Can I use my XP to go mountain bike trail riding

intohouse

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My brother takes his mountain bike on these mountain bike trails near my house that has jumps and the like...

do you see any issue if I use my lectric xp todo this? Will I wreck the bike?
 

Darceman

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My brother takes his mountain bike on these mountain bike trails near my house that has jumps and the like...

do you see any issue if I use my lectric xp todo this? Will I wreck the bike?
I use mine off road quite frequently. The bike is built like a tank. You will quickly learn what you can and can't do off road. The bike won't get hurt before you do....You may find that the gearing is not low enough...I would suggest you get the 11-34 freewheel though...That helps all lot in the rough stuff.
 

Taylor57

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My brother takes his mountain bike on these mountain bike trails near my house that has jumps and the like...

do you see any issue if I use my lectric xp todo this? Will I wreck the bike?
Paved roads, bikepaths, flat trails best. Lack of suspension makes it a pretty rough ride in MTB country. Just my 2 cents...
 

Jdub03

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I've out about 100 miles on my XP since receiving it three weeks ago. Of those, 20 miles being ridden on trails. I've gone on light duty trails and rocky trails with tree roots. The lack of suspension up front will beat me up some and gives me quite the workout. It climbs hills surprisingly well. You need to carefully select your line, but it's been pretty good so far. I am woried about the bike holding up. It's making a lot more noises from the crank area. The stem and headset looks like it's starting to pull out of the tube. The motor seems to be weakening compared to my first two weeks. Hopefully she holds up, because its a lot of fun.

I have also been lusting over a full suspension emtb, but sadly my wife has vetoed it. As a compromise I bought the air fork. Hope it makes a big difference.
 

Darceman

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I've out about 100 miles on my XP since receiving it three weeks ago. Of those, 20 miles being ridden on trails. I've gone on light duty trails and rocky trails with tree roots. The lack of suspension up front will beat me up some and gives me quite the workout. It climbs hills surprisingly well. You need to carefully select your line, but it's been pretty good so far. I am woried about the bike holding up. It's making a lot more noises from the crank area. The stem and headset looks like it's starting to pull out of the tube. The motor seems to be weakening compared to my first two weeks. Hopefully she holds up, because its a lot of fun.

I have also been lusting over a full suspension emtb, but sadly my wife has vetoed it. As a compromise I bought the air fork. Hope it makes a big difference.
It sounds like you need to look at why there's weird noices. There's obviously some things that need to be tightened and or adjusted. I have now over 2900km on mine with zero squeaks rattles or clunks. Those noisese you hear are an indication something is not right and not normal...These bikes are tanks and super reliable if you maintain them...And the motor isn't going to get weak in 100 miles. Maybe your just getting used to the power.
 
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Jdub03

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It sounds like you need to look at why there's weird noices. There's obviously some things that need to be tightened and or adjusted. I have now over 2900km on mine with zero squeaks rattles or clunks. Those noisese you hear are an indication something is not right and not normal...These bikes are tanks and super reliable if you maintain them...And the motor isn't going to get weak in 100 miles. Maybe your just getting used to the power.
The above is my experience to date. I recheck for loosening bolts every other ride. Question, does your bike have a black cover to protect the right crank assembly? I have one in the left side for the cadence sensor, but none on the right. I'm wondering if dirt is getting in there causing part of the noise issues. I have reached out to lectric, and they said not to be concerned with it. I also notice more/different noise when in 6/7th gear, as it's putting side pressure in the chain from the angle. It appears as if the chain may rub the chain wheel at times. I have not adjusted the chain to date. What is your cleaning/lube procedure for your chain? You mention you do a lot of trail riding. Lastly, the headset and stem are concerning, however, I'll be replacing them shortly when I do the air fork conversion. I am concerned the new folding stem will have a similar issue. I have been mulling over doing a BMX or traditional MTB stem and bar set.

What Pass level do you generally ride at? I'm typically 0-2 depending on terrain.
 

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Reformvette

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The above is my experience to date. I recheck for loosening bolts every other ride. Question, does your bike have a black cover to protect the right crank assembly? I have one in the left side for the cadence sensor, but none on the right. I'm wondering if dirt is getting in there causing part of the noise issues. I have reached out to lectric, and they said not to be concerned with it. I also notice more/different noise when in 6/7th gear, as it's putting side pressure in the chain from the angle. It appears as if the chain may rub the chain wheel at times. I have not adjusted the chain to date. What is your cleaning/lube procedure for your chain? You mention you do a lot of trail riding. Lastly, the headset and stem are concerning, however, I'll be replacing them shortly when I do the air fork conversion. I am concerned the new folding stem will have a similar issue. I have been mulling over doing a BMX or traditional MTB stem and bar set.

What Pass level do you generally ride at? I'm typically 0-2 depending on terrain.
Can you post a photo of the stem and headset problem you describe where we can offer help to you? If your getting an air fork, you do want to make sure you have a Star Nut installation tool. I didn't have one and I found out the hard way when I had trouble installing the screw that secures the stem to the star nut. The star nut would not stay straight when it was in the tube and I had almost drove it too far down in the steer tube of the bike frame.
 

Darceman

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The above is my experience to date. I recheck for loosening bolts every other ride. Question, does your bike have a black cover to protect the right crank assembly? I have one in the left side for the cadence sensor, but none on the right. I'm wondering if dirt is getting in there causing part of the noise issues. I have reached out to lectric, and they said not to be concerned with it. I also notice more/different noise when in 6/7th gear, as it's putting side pressure in the chain from the angle. It appears as if the chain may rub the chain wheel at times. I have not adjusted the chain to date. What is your cleaning/lube procedure for your chain? You mention you do a lot of trail riding. Lastly, the headset and stem are concerning, however, I'll be replacing them shortly when I do the air fork conversion. I am concerned the new folding stem will have a similar issue. I have been mulling over doing a BMX or traditional MTB stem and bar set.

What Pass level do you generally ride at? I'm typically 0-2 depending on terrain.
I use mostly 1, 2 or no power...4th and 5th for a couple trails to scare myself...Your best bet with the noise in 6 and 7 gear is to watch some videos on tube on how to adjust your derailleur It may just be out of adjustment slightly. I only occasionally check things being loose. I did this once when new and really haven't noticed anything loosening up. I take the chain right off the bike and clean in a jar of gas. Once clean I put the chain in a jar of car oil and soak it. Then wipe it off and put back on the bike. My headset was loose when I got our bikes and I made a tool to remove the threaded collar that has two holes in it on the headset so I could tighten the headset down. If you remove this tin piece that has two holes in it on the headset you can get to the bolt to tighten the headset down if that is the problem. Once I did that it was fine also.
 
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GypsyTreker

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I've out about 100 miles on my XP since receiving it three weeks ago. Of those, 20 miles being ridden on trails. I've gone on light duty trails and rocky trails with tree roots. The lack of suspension up front will beat me up some and gives me quite the workout. It climbs hills surprisingly well. You need to carefully select your line, but it's been pretty good so far. I am woried about the bike holding up. It's making a lot more noises from the crank area. The stem and headset looks like it's starting to pull out of the tube. The motor seems to be weakening compared to my first two weeks. Hopefully she holds up, because its a lot of fun.

I have also been lusting over a full suspension emtb, but sadly my wife has vetoed it. As a compromise I bought the air fork. Hope it makes a big difference.
You should like the air fork. I put one on my 26"fattie, works good ( its not a motoX worthy fork) at taking away the jarring. You can air down also.