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    First Impressions: New 2021 Ebikes from Diamondback!

    It's probably Covid related. The supply chain is still pretty f@%&ed up. Manufacturers and shops have tons of bikes on order without a definitive sense of when they'll arrive. There's such massive demand for bikes right now I guess some manufacturers just want to ship them to shops ASAP.
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    First Impressions: New 2021 Ebikes from Diamondback!

    Since I mostly ride roads and prefer versatile drop-bar bikes the Current is definitely my fave. In addition to gravel it seems well suited for commuting and light touring. Considering the specs the price seems reasonable, esp for class 3. It seems similar to the discontinued Raleigh Tamland...
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    Any Info on 2021 US Models?

    Yeah. Raleigh certainly isn't the only one, but it's puzzling in mid-December so many companies haven't post info for 2021 models. I know the supply chain is delayed, but they could at least give us a sense of what's coming.
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    Any Info on 2021 US Models?

    Since the 2021 offerings of some other companies is leaking out, I'm curious if there's any such info for Raleigh. I'm particularly interested in their class 3 models like the Redux IE. It seems curious their web site doesn't seem to have any info at all.
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    Kona launches new electric bike models with eMTB, gravel and commuter e-bikes

    While the Sutra has low-gearing, pedaling up a long, steep grade will be slow and taxing. Since I can take my bike on public transit I'll hold off on a conversion for now since I probably won't need it. I'll be 50 early next year :confused: so at some point a conversion might be necessary.
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    Kona launches new electric bike models with eMTB, gravel and commuter e-bikes

    Ah, we're in the same situation.:) I have a Sutra on order, expected in early Spring. Maybe I'll get lucky and it will arrive before then, but my LBS told me not to count on it. It seems we agree about Kona ebikes being overpriced, though the standard Dew-E isn't too bad at about $2600. At...
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    Kona launches new electric bike models with eMTB, gravel and commuter e-bikes

    I agree, esp for a class 1 bike. I'm curious what Raleigh will have for the US market. Their bikes aren't quite as nice but previously they've had class 3 bikes in about the same price range. For ebikes to be a viable car alternative they need to be significantly less than a decent small used...
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    Kona launches new electric bike models with eMTB, gravel and commuter e-bikes

    I have a Kona Sutra on order from my LBS. Unfortunately he recently told me Kona isn't expecting significant delivery until Spring. He said they told him a few bikes might trickle in earlier, but I probably shouldn't expect delivery until then. I don't know if this applies to all models but...
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    Can an Older Motor on An Older Frame be Replaced?

    There area a few 2018 Raleigh Tamland IE for sale online. If the motor eventually needs replacement will a newer motor fit the frame or is it wedded to the existing motor? Thanks in advance.
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    I actually don't have an ebike yet and am weighing my options. I was just relaying what my local LBS and mechanic has told me about Brose. There was originally a typo in my previous post. He told me Haibike and Raleigh won't use Brose because of difficulty diagnostic issues. Most Bosch and...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    After talking extensively with my local bike dealer/mechanic, he seems tepid towards Brose. He said Haibike and Raleigh plan to use Bosch, Shimano, and Yamaha for the immediate future because they're more reliable and repairable. Brose seems nice while it lasts, but unfortunately in many cases...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    My LBS is an excellent wrench and a Raleigh dealer. He told me the major issue with Brose motors is diagnosing problems. He said some issues can't be easily identified and the motor must be removed from the bike and shipped to a regional distributor for repair. Bosch and Shimano problems are...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    I also strongly prefer mid-drive motors for their lightness and more natural feel. I like that mid-drives function very much like enhanced conventional bikes. I mainly want an e-bike for better efficiency (speed) on hills. I don't mind working hard on hills, but there's a huge practical...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Maybe that's why Brose systems are less reliable. Bosch systems are noisy and heavy, but seem more reliable. Shimano seems to strike a nice balance. They're a little heavier than Brose, lighter than Bosch, but still seem fairly reliable from what I've gathered. While I'm inclined to get a...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Brose Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    All these issues are making me rethink my initial preference for Brose. I haven't bought a bike yet, but am planning to in the next year or so. I test rode bikes with Bosch, Brose, and Shimano systems. Brose was by far my favorite because it seemed most similar to a conventional bike; very...