Picked up my Vektron today. A 32F day with very light snow flurries but rode about 7 miles to test out the bike. Some observations:
A few things I added or am adding:
- really surprised how stable and firm the bike is. expected the 20 inch wheels to be more twitchy (I have 24 on my Tern non-electrics)
- drive train very smooth and flawless shifting
- strong braking power
- I prefer the Intuvia to the Purion but also like that the Purion is small and out of the way - its a tradeoff
- Active Line motor is noisier than my other motors (CX and speed) but the power delivery is smooth. I definitely can notice the lighter torque. This is the Active Line that predates the 2018 improved version. I look forward to another iteration of this bike that uses the smaller, quieter Bosch motor.
- Active Line is a nice fit with the Powerpack 400 in terms of less torque but providing better range
- Lots of features built in - fit and finish of the bike is impressive
- Tern luggage truss (pictured with Ortlieb bag which is interchangeable with the mount on my Riese and Muller)
- pulled the Body Float seatpost and seat from my Spot which is also a 27.2 mm post - have a BF on order for my wife with purple springs
- will mount either a water bottle or lock holder on the top tube bosses
- will add some reflective tape to the spokes and accents to the bike - also some frame protector film in some strategic spots
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Once the warranty runs out after 2 years, I wonder if the Active line motor can be replaced with a Bosch performance line/speed or CX.
Would make a kickass folding bike. I know the Tern GSD has performance line and the newer version has the CX motor.