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vanillarice19 seb-stott's article
Apr 13, 2024 at 8:35
Apr 13, 2024
vanillarice19 mattbeer's article
Feb 15, 2024 at 5:17
Feb 15, 2024
Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eMTB
I recently did a 25mi, 5200’ climb on the Levo SL in 3:05 hours moving time along side 10+ full fat EMTB’s who most were on eco in order to ensure they had juice. I’ve done this very same ride on a 540wh Decoy in 3:07 moving time. Both close to fully depleting the battery at the end of the ride. But as some have stated, it depends on your weight. I’m 155lbs and my LSL is under 37lbs with pedals included at the time. Currently it’s got a Zeb and coil shock and weighs 39 but I am running an Assegai EXO+ out back and Assegai EXO up front.
vanillarice19 mattbeer's article
Feb 15, 2024 at 5:07
Feb 15, 2024
Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eMTB
Spesh always discounts their bikes. You can pick up an S-Works for $10-11k or their comp for $6k if you are ok with Fox Performance suspension
vanillarice19 dariodigiulio's article
Dec 25, 2023 at 11:07
Dec 25, 2023
2023 Pinkbike Awards: eMTB of the Year Nominees
Biggest issue is the drag. It weighs more overall but I don’t mind the weight since you are putting it the BB area and taking weight off the rear wheel which improves suspension performance. The drag is the killer here. Some jumps require you to pedal into it to clear the jump. There’s a handful of jumps where you need to get to 25mph. Doing this is already hard on a 55lb Ebike with aggressive DH tires, imagine adding even more drag to the motor. It will be way worse for the EU and Other areas. A bigger battery is needed to offset the extra drag. There is no published study about how less efficient it is but what if you need a 750wh battery to do what a 630 can do with a traditional drivetrain. Thats even more weight.
vanillarice19 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 14, 2023 at 5:53
Dec 14, 2023
Win It Wednesday: Enter to Win 1 of 5 POC Protection Kits Including Helmet, Sunglasses, & Pads
Why not give away your POC / Dior $1200 chest protector? https://www.dior.com/en_us/fashion/products/00X0043HOBAR_C900-dior-and-poc-chest-and-back-protection-black-with-cd-diamond-dior-and-poc-signatures
vanillarice19 seb-stott's article
Nov 23, 2023 at 6:37
Nov 23, 2023
Intra Drive's Combined Motor & Gearbox Fits Bikes Designed For Shimano EP8 [Updated on expanding into the aftermarket]
Possibly…. There is extra drag and it will likely suck really hard to have to pedal past the speed limiter to clear a jump. Even worse for European countries. If the limiter was removed, now we’re talking. Just need a battery with a bit more capacity to offset the extra drag
vanillarice19 seb-stott's article
Nov 4, 2023 at 6:20
Nov 4, 2023
Thought Experiment: How Good Could e-Bikes Get?
Higher energy density may equal higher thermal runnaway and can prove too dangerous for a mountain bike riding in the forest. Stick with the safest least combustible batteries possible for emtb’s.
vanillarice19 seb-stott's article
Oct 2, 2023 at 6:21
Oct 2, 2023
First Ride: Nukeproof Megawatt Carbon With SRAM Powertrain
Everyone else offers 2 years including Specialized who uses this motor. Likely 2 years as well
vanillarice19 dariodigiulio's article
Sep 22, 2023 at 17:20
Sep 22, 2023
Yeti Releases SB120 Lunch Ride
@souknaysh: if you’re a Euro, 11:00-3:00
vanillarice19 mikekazimer's article
Aug 3, 2023 at 6:44
Aug 3, 2023
First Ride: Propain Ekano 2 AL
Sadly, no big droppers on this frame with the charge port right there on the seat tube. Huge mistake on their part doing that.
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