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    PAS on hills

    I switched to an e-bike because I specifically wanted to take the sting out of hills. I'm perfectly capable of tackling them on my regular bike, but I wanted to reduce my overall commute time, as I often work 10-12 hours for several days. My mid-drive IZIP Peak+ works really well for my 25-mile...
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    Goat head thorns

    I try to run tubeless tires on all my bikes. It requires tubeless-compatible rims/tires, but it's worth it in my experience. @Nutty Girl Which tires does your bike have?
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    Goat head thorns

    You might consider these: https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/components/fenders/tire-wipers/
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    Jones H Bar

    I know (you're not the first person to mention it). Those are the Ergon GC1 grips which are designed specifically for bars with lots of sweep (30-deg or more).
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    Jones H Bar

    SOMA's Osprey bar is very similar to Jones' Bend H-Bar: (Link Removed - No Longer Exists)
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    Rear rack for full suspension mountain bike

    The Thule Pack 'n Pedal Tour rack is quite sturdy. I have mine mounted on the fork, and I suspect that it could easily handle a battery.
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    tire pressures for 2016 Sduro allmtn rc 2.35" wide tires?

    That rim has an internal width of 30mm, so it would be a good match for 2.5" tires. I don't have any first-hand experience with Spank's rims, but I'm a big fan of their pedals.
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    tire pressures for 2016 Sduro allmtn rc 2.35" wide tires?

    @Duke em My IZIP E3 Peak+ came with 2.8" Kenda knobbies and 45mm rims. Actually, mine is a pre-production sample that has mismatched rims of 45mm and 50mm widths. How much clearance does your bike have with the current tires? Measure between the seat stays, chain stays, fork slides, and between...
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    tire pressures for 2016 Sduro allmtn rc 2.35" wide tires?

    Optimum tire pressure for tubes varies with terrain, rider weight, bike weight, etc. Too low and you'll pinch-flat, and too high and you'll get bounced around. You could start at, say, 35 rear/30 front and see how that feels. Drop 2-3psi at a time until it gets too squishy or you pinch-flat...
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    Tire sizes other than 700x45c

    Recommended reading: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html
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    Maxxis Hookworms

    A paint pen from your local hobby/craft store does wonders for camouflaging logos.
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    Hello from Colorado

    @Ann M. Also consider the VP Harrier. While they're not as long as the Catalysts, they're very wide (and VP actually manufactures the Catalyst). I'm also a fan of the Spank Oozy trail pedal. I have them on my Jeff Jones, and with 5.10 shoes, there's tons of traction.
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    Hello from Colorado

    The Thule rack has definitely exceeded my expectations. One of the guys I ride with has one, and he is always fidgeting with it. I'm pretty sure it's because he didn't tighten the (ratcheting) straps enough. Thule recommends 15Nm and that's way more torque than most people realize. Anyway, it's...
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    Hello from Colorado

    @Ravi Kempaiah The Peak+ that I have is slightly different than the production model. Most obvious changes are the paint scheme and a few of the components.
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    Hello from Colorado

    @Ravi Kempaiah I find the geometry to be very neutral. Riding the E3 Peak+ no-handed is a breeze (as long the panniers are loaded equally. I switch back-and-forth with a Jeff Jones 29er (pictured below), and have very little difficulty adjusting to the bikes' geometry.
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    Hello from Colorado

    Here's Da Beast with the front rack and fenders that I added: (Link Removed - No Longer Exists)
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    Thudbuster / Body Float

    I was referring to the seatpost diameter/size. The post I have is 27.2 mm.
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    Thudbuster / Body Float

    What size do you need? I have a used one that I'd consider selling.
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    Thudbuster / Body Float

    Seatpost ODs can very wildly. I've seen my share of 'posts that would measure differently depending on where you took the measurement. The three most common seatpost sizes (diameters) for modern bikes are 27.2, 30.9, and 31.6 mm. Where it gets confusing is when you factor in the frame's seat...
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    City-fying my E3 Peak+

    @Over50 I'm a big fan of Schwalbe's Super Moto-X tires. I have the lighter version on my Jeff Jone 29er, so the 27.5 model was a logical choice when it came time to get less aggressive tires for the IZIP. Thule sent a pair of their large Shield panniers to be reviewed with the Pack 'n Pedal...