LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Jan 28, 2018 1:41 am
I've been looking into this bike. The wheel option is a 24" front wheel - no larger rear wheel is offered. That would be enough for me, but I'm a little concerned about the 2" increase in seat height - this beast already looks like it's on stilts, with the long front fork...
increasing the diameter of the front wheel only will of course slacken the bikes head/ steering angle, so that will slow the handling a bit..
imo kuberg needs to go back to the drawing board with this bike since there are better bike options available now such as LMX, Sur ron, Mammoth, Mrazek, etc..
how tall are you? what is your inseam measurement compared to the seat height? how will you use the bike on road or off-road?? its common for off-road bikes to be tall for ground clearance and long travel suspension.. but a street use bike should be lower for aerodynamics, easy dismount and putting a foot down at traffic stops..
just in case kuberg is reading, I would recommend they redesign the freerider frame so that the battery fits within the bike main frame only and does not extend into the seat strut space (a more horizontal instead of vertical battery arrangement).. this would allow for seat height adjustment by offering different sizes of seat strut.. lowering the seat height and lengthening the rear swingarm would then allow for larger diameter wheels which would benefit the bikes rollover characteristics for better off road performance over rough terrain.. this would also make the bike more modular/ adjustable for different sized riders and uses (larger wheels and higher seat for taller riders, smaller wheels and lower seat for shorter riders or street use)..