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Old 10-31-16, 08:26 AM
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Going to test ride this Haibike tomorrow - anything to look for/out for?

I'd appreciate any advice, since ebikes are a relative unknown to me:

Haibike XDURO Fullseven RX - americancycleandfitness.com

What should I look for as pluses? What should I look out for as negatives?

TIA, any advice appreciated. What can I say, I'm kinda an idiot when it comes to this stuff.
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Old 10-31-16, 08:51 AM
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2015 model; you should receive a big discount since Bosch has refined their system at least once since then. Other than that ensure the bike fits you perfectly. The power should develop seamlessly and make you feel like you're a "superman" and not come on jerkily. I rode one of those (maybe a 2016 model) about a year ago and didn't like the way the chain was routed in a "jackshaft: manner (made the suspension feel atypical), but that could just be me.
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Old 10-31-16, 09:53 AM
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Old 10-31-16, 04:05 PM
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Turn all the power off and take it for a ride so you understand what that is like.

Find the steepest hill you can find and ride up it.

If a demo or rental bike, check everything out carefully and make sure the bike feels tight and new.

Enjoy yourself!
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Haibikes is a premimun brand, rest assured you will be buying quality and a great handling bike.
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Old 11-01-16, 09:52 AM
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Hi guys - thanks for the responses. I came, I saw, I bought. I really liked it. They gave me 20% off, so that knocked it down to right around $4k
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Old 11-02-16, 08:09 AM
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So, I got in a really good first ride last night. It's a pretty awesome piece of technology, I'm impressed and I had a lot of fun pushing it in the dark (with lights of course) on what passes for steep and rugged in my region (those of you from Utah or Colorado would just laugh and laugh at what we consider "hilly").

Only one trivial concern - it came with a few rock chips on the downtube logo, now it's got more. I think it's just a logo, but I would like to keep the bike nice, so I'm going to paint them over with touchup paint.

What can I put over it to protect it - some kind of clearcoat?
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Old 11-02-16, 12:15 PM
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Glad you were impressed and purchased it. Haibike was one of two manufacturers that I LIKED all of their product when I went test riding at the e-bike expo.

Get some clear vinyl to protect the area you are touching up. Clear coat can still be chipped of.

Enjoy!

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Old 11-02-16, 12:20 PM
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Thanks - what kind of vinyl?

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Glad you were impressed and purchased it. Haibike was one of two manufacturers that I LIKED all of their product when I went test riding at the e-bike expo.

Get some clear vinyl to protect the area you are touching up. Clear coat can still be chipped of.

Enjoy!

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Like a waterproof, heavy duty tape (Gorilla brand)??

Should have said that the logo appears to be a decal. Not painted on, but I'm not sure. As stated above, I'm kinda an idiot
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Old 11-02-16, 07:39 PM
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The vinyl speedy25 is referring to is of the type that is typically applied to new cars to protect the front ends of paint these days. Blank sheets of clear vinyl tape can usually be found at auto decal'ing stores.
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See, I am an idiot - about as mechanical as I get with a car is digging the locking lug nut key out if it's storage compartment before handing it off to work the service advisor at tbe dealership.

Thanks for the tip - I can find my way to AutoZone -barely.
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