I took the 64 out for a decent spin up a local mountain (Mt Tuggeranong) today which was a blast.
The bike did well and eat up the very rough terrain and steep hills way better than the last time I did this hill on my Stealth Fighter. Climbing this hill with my fat hub motor Stealth would require me to stop and wait for it to cool down 4-5 times even with forced fan cooling, ferro fluid and hub-sinks.
I did stop once with the LMX though, more as a precaution as temps went to 110C after a long climb, but there was more (and steeper) to come so it would have definitely overheated if I just kept going.
The flip chip in the low setting is not for me though. The belt slipping is annoying, the geometry doesn't feel that much better, my saddle bag keeps smashing into the rear mud guard and the worst part is the pedal strike! I was already doing a bit of pedal strike before, but now it's much worse. I had several really bad strikes that nearly threw me off!
Anyway, needless to say, as soon as I got home I 'flipped it' and switch the chip back to the High setting!
Unrelated to pedal strike thought, I did have my first crash...it was only minor, but down a very steep section with a loose surface. I grabbed a bit too much front brake and came down on the side. Only damage was the handlebars twisted and brake lever a bit scratched, my thigh and wrist will be a bit bruised for a while.
I'm just glad the bike isn't damaged that's all.
The new belt is holding up well so far. Apart from the slip under full compression since I flipped the chip it hasn't been slipping. It has developed the same squeak as my last belt, but I'll hold off adding any lubricants to it this time and see how I go. Hopefully this belt lasts longer as I don't have any more.
Hey Adam, did you see my previous comment? Is there any more news about the steel front sprockets in 14 or 15 tooth?