Companies and ebike models that support or would facilitate upgrades - particularly with batteries or motors

Stefan Mikes

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Confirming my point about how often, 'Innovation!' = fixing defective design
I don't know in what sense the design was "defective". Replacing the custom rigid fork with a Suntour suspension one just required making the change. And the sus fork must have been enforced by the marketing (not engineering) department.
 

Asher

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I don't know in what sense the design was "defective". Replacing the custom rigid fork with a Suntour suspension one just required making the change. And the sus fork must have been enforced by the marketing (not engineering) department.
Defective is referring to the use of a nonstandard thru axle.
 

Stefan Mikes

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Brwinów (PL)
Defective is referring to the use of a nonstandard thru axle.
If Specialized wanted to go the Trek way (Allant+ 8/8s, Allant+ 9.9s) and still use a rigid fork, the design change wouldn't be necessary, and the axle would still be produced. It is a feature, not fault.