Why don't we agree to disagree since nobody has produced quantitative data? Quoting which length of skirt the manufacturers are selling this year or what professional downhill racers use isn't necessarily a reflection of what's best for most individuals.
This individual is interested in stirring up crap, nothing else. Best to stop feeding his frenzy, letting the thread die and getting back to positive concerns. Hey 2old - You are right on that one. It was baiting. No geographic area was the primary clue that caught my attention instantly. Plus the ...
In Orange County, CA, the county parks commission reportedly has banned all ebikes from all parks, but there's not much signage. The state parks seem to be divided. However, most of the systems discussed on ES would be banned everywhere in OC.
This is the development that I've been awaiting. No sense having a 10 pound BBS02 when my wife and I use level "0" or "1" (of "5") 99% of the time. Thought one of the major manufacturers would develop something, but they're too busy playing the "me too" game.
The individuals that I'm acquainted with who have purchased BD bikes didn't need to tweak the drivetrain, but then again maybe your customers can't insert a seatpost. Plus, your opinion isn't unbiased.
BD bike has a suspension fork vs rigid on the Trek; Shimano hydraulic disc brakes (standard of the industry) vs rim brakes on the Trek; and superior Shimano drivetrain. Many of the rest of the parts are similar.
Department Store Bicycle Shaped Objects Decent brand name used bicycles www.BikesDirect.com one step up from a B.S.O. $500CAD is the lowest in the local bicycle store. Six bicycles in the $9K range Four in the $10K range One in the $11k range four Your comment is devoid of any knowledge since you'v...
Check out bikes direct if you think they're too expensive or the Diamondback Release ($2300 retail for a well-spec'd bike with excellent suspension, dropper post and VPP suspension now the patent has expired).
Single-speed, 200w, 30 pound, 20 miles range ebike on Kickstarter has collected almost $400,000. Seems like the inexpensive bikes thrive on crowd funding sites since this is a poor cousin to a far superior model that wasn't funded (AIR) a few years ago.
I spent a day on the $10,000 Stromer and its very similar, but less bling, $5,000 sibling. Both were great road machines that pedaled to 30 mph easily (I realize that's not fast for the DIY crowd). and appeared to have excellent parts as well as being well-constructed. IMO, the $5,000 bike was worth...
Usually I use the 17 and for the steepest hills, the 28. The 11 is mostly just the last cog on the cassette. I've never had a chain derailment issue (yet). BTW, this particular bike is a GT Zaskar with a Ritchey carbon fork and weighs only 35 pounds with a BBS02 and Luna 52V, 6 ah battery. I seldom ...
To clarify the comment about front hubs on dirt, I wasn't referring dirt roads where they function adequately, but steep dirt singletrack, and it's not fear, just the front wheel can lose traction or the system overheat.
A front hub system makes sense for a cargo bike on the road since it balances the weight somewhat, but off road there are problems. FMW, you need to transfer your weight forward when ascending a hill (off road) or the wheel won't provide traction.
Based on my and my wife's experiences with three BBS02's, I can't imagine you using less than 20 wh/mile with two children and/or camping material. 17.5 watts probably will get you there, but not home. You might be able to keep the usage down to 10-15 wh/mile on your commute with lots of pedaling.
A 28 mph Juiced bike can be configured per your requirements, and the company has better than average reviews for its products. Otherwise DIY with either a BBS or Mac system depending on whether mid or hub seems more appropriate for your application.
I'm not a lawyer either, but to me, if you have assets worth suing for I'd find another hobby. There was a guy on here doing that though and hadn't had any difficulties. His name AIR was Henry, so you might be able to locate his posts.
There's a lot of hate for Luna from individuals who have never purchased from them. I've received two excellent batteries (one in its third year of powering a 48V, 1000w system as well as a BBS02), two BBS02's and other incidental products from them, and have been satisfied with every transaction.