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    Peter Flax article for Bicycling.com about the challenges presented by DTC ebikes

    Been riding Rad bikes for three years now and I didn't find the brakes dysfunctional or underpowered unless they were either worn out or out of adjustment. If one does not maintain a tool then one should not complain when the tool doesn't work the way you like.
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    Peter Flax article for Bicycling.com about the challenges presented by DTC ebikes

    So basically kids doing something stupid on a poorly maintained bike. Doing stupid things is a pretty big part of their job description.
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    RR5 New Motor Won't Work

    Just curious, what are this issues with the original motor?
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    Peter Flax article for Bicycling.com about the challenges presented by DTC ebikes

    Problem with that is an LBS would charge $3,000 for a $1500 DTC bike.
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    Peter Flax article for Bicycling.com about the challenges presented by DTC ebikes

    Like I said when this was posted before, When I want to remove the front wheel on my Rad Rover I have to completely remove the axel and, even then, smack the tire with a rubber mallet to get it to drop out.
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    Peter Flax article for Bicycling.com about the challenges presented by DTC ebikes

    I guess if one is going to be truly technical, all EBikes are motorcycles because they all have motors. On the other hand they are also all bicycles because they can be powered by pedals without using the motor. In the end they are simply all Ebikes.
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    Consumer Reports: Ebike Fires

    I'm not sure. I ride on average about 20 miles at a shot which usually depletes my battery a little less than 50%. After that it takes 5-6 hours to recharge. I don't think that is considered to be "fast" charging.
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    RR5 New Motor Won't Work

    Since it's just a matter of plugging it in, it would appear the new one they sent is no good. I would just go back to the old one as long as it still works.
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    RR5 New Motor Won't Work

    If the old one was still working, why replace it?
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    NYS soon to legalize ebikes

    Headed in the right direction? https://www.consumerreports.org/health/electric-bikes/electric-bike-makers-must-comply-with-safety-standards-a1315380151/
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    NYS soon to legalize ebikes

    OK so that would be more along the lines of requiring something like automotive safety inspections for electrical components.
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    NYS soon to legalize ebikes

    Riding around irresponsibly I get but what does the cost of the bike have to do with that?
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    Consumer Reports: Ebike Fires

    I never said that at all. Antilock brakes aren't going to help someone who makes the decision to drive in a blizzard or the guy who decided to have loaded gun in his car and was killed when his dog stepped on the trigger.
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    Consumer Reports: Ebike Fires

    You can't idiot proof anything. You can try but there will always be a bigger idiot to thwart the effort.
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    Consumer Reports: Ebike Fires

    Left charging for days???? Kind of like reading a story that went like: Family home catches fire after the family starts to cook dinner but decides to go on vacation leaving it cooking on the stove.
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    Co-op rules against ebike

    Any consumer product that causes 191 fires in New York City in a single year is going to be banned. Not really as cigarettes are still the major cause of fires in NYC.
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    Co-op rules against ebike

    Do you or any others have laptops, power drills, and/or anything else with a battery in their apartments?
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    Looks like a Ride1Up Scrambler/Super73 Type bike is coming

    If you can't adjust the seat height how can it have a rider height range of 5'2" - 6'4"
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    Ride1up Support Nightmare - I Do Not Recommend Ride1up

    If you had a local bike repair shop why didn't you start with them? It's not easy to diagnose a problem over the phone.
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    Hyd Brakes Suggestion

    I put cable activated on my Rover and they work great and are super easy to install as you don't need to deal with installing anything but the calipers.