Ride1Up Ltd Upgrades that work

Fast n' Furious

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USA
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San Diego
I thought this might be a good place to discuss relevant parts and improvements - on any machine, but please that will fit R1U's bikes and most of all the Ltd model.
Members come out of nowhere with the best advice, sharing parts and information that has swayed my choices.
More of that would be great.

After a few years of '60miles a week', my long term experience showed this Ltd holds up well in all major departments.

In order of cost to replace:
Frame. No cracks and even the paint holds up well. Batteries. Still great. These are not the cheap cells. Motor. Fast and reliable. Controller. Acts normal and does it's job. Torque Sensor works as it should - though variations in charge/ settings/ V and A changes/ over varying terrain/ using throttle combinations can make one think otherwise. LOL
Fork. Nobody wants $700 added to the new cost - so we get a $200 fork and it's adequate. The bike is worthy of much higher potential forks. .
Brakes. Awesome. Replacing the $12 pads is easy. They last around 2000miles. Lines are sturdy. No leaks.

From there on it's an owner's choice.
I'll kick this out there: I'm approaching the point I've scheduled to replace, not overhaul the stock fork and I'm thinking a pristine, used Fox 34 for $600 will provide comfort for years to come.
What are people installing on ebikes when stock forks die?

Fn'F
 

socal_vp

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USA
Any Fox fork will be a huge upgrade, however, you'll probably end up having to replace your front wheel as well, the LMTD comes with old skool 9mm QR if I'm not mistaken, most forks from the last 5 years are through axle type (like what is on the Prodigy)
 

Fast n' Furious

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Region
USA
City
San Diego
Any Fox fork will be a huge upgrade, however, you'll probably end up having to replace your front wheel as well, the LMTD comes with old skool 9mm QR if I'm not mistaken, most forks from the last 5 years are through axle type (like what is on the Prodigy)
I so agree It would be, but wasn't thinking right.
I vaguely remembered from assembly, checked the assembly vid and sure enough. Ltd has a straight steering tube.
All the higher end forks are tapered.
It's come down to RockShox Judy Gold (150 grams heavier), or if I can find one, the Recon Gold (but that one's not straight tube which is much rarer). Getting frustrated looking for that Recon, so it's likely the Judy - still a lot less weight than the stock RST and a full feature suite of adjustments.
Axles ... another good reminder. Thank you. MTB axles are all the rage - esp on full suspension bikes.
No I don't want to replace my front hub, etc. Honestly, what was I thinking?

Thanks for the reality