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by formula101
Jan 16 2020 9:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enduro/All Mountain E-MTB Head Tube Angle
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Enduro/All Mountain E-MTB Head Tube Angle

Do you have final say in all frame angles and measurements? Head angles are getting slacker every year. Seat angles are getting steeper every year. For a while there was a trend towards short chainstays but now there is movement in the opposite direction towards longer chainstays and/or frame size s...
by formula101
Jan 15 2020 5:26am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1805
Views: 208813

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Can I setup the AM1000 with a rear rack and full sized fenders?
by formula101
Jan 13 2020 5:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1805
Views: 208813

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

FlyingFinn wrote:
Jan 11 2020 6:25pm
Best policy for the landlord is to close the whole complex down when a cocroach is spotted...
It's still trying to cover it's tracks... :roll:
by formula101
Jan 08 2020 4:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?

HK: you are absolutely right--I too was astonished by the amount of backstabbing among e-bike sellers when I first started researching e-bikes. Biktrix was one of the worst, making an endless list of false claims about FLX. FLX contradicted every single point in the most polite way possible. I would...
by formula101
Jan 07 2020 6:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?
Replies: 14
Views: 588

"BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?

A pretty thorough critique of radpowerbikes. Apparently lots of customers are receiving shoddy product and are injuring themselves ("rad tattoos") likely because of the combination of high torque and low rider skill. It's making me rethink my decision to buy a lower cost hub motor e-bike. Are we tha...
by formula101
Jan 06 2020 3:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)

Here's an interview with one of x-treme's drop shippers. Clearly, he knows nothing about bicycles and cares not a lick about the industry. It's a convenient way for him to make money while living as an expat in Mexico. It looks like a nice product but everyone associated with it comes off as scammy,...
by formula101
Jan 04 2020 4:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)

Here's an interview with the owner of x-treme bikes. He simply goes by "Greg." No last name. Legal troubles perhaps? He drop ships to a number of e-commerce sites he partners with. His own website? He mentions a couple in the video interview, and I believe they're operating under at least three webs...
by formula101
Jan 03 2020 3:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)

I called customer service for x-treme and encountered a crazy old witch of a customer service rep. She couldn't have been any more hostile. I talked her off the bridge, but it took some doing. I then called a dealer for x-treme and the store owner told me a story of when he tried to track down a rep...
by formula101
Jan 02 2020 4:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)
Replies: 15
Views: 719

X-Treme "Rocky Road" Fat E-Bike (Don't Laugh)

I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm interested in this bike. However, I have been looking for a decent bike with full suspension that could accommodate a rear rack, and this model seems to fit the bill. The rear suspension shock looks to be of wal-mart quality and the promotional vids are patri...
by formula101
Jan 02 2020 3:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :
Replies: 974
Views: 81484

Re: YOUTUBE RECOMMENDS :

eMTB X-treme Ebike Rocky Road Review 750 watt 48 volt Electric bike 2018 H-LMaEit7Og YT vid upload by bike shop Live 4 Bikes 14328 woodruff Ave Bellflower CA http://www.live4bikes.com/ I can't believe how bad that video is. It literally gets every single spec wrong from beginning to end. This profa...
by formula101
Jan 01 2020 3:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The Frey HT1000 - And yes, HT stands for Hardtail! *updated*
Replies: 143
Views: 16519

Re: The Frey HT1000 - And yes, HT stands for Hardtail! *updated*

Most riders can make multiple frame sizes work for them.

It would be great if buyers report back on sizing.
by formula101
Jan 01 2020 3:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 106
Views: 12152

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

I will definitely consider the M600 when the top speed limit is unlocked. Bosch is locking all settings on their motor as well. It's an unfortunate trend.
by formula101
Dec 30 2019 6:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC
Replies: 50
Views: 6619

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

Expensive: Partly due to a monopoly market for the products & machining costs. With far longer lifetimes the added initial cost is not much of a big problem. I've even heard audio from an interview stating that due to the lowered maintenance requirements bike shops should charge more to cover the r...
by formula101
Dec 29 2019 2:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC
Replies: 50
Views: 6619

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

Belt drives are utterly pointless. They are extremely expensive, very heavy, their gear ratios are extremely limited, and serviceability is very poor. Meanwhile the standard chain drivetrains are very cost effective, easily serviceable, very light, gear ratios are far wider than most riders will eve...
by formula101
Dec 29 2019 1:03am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey AM1000 vol. 2
Replies: 42
Views: 4384

Re: Frey AM1000 vol. 2

btw, the novatec hubs flyingfinn claimed were poor quality are actually very high quality; they make hubs for a number of other high quality brands as well. It's shameful that he not only attempted to scam Frey after they refunded him, but he created multiple dupe accounts with false accusations. Tr...
by formula101
Dec 28 2019 6:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

The worst that can happen is that you lose $20 if the rack doesn't work out for you. You can also use a trailer or a large backpack for that matter or a beam rack.

I've carried 10+ kgs on the handlebars, it didn't tax the suspension in the slightest. You are overthinking this.
by formula101
Dec 27 2019 7:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

I'm not being obsessive about it. I simply asked a question. Since this is a thread about the Frey CC I thought it would be good to have a genuine discussion about it. Thanks Sinbord1981 for chiming in with a relevant data point. The point is, you were citing people who were completely clueless abo...
by formula101
Dec 27 2019 2:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

It matters if you want to be obsessive about it and split hairs all day long. The ride will be marginally softer and you will be marginally slower. How fast do you want to be? You've already got 1,500 watts and 160 nm of torque on hand. If you don't think that's enough power to handle 10 kgs of groc...
by formula101
Dec 27 2019 3:53am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

I'm not sure if either of you understand the issue. I posted a link to a discussion above explaining it but feel free to refer to the Wikipedia link below. Weight that is attached to the rear swing arm is going to affect the mechanics of the rear suspension very differently than the weight attached...
by formula101
Dec 26 2019 11:40pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: The FREY ebike group buying program for US customers and 2020 Sea Otter Classic meetup.
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: The FREY ebike group buying program for US customers and 2020 Sea Otter Classic meetup.

Prices are as listed on Alibaba. However, the shipping charge is $300 vs. $800+ for a single buy.
by formula101
Dec 26 2019 11:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

You're right, we shouldn't worry about it. Never mind the discussions about why rear racks don't work well on full suspension bikes or the laws of physics. I'm sure it will be fine and nobody is going to be disappointed. :wink: Go ahead and discuss how the "laws of physics" prevent 20 lbs of grocer...
by formula101
Dec 26 2019 4:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey CC ordered!
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Frey CC ordered!

I don't know how much of a difference adding 10 to 20 lbs of groceries will make in suspension settings. The bike will ride a little softer with extra weight. Most shocks have a lockout or climb switch as well. Much ado about nothing.
by formula101
Dec 25 2019 5:06pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Frey AM1000 in stock warehouse address LA.US
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: Frey AM1000 in stock warehouse address LA.US

What is the total shipped price for the AM 1000 listed above?
by formula101
Dec 25 2019 3:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 263
Views: 30261

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

Awesome build naga! Thanks for photos. Yeah, so many people are complaining about the factory speed limit. I don't have any objections to the m600 aside from that. I wish there was an override for the throttle speed limit as well. I'd be perfectly happy with an m600 that ran to 32 mph or so without ...
by formula101
Dec 24 2019 11:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Frey AM1000 vol. 2
Replies: 42
Views: 4384

Re: Frey AM1000 vol. 2

Actually, it was the OP who caused the original thread to get locked. He created a whole series of dupe accounts with fake complaints about broken hubs.