Hub vs mid motor wear and tear

Ken S

Member
I noted the maintenance on the European vacationers using the Haibikes (I assume this list of parts replaced was for two bikes).

After 11,682 km they reported:

"Parts replaced – 4 chains, 4 cassettes, 6 sets of brakes, 1 sram hub, 2 rear wheels, 1 Bosch controller, 2 bike stands, 2 sets of pedals, 2 water bottle holders, 2 Schwalbe Marathon tyres, 15 700mm tubes, 4 brake rotors, 1 rear brake system, 1 Brooks saddle, 2 Suntour seat suspension posts, 1 rear mud flap, 2 sets of gear cables, 1 helmet."

The tires and tubes and some of the other stuff are consumables so won't count them.

After more than double the distance with my Ohm XU700 I have replaced:
2 chains, 1 cassette, 3 sets of pads, 0 wheels, 0 controllers, 1 bottom bracket bearing, I rebuilt the pedals, 1 rotor, 0 cables, 0 seat posts (I did install a Body Float system but not due to wear).

The Ohm/Bionx (with regen) looks pretty good with less than 1/2 the parts replaced.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
I noted the maintenance on the European vacationers using the Haibikes (I assume this list of parts replaced was for two bikes).

After 11,682 km they reported:

"Parts replaced – 4 chains, 4 cassettes, 6 sets of brakes, 1 sram hub, 2 rear wheels, 1 Bosch controller, 2 bike stands, 2 sets of pedals, 2 water bottle holders, 2 Schwalbe Marathon tyres, 15 700mm tubes, 4 brake rotors, 1 rear brake system, 1 Brooks saddle, 2 Suntour seat suspension posts, 1 rear mud flap, 2 sets of gear cables, 1 helmet."

The tires and tubes and some of the other stuff are consumables so won't count them.

After more than double the distance with my Ohm XU700 I have replaced:
2 chains, 1 cassette, 3 sets of pads, 0 wheels, 0 controllers, 1 bottom bracket bearing, I rebuilt the pedals, 1 rotor, 0 cables, 0 seat posts (I did install a Body Float system but not due to wear).

The Ohm/Bionx (with regen) looks pretty good with less than 1/2 the parts replaced.
Great stuff, Ken!
After 6000 miles, I am still using the original brake pads on my ST2!
The parts that were replaced by the E-bike tourists belonged to the older version of the Haibike trekking which had a SRAM dual drive IGH. It had some glitches but the newer versions are quite good. Also, they were hauling lot more stuff than most people.
A good E-bike is one of the best investments you can make for your health, quality of life. Enjoy. OHM and BionX make top quality stuff.
 

Daniel@OHMCycles

New Member
Great rundown Ken! Appreciate the writeup. Ravi, sounds like you're a hyper-miler with your brakes! I know it is quite different, but when I'm mountain biking I go through about 4-5 sets of brake pads a year and I'm doing less than 1000km on the beast. :)

I'd even suggest that a good reliable e-bike can help your pocketbook out if you're a commuter. I know of at least one fellow who broke even on his purchase after a year and a half of commuting, and was saving money for the next year and a half while still being under full warranty. Makes it so much easier.