Should be working wrote:It is expensive, and I'm trying to remind myself that this is for exercise, which I otherwise do not get, and for use as a commuting vehicle, means not requiring a monthly parking sticker for work (I'll still drive sometimes though).
Should be working wrote: I'm worried about my brakes (hydraulic disk) because I have to use them so much for long stretches.
Should be working wrote:This bike is so FUN. My neighbor tried it out, and his verdict was also "Fun!" I rode home from work on Friday and over the weekend tried out Claremont, a relentlessly long, steep (8-18% grade) hill. It was all great, a nice workout but totally doable. Honestly it feels like the bike can read my mind, it seems to 'know' exactly how fast I want to go and how much assist to give me. It's almost weird that way--when I go from a full stop to a quick start at a light, even in Eco mode, it just starts going as soon as I tap the pedal. My legs feel worked and not overworked, my hip feels like nothing, it's wonderful.
Should be working wrote:In case anyone still reads this, here's a question for middrive experts: I feel like the motor power intermittently 'catches' or hesitates a little bit on my last stretch home after I'm most of the way up the Big Hill and have been riding about 35 min. I can't tell if this could be an overheating issue (do these Panasonic middrive motors overheat?) or if I'm just tired and so my pedaling cadence is uneven, which affects the pedal's torque sensor somehow. Or something with the battery? Probably people here can't answer this because it's a branded middrive motor, but I'm curious.
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