on the Teo website. I just checked again, not all bikes show the disc diameter but those that do show 180 mm. Either Court eyeballed the diameter incorrectly or Benoit has an error on his website.
  19. tarhead

    Téo Impressions after a few rides

    I agree with Denis. See my post from August 4 in the "shifting gears with pedal assist" thread that you set up. Sorry, I don't know how to link it here. Teo does make the full suspension bike with a mid drive motor. Perhaps this is just carryover from a "universal" user manual.