They are in the brochure, and I even have one sitting at home, or are you just talking US market?
I'd lnk to them, but I'm in France tonight and sadly only have limited access.
I will pm you. Warning though, I'm not very fast, but it would good Too buddy up.If you need a riding partner, let me know. I ride the Almaden Quicksilver trails and have been looking at crossing over Hicks road to Mt.Umunum as a goal to do one day too.
Federico said the macina line did not have the dynamo wheel, maybe that is only for the ambassador program i dont know. i do know that those i have communicated with are not real tech savy and dont know a lot about the lighting and electrical connections or the display operation. other web sites say the display can be programmed to operate the lighting but i have not found any detailed description of wiring connections to the motor for lighting and searching the web is sucking the life out of me
Both designs certainly have their merits, and owning both designs, I can confirm that neither should disappoint.
Hardtail V full suspension is very much a personal decision though, but my hardtail is my go to bike if that makes sense.
A few plus points of hardtail ownership are as follows.
Obviously a full suspension bike is always going to be more comfortable and compliant, but you could always fit a suspension seat post if required.
- They are easier to wash
- They make better winter bikes
- There is less to go wrong
- Cheaper to maintain than full suspension bikes
- Power delivery is more immediate
- There is zero squat at the rear, which makes them more efficient at climbing
- And if riding off road, you know exactly what the rear of the bike is doing
The Macina Hardatil Cross range is very good, but if I am correct the bike that you are considering has the CX motor, and 400wh battery. The CX motor is quite a power hungry motor in respect of the battery, and it would be worth trying to either negotiate a deal to get a 500wh battery in place of the 400wh one, or if that isn't a possibility and the CX motor is the appealing feature, then maybe look at other models that have both.
I now have a CX motor fitted to both KTM's, but the Performance Line and Active Line, are still superb motors. In respect of the Active Line motor NoDTMF has one fitted to his KTM, and I recall him saying that it did want for more torque on certain climbs. Hopefully he will be along at some stage to advise further in that respect.
I really loved the Performance line motor when I had it, and off road, never once found it lacking, and even on my very limited road riding, it performed brilliantly. The only hindrance being that my bikes are not set up for road use, and in the case of the Lycan, each tyre weighs a hefty 2.7lbs each!
I reviewed a Panasonic Cross hardtail some time back, and found that it was real pleasure to ride on road, and whilst it only had Schwalbe Marathon tyres fitted, it coped very well with dry grass slopes, and dry trails. Obviously it was never going to a full on mtb with the set up that it had, but I was still kind of sad to see it go.
One final quick comment in relation to KTM frame sizing, the frames seem to edge on the side of being small. Please make sure that you get the right frame size to suit you.
Sadly I have to shoot off now, so have to cut things short, but I'm going to watch this with interest.
Did you buy the cross c4x 10?I don't mind saying. I will mainly be commuting with it so I was thinking the Macina Cross 10 CX4. With that being said I have a Pedego City Commuter now so I may opt for the MTB model. Just not sure if I want to spring for full suspension or just go hardtail. Considering I highly doubt I will be a hardcore mountain biker, I may just go hardtail. That gives me the option of using it to commute and go off-road.
I'm puzzled why they didn't mention anything as basic as that.
If it helps, here is the 2017 guide. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7xrqyHdx9IeX3JqYWlrbGxnT3M/view
MLB what I am unsure of, is what does being a KTM Ambassador actually mean/entail?
KTM Bike Industries UK are highly active, both by offering support, engaging in forum topics, online advice, and prompt efficient service*. They are also highly pro active in respect of social media ie Facebook and Instagram.
I see KTM USA as currently being flat as pancake, and from I can see they seem to lack total drive, and I'm not certain that I'd want to be pushing my hard earned money in their direction. For several reasons that have no bearing upon this thread, I am not a fan of Haibike and would never buy another, but in defence of Haibike USA, they appear to be very motivated and pro active, just in the same way as KTM are over here in the UK.
Personally I think that as you are very happy with your Haibike, it would seem daft to switch brands, loose money selling your bike, and then have to fork out over and above for something else. We all like change, and I guess that it is human nature to be chasing the next thing, but until the day that your bike falls apart or that you get sick of the colour, stick with what you have.
* most recent example, removing rear mech hanger for me from a stock bike, just so that I could have a spare for the Swiss trip. It would have only been a one day wait for one to come in, but they wanted to make sure that I wasn't without.
Thanks for the reply...don't blame you - they are rock solid and nice paintwork. ..my next may be mtb like my non electric. Just so I can throw it around offroad more than my cross bike...which one did you go for?