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  1. NoDTMF

    EBR's first KTM review!

    Cool, a KTM review on EBR. Still enjoying my 2014, no problems!
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    Hubs...current "State of Art" and Hill Climbing....

    I'm curious now with the "state of art" of hubs. I have a Bosch Active line mid drive. It is geared with 11-40 rear cog. I can not make it up some very steep slippery gravel hill climbs. Two reasons: I get tired, or it is so steep that I hit a rock bounce the front wheel sideways and then...
  3. NoDTMF

    E-bikes at Costco ( in Santa Cruz, CA)

    Oh Hi, Costco (in Santa Cruz) had a rep from Genze selling this bike: https://electricbikereview.com/genze/recreational-e102/ for 350 of MSRP + a kryptonite u-lock. I'm guessing it is only in this Costco. He said he'd be there till August 6. I wonder if if you buy it at Costco if you get the...
  4. NoDTMF

    Upgrading a Bosch motor...Not.

    I started a thread here: http://electricbikereview.com/community/threads/early-adopters.2581/ I wanted to upgrade my Active line motor to Performance line motor on my 2014 KTM. My LBS tried to order a Performance line motor, and after two weeks, Bosch came back and said no. Bosch will only...
  5. NoDTMF

    Early adopters....

    There are many fragmented thoughts in making this post, so hopefully you can bear with me.... Perhaps, I should post in Bosch thread, as this is about Bosch Mid-Drives. I bought some e-bikes with Bosch Active Line, 2014 models. I am trying to upgrade from Active to Performance line. I mention...
  6. NoDTMF

    What is the choice of E-Bike in Humid Climate

    Actually this is a stem off the thread "mid-drive vs hub." I just spent two weeks in Asia...Singapore, Taipei, Shenzhen. Saw many e-bikes. All hub drive and nobody peddling. Even though I'm a mid-drive guy, I would do the same if living in a humid climate. The wonderful dry CA weather makes it...
  7. NoDTMF

    Technology: New Chainless E-Bike

    Has this been posted? Seems interesting. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33151237
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    No Ebike is overpriced....

    Okay, I think I have read all the forums. I have concluded ebikes for many of us are the helping with the proverbial "mid life crisis." Previously, coping with midlife crisis meant buying a Corvette, today perhaps a Tesla. But when I read postings like this: "Nice when I can keep up with the...
  9. NoDTMF

    The tail of two sprockets....

    Oh hi, Below are two drive sprockets with 600 miles on them from Bosch Gen 2 motors. My motor is Active line, they other sprocket is from EddieJ who as Performance line. Eddie's Sprocket.... Quite the difference in wear. Even the splines for mounting on the shaft are rounded. I...
  10. NoDTMF

    Bosch Mid Drive Inspection

    Oh hi, As discussed in another thread I mentioned I would inspect my motor. The bike I bought was a demo bike with 250 miles on it. It was clear that it was demo'd well as it had mud in all it's crevasses. I now have about 600 miles, and after reading about the various hardcore rides some...
  11. NoDTMF

    Experiment: Riding e-bike without the "e"

    This is mostly rambling, might be of interest for this who don't have an ebike. Details: Commute is 14 miles roundtrip Going to work is downhill Going home up hill Total elevation change is about 650 feet in one direction Bike has Bosch Active Line mid-mount motor. Since I bought the bike I...
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    Taking the Bosch motor down to 0 range....

    So I wondered what would happen if I took the range to Zero on the Bosch Gen 2 Active line mid mount motor. Well it doesn't go to zero, it displays two dashes. The Battery meter still has one tick, and power is still applied. The total range was 40 miles over 3 trips with total altitude climb of...
  13. NoDTMF

    My first "Hardcore" ride

    I bought my 2014 Macina Action plus 27.5 for commuting. 15 mile a day, 600' revelation change. Today I rode the hills above Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos CA. My 15 mile ride lasted 2 hours and had a elevation gain of 3000'. I did have to push the bike up the hill twice, just too steep for my...
  14. NoDTMF

    40mm bolt spacing kickstands

    I had a hard time finding a Kickstand for my Action 27.5. The rear stay has mounting holes 40MM apart. This stand: Pletscher Comp Zoom 40 Adjustable Kick Stand - Black fits perfectly, and is quite nice quality. I found it on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com yes it is kinda pricey...but who wants...
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    Bosch Battery Keys in the USA!

    Not sure about anyone else in the US, but I have had a hard time finding the blank to make spare key for the battery lock. Well I found a locksmith who found a key that works. attached is a picture of the key.
  16. NoDTMF

    KTM Macina Action plus 27.5- new owner

    Hello All, I bought a demo 2014 KTM Action Plus 27.5. It has about 250 miles on it. I bought it to commute roundtrip 15 miles. The commute is a mixed paved all the way to dirt trail. I'm in the Santa Cruz Mountains commuting to Los Gatos, California. Elevation change is around 750' some of it...