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Has Anyone Tried a Copenhagen Wheel?

Old 09-11-17, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
2:20 to go 60 meters? What?
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haven't tried one, but read in another thread (from a very experienced cyclist who had a test ride) that the acceleration from a standstill was 'more than he anticipated'.

I'm a cycling for exercise and pleasure kind of guy. Not for me.
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Passed one while riding around the Rose Bowl on my Hybrid. Talking to the other rider, he said he liked it, but was having some problems with it at the moment.... like wouldn't charge right and then no power and it was heavy.
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Sounds like fun! My wife had an electric bike "back in the old days" -- it had a lead acid battery and weighed 75 pounds. This sounds a lot better :-)
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My buddy has one on his hybrid. He's been watching and waiting for it for years now, and finally got it this past summer when they started to ram up production.

The bike does feel heavy with the wheel. It was a Trek hybrid and felt like it weighed more than 50 pounds.

I rode it. It was very easy to get moving. I'd never ridden an e-bike before. The closest sensation I can think of is if you had bionic legs. Very little effort translates into a lot of acceleration.

Anyway, my buddy had knee surgery in the spring and has been riding this thing around. He tells me that he wouldn't really be able to ride a normal bike with his knee issues, but he's fine using the Copenhagen wheel.
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