Hello all from the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK.

Chewy

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Hi everyone. New to the forum, but not to electric cycles.

I am in my 60s and ride to keep fit and enjoy the freedom of cycling.

I currently have two eBikes:

2020 Orbea Gain F35 in light blue
2021 Orbea Gain D30 1x GRX in white

The D30 I have only had for a couple of days, fantastic bike.

I have “normal” bikes as well

2016 Felt Z6 in black with Ultegra Di2
2017 Specialised Camber in black/red

I have a Cytronex C1 kit that I could fit to the Felt eventually.

My Cycle Power is 2.8W/kg (FTP 220W), so I can still cycle without the need of electric support, but just find cycling so enjoyable with the assistance an eBike offers. This is particularly useful for my area, living in the Royal Forest of Dean where hills are rather long and steep.

I was really pleased when I saw the D30 1x, this allows me to ride some of the flatter trails in the forest and take it easy.

For the D30 I am looking for the computer that goes with it.

I will post some photos of the bikes later.

I am also trying to find a range extender for the Orbea bikes as I would be able to share it between the two.
 

indianajo

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Welcome to the site.
I see you are a road bike rider. I see the ones here as they whiz past, trading posture for speed. May everything stay okay for you.
I'd like to tour rural UK by e-bike, but probably couldn't find a stable bike as I own to rent.
 

Chewy

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Welcome to the site.
I see you are a road bike rider. I see the ones here as they whiz past, trading posture for speed. May everything stay okay for you.
I'd like to tour rural UK by e-bike, but probably couldn't find a stable bike as I own to rent.
Local to me is a bike rental shop. They are able provide eBikes 🚴‍♂️😃
 

indianajo

Well-Known Member
Mountain bikes, cruisers, have pitched me over the handlebars on my chin 6 times in my life. It is impossible to buy a bike with as much trail as my Mother's 1946 Firestone bike had. Same tire size as today. That bike was totally stable. I checked 250 frames on a database one time, they all had exactly the same trail. Custom frame builders refused to discuss increasing the trail.
The cargo bike left puts my weight on the front tire and hasn't pitched me off in 6500 miles. I doubt if I could rent one of those anywhere. Riding road bike style with the head forward puts weight on the front tire, but IMHO strains the neck while looking forwards. I won't ride that way, however much faster it is. Mother popped a disc typing and was in pain for 13 years until death. I'm built just like her. Maybe head forward is why bike shop salesmen are so obsessed with protecting the top of the head. MIPS helmets blah blah blah. Pro bikers ride with the top of the head forwards. I've never hit anything but my chin in 63 years of biking.
My next tour of UK will probably be Natl Rail or bus. I'm afraid to drive backwards, training is all wrong. Wife nearly got killed at Gants Hills Essex just by walking across a street to underground station. There is a steam excursion in the Severn valley somewhere, Bawdley? May be in your neighborhood sometime.
thanks for looking.
 
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Swiss Tony

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United Kingdom
Hi everyone. New to the forum, but not to electric cycles.

I am in my 60s and ride to keep fit and enjoy the freedom of cycling.

I currently have two eBikes:

2020 Orbea Gain F35 in light blue
2021 Orbea Gain D30 1x GRX in white

The D30 I have only had for a couple of days, fantastic bike.

I have “normal” bikes as well

2016 Felt Z6 in black with Ultegra Di2
2017 Specialised Camber in black/red

I have a Cytronex C1 kit that I could fit to the Felt eventually.

My Cycle Power is 2.8W/kg (FTP 220W), so I can still cycle without the need of electric support, but just find cycling so enjoyable with the assistance an eBike offers. This is particularly useful for my area, living in the Royal Forest of Dean where hills are rather long and steep.

I was really pleased when I saw the D30 1x, this allows me to ride some of the flatter trails in the forest and take it easy.

For the D30 I am looking for the computer that goes with it.

I will post some photos of the bikes later.

I am also trying to find a range extender for the Orbea bikes as I would be able to share it between the two.
You need a Ebikemotion rang e extender Made by Mahle.
 

Chewy

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Region
United Kingdom
Some pics. I have rebuilt the Felt Z6 with Ultrgra Di2 and fitted the Cytronex C1 Electric System. The bike weighs in at 11.6kg - so pretty good.
 

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