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  1. JRA

    When you haven't ridden your push bike in a year

    Not sure how many of you have ever heard of Rob Warner. Short version is ex pro DH racer from GB that turned into the announcer for UCI WC Downhill racing as seen on your screen. He has a vivid sense of humour, as I find Britain folk are apt to, and now is producing a You Tube channel because...
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    Washington State trying to releive eBikes from taxation

    https://electrek.co/2021/03/13/bill-to-end-sales-tax-on-e-bikes-moves-forward-in-washington-should-other-states-follow/#disqus_thread I have to admit that I am of two minds about this legislation. First any discount you can get on a costly purchase in these hard times is good. However slim the...
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    Frame awap

    I had a recent bout of bike envy after riding a friends FS Giant and decided to do something about it. I looked around for a FS bike that would suit my needs but the only one I found is at least 3 months out.....I am not good at waiting to scratch my itches so I came up with plan B to revive my...
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    BH goes big, well light actually

    RH has been around for years and it seems they have been busy over there in Spain and paying attention to the eBike market and wants to get ahead in the new light category. Seems to me to be a winner at least in the looks department and has higher wh batteries than the competition as well as nm...
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    iGo Performance+ Carbon CGV

    This bike actually is a few years old as seen on the Bafang iGo video. The mix of carbon frame, light Bafang M800 i and 21700 cell 200wh battery bring the bike in at 27lbs. on the salesroom floor. 5k usd standard decent components but to me stock componentry is not as important as the...
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    Turbo talk, and not the bike.....

    Ok, who uses their highest level of assist besides me with out any shame? I have my local routes that are all about 2hrs. worth of varied terrain, mostly off road, down after being in a new spot for a year. I poked around in sport while learning my way around and now for all the road segments I...
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    How to build an eBike kickstand, Brodie style....

    I don't watch all of Paul's excellent video's but this one caught my eye. I remember the eBee from NAHB coverage years ago and it certainly is an interesting approach to e assist created at the time before it really was a thing. Doubtful you will see anything approaching it ever in...
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    Off with the old and on with the new

    I swapped out my WTB Trailblazer 650b 2.8 tire that has 1500 miles on it this a.m. to something quite a bit knobblier. Not bad wear for 1500 miles and I am keeping it to put it back on next summer perhaps..... 650b 2.8 Vigilante. I am a fan of WTB tires and use them exclusively on my...
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    Vive la France

    The option for a motor/gearbox system just got more interesting: https://www.bike-eu.com/products-innovations/nieuws/2020/12/french-automotive-giant-enters-e-bike-drivetrain-market-10139458 There has been much anticipation of a gearbox/motor and this one seems to tick all the boxes...
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    Coal rolled

    Had my first “rolling coal” episode today then they were doing a controlled slash pile burn where I was going. Just one of those days.....
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    Projected eBike growth

    An interesting study on eBikes projected forward 10yrs...
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    eMTB World Champ approved engine list

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/3-competitors-removed-from-world-championships-e-mtb-race-after-bikes-fail-uci-checks.html So it looks like the "hidden" motor that caused a row in the road bike world and made them carry around tablets that could detect the presence of e now they just nip it in...
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    Scott launches a light one

    Scott has been in on the eBike renaissance for awhile but has come up with a light eRoad model using the Mahle X35 hub drive that is also used on other manufacturers bikes and has had some good reviews here but seems to have been eclipsed somewhat with the infatuation with mid drive powerplants...
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    Gruber Assist/Vivax go under

    https://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nieuws/2020/07/vivax-e-bike-drive-pulled-off-the-market-10138334?utm_source=Vakmedianet_red&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200728-bikeeurope-std&tid=TIDP3240493X4F8B34554A244202A5495984F10D430EYI4&utm_content=Email I remember when these came out and have...
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    DIY Bosch bike build by Brodie

    I have admired Paul's work for years. He has been teaching a frame building class at University of the Fraser Valley for the last 10yrs. As he can't teach in class room he has graciously opened up his shop, of wonder I might add, to all via a You tube channel that he is helping finish off a...
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    MVDP on e

    Even the best are finding benefits riding eBikes and taking heat for it in the comments....
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    MGIF

    This article really hits the nail on the head regarding the interaction between auto's and bicycles I feel: https://apple.news/AlCt2WJRwS72NFNJu42H0XA I assume that most of the posters here also drive cars and see this as much if not more than when on a bike? The three foot rule to avoid...
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    Segway to stop production

    Personally I have always thought the Segway was weird and overhyped by some pretty big hitters as described here BITD: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/23/882536320/after-nearly-two-bumpy-decades-the-original-segway-will-be-retired-in-july When the owner drove one over a cliff I had forgotten they...
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    e750d OS Groadster

    Pieced together a TSDZ2 running OS software on an OS Blackbuck hardtail. 48v/18Ah/21700 cell HL type battery Advent 9spd drivetrain 11/42 Hayes Trail brakes 750d/40c Nanoraptors/Handbuilt wheels with generic hubs and 311mm spokes... WTB headset and saddle Ti post I had kicking...
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    eBike deals you can't believe

    Post up the good and the bad..... Here's a good starter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-BLOWOUT-Electric-Bike-Ebike-JVO-Rogue-36V-500W-9ah-Lithium-Ion-21sp/124116230193?hash=item1ce5e76031:g:SlIAAOSw76heVcGz