Electric bicycles - who buys them?

Electric bicycles - who buys them?

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shady lee

854 posts

146 months

Monday 22nd February
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Brilliant.....


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Cupramax

9,519 posts

216 months

Monday 22nd February
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That’s a dead motor if it’s a Bosch, how did you manage that?

shady lee

854 posts

146 months

Monday 22nd February
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Cupramax said:
That’s a dead motor if it’s a Bosch, how did you manage that?
Rode it up some hills?


PushedDover

3,247 posts

17 months

Monday 22nd February
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shady lee said:
Cupramax said:
That’s a dead motor if it’s a Bosch, how did you manage that?
Rode it up some hills?
Chipped / derestricted IIRC ?




(apols if I've mixed you with another)

shady lee

854 posts

146 months

Monday 22nd February
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PushedDover said:
Chipped / derestricted IIRC ?




(apols if I've mixed you with another)
Nope. Another trip back to tredz for hopefully a new motor this time, and another 2 year warranty on the new motor

PushedDover

3,247 posts

17 months

Monday 22nd February
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Seems was ok for another (Cube FB group just now)


shady lee

854 posts

146 months

Monday 22nd February
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I'll give it a look tomorrow

Dog Star

12,345 posts

132 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dog Star said:
nickfrog said:
Look at the Canyon Spectral On 2021. They start at £4,600 for an EP8 with 630wh. Not sure if they add duties though or if any stock. There is one for £5k too.

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/electric-bikes/electr...
Coming March 2021, it says - I've clicked "notify me"
I like the "mullet" setup on that.
I got an email this morning - Canyon now taking orders for delivery at the end of April.

I've ordered a CF6 in black. Just hoping this actually happens and arrives. We will see.

nickfrog

13,815 posts

181 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dog Star said:
I've ordered a CF6 in black. Just hoping this actually happens and arrives. We will see.
Good choice, probably the best value in the range - Shimano 12 is superb compared to their 11 speed stuff and a step up from SRAM.

Massive battery and efficient engine should give you a real world 50 mile range even with a decent amount of climbing.

Dog Star

12,345 posts

132 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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nickfrog said:
Good choice, probably the best value in the range - Shimano 12 is superb compared to their 11 speed stuff and a step up from SRAM.

Massive battery and efficient engine should give you a real world 50 mile range even with a decent amount of climbing.
To be 100% honest I'm not altogether convinced that it will actually arrive on or around the stated date - bike supplies seem to be all over the place at the moment. I'm certainly not putting my current Haibike up for sale until I actually see the Canyon in my hallway.

i4got

4,432 posts

42 months

Saturday 27th February
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Received my Swytch kit this week and fitted it today. All very straightforward once I filed down the flat sides of the axle to get it to fit in the forks. Been out for a short spin and very happy. Only downside is I realised I ordered the silver front wheel rather than the black - lucky I'm not a purist.


Barchettaman

4,259 posts

96 months

Sunday 28th February
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Cool, what’s it gone on? Mine is on my 26“ folder.

i4got

4,432 posts

42 months

Sunday 28th February
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Barchettaman said:
Cool, what’s it gone on? Mine is on my 26“ folder.
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On my Triban 520.

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ian996

279 posts

75 months

Sunday 28th February
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Just taken my first ride on my new Ribble Endurance SLE, and it was just what I'd hoped for. I haven't been able to get out on my bike for three years due to some health issues , but the Ribble lets me ride wherever I want and keep my heart-rate exactly where I want it.

The ebikemotion system is a bit of a seven-stone-weakling compared to most of the systems on this thread, but for me it's ideal. 30% gives a gentle push that overcomes the extra weight and gives a little bit of help on long drags, 60% has got me happily up 10% gradients with very little effort at about the speed that I managed before my health issues kicked in, and I haven't even tried 100% yet. Did a 30 mile loop with 700m of elevation and used 20% of battery power.

Bike weighs about 11.5KG and actually rides really nicely on flat and false-flats, so quite practical to ride the majority of the time over 15MPH with no assistance. Once I manage to stop trying to do Campag - style gearshifts on the Shimano shifters, I'll be golden.



The Mad Monk

8,358 posts

81 months

Sunday 28th February
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ian996 said:
Just taken my first ride on my new Ribble Endurance SLE, and it was just what I'd hoped for. I haven't been able to get out on my bike for three years due to some health issues , but the Ribble lets me ride wherever I want and keep my heart-rate exactly where I want it.

The ebikemotion system is a bit of a seven-stone-weakling compared to most of the systems on this thread, but for me it's ideal. 30% gives a gentle push that overcomes the extra weight and gives a little bit of help on long drags, 60% has got me happily up 10% gradients with very little effort at about the speed that I managed before my health issues kicked in, and I haven't even tried 100% yet. Did a 30 mile loop with 700m of elevation and used 20% of battery power.

Bike weighs about 11.5KG and actually rides really nicely on flat and false-flats, so quite practical to ride the majority of the time over 15MPH with no assistance. Once I manage to stop trying to do Campag - style gearshifts on the Shimano shifters, I'll be golden.


How do you charge the battery?

Can you take it off to do so?

ian996

279 posts

75 months

Sunday 28th February
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The Mad Monk said:
ian996 said:
Just taken my first ride on my new Ribble Endurance SLE, and it was just what I'd hoped for. I haven't been able to get out on my bike for three years due to some health issues , but the Ribble lets me ride wherever I want and keep my heart-rate exactly where I want it.

The ebikemotion system is a bit of a seven-stone-weakling compared to most of the systems on this thread, but for me it's ideal. 30% gives a gentle push that overcomes the extra weight and gives a little bit of help on long drags, 60% has got me happily up 10% gradients with very little effort at about the speed that I managed before my health issues kicked in, and I haven't even tried 100% yet. Did a 30 mile loop with 700m of elevation and used 20% of battery power.

Bike weighs about 11.5KG and actually rides really nicely on flat and false-flats, so quite practical to ride the majority of the time over 15MPH with no assistance. Once I manage to stop trying to do Campag - style gearshifts on the Shimano shifters, I'll be golden.


How do you charge the battery?

Can you take it off to do so?
The battery has to be charged in-situ. There is a little charging port just over the bottom-bracket, in the junction between the seat-tube and down-tube. Mahle offer a bottle-cage mount booster battery, and they suggest this can also be used to charge the main battery if the bike is stored away from a power source. (You charge up the booster battery indoors, then connect the booster battery to the main battery in the garage/wherever).

The main internal battery/logic unit is replaceable when it degrades, but its quite an involved process to remove it, and it would not be practical to do so every time the battery needs charging.

Barchettaman

4,259 posts

96 months

Sunday 28th February
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That Ribble looks very neat indeed!

To the chap with the Swytch kit: if you lengthen the strap at the back of the battery mount it will sit a bit closer to the horizontal. I had the same problem on my folder, all sorted now.

PushedDover

3,247 posts

17 months

Sunday 28th February
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ian996 said:
Just taken my first ride on my new Ribble Endurance SLE, and it was just what I'd hoped for. I haven't been able to get out on my bike for three years due to some health issues , but the Ribble lets me ride wherever I want and keep my heart-rate exactly where I want it.

The ebikemotion system is a bit of a seven-stone-weakling compared to most of the systems on this thread, but for me it's ideal. 30% gives a gentle push that overcomes the extra weight and gives a little bit of help on long drags, 60% has got me happily up 10% gradients with very little effort at about the speed that I managed before my health issues kicked in, and I haven't even tried 100% yet. Did a 30 mile loop with 700m of elevation and used 20% of battery power.

Bike weighs about 11.5KG and actually rides really nicely on flat and false-flats, so quite practical to ride the majority of the time over 15MPH with no assistance. Once I manage to stop trying to do Campag - style gearshifts on the Shimano shifters, I'll be golden.


And for me - exactly was the E in evokes is all about
I’m slow to get back accruing the miles this year - snow hung around from Christmas to nigh on mid Feb,
But just gone and done 40km / 2hr40 ride

From the word of hybrid ships / DP et al - I call it the same as peak shaving and spinning reserve.

Great morning out. And in the tub relaxing no


I used to nail the same a spotty teenager on my Rock Hard

That Ribble looks and sounds great.

i4got

4,432 posts

42 months

Sunday 28th February
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Barchettaman said:
To the chap with the Swytch kit: if you lengthen the strap at the back of the battery mount it will sit a bit closer to the horizontal. I had the same problem on my folder, all sorted now.
Cheers I'll try that.

P-Jay

9,605 posts

155 months

Monday 1st March
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Sorry to butt in...

I’m toying with getting an EMTB.

What’s involved in removing the battery (Shimano EP8 with the 640Wh battery)?

My garage doesn’t have power and it’s not weather proof enough I’d risk running power to it, so it’ll be the battery sat charging in the kitchen.