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scbullit36 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 16, 2018 at 17:56
2 days
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1993 AMP Research B2
@loganflores: Interesting...I would have thought it would have been higher. Some of the bikes from the 90's were wild. Bikes like the Karpiel Armageddon, the Brooklyn Machine Works, the Cannondale Fulcrum, etc...some crazy envelope pushing back then. Almost like bike companies were releasing a bike like the Polygon Xquarone every year. Compared to now a days...companies make their rear ends boost 157 from 150 and call it innovation. Maybe the bike has been perfected.
scbullit36 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 16, 2018 at 11:19
2 days
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1993 AMP Research B2
You know what would be cool to have in these articles...In the build spec sheet...have both the MSRP of the bike when it was built in 1993 as well as the MSRP of the bike in today's dollars. I am old enough to remember how coveted this bike was in 1993 and it had an MSRP to match. I would be curious to see what it would cost in today's dollars compared to some of the 8-10K steeds we now call outlandishly priced.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 5:55
Sep 26, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
I'm glad to hear that you and your grandfather are able to share riding together and e-mtb's enable him to do that. From the sounds of your tone, I feel like you could be pretty young so perhaps him being able to ride enables you to ride. So that is cool. I guess just expanding on my post below...it isn't people like your grandfather who are the problem. It's how these bikes are being marketed and modified. They are being marketed as "Ride faster, longer, and further". The last 3 marketing vids I watched showed professional mountain bikers absolutely ripping on these things. They don't show someone being enabled to ride who otherwise would maybe struggle on a non-assist bike. At the end of the day, maybe something else you and your grandpa could share in is advocating for regulation of these things, openly condemning people with modded e-bikes on shared access trails, and spreading knowledge of what these bikes are and aren't before they are all out and out banned. As for me, I am not going to advocate for these things because I don't believe in them and I feel they have the potential to ruin it for the masses. Some people just weren't meant to go fast on 2 wheels ESPECIALLY if they didn't work for it...and e-bikes enable that...IMO.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 5:37
Sep 26, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
Look, at the end of the day, what you need to understand is, E-bikes are NOT being marketed to people like your grandfather. I understand that they may enable people like your grandfather to ride with you and...that's great...but that is only one end of the spectrum. On the other end of the spectrum are people, who are much younger, purchasing these things, and in some cases modifying them to ride like a$$holes. If you google "Deregulated E-Bike" there are countless web pages/ videos not only showing examples of deregulated e-bikes but showing one how to deregulate an e-bike. Now the problem is, both the a$$holes and your grandfather fall into the same e-bike category whether you agree or not. Not because your grandfather is an a$$hole but because there are no formal ground rules policing these things so the sky is the limit. There are deregulated E-mtb's out there capable of going over 30 mph! On most singletrack trail, that gives average Joe A-hole the ability to override the trail. On the types of singletrack we ride, a dirtbike would be capable of going that speed not a mountain bike. The trails we ride on are shared use too BTW...so some inexperienced dick going 30+ on a deregulated E-mtb hits a hiker...that is how every mountain biker looses trail access. We obviously have two different opinions on this. I'm not going to see it your way and you aren't going to see it my way. Time will tell what ultimately happens but...I would like to see these things BANNED from all shared use trails until someone figures out how they can be regulated. Perhaps one solution would be...have each state inspect them to ensure they are properly regulated to 15 mph max? That way...they can truly just help assist you on climbs. You want to talk about having a positive impact...advocate for e-bike regulation before all e-bikes are banned OR WORSE...everyone is banned. Thankfully, some of the bigger trail networks in my area already have signage posted banning e-bikes. I hope it continues until someone figures out how to police these things in the mtb realm. Lastly, I've ridden one of these before...so I am not clueless to how they operate. I've demo'ed the first version of the Specialized Turbo. I get their place as a commuter bike. Less effort if commuting into the office, the ability to keep better pace with traffic, cleaner than a car/ moto, etc. But on the road, there are rules...posted rules...and law enforcement. On the trail there is not. So at least there is SOMETHING policing these things on the road. For now, my view is that these things have a place on the streets as commuters...NOT in the woods.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 25, 2018 at 11:41
Sep 25, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
@Wooky2014: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-this-3x-world-masters-dh-champion-is-71-and-still-shreds-the-whistler-mountain-bike-park.html This dude isn't riding an e-bike...maybe your grandfather should man up! I get your argument about allowing a 75 yo person to ride with their grand kids. However, I would argue that, people riding e-bikes puts trail access to non-e-bike riders in jeopardy. E-bikes are a gray area and as a result, land owners/ state governments are quick to remove access from all 2 wheel traffic...because bikes now blur the line between motorized and human powered. This is land access that NON E-Bike cycling advocates likely fought for over the course of decades! Now E-Bike riders show up on the scene and ride on trails ACTUAL cycling advocates fought for...and risk getting them closed for everyone. If you ask me...people riding e-bikes are leaches not advocates. Maybe what should happen is, all trails should be closed down to E-Bikes and e-bike riders can fight for access rights like the non E-Bike riders did for decades before them.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 25, 2018 at 11:20
Sep 25, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
@Wooky2014: What are you talking about? Clearly you've never competed in an Enduro Bike Race. Literally 75% of the field is wearing a full face helmet regardless of whether or not their bike has suspension. If you're ever racing on the east coast, I'll keep my eye out for the dude on a hardtail passing me in stage. I'm not going to hold my breath though because, from the sounds of your post you are full of sh!t.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 5:33
Sep 19, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
Also...just would like to comment on "intended use". All mountain and Enduro!?!?! Come on...How about...intended use...recreational riding with friends. Last I checked Enduro was a term used to actually describe a competitive racing discipline. Can't imagine something like this would be allowed at any respectable Enduro race...unless...of course...there was a class for it.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 5:28
Sep 19, 2018
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
Alta Redshift MX...$10,495...Nicolai E-Bike that looks like it could weigh nearly as much and requires pedal power...$10,000. I know which e-bike I would choose...and it isn't the Nicolai. Not to mention...I am seeing a lot of signs now banning e-bikes like this from trails. Soon...people may only be able to ride e-bikes on dirt bike trails anyway so...just buy a dirt bike. Man I wish these things would just go away already. Either you want a dirt bike or you want a bicycle. This in between thing, to me, is for someone too soft to ride a dirt bike and/ or to soft to pedal a mountain bike. E-Bikes are the product of the "everyone gets a trophy" generation.
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Sep 18, 2018 at 7:30
Sep 18, 2018
Selling
Sep 18, 2018 at 7:29
Sep 18, 2018

E13 LG1+ 29er Wheelset

$700 USD
Got a BRAND NEW set of E13 LG1+ 29er Downhill wheels for sale. I am selling these for a little more than 100 bucks less than MSRP shipped. These wheels came with my 2018 Commencal Supreme DH 29 and I would like to replace them with a set of We Are Ones. Tires have never even been mounted to these wheels, they've never been installed on a bike, and they are already taped for tubeless with E13 tape (no valve stems though). Unlike the default image of the rear wheel, this wheelset DOES come with the E13 7 speed cassette. If you have a Shimano setup, this cassette will work (to my knowledge) because I am using a Saint derailleur with this cassette on my old bike. Spacing is 12x150 on the rear. The front, I'm pretty sure, is 20x110 BOOST. I am basing that off of Fox's website which does not appear to offer a Fox 49 non boost. What that means is...the axle spacing is the same as it has always been for a 20 mm axle fork (20 x 110) BUT the hub body on a Boost 20 mm hub is wider than a non-boost. This pushes the rotor out closer to the fork leg and pushes both hub flanges out. There is a really good diagram of this on Fox's website. In any event...if you are interested in purchasing these wheels...chances are...your fork will be Boost because...as far as I can tell...there are only 2 29er forks on the market (the Boxxer and the 49) and both of them appear to be Boost. Hoping to have pic's up either Wednesday evening or sometime this weekend. Thanks for looking!

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