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    New mid-drive Yamaha

    Operative word being NEW, yes the current model year has 375 wh batteries. At least in my part of the world. Maybe it's different in Australia.
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    Owner experiences - Road ebikes - 40 lbs or less

    Given how many variables can affect battery consumption I want to acquire a lot more data before coming to any conclusions. Temperature might affect efficiency, I'm not sure about that but it might. Certainly riding home today with the HRM slipping off means the data point is useless as I rode...
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    New mid-drive Yamaha

    Yes, that's a good point and the reason I was turned off on the new Giant ebikes i.e. only 375 watt hours of energy stored. I would agree for a commuter type bike that the 375 wh battery there is less adequate than the 320 wh I have in the Creo.
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    Owner experiences - Road ebikes - 40 lbs or less

    I do know that I for all intents and purposes wasn't using the motor for the first 6 km's. I honestly was really questioning myself and almost stopped on the hill to walk. But I thought to myself what kind of rider am I if I can't even get up this hill with the help of the motor. I felt both...
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    New to ebiking with a new ebike!

    Timo, my Juiced CCS weighs around 63 lbs. with all the accessories attached and while I enjoyed the bike and it has it's purpose I wouldn't call it a fun bike to ride. My new Creo OTOH rides just like my Cervelo, weighs probably around 30 lbs. and it is a joy to ride. I think you'll like your...
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    New mid-drive Yamaha

    I do get the sense I am a bit younger than most on here and that is a factor. But I also think that weight of the bike makes a bit of a difference. A more aero position on the bike makes a significant difference if you travel 30 km/hr. or faster. I do recognize that some/many prefer a more...
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    New to ebiking with a new ebike!

    I started a thread in general discussion for owners of drop bar road ebikes weighing 40 lbs. or less. Was hoping to get reports of owner experiences there all in one place. Would appreciate it if you posted there and you probably would find the thread interesting.
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    New mid-drive Yamaha

    Will be interesting to see if Giant puts these in their bikes this fall. Wondering if Giant will stick with the 375 wh batteries or will move up in capacity. Most want more, though I'd have to admit that 320 wh in my Creo seems like it will be enough.
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    Owner experiences - Road ebikes - 40 lbs or less

    Sean thanks for the impressions, appreciate them. I took my Creo out for the maiden voyage today and it was interesting to say the least. I thought I'd be smart and put it into HR mode so that the motor would only kick in when my HR hit 140 bpm. So off I go and it doesn't seem like the motor is...
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    How much of a workout do experienced riders get using an ebike.

    I'll echo the comments that have already been posted.
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    Owner experiences - Road ebikes - 40 lbs or less

    I just got my Specialized Creo E5 and will be taking it for the maiden voyage tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it, but also want to hear from owner's of similar bikes and their experiences, likes/dislikes of their bikes. This might be my first road ebike, but it's unlikely to be the last. I'll...
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    Can we change the culture?

    I have ridden over 10,000 km's on ebikes over the years and I've never had an experience like that. I have had two comments. Once I was riding up a hill and the guy I passed said "cheater", I turned and said "I'm just riding home". He just chuckled. The other time some guy jokingly said no fair...
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    Does anyone come to this part of the forum?

    Thanks, that's very useful. I used to just use the part that showed the last 5 posts. This is very helpful, thanks!
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    Does anyone come to this part of the forum?

    There are more and more lightweight road ebikes now, but there is hardly any traffic in this sub of the forum. Who actually comes here? I participated in a thread quite a while back but so little traffic I haven't been to this part of the forum in months. If you regularly come to this part of...
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    Put down a deposit on a Creo E5

    Come to think of it, when I go into the app it does show the current % of charge. Unfortunately I didn't look at that in the app until it had been hooked up and charging for a period of time. I do recall it was in the 20's when I finally looked at it, but I can't remember if it was say 23% or...
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    Put down a deposit on a Creo E5

    With the Creo I'm not sure a bigger chain ring would fit, there's not a lot of clearance. I asked the LBS and he said he didn't know and was going to ask the Specialized rep. If a bigger one fits I'd love to get a 50T in there, but it may not be possible. How does weight affect aerodynamic...
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    Put down a deposit on a Creo E5

    I just traded email with the fellows at planet3bike and they will be releasing their product for the Creo. So I will be able to actually exceed the 28 mph of a Class 3 bike, though I'm sure at that speed the battery will deplete really fast. So the Domane HP+ which I liked as well still has the...
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    Put down a deposit on a Creo E5

    2 bars out of 10 is 35-40%???? Hoping to get out for a ride on Monday, we'll see if the weather cooperates.
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    Put down a deposit on a Creo E5

    I got my Creo today and charged the battery, was quite a bit faster than 6-7 hours. Battery had about 2 bars when I picked it up. I didn't time the charge, but it was roughly in the 2.5 to 3 hour range.
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    Delimiting the 20mph assist

    I'm curious if anyone has used the planet3.bike - would love to hear user experiences with that as I'm considering it.