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  1. chriskmee

    SuperCommuter Mods

    It's on the official Trek page for the bike, 31.6mm
  2. chriskmee

    Supercommuter+ 8S Recall, Front Fender Bolt, $100 Reward for Bringing Bike In

    read the full recall notice linked in my first post, I quoted the official Trek notice.
  3. chriskmee

    Walk Mode?

    This is exactly why I use it also. I have the heaviest variant of the bike (xl frame), so about 55lbs bike with two full saddle bags for work commuting, it's not light. If I decided to get a good workout on the way home that's a lot of weight to carry up the apartment stairs.
  4. chriskmee

    Walk Mode?

    I've thought my walk mode was broken a few times because I tried to use it while the assist was turned off. You have to select an assist mode, then press walk, then hold down the plus button.
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    Supercommuter+ 8S Recall, Front Fender Bolt, $100 Reward for Bringing Bike In

    FYI to Supercommuter 8 owners, there is a safety recall in place. Luckily it's a quick and easy fix. Full recall notice
  6. chriskmee

    SuperCommuter Mods

    FYI to Supercommuter 8 owners, there is a safety recall in place. Luckily it's a quick and easy fix. Full recall notice
  7. chriskmee

    Carrying a Como

    Just as a summary: I store the straps on the center part of the rack, and I normally only use the strap that holds the bottom of the front wheel down to the cradle. If the front tire is low/flat, or for longer trips, I might also put a strap on the top of the tire connecting it to the arm. I...
  8. chriskmee

    Carrying a Como

    Yes, I have the arm in front of the fender. If all I did was that I think the bike would stay on, it would just move around more than I would like. I tried pulling/pushing on the bike while on the rack to simulate driving and the front wheel would come out of the cradle a little if I pulled hard...
  9. chriskmee

    Carrying a Como

    I went with a kuat NV 2. It's a really nice rack and has worked great so far. The only modification I made to it, so that it held my fendered bike better, was to get a nice strong velcro strap to strap the bottom of the front wheel down to the rack. I've seen people put the arm in front of the...
  10. chriskmee

    Portable, medium-high security lock suggestions for new Magnum Ui6 appreciated.

    Two strong locks and removing all quick releases is going to be your best option. I have a balloon tire ebike and due to the thicker frame and tires it's not often possible to lock it up well with just a single lock. What I do on the rare occasion I need to lock it up outside is use my Abus...
  11. chriskmee

    SuperCommuter Mods

    You can buy a pretty cheap and simple tool to measure chain stretch, I would start with that. An 11 speed chain like on the Supercommuter handles less stretch than something like an 8 speed chain. I think for an 11 speed chain a general rule is to replace at .5% as measured by a tool. This is...
  12. chriskmee

    Trek Super Commuter 7 - $3599

    What pressure are you running the tires at? If you run it at a lower pressure that could have been the cause of the bead issue. It also could just be a manufacturing defect. It is annoying that the Super Moto X tiresare hard to come by, I actually ordered one when they were in stock, even...
  13. chriskmee

    Trek super commuter 8

    If you could get details/pictures of the install I would be interested. I have a similar Topeak click in on my old bike that I can't use on my supercommuter. The USA supercommuter 8 comes with the 350W, 28mph motor. Based off the specs online, the gearing is different between USA and UK (which...
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    Trek super commuter 8

    Although they have the same name and visually look the same, the US and UK Supercommuter 8 are pretty different bikes. The US bike has a different motor and almost double the max speed, so range will probably be much better on the UK model. One thing I have realized is that anything over about...
  15. chriskmee

    Como 2.0 vs Como 3.0

    I was seriously considering the 3.0, mainly for the speed. On my current bike (Trek Supercommuter) I usually cruise at around 22-24mph, and I am glad I got a 28mph bike instead of a 20mph one. As for the color, you could look at the step through model which comes in red. I know a lot of people...
  16. chriskmee

    SuperCommuter Mods

    Yeah, I think that was one of the first things I changed on the bike, especially since I wear size 14 shoes. I love the Crank 7 Large I have on mine now, although I have learned that you do need to be careful with them. Since they are so big, pedal strike is more likely if you aren't careful. I...
  17. chriskmee

    Suspension seat post on the cheap

    The amazon page lists a 23mm offset.
  18. chriskmee

    Creating a new accessory for e-bikes - win $300 for taking our survey

    Good survey, didn't take long to fill out at all. I am curious though, it mentioned AR (augmented reality), I am trying to think of how that might be useful for an e-bike? You could put navigation, speed, etc, but that seems like an expensive replacement for a bike computer or cellphone.
  19. chriskmee

    researching car racks for ebikes

    The ones I have seen suggested most often are: * 1up * Kuat NV 2.0 (Court's review here) * Thule EasyFold XT 2 I don't have any experience with the 1UP rack, but I know a lot of people seem to love it I have the kuat and love it. Its not meant for bikes with fenders, but if you get a strap...
  20. chriskmee

    SuperCommuter Mods

    I know I bought the bike in June this year and it was just in stock at the Trek warehouse. Trek told me when they would have new stock at the warehouse, so I backordered one from my local dealer. I also found my liability agreement and it lists it as a 2018 model. Court reviewed a 2017 model...