Alan B wrote:Did you mean to build a motorcycle? Are your brakes, tires, suspension, handling and personal safety equipment safe for 40+? Do cars know to expect your bicycle at 40+?
No, yes, yes, yes, yes no and no. More yes than no! I am taking suggestions for a helmet.. I tried a full motorcycle helmet and it was a bitch (lost sensation for speed and can't hear). I look around and I see people all the time on mopeds with no helmet or leather, and mopeds are arguably more dangerous than ebikes because, if built right, the ebike is much more maneuverable.
40 mph is usually when no cars are around or I'm being an ass hole.
Bike is probably one of the strongest hard tail 29er if not 26er you will encounter on this forum. I really need to get a thud buster to protect my crotch. Mst place I ride, the front suspension, huge tire volume, huge wheel, and huge steel frame absorb almost all shock. Most roads I know where the hazards are and I protect the crotch. I really want a brooks saddle with springs.