Old 01-12-19, 11:51 AM
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InTheRain
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Bikes: 2007 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 (bionx), 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra

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Are you still riding your Bionx... or have you moved on?

The company has gone out of business. Their equipment was proprietary so batteries from other companies don't play well with the bionx motor or controller. My bike is still going strong but I can tell the battery is beginning to fade a bit. I really like the way it rides. It's a converted steel touring bike with drop bars... not a lot of readily available e-bikes in that configuration. I've started to think about what my next move is when the battery becomes unusable. I've read that the bionx battery can possibly be reconditioned... but at that point, is it better just to move on from bionx? I've seen some very nice mid-drive bikes. I've ridden a few - they have a very different feel than bionx powered steel tourer. Are the new mid-drives a big step up in technology and performance from the bionx direct drive?
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