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Old 04-14-19, 11:34 PM
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Iíve crossed over to the dark side (e-bike content)

So, after 6 1/2 years of my 25km commute (often twice a day) I have bowed to the inevitable, followed my wifeís example and got a Pedelec.

Itís restricted to 16mph so I still get some exercise but, by God, itís a wonderful thing.

Itís utterly hilarious to blat around the woods and tracks near me here in Frankfurt.

Bosch middle motor, 400wA battery, 1x9 Shimano drivetrain, lock out fork, hydraulic brakes.

i got it used for Ä900, which is just over half what they retail for now, and just under half what it cost new in 2016.



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Looks like fun! I'm pretty fortunate to have a short commute, but for one like yours, I'd consider going to the dark side as well.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:52 AM
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Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is a reasonable justification for getting one.

My best time on my drop bar commuter bike was 29mins, and that was taking loads of risks and I was a right sweaty mess at the end.

I do it in 30 mins now consistently and - pretty much - easily. It justs flattens out the terrain so effectively.

Also, there is zero temptation to jump a red light as the thing whips you back up to speed so well after a stop.

Theyíre not for everyone, but this one works well for my circumstances.
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First of all, it looks perfect, as, if I bought an ebike, I would buy one just like that, though I would put slick tires on it. Second of all, you got an amazing price. Third of all, it's so much fun!
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Surly brought out a new version of the Big Dummy with a Bosch motor. It looks good but... the price tag is astonishing!
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First of all, it looks perfect, as, if I bought an ebike, I would buy one just like that, though I would put slick tires on it. Second of all, you got an amazing price. Third of all, it's so much fun!
I have a set of Big Apple-style tyres that I got a few years ago for very little money, that Iíll throw on I think.

They are a hoot to ride. Super things.
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