Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by DannyD, Dec 29, 2022.
How are those mid drives? I haven't had the chance to ride one just my rear motor one.
I hear ya when I was in high school I rode my 10 speed Schwinn varsity 20 miles everyday after school to see my girlfriend not kidding but she was worth it trust me she had a azz shaped like a heart but I'm 57 now that ain't gonna happen I've had 3 back surgerys so not so easy anymore.
Well compared to other brands it's not that expensive. Got it for $6900 with cheaper front Fox36, but with excellent Magura brakes. But the whole eMTB world is overpriced af atm. There are eMTBs for $12k and more.
I can't say coz I never had eMTB with rear motor. But I can imagine that type has no sensors for pedalling speed/strength, so the experience should be vastly different.
Anyway the reasoning behind eMTB is that I hate sweating like a pig going uphill to reach the trail start... that's it
Do they make eBikes that can recharge while coasting downhill?
None. At least I don't know about any eMTBs with recuperation. I believe the efficiency would be very low and it would also increase weight, which is more important tbh.
tho as you get older the mtn biking thing gets more risky (not that a cyclist would think so).
i had a crook in a stolen suv sideswipe me on a downhill (he was on his get-away) resulting in three spinal fractures (fully recovered but with a tendency for pinched nerves) so still a bit leery of cars and their drivers. so i stick to the "boring" trails if i'm not on a roadtrip.
but i'm in Vegas for a week so some friends and i are going to rent bikes to ride on the (exposed) lakebed at lake Mead and take climate change pictures.
No can do - knee injury(ies), sadly.
Being an mma fan i've heard about electrolytes, and now as i research all about cycling i hear about it a lot also, so gonna have to grab some especially as i suffer lack of sleep at times.
i can tell you from personal experience over (sadly) decades about electrolytes. most important for those especially in winter is they prevent cramping. and cycling in the cold with a cramp usually ends in a crash.
Interesting, i've been suffering little bit of cramps recently (middle of winter where i am) and i thought it was just lack of sleep.
I've pro mtb trails and pump park ten minute walk from me, walked the dog up there today to take a look, seen the black trail and a blue one, can't wait!
OK so here in europe we can't 'pop a cap in their ass', stab them, nor pepper spray them. (totally castrated nation lol)
I'm thinking we could use a hefty bike lock to their skull, i've one of those folding ones i could use if things went south.
Anyone any tips here, in this vid the guy is chill as could be, me, i know id see red, some folks in the comments say kicking them works, maybe on smaller dogs but surely not on Malinois?
vid is 3 weeks old.
*Regretting getting the smallest /lightest bike pump i could find now.
I'll perhaps find one that's more steel bar than bike pump lol.
I sound a bit like a rabid dog myself in this post but i'll leave it unedited,
i had just watched that vid before posting, i was shocked and it remembered me also since getting bike of how much dogs don't like bikes. (they have a thing with rolling objects) can be trained out them tho
I've seen it with my own eyes with my own dogs in past.
Imagine my bike pump would do, then i've a 1kg folding lock. Best to use the bike first tho, between yourself with chain at dogs side.
^ Jeez what I find the most shocking about all this is how the owners reacted. No communication with the victim, not even proper apology... It felt like: Dogs are calm now, you see? So bugger off. He could actually sue them for some money as compensation, but more importantly, the lawsuit could be a lecture for them.
Anyway that is some seriously nice bike with top parts. I wonder how long does the battery last in real world conditions, because those Shimano motors usually come with smaller batteries.
I've lost the reason to turn my bike into an e-bike. On top of diabetes I have intracranial hypertension so I seriously need to lose weight. Running/jogging beats riding a bike when it comes to getting the heart pumping though.
My heart is pumping like crazy when I ride down trails in 30km/h+ and jumping over obstacles. It's so much fun. I just wish we had more trails. I'm surrounded by mountains, but we only have 3 prebuilt downhill trails.
Was it an ebike the guy in the dog attack vid had?
You didn't recognize it? I believe it's a custom built bike based on YT frame with invisiFrame protection. It has Shimano motor and, if I'm not mistaken, the YT frame has custom batteries (530Wh or something like that). Both front and rear fox suspension (Fox 38). Very nice parts overall.
I had no idea, it looks lighter than my regular bike lol
Hoping to get another bike soon, the one i got is a nice entry level mtb, category 3 so it's legit but i'd like something more robust.
Got my eye on another one with just front suspension also, a Boardman, i pay off my works loan end of month so if i get another i'll get a bike.
My current cost £600 and i've my eye on a 1k one now. That's about max i'd go, i'd like to convert one into a super-powered ebike, many kits are on amazon for around £700, Bafang ones.
I had a few Bafang bikes, because we have a few companies here which make these cheap ebikes, but that was like 5 years ago. Actually I think that all of them swapped to Panasonic or Bosch motors recently. Personally I wouldn't buy Bafang anymore unless I was really tight on budget. Last time I checked they didn't even have clutch, so when you wanted to run without support, you had to fight the motor.