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02-20-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By Necco2001

Can't you ride a S-pedelec at 28mph? That would...

Can't you ride a S-pedelec at 28mph? That would solve your problem.
08-07-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Necco2001

It's hard to say for sure, but if your trails...

It's hard to say for sure, but if your trails aren't technical, rocky, rooty or steep, a FS bike would be unnecessary and adding cost and more maintenance. You might look for a hardtail with plus...
08-03-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By Necco2001

Pump, tire levers, tubes, patch kit and a...

Pump, tire levers, tubes, patch kit and a multitool. I have spare zipties in the handlebars of every bike I own, as well as a quicklink. I don't need an adventure trip worthy toolkit when I'm...
07-20-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By Necco2001

Depends on your goal for usage. What sort of...

Depends on your goal for usage. What sort of ebike and where do you want to ride it? I like carbon forks on road bikes, but on a bike where weight isn't a consideration, most people go for comfort,...
07-10-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By Necco2001

I don't think it's magic, anyone can make a light...

I don't think it's magic, anyone can make a light ebike, you're just going to make a compromise on the size of the motor and battery. Which to me, is a tricky line to walk. If there isn't enough...
06-28-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Necco2001

I'd look for 26" DH wheelsets since you'll...

I'd look for 26" DH wheelsets since you'll probably find them somewhat cheaply, since 26" is going the way of the dodo in the mountain bike world. Or, if you're building your own, build up some 36...
06-14-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,393
Posted By Necco2001

Class 2 ebikes, with throttles, are perfectly...

Class 2 ebikes, with throttles, are perfectly legal in CA and elsewhere in the US.
06-14-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,393
Posted By Necco2001

I know what walk assist is, I'm just playing...

I know what walk assist is, I'm just playing devils advocate to anyone who doesn't like the idea of a thottle.

Walk assist - push button, bike moves by itself up to a cut off speed.

Thumb...
06-12-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,393
Posted By Necco2001

There's no definition that PAS has to be torque...

There's no definition that PAS has to be torque sensing, just that power is only applied when you turn the cranks. So, ghost pedaling is A-Ok.

There are already systems with push button "walk...
06-08-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,085
Posted By Necco2001

Awesome! What sort of mileage are you getting a...

Awesome! What sort of mileage are you getting a day? Any pics of your setup?
05-04-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,129
Posted By Necco2001

I see very few too, but most are "illegal". Not...

I see very few too, but most are "illegal". Not that it matters, since they are very few.
05-02-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,129
Posted By Necco2001

I think the laws should have been written with...

I think the laws should have been written with speeds being governed as the only restriction, but that ship has long sailed and will never been seen again. The CA laws will be in almost all states...
03-05-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,315
Posted By Necco2001

I agree, if I had spent a big pile of cash on an...

I agree, if I had spent a big pile of cash on an eMTB with the assurances that I could ride it anywhere a bike can be ridden, I'd be pissed off. They law is clear is some respects, but not if you...
03-01-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,315
Posted By Necco2001

Right, I know, the federal CPSA law exempts them...

Right, I know, the federal CPSA law exempts them from the motor vehicle classification, which is a specific DOT classification. It's only intent is to define how they are sold, not where they can be...
02-28-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,315
Posted By Necco2001

This is the only federal regulation I know of and...

This is the only federal regulation I know of and it classifies ebikes as "low speed electric bicycles" not bikes and as not being a "motor vehicle", but nothing about them being non motorized. A DOT...
02-27-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,315
Posted By Necco2001

I thought they were still defined as electric...

I thought they were still defined as electric bikes in the federal law, not bicycles?



Peopleforbikes wrote the laws for CA and other states and they state that it only applies to bike path...
01-16-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 35,166
Posted By Necco2001

I commute for that very reason, to ride...

I commute for that very reason, to ride recreationally, which I do, I need to make time, riding to work is time already budgeted. And I hate gyms or exercising indoors.
12-05-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Necco2001

Ebikes aren't legal in NJ either, their laws are...

Ebikes aren't legal in NJ either, their laws are antiquated.
11-17-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Necco2001

It's such a wide spectrum to consider. Many...

It's such a wide spectrum to consider. Many mountain bike riders already wear pads and not the big bulky plastic ones, there's an already established market for thinner, cooler and more comfortable...
11-16-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Necco2001

If you want to get fitter, an ebike can be a...

If you want to get fitter, an ebike can be a great tool, both for base miles and you can essentially motorpace with it. Ride at a relatively high level of steady effort for a long time. Or you can...
10-19-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,525
Posted By Necco2001

AFAIK, the Specialized Levo is the only mid drive...

AFAIK, the Specialized Levo is the only mid drive bike out there with zero motor drag when the motor is not on, it disengages somehow. I've read that, I can't confirm it by first hand experience. I'd...
10-17-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,047
Posted By Necco2001

People for bikes is going after every state, the...

People for bikes is going after every state, the people that pay the bills there have a vested interest in making sure the ebikes they are selling can be ridden everywhere. Give it 5 years and I bet...
10-17-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Necco2001

Having lived in Albuquerque, I'd venture that...

Having lived in Albuquerque, I'd venture that studs would be overkill, they really are for places where snow sticks around, melts, freezes and remelts leaving frozen slush and ice. Basic knobbies...
10-17-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Necco2001

Now If they don't want a fix to happen so...

Now

If they don't want a fix to happen so that you can test it and then possibly buy it, I doubt after sale service will be that attentive either.
10-05-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Necco2001

Yikes!

Yikes!
10-04-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,047
Posted By Necco2001

Steamboat Springs, CO Right now, they...

Steamboat Springs, CO

Right now, they classify ebikes as a motorized vehicle. They say they can't change the non motorized MUPs to motorized to allow ebikes, which they would like to do because of...
10-01-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Necco2001

I put a rigid fork on mine, a 29er wheelset, 32mm...

I put a rigid fork on mine, a 29er wheelset, 32mm tires and turned it into a gravel bike.
10-01-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Necco2001

"Gravel tires" is the class of tire to look for,...

"Gravel tires" is the class of tire to look for, they range style from slick to teeny knobbies and size from 32mm-47mm or so.
10-01-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Necco2001

I like Pocs and Alpinestars Paragons, they're...

I like Pocs and Alpinestars Paragons, they're comfy and work well.
10-01-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,047
Posted By Necco2001

Which is true unless your locality has...

Which is true unless your locality has reclassified ebikes as non motorized. Mine hasn't yet which is why I know. They say they're working on it. :crash:

The fed CPSA law states they are...
10-01-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,632
Posted By Necco2001

If you want to make friends, give them a little...

If you want to make friends, give them a little wave and invite them to sit on your wheel. Keep the pace up and steady but not kill them and they'll love you. Drafting is wicked fun on a road bike.
10-01-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By Necco2001

I never would have been off of it at that age,...

I never would have been off of it at that age, super cool.
10-01-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,222
Posted By Necco2001

Hmm, almost always pedalling to some extent. Old...

Hmm, almost always pedalling to some extent. Old habits die hard.
10-01-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,121
Posted By Necco2001

The definition is actually for "low-speed...

The definition is actually for "low-speed electric bicycles", there's no mention of it being a bicycle, and it's a CPCA pertaining only to sale, not use. Use is regulated by the states or locally.
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