Hi everyone here...after watching many..possibly hundreds of Court's video reviews for the last year I have finally got an ebike! Look forward to being able to ask for advice and share any I may have...happy riding!
Thanks Eddie. ..I'll look it up. I bought the Macina cross 10 ...I wanted the one with lights..racks and fenders (I've just kitted it out myself instead) Unfortunately my LBS tried but the only stock available were the mtbs and Panasonic motor erace. I tested the erace and it's a beast but I wanted Bosch as rock solid performance. I ordered mine straight from Austria via the LBS. It's so well made..really well made!
That's funny regarding avoiding tarmac! I got that impression when I saw something you shared with a very muddy KTM...a piece Court used in a discussion about water resistance. ..great pictures. I have my own concerns that are quickly disappearing. ..I think I have faith in the Bosch system over other systems..well most. I heard Brose are alright too?Hi Joe, sorry for the delay in replying.
The Corfe ride was a Wiggle mtb event that I took part in. I'm from Crowborough, so that was a quite a trip and long day for me. Well worth the effort though.
Ref the riding above the assist level. Part of the issue is that because you get assist up to the legal level then it cuts out, any peddling above suddenly feels odd.
You will find that you get used to it, and when I had a Macina Fun that had 700c wheels, it wasn't really that noticeable. On my emtb it can be really hard work, as I often only run 15psi, and given the aggressive tread pattern of the tyres, the drag is terrible. I really try to avoid venturing any where near tarmac/roads.
If you venture onto he UK pedelcs forum, you should find that several ebike riders come from Wales.
..possibly hundreds of Court's video reviews for the last year...happy riding!
Ha ha...so enjoying even my ride to work and back. ..I'm finding that I need any excuse possible to go back out for a ride...usually I would be tired after work and a ride home but not so much now. I keep offering to run errands and do anything that involves a journey on my bike. A year ago I was in hospital for two weeks with a serious DVT and off work for two months and couldn't ride my bike at all. ..now it's part of my recovery!Those videos seem to have that effect. Dido here but couldn't resist the nice weather for biking and pulled the trigger sooner than later. Bike video bing watching. haha
Congrats on the purchase!!
Curious what kind of locks did you go with.. Any pics of how you lock up? Happy commuting