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    Bicycling Magazine Reveals It's Top E bike Picks For 2020

    https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a22132137/best-electric-bikes/ GAME CHANGER Specialized Turbo Creo SL Specializedspecialized.com $13,500.00 BUY NOW A natural road cycling experience with pedal assist. BEST FOLDING OPTION Blix Vika+ Blixblixbike.com $1,699.00 SHOP NOW Pedal assist up to...
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    Torque Sensor Delay

    I have three Pedego Platinum Interceptors and all have a .5 to 1 second delay before the torque sensor applies power to the motor. I have replaced two controllers so far but the delay on all of them is the same. It really is a minor inconvenience but makes it more difficult to get started if...
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    Why an E-Bike and Not a G-Bike??

    Please don't misunderstand. I am fully supportive of the E-bike concept and I ask these questions out of curiosity, not animosity. I sometimes wonder if the same principle could have been achieved with small quiet gas powered "G-bikes". Motorized bicycles have been around for over a century...
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    My Favorite Bike Trails in the Northeastern US

    Edit 12/16/19: Added #47 & #48. Now that the 2019 biking season is pretty much over here in the northeast, I decided to compile a list of my favorite bike trails. Of the hundreds I’ve ridden, I found these to be the most enjoyable and worth a considerable drive. The first five are my top...
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    What Valid E-bike Complaints have you Heard?

    I’m closing in on 2000 miles this season on my ebike. I’ve ridden dozens of trails, answered many questions and have been involved in quite a few conversations about ebikes in general. Most have been friendly but a few were with true ebike haters. I’ve come to the conclusion that 95% of the...
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    Protecting Pedego Batteries During Transport

    A recent incident made me think twice about how I carry my ebike batteries. I was loading up my bike at the Meyersdale PA. trailhead on the GAP trail last month when a young fellow pulled in on his Haibike Sduro. He parked next to me and I couldn't help but notice his downtube battery was...
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    Transporting A Trike

    My next ebike purchase may well be a trike for my wife. I've seen little here on the forum on ways to transport a 3 wheeler. I've talked to a few "trikers" on the trail and it seems most ride from home without transporting the bike with a vehicle. I have seen a couple on trailers but nothing...
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    Anyone Heard About A New Federal Regulation for Ebikes In the C&O Canal National Historic Park ??

    My ebike is quite stealthy so I occasionally sneak a ride on federal land where these bikes are banned. Last weekend, I encountered a fellow ebiker on the C&O Canal Trail in Maryland. She was riding a fat tire Radrover which was clearly an ebike. I asked her if she had ever been stopped by a...
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    Pedego Rear Rack Battery Bag

    There has been discussion in other threads about protecting a spare battery while riding. Lately, to keep the bike's center of gravity low, I've been carrying mine in one of my panniers. I usually wrap it in a towel to keep it from getting banged up by other items in the pannier and as a...
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    New Signs Posted On Some Pennsylvania Trails

    I'm seeing new signs posted at trailheads in parts of Pennsylvania. The old "No Motor Vehicles" signs are being replaced with ones that say "No Unauthorized Motor Vehicles". The print is too fine to read in the picture but the sign to the left reads: To Accommodate Mobility impaired Persons...
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    Pedego Interceptor Kickstand

    This is such a minor problem, I wasn't going to post this until I read in another forum of someone else having this same issue with a Pedego Interceptor. So, in case it might help someone, here it is. I often carry a lot of weight in my panniers and rear rack bag, sometimes as much as 40...
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    Pedego Petition

    I received this email from Pedego a couple of days ago: Petition to Allow Electric Bikes for the Aging & Disabled in Our National Parks The disabled and the aging have found a way to enjoy the National Parks safely. Please don't take this away! Electric bikes are an environmentally sound way...
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    Platinum Interceptor Throttle Issue

    I had a scary thing happen on the trail this week. I was 20 miles from my vehicle on a remote trail when the bike went full throttle all by itself! I was standing next to it getting ready to ride when the bike almost flipped over backward! Luckily, I was able to get a grip on the handlebar...
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    Interesting E-Bike Article in Rails To Trails Conservancy (RTC) Magazine

    Nothing new to us here but it's good press none the less. https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/may/22/e-bikes-got-this-baby-boomer-back-on-the-trail-after-asthma/?AddInterest=2452,2448&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews RTC also supports pro e-bike legislation...
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    Using Panniers on a Pedego Rear Rack

    I usually carry quite a bit of gear when I ride and almost always use panniers. Although Pedego makes a couple of panniers that fit the extra wide rear rack, none are high quality and aren't suitable for my cargo. I'm partial to the high quality Arkel quick attach products and have been using...
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    Another Trail Booby Trap

    This one occurred on a trail I occasionally ride and has been given a lot of attention by local TV & the press. https://www.timesleader.com/news/745640/cyclist-injured-after-bike-hits-booby-trap-on-back-mountain-trail Unfortunately, these incidents have become more frequent over the last few...
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    Ebikes in Moab Utah

    I recently spent a few days in Moab Utah which is mecca for almost all forms of outdoor recreation. While literally every other vehicle I passed had at least one MTB on the back, I saw no ebikes at all. I didn't bring my ebike on the trip but did spend a good deal of time on the 4WD vehicle...
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    Rated Ebike Weight Capacity

    Being a heavy rider, I've always been concerned about the weight carrying capacity of the bikes I've owned over the years. It was a major factor in choosing an ebike. I understand that spoke gauge, number of spokes (usually 28, 32 or 36), spoke material, spoke angle & bracing if any, rim...
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    Spokes Vs Mag Wheels

    Anyone interested in mag wheels might find this interesting. I thought long and hard before getting the $400 mag wheel option on my Pedego Interceptor. I did it mostly because the mags increased the weight carrying capacity from 275 to 400 pounds. In addition to the price, I was also...
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    Improving the Hill Climbing Ability of a Platinum Interceptor

    Several of the hills I encounter on my favorite trails are a bit too steep for my Platinum Interceptor to handle with the stock bike gear ratio. In it's defense, the bike was not designed as a mountain bike but I tend to use it as one. After some experimentation, I found a Shimano 11- 42 tooth...