Thanks so much, is your md a Rize?Mine seemed awkward at first. It wasn't too long to figure out that your cadence speed and your ground speed makes quite a difference - for me anyway. Now I don't notice it much at all. If you're in too tall a gear all of a sudden, and you find yourself barely moving, sometimes it's easier to go up a PAS level or 2 rather than downshift.
Bigger point may be to give yourself some time to get used to it. Quite a bit of difference moving from a hub to mid drive. Mid is darn sure going to force you to pay more attention when riding it.
Congrats on the new bike!
Have had a Rize step Leisure 500 w rear hub for over a year. More than 2000km, of which half on Kamloops mtb trails....not one problem. Hope mid drive the same, but will use for pavement. Cheers.Yes. I bought a 2020 Rize Rx Pro, taking delivery of it just about a year ago.
Salty, straight talk. Not trying to be harsh. That motor is capable of huge torque. When that torque is applied to those smaller gears in the cluster in a harsh manner, the load is spread out on just a few teeth as compared to when you are running in lower/larger gears. THAT's what broke that gear.
I get the hesitation you're talking about. Very familiar with it. Though you do need to pause a bit while shifting gears for a smooth shift, pretty sure you can do that manually. Also pretty sure it's possible to disconnect the shift detector if you like, though I don't recommend it. Note that if you are going to get along with this bike, those shifts are going to need to be clean. Every one of them. They will simply not tolerate anything less. Trying to run with the derailleur out of adjustment can be another cause for harsh shifting.
Rather than being down for weeks getting a free replacement under warranty, I would suggest you have a shop or somebody that knows what they are doing, check out the part you need, then purchase it from somebody like Amazon. There are dozens available, some with very subtle differences, and if you want to get the right one the first time, be very careful which you order. The MD is new, so I can't be of any help there. I don't know what they are using. New cluster about 25 bucks American.
Best of luck! -Al
Hey guy's put my bike on a stand and used the throttle to spin the wheel definitely a wobble in cassette causing chain to skip around .Will send a video to rize .
Will post it tomorrow. May have the answer not sure but on the thumb shifter was clicking felt spongy where triger finger felt solid.Post that video here to Salty. Somebody may have already had the problem you've run into.
If the gears are wobbling for some reason, maybe it's not you at all.
what range do you get, average speed and your weight? thank you for sharing!Just put together and rode city md ebike by Rize. Had Rize step leisure rear hub prior. Shifting seems awkward with the 3 millisecond pause. Is this a normal response to a Bafang 500 watt mid drive?
Here, consider you are pulling on a spring with the thumb side, and just a simple ratchet releasing that spring tension on the other side. For sure, each side is going to have a different feel.Will post it tomorrow. May have the answer not sure but on the thumb shifter was clicking felt spongy where triger finger felt solid.
Cool! Thats probably a shift detector, they cut the motor power for a sec while you shift to reduce drivetrain wear, good to know these bike come with one! The middrive will take some getting used to when coming from a hubmotor bike, i was the same but you will quickly adjust!Just put together and rode city md ebike by Rize. Had Rize step leisure rear hub prior. Shifting seems awkward with the 3 millisecond pause. Is this a normal response to a Bafang 500 watt mid drive?
I would look into further educating yourself regarding a rock solid derailleur adjustment. Watch a few videos. Find one that makes sense, and follow all the procedures from start to finish to fully convince yourself it's all set perfectly. Then go for a test ride, and don't be REAL surprised if you need to tweek it!Snow finally gone here in Kamloops BC. Went for first ride, within 10 seconds had shifting issues.
Bike had 3 miles on from initial Fall ride when purchased. Babied it then because l felt l was shifting wrong because was used to hub drive. Took to a bike shop, first guy said no issues without putting on rack or riding. Went home...same problem.. Went to different store, put on stand, adjusted derailleur, went for drive...same issue. Left bike, went back next day to take home in frustration. A kid maybe 14, a non employee said lets try tightening the derailleur cable. Worked like a charm! Cost 38 cdn , kid didn't get a dime as money went into the cash register, but probably has a bright future. Bike, A City md rides like a rocket but this whole deal left me questioning buying online. However, l previously bought from same company and never had a single issue so that's why l bought again. Wished I'd set the derailleur myself, but was convinced had more than a derailleur issues as to the HUGE clunk that happened a few times. To answer the POWER UP HILL question...the torque is amazing for 500 watts.
I really like the bike, but must admit I'm nervous because of this issue and possibly more to come even though l have no evidence of this. Rize bike employee Kevin was great even though their warranty program is not easily accessible if you live away from Vancouver. I have no doubt he would have insured that l received help had something serious been the issue. Still Have 6 months on warranty so will see. Cheers., Clueless