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ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 7:01
Mar 30, 2021
Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine
@Timenator: Yeah, you can remove the battery from the frame. Pops out of the lower side of the down tube. If I'm not mistaken I think you can charge all Bosch InTube batteries directly on the battery.
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Mar 5, 2021 at 7:54
Mar 5, 2021
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ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Feb 4, 2021 at 7:14
Feb 4, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
@ShortJeffsyOwner: Swapping that post should work. The M felt nicely balanced. I like chainstays between 445 and 455mm with reach between 450 and 470mm. Within that window a bike with modern geometry seems to work really well. Can't speak for bigger sizes than that. Shorter bikes usually don't feel as capable to me anymore and a bit sketchy.
ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Feb 4, 2021 at 1:07
Feb 4, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
@xela6078: I would most definitely go for a size L at your size. Seat angles have become steeper, so you'd probably feel cramped on the smaller bike and I know from experience that a bike with a reach around 470mm with 445mm chainstays feels super balanced.
ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Feb 3, 2021 at 8:31
Feb 3, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
Size M. Sorry I forgot to mention that.
ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Feb 3, 2021 at 8:30
Feb 3, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Propain Hugene - More Travel, More Capable
@ShortJeffsyOwner: I can't believe I forgot to mention that I was running a size M frame. I pulled it out and tried to measure down to the point where the sidewall of the post would hit the wall. That's about 255mm. Propain says it's 245mm, so I don't want to really say that it's more than what they say, but that's what I got. You should leave a bit of space not to damage the frame no matter what. The actuator sits more in the middle, so there might be some extra space for that. So I don't think it's possible to slam down a Bike Yoke 185mm dropper all the way down. If your leg length allows for pulliing it out a bit, it should work, though. Definitely not going to work on the size S frame unless you pull it out quite a bit. Should not be a problem on the size L frame to slam it all the way down. The 180mm OneUp dropper post is shorter, so that might actually work. But no guarantees and don't want to say anything that would hurt the warranty of the frame, so maybe check back with Propain just to be sure. Cheers
ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Oct 21, 2020 at 7:40
Oct 21, 2020
Review: Shimano's STEPS EP8 Motor is Great, But Not Perfect
@ChazzMichaelMichaels In case you're concerned about my ability to ride and test bikes, or e-bikes, I invite you to come on a ride with me to make up your mind.
ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
Oct 21, 2020 at 7:38
Oct 21, 2020
Review: Shimano's STEPS EP8 Motor is Great, But Not Perfect
Would "every time you push the on switch" have been more understandable? Then we'll fix that for you.
Jun 2, 2020 at 12:05
Jun 2, 2020
Hi Ralf, I found your article on the eMTB systems really interesting. I'm only a little heavier than you so it was great to see the range tests by someone closer to my weight. I know you couldn't test the Shimano motor on the test loop but based on your experience, how much climbing would you expect to get out of the E8000 with a 540wh battery using a normal mix of modes. I know there's lots of variables but your estimate would be really helpful. Thanks
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ralf-hauser ralf-hauser's article
May 26, 2020 at 6:55
May 26, 2020
The 4 Best 2020 eMTB Motor Systems Reviewed - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua Ridden & Rated
@TDMAN: No worries, I'm used to people being surprised. My weight-to-strength ratio is probably not the average, so questions are understandable. All good.
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