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Old 11-03-18, 08:56 PM
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I have succumbed to the Dark Side...

My new toy dwarves the Fuji SST 2.0 in the background, what a difference...



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Old 11-03-18, 11:20 PM
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Trying to get an eye on your sideways pic took a kink outta my neck, thanks. Seeing how it’s electric and takes most of the effort out of riding I guess you’ll grow-in to that seat.


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Old 11-04-18, 12:07 AM
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Thatís me trying to keep cycling. Company switched offices, now we are working in high rise building, no showers at work, and thereís only one restroom on the floor that is now shared between multiple offices. Can no longer come to work in soaked gear and clean up before change. This e-bike might just allow me to commute to work daily.
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nice, looking for some long term feedback on Electra.
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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
Trying to get an eye on your sideways pic took a kink outta my neck, thanks. Seeing how itís electric and takes most of the effort out of riding I guess youíll grow-in to that seat.
not if he drylifts that thing onto a hook twice a day!!

Gee haven't seen many eBikes lifted up onto a hook before
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Old 11-04-18, 03:58 AM
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I carry mine up three flights of stairs everyday, and it's over double the weight of that one. But then, I never stop pedalling so it's not like I haven't got the legs.

I like the Electras. That's a nice one, there. Bosch, discs, hub gears, sweet.
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Old 11-04-18, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
... Seeing how itís electric and takes most of the effort out of riding I guess youíll grow-in to that seat.
Thatís all down to the rider.
Me, I LIKE pedalling. My average speed is right at the cut-off limit for the assist anyhow. According to the HRM, all I lose is proportional to the reduced travel time. And at more than two hours, missing out on 10-20 minutes isnít a concern to me.
But sure, there are plenty of people treating ebikes like lightweight mopeds/scooters. For them, well, theyíre still not in cars, so itís still a win.
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Old 11-04-18, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
I carry mine up three flights of stairs everyday, and it's over double the weight of that one. But then, I never stop pedalling so it's not like I haven't got the legs.

I like the Electras. That's a nice one, there. Bosch, discs, hub gears, sweet.
Wait, are you saying your bike weights over 120lbs? That Electra weights in at 59lbs, which is over three times the weight of my Fuji (that one is just a tad over 17lbs with pedals and lights).
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Originally Posted by Tamiya View Post
not if he drylifts that thing onto a hook twice a day!!

Gee haven't seen many eBikes lifted up onto a hook before
If its bracket is not affixed into a vertical framing member, flat floor storage might be soon enough..
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Well that made me dizzy. I'm wondering, maybe could you fix that.?? Oh okay, never mind.
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At least Electra was smart and used a reliable motor. I would have figured them to use one of those terrible hub motors that for some reason they are still making. Though I guess Trek uses Bosch as well so it makes sense though sadly Treklectra likes to go cheap and use the Purion display rather than the Intuvia which is the better way to go on anything except maybe a mountain bike where you want something smaller and cheaper in case of damage.Then again I like having the range data and such.

Enjoy the bike.
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This is Electra Commute, it does not have Purion display, it has Intuvia. I take display off along with battery when I put the bike on the wall (or rack).
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You know you're going to walk into that room one morning to find that the Townie has eaten the SST during the night, right?
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My new toy dwarves the Fuji SST 2.0 in the background, what a difference...


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Originally Posted by boggy View Post


Wait, are you saying your bike weights over 120lbs? That Electra weights in at 59lbs, which is over three times the weight of my Fuji (that one is just a tad over 17lbs with pedals and lights).
Ah, not quite, think i found 47 lbs for the Go! on a quick search. Mine's 45kgs though, 100 lbs
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