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  1. Mass Deduction

    How do you pronounce "Eco"?

    A lot of e-bike systems have a low-power mode called "Eco". I'm curious how you pronounce it, and where in the world you live. I've heard two pronunciations: - something like 'eek-oh' - something similar to 'eck-oh' Personally, I'm team 'eek-oh', and I live in British Columbia. :)
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    Hypermiling - settings to modify to get extreme range

    I'm interested in trying some e-bike "hypermiling" (a term I hear e-cars owners using for when they're trying to get max range on a charge). I have a bike where I can modify top speed, assist percentage, max torque, and max wattage, and I'm curious for feedback on the best way to do that. I...
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    External vs Integrated battery packs - which do you prefer and why?

    There's a significant push towards integrated battery packs. I'm actually a fan of the external battery packs as they tend to be smaller, easier to swap, and less expensive. They're also often better sealed when being transported out of the bike. I think that integrated batteries can look...
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    What is your current e-bike, and what do you hope will be your next?

    Some of you may have an e-bike that you plan to own, maintain, and enjoy for years to come. If so, that's awesome! For those of us who have an e-bike in mind to replace their current one: which is your current e-bike, what do you have your eye on as your next e-bike, and why?
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    25km/h? 32? 45? 60? What speed do you *actually* want on your e-bike?

    Most of my e-bikes have been class-3 (45 km/h, 28 mph). But I've also ridden many class 1 e-bikes (32km/h, 20 mph), and bikes limited to 25 km/h. I wasn't very satisfied with 25 km/h (15.5 mph) for commuting. I can usually ride as fast or faster than that on a muscle bike, so it didn't add a...
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    Things I learned (or think I've learned) doing e-bike travel this past summer

    I did several big e-bike rides for work this summer, some solo, and some in staff groups. All on reasonably lightweight (43-55 pound) and powerful (63-90 Nm) class-3 mid-drive e-bikes The shortest was 100km each way, with a rest day in between, from southern Vancouver Island to Bellingham...
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    Percentage of assist for different STePS systems

    My web-search-fu has been failing me. I'm trying to find the percentage increase of each mode of assist for each Shimano STePS system. Or any of them. By percentage assist I mean, how much each mode assists you. For example, Bosch Active Line and Active Line Plus gives you 40% assist in...
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    BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Road One

    This e-road bike looks amazing: It's the first super lightweight mid-drive electric road bike with a large capacity battery that I've ever seen. In my experience super lightweight e-road bikes either have tiny batteries...
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    Evo mid-drive product coming for 2020

    It looks like Evo has a mid-drive e-bike with a Promovec motor coming for 2020. This Promovec mid-drive appears to be a new-ish product (they've been known for hub motors up until now). I thought I'd start a thread in case anyone is familiar with this drive unit, or gets to test-ride one of...