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    New Harley-Davidson Electric Bikes

    Thanks for posting this @FlatSix911!
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    Electric Bike Companies That Have Gone Out Of Business

    Hi guys, it's a sad subject... but I thought it would make for a useful thread over the years. Please share any ebike companies you know of that have gone out of business, and anything you know about it (like the date they went out, where they were based, where to get parts etc.) I'll start...
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    E on a train.

    Hi @Treetwister77, great question! I haven't actually commuted with a bike by train, but we did a staged review at a train station long ago that really got me thinking. I liked the bike a lot, not sure it's still for sale? It was called the VeloMini Plus and is sold almost exclusively by Doug at...
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    Ultimate Commuter Pro E-Bike

    @Ravi Kempaiah for the win here! Yeah, I'm still in touch with the company and hope to do some reviews later this year. I wasn't able to make it for their special launch event, but it does look like an awesome bike! Your list of features is awesome, and I can't think of a mid-drive with carbon...
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    Full Suspension vs. Fat Tire

    Good question, and sorry it's taken me forever to respond! My preference is full suspension with at least 2.25" tires... road or off-road. A full suspension with 2.6" is awesome. I prefer the lighter weight and nimble feel of regular sized tires and much prefer good full suspension to fat tires...
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    R&M 2020 bikes

    Hey! I spoke with Chris a week ago and do plan to visit his shop again in 2020 to cover some of the bikes, I'll keep an eye out for the Superdelite, sorry it won't happen as quickly as we'd like! I appreciate your question and appreciation of our work :D
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    R&M 2020 bikes

    Hey! My intention was to express why I might not be covering as much R&M (Chris is doing it well) and then share a bit of my emotions with what I consider to be a group of friends. I was sad that Chris and I couldn't just keep reviewing all of the bikes together like the old days! We actually...
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    Motor dieing off when throttle is give on low battery

    Thanks so much @PDXzap and @harryS, great answers! Sorry I'e been a bit offline and unable to respond as quickly or thoroughly as I'd like. You guys are heroes :D
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    BPM F35RS

    Hey Don! Sorry for the delay. I've been traveling and spending holiday time with family. I don't have a lot of experience with BPM Imports products but the F35F looks pretty sweet. That review was done by Mikey, so my feedback is going to be limited. I've noticed that more companies like...
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    Riding at 15 degrees Fahrenheit

    Hi EdC! I agree with Rick53 that heat is going to be harder on the cell chemistry and limit the number of full charge cycles you get over the life of the battery pack... but extreme cold will severely limit the one-time range that you get. I cannot comment on the "lowest recommended riding...
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    Torque arm installation.

    Great question Arvind! That's a tricky situation, I've struggled trying to install torque arms in the past due to space limitations, wires, and axle length... just like you're showing here. Given the relative low power of your hub motor setup, it may be fine to skip the torque arm... but for...
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    Lectric eBikes HQ Visit, Founders Interview, Review

    Hi guys! I've spent the past couple of days at Lectric eBikes in Phoenix, AZ and created a couple videos worth sharing here. Thanks for contributing so much to the Lectric Forums here! The Lectric XP is an awesome product at the price they've got it, and the team is really cool. I'll need some...
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    Ah...The Quest For Subject Matter. How About Advocacy?

    Thanks for the creative ideas Chris! I also like how Reddit sells gold, so members can "guild" posts that they really like. I could see that being a fun way for people to support the space, keep it authentic, and be interesting and fun. Are you familiar with that sort of thing?
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    Current hub motor vs mid drive status?

    Interesting question there @BrianK, I do not think that we will see hub motors vanish completely. They are affordable, work great with throttles, and provide a different experience than mid-drives, sometimes better! In my opinion, front hub motors are the worst, and only really shine for delta...
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    New to throttle wiring HELP!!!

    Hi @Blackgolem, I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling a financial pinch right now! I agree with @Thomas Jaszewski when he talks about issues cropping up with more complex DIY throttles and kits. Ebikes tend to vibrate as you ride, and even mainstream purpose-built products can break. Here's an...
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    Court, was it you?

    Hi @PDXzap! Great question, and thanks for your patience. 2012 is around the time I started EBR and began living in my car. While I do have family in Colorado and have visited many shops in Denver over the years, I'm not sure that Best Electric Bikes was operating during that time and I cannot...
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    Cold Weather Performance

    You guys are awesome @Thomas Jaszewski, @JayVee, and @harryS! Thanks for the real-world data... Yes, I've also experienced a big drop in range when batteries get cold. This goes for my cell phone as well as ebikes. Some companies even put out neoprene covers to help insulate packs, which might...
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    Ah...The Quest For Subject Matter. How About Advocacy?

    Thanks for the encouragement, Chris. I've done a couple of interviews with People for Bikes, spoke on Bosch panels for free at Interbike, and have a few videos mixed in with a gentle message of acceptance for ebikes. Right now, I'm feeling overwhelmed, trying to balance out how EBR runs to stay...
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    Known Issues & Problems with ECOTRIC Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from ECOTRIC as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer. Please be...
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    Ecotric Subforum?

    Thanks for the tip here, @harryS I'll get right on that ;) here's the new forum!