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Old 03-04-21, 12:32 PM
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'Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies'

'They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.' <br /> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/business/electric-ebikes-pandemic.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/business/electric-ebikes-pandemic.html</a> <br /><br />If you can't read it by clicking the link, you can right-click on the link, save the file, read the local copy.
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Old 03-04-21, 12:40 PM
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porsche E-bikes.

add porsche to the mix; https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...P15&li=BBnb7Kz
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If you believe what they say the majority of the auto manufactures are planning to phase out gas engines and go all electric within a few years. Bicycles might be a good offshoot of that.

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Originally Posted by '02 nrs View Post
gosh, couldn’t they have used fewer spokes?
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Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
gosh, couldn’t they have used fewer spokes?
You did notice they are paired spokes correct? Rolf has been using paired spokes since 1997 and Crank Brothers has been doing it a while as well (they started making wheels in 2005 but cannot remember if they had paired spokes back then)
Here is some info from Rolf a few years ago:
https://bikerumor.com/2017/11/10/aas...-spoke-wheels/

I know some Clydes who did mountain bike racing on Rolf Prima wheels and no wheel issues.
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If I was going to buy an off the shelf ebike, I'd buy one from a bicycle manufacturer not an auto company.
Maybe they are thinking of some kind of combined deal, buy our electric car and we'll throw in an ebike.

I just don't see the point, but some marketing genius thinks it is brilliant.
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If I was going to buy an off the shelf ebike, I'd buy one from a bicycle manufacturer not an auto company.
Maybe they are thinking of some kind of combined deal, buy our electric car and we'll throw in an ebike.

I just don't see the point, but some marketing genius thinks it is brilliant.
I would buy and ebike from a E-Bike only dealer or a Powersports dealer. All bicycle manufacturers have the incentive to maintain their bicycle lines, not necessarily ebikes. With powersports, it's the same, but I would go with Yamaha since they've been building ebikes since 1993. The hybrids are electric mopeds.The question is do you want to pedal more or use the motor more.
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