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Mark…My question is: when should I order it?
David, I really like step-through of Homage. I’m closing to 70, so easy low step through is much better. Unfortunately, no Fox suspension upgrade for Homage. I like smoother and more comfortable ride. If Homage has Fox suspension option, I WIIL buy it but not Superdelite.Mark…
If past years are anything to go by, we should know within the next month what R&M's offers for 2021 are. Obviously, 2020 has every right to be the exception!
Had you chosen the Homage, my answer would have been definite: Wait! Surely, the Homage is due for an upgrade to Bosch CX Generation 4 motor.
It's different with the Superdelite: the most likely 'upgrades' will be a new colour, a variation in the options and small price rise. I'd risk waiting to see what the changes are.
Jay …On another note, it sounds like the 2021 Homage is getting 2 side by side batteries in the frame if you choose the two battery option - gone is the one internal and one external.
If that's the case, which sounds odd in that if you only have one battery then it's not symmetrical?On another note, it sounds like the 2021 Homage is getting 2 side by side batteries in the frame if you choose the two battery option - gone is the one internal and one external.
My Homage has been an extraordinarily disappointing ebike.
The design concept is brilliant – essentially a step-through version of the Delite – but reliability is altogether unacceptable.
The bike has been rendered useless on multiple occasions. Both the motor and Rohloff E-14 have suddenly stopped working. One moment operating faultlessly, the next kaput! And on each occasion, I've been riding along a nice paved road or cycleway.
Don't blame Bosch; don't blame Rohloff. The fault isn't in the drive components themselves but in what I shall term 'the wiring', the way in which Riese & Müller have put the package together.
As I write this, the Homage is again out of action. This time the trouble resulted from what I have described elsewhere as a fundamental design blunder: mounting the second battery on the hinged lid of the internal battery's cover. How could Riese & Müller do such a ridiculous thing!
And one more thing: none of these failures has been covered by Riese & Müller's warranty.