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    Gain Range Extender

    To be honest Jaxx, no, not really. Since I'm still working until I retire in March I have a limited amount of time to ride so most of my rides are from 15-40 miles, which were no problem just using the internal battery. Even if I had more time the trails in SW Florida are flat and although very...
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    Gain Range Extender

    After having used the extender for a while here's how it works for me (this is in the US with a 20mph cut off, I'm sure it would be different in countries with the 15.5 mph cut off): 1. When using level 1 mode at 100%, the extender keeps the main battery fully charged so the drain comes from...
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    Ebikes green?

    Don't mean to get political but I'm not sure if this "the world is coming to an end because of climate change and humans are in control of it" is either due to a lack of knowledge or if it's just some sort of convoluted logic. Let me add to what slayer said. There was a mini-ice age in the...
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    Ebikes green?

    So it's not that I don't care, but age has given me the ability to not just believe everything I'm told. In no particular order these are the things I was told by the "top tier" scientists of the time: (a) over-population was going to destroy the US and the rest of the world and we would all...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Orbea Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    If you're using the app you can also tell from the power used icon on the upper right. When on level 1 (green) it will vary from about 7-32, on level two (orange) it will go up to the 70s, and on level three (red) it will go up to 100%, while on on but no power (white) it will show no power...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    I agree 100% with rob. My only real issue with my US spec. Orbea Gain is that the cut out is too high at about 21 mph. I wish I could lower it to 15.5 so that it would only come on when absolutely needed. You could do that by powering it off but it would be easier to just have it automatically...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Thanks for the video OzGreg, brings back memories of my visit to Australia last year. Loved it so much that I'm going back this year - although the flight from the east coast of the US to Australia is a bear! Interesting about the Q factor. Maybe it's because I have insanely large feet but every...
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    Allant Battery Issue

    Thus reinforcing what I said - there is no good or bad product based on country of origin. By the way, a lot of the Germans are in jail for these violations, I don't recall anyone else doing jail time. Every other car - not truck - manufacturer had to use bluetech additive to achieve emissions...
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    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    It's telling that the super high ranges reported with light bikes such as the Turbo and Orbea are always from countries where the cut off is set at 15.5 mph, but it makes sense. These bikes are light enough that riders in decent shape (who are the intended audience) are often riding above that...
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    Gain Range Extender

    Hi adanadawn. No, I was over simplifying. The external battery has an output of about 2amps, while the internal battery can output up to about 9amps to the motor, so if you have the power level set up high and are not pedaling very much it is possible to drain the internal battery faster than...
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    Gain Range Extender

    Happy New Year folks. I've had my extender for about a month now and have used it a few times. Works just as expected and just about doubles my range, but I wonder if the way it works will end up putting premature wear on the batteries. It basically works by charging the internal battery...
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    Mahle Ebike Motion

    profschmidty anyone who thinks the Cannondale, Orbea Gains and so forth that use the Mahle eBike Motion system are the same as a Rad City is someone who has obviously never ridden one, or who is not the targeted audience for this type of bike. Some of the differences include much higher end...
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    Allant Battery Issue

    Thanks, I didn't mean to sound so strident, just that in today's world the country of origin is meaningless, you can get good stuff or bad stuff from just about anywhere. One exception, when it comes to coffee Italy pretty much rules. :)
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    Allant Battery Issue

    Robnj...a country with shoddy workmanship? You mean the country that lied about their diesel emissions thus hurting everyone? Or check out the fine German reliability of VW, Mercedes, Audi or BMW compared to much less expensive Japanese or Korean cars in consumer's report. Fine German...
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    Tire Comparison

    Yeah, I hate to sound mean on this, but I don't know what this test was supposed to show. As far as I know there isn't necessarily any correlation between the thickness of a material and puncture protection. You could have a vest stuffed with a layer of straw and another with a thinner layer of...
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    New Radrover no go

    Not rare at all. Most hub drive bikes with throttles allow you to start just by using the throttle. There are a few exceptions that don't allow the use of the throttle until one hits a certain speed, but since that kind of kills the whole point of having a throttle for quick getaways after a...
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    Anybody know about escooters?

    Not really a direct answer, but you say you have a mid-drive non-throttle ebike. That's not hardly ideal for what you're looking for here. How about just buying a class three, throttle rear-hub ebike? It's going to be a lot safer in traffic, and with the right battery a 20 mile commute is no big...
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    The True Costs of Owning and Using an Electric Bike

    Well at least in the US there is one cost this isn't taking into account; medical expenses. I'm not at all sure about my figures but your odds of being killed on a bike by car drivers is many times higher than being hurt in a car. I wish that wasn't true, but until some serious thought is put...
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    Bike radio

    There are a few "neck speaker" units made by companies like Bose (Bose SoundWear) or JBL (Soundgear) that you wear around your neck and can play back music from your smartphone and use to take phonecalls. Since they are not physically covering your ears they do not hide outside sounds (which...
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    Orbea Gain E-Road Bike

    I guess I'm a fool but I really don't get the whole cut-off thing. I don't know of any other category of vehicles from cars to boats and trains that have it, they simply expect people to obey posted speed limits. Deacon 20 beats 15.5, but there's not a day that goes by when I don't see folks in...