Just picked it up. Raining, can't even ride it
Well, there is tomorrow.
RE: Sram AXS; I have the upgrade kit (controller and DERAILLEUR) + the XX1 chain).
So, all I need is the XG-1299 Eagle cassette and ?
(this?? https://www.amaincycling.com/specia...r-freehub-11-speed-fh535ha-s162100006/p629331 )
Or can you help me out ant tell me what else I'll need?
Backpedalling (pun), the Trek Allant+ 9.9S was suffering major issues with the OEM Shimano XS hub and most owners were replacing with an Onyx Classic + steel driver. Being an e-bike and not a road bike (or other non-electric), and given 90nm of torque, is there any concern about what to use?
I'd like to do all my homework so I can discuss intelligently with the LBS before blindly accepting any 'standard' direction (not knowing if another e-biker has ever done it).
I'm going to try OEM stock for a few days/weeks before any commitment to upgrades or modifications.
But if/when, I want to be fully comprehending what I'm to do and clear with the LBS prior to commitment.
Thanks for the reply.
Happy to continue the convo via email if that's easier, I replied to your other thread too so it'll help other users searching the same thing. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
You need shifter, derailleur, chain, cassette (that Eagle cassette will work fine), and freehub body (from Specialized) to allow the use of a Driver cassette.
As powerful as these motors are, a fit cyclist blows them out of the water in terms of peak power. The hub Specialized uses on their e bikes is the same hub they use on their mountain stuff made by Formula. DT Swiss is superior, hence my suggestion of upgrading the wheels.
Keep in mind the wheels are the single best thing to upgrade in terms of performance.
I'd encourage you to put miles on the stock stuff for at least a month. I was set on swapping to a different drivetrain but have been VERY impressed with the standard Shimano spec on the 5.0. I still might upgrade the brakes to Shimano SLX 4 piston calipers though, I've got a pair on the shelf waiting.
Edit: Raining and you're not gonna ride?!?!?! It's got fenders, you're not gonna melt!!