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westcoastslacker ralf-hauser's article
Oct 23, 2020 at 13:54
Oct 23, 2020
First Ride: Orbea's Rise is a New Breed of eMTB
Having owned a Decoy, I rarely found myself removing the battery for charging, but your point is well taken. One thing that few mention is that a removable batter creates it's own issues. Stripped bolts, bike washes causing issues with battery seals and error codes, and strength of the frame itself. I like the option of the battery extender as well. Guess I'm sold and just leaving it. Glad I sold my Decoy for top $ cause this Orbea is going to cost top $$.
westcoastslacker ralf-hauser's article
Oct 23, 2020 at 13:37
Oct 23, 2020
First Ride: Orbea's Rise is a New Breed of eMTB
Total agree. Just try lifting a 54lb e brick onto your roof rack. Heck you may ruin your rack to boot!
westcoastslacker ralf-hauser's article
Oct 23, 2020 at 8:59
Oct 23, 2020
First Ride: Orbea's Rise is a New Breed of eMTB
I'm SUPER impressed with what Orbea did. I like the idea of the Levo SL but the GEO number really puzzle me. This baby has the right angles and seat tube length. Finally!! Why present a modern bike with old GEO. Plus the pricing on the Specialized is a bit too high as well.
westcoastslacker YTIndustries's article
Jul 23, 2020 at 8:30
Jul 23, 2020
YT Releases New High End Specs of Capra and Decoy
Sweet build, but oh boy will you Enve a 2021 Decoy with a 630 or 700 wh battery, new motor, and such. Think the money is on waiting for all the new 2021's to hit the market. I know, it's just a motor, but this stuff is hitting at the End out August for Commencal, and rumor that Canyon will be getting the new Shimano too. Hang tight.
westcoastslacker sarahmoore's article
Jul 15, 2020 at 9:33
Jul 15, 2020
Yeti Cycles Will No Longer Use the Term 'Tribe' in Marketing
Where does this end? Can we just ask Yeti to stop using the name Yeti? When Yeti used the word "tribe" do you think they in any way shape or form thought, "hey, let's put down the Native Americans cause Yeti is a Superior being, bound by privilege, oppressing others for their financial gain?? Just remember gang, (oh, can we use this term?), this starts as an innocent form of political correctness, then spreads to everyone being offended by everything requiring action. As a family from a former communist country, and having a gf from Cambodia who fled in the 70's before her family was shot dead by the few who controlled the many. Check your history folks. Few control the many. Finally, go by the Yeti HQtrs in Golden as I did, and you'll find many great employees who work to build a quality bike, not put down Native Americans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot
westcoastslacker ralf-hauser's article
May 26, 2020 at 9:10
May 26, 2020
The 4 Best 2020 eMTB Motor Systems Reviewed - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua Ridden & Rated
I think the biggest issue has been and will be support. For this reason, Shimano and Specialized are king. I can see this will all progress rather fast and seeking today's best motor is rather a small percentage of performance and while it acts up or stops then "how quickly can I be riding again?" Think of it this way, Youtube is filled with so many great channels that have owners spending countless hours and money fine tuning their Ferrari's while other channels promote the easy and reliability of a Honda. Get a Great Ferrari, Landrover, BMW mechanic mindset cause they'll need it. Yes, one is SUPERIOR as for performance and handling while the Acura while not quite up to exact performance par is so darn reliable that you soon forget the small percentage of gain while working quite reliably then when you're out of town say at Downeyville in CA or somewhere in Western Canada broken down wondering, I need this fixed now!
westcoastslacker mikelevy's article
May 13, 2020 at 9:18
May 13, 2020
Video: What's the Deal with Cross-Country Racing? - The Explainer
When can we anticipate the face, neck, and earlobe tattoos? Love the look so far, but it's just sooooo incomplete. Common Mike, you've been holding out on us! The real artists get the ones that you can see first. Tat Up Dude.
westcoastslacker brianpark's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 9:20
Apr 15, 2020
Pedaling Innovations' Updated Catalyst EVO Pedals - Pond Beaver 2020
Do have lower back issues, and these things help greatly. Other than the back relief, I just love these pedals. The larger platform allow for foot adjustment on the downhills, and you really notice them on the uphill. I have them on both my Yeti and my Decoy. Simply the very best. Oh, the customer service is also stellar! Nice stuff.
westcoastslacker jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 25, 2020 at 19:59
Mar 25, 2020
Forestal Reveals Its First eMTB Design With Proprietary Motor and Battery
I for one think this looks really interesting, and no matter what you think of e-bikes, kudos to Forestal for stepping forward with this meld of technology and battery / motor development. What's not to like? Expensive, yep, design polorizing, yep, touchscreen that isn't perfect?, we'll see. One is not required to like it or buy it, but shit, this thing is a game changer for ebikes. This changes the game if they pull it off!
westcoastslacker jukka4130's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 12:52
Mar 17, 2020
First Look: Canyon's New Spectral:ON CF eMTB
Funny, I find the Geo on the Levo SL is outdated already. L. 455 reach, HA 66, SA 74.6. What the heck, a premium bike , yesterday's news. Game changer as far as idea, not game changer for that money. Let's see how the market responds with a proper enduro bike with this theory of battery / motor.
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