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Old 03-11-12, 05:55 PM   #1
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Aseako/Gette/Rmartin R10/Catic

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I am looking at an Aseako (http://www.aseakoelectricbike.com.au/) ebike, which appears to be much the same as the Rmartin R10 or Gette, and I understand is made by Catic in China. Does anyone have one of these and would care to offer an opinion? The price seems quite reasonable and it is crank-drive which is my preference.
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Old 03-11-12, 07:57 PM   #2
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further to this, the same people seem to be making a slightly upmarket version with an internally geared hub and some better components (http://zocoelectricbike.com.au/index.html)
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Old 03-12-12, 11:30 AM   #3
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further to this, the same people seem to be making a slightly upmarket version with an internally geared hub and some better components (http://zocoelectricbike.com.au/index.html)
The IGH mentioned on that site is a NuVinci. I have one on my ebike. It is big and heavy and as robust as the Rock of Gibraltar. I love it. I've used a lot of IGHs on my various bikes and next to my Rohloffs the NuVinci is the best I've ever encountered. It has never given me the first issue. It's a wonderful hub.
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Good to know! I did see one report saying it was difficult to change gears while the hub was under load eg. going up a hill. Did you have that problem Alleng?
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Shifting any gearing system under load is difficult and hard on the system. Plan ahead and you will be fine.
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Yep, shifting any IGH under load is more difficult than shifting while coasting. Break stride, shift, start pedaling again. It just a moment to get used to it.
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