Charles SwindollOne of my favorite quotes is that life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% what you do with it.
The pro riders that use Ebikes still get the workout they want. They are just able to get after it longer instead of bonking after a few ripsI’ve looked at em also but I’m afraid I’ll abandon my traditional mountain bike that I need to be using for exercise…..so it’s a no go for me.
The last motor driven bike I owned was a sting ray with a Briggs and Stratton gas engine cobbed on to it that I used for my paper route.…in the 60’s
I would imagine per bikefrk's suggested mental imagine of a supermoto version, that the mountain bikes could be fitted with a stickier road tire. The electric drive adds a new dimension possibly.Exactly.. I look forward to the FAST E bikes that will be coming.
that is lucky...lolI want an EBike for my backyard only. I hate hiking back up my damn hill. Most trails in Michigan are not Ebike friendly. Most that show up with one aren’t hassled though. All the stupid people that say an Ebike rider will destroy the trail or run other riders over are idiot Strava dummies that want to protect their KOM record lol. That Specialized Qwik posted is the one I want. The Canyon I have currently works good for my downhill rides and my Giant is for pedaling. $2400 total with lucky buys from buddies.
This is what I’m talking about. Would be great to ride in my local city. I used to do it on my gas supermotos but there are some spots I couldn’t take those loud bitchesI would imagine per bikefrk's suggested mental imagine of a supermoto version, that the mountain bikes could be fitted with a stickier road tire. The electric drive adds a new dimension possibly.
I personally don't see a version like that in my future as much as I see an e-mountain bike...which is getting closer every time I open this thread.
A full on throttle style Ebike would be fun for urban ripping. I would leave the trail tires on even though some sticky tires sound fun. We blast the city on the downhill bikes just having fun and hitting trails and downhillsI personally don't see a version like that in my future as much as I see an e-mountain bike...which is getting closer every time I open this thread.
Friend who has a few sur Ron locally and loves em builds some gnarly 1000w mid drive bafang kits on early dh bikes and flips em.Same dude that builds the Sur Ron has a pretty sick bafang powered mtb called the X1, I took a hard look at and still am.
in the MTB biz the frames tend to be the same on similar construction materials (alloys vs carbon) and the component group is cheaper to get to each price point. The Sur ron/ segway has 19" wheels... which doesnt have the best tire selection vs a 27.5 or 29er wheel.Only issue with the Yamaha is they didn't go high end on the components
nah I just ride for fun... dont give 2 fucks about "virtual" awards or rankings. If I wanted to prove I was fast... Id be entering pro level races where you can actually make a lil bit of loot not paying $60/yr for strava premium like some assholds concerned about their ranking. Even the fellas that are atop the leader boards dont give a fuck...lol Its the ankle biters below that are the problem. There are a few professional cyclists that share ride data every so often... part of their sponsorship deal. The rest of the humps wanting to know where they rank... are the target audience.So you are one of those Strava dickheads?
Here ya go Don..The only thing that sucks about all these "E-things" are the batteries. As fun as they are, I hate buying rechargeable toys. They're all bound for the landfill because of the batteries. Look at used teslas.. $15k for a new battery... if you can even find one and labor to install it?! Fuck that. Look at anything "solar" that you bought. How long did it last. I do not buy solar powered anything anymore.
Maui, I see you doing something different. Bikes are old hat. For under $4k, get yourself a veteran sherman Electric Unicycle. 120+ miles per charge (think about that for a minute. 120 miles!). 52 mph. Unique. Stand out from the crowd. Electric bikes are for old, out of shape guys. Is that you?
My buddy has a hopped up Sur-Ron X that he put motorcycle Takasago Excel rims on and a bunch of other stuff. It will do ~45 the way it's geared, which is plenty for tight single track.I was looking into this for a while. It's actually gone up in price $500, it's now $4100 from $3600.
It's basically a small e-moto with the option to add a crank and pedals when you want it. It's also not 10g's
You can Cisco it and get 80mph if you wanna tinker with the internals.
This guys first ride:
Some other Brits hooning about:
Thats what my buddies has and we rode around the resorts.... not a ton of cool factor but they sure were a great way to tour around.I'm digging the rad runner plus. It's no performance bike (20mph class 2) but it is pretty stout and easily upgraded. The exercise factor is nice too! I just put it in PAS-5 and all of a sudden I'm exercising like superman... with pedal assist, pedaling a bike doesn't suck anymore.
I added a suspension seat post, new seat with LED light, front rack, dual drink holder also holds my boom2 BT speaker and a bunch of other goodies. Rear panniers are coming. I have a cycletote cargo trailer that some of you might remember from my newspaper delivery days back in Albany NY 20 years ago. It's going on this bike soon. I rode it to the liquor store today to grab two 1/2 gallons of Fris vodka. Much fun! With traffic, I think I made the trip quicker than if I took my car.
In Ga. 50cc and under mopeds do not have to be registered or insured BUT they can't be ridden on bike trails. I think a moped would be more fun but I like being able to go on the bike trails.
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