Yeah, I had no idea the camera couldn't hear me good lol. It was fun, an adventure! I hit a tree min6 and found a sinkhole to china (or downunder!!) min8. The bike is great.
The steel frame will be nice, but not as much value as I thought. The damn seller made it sound like it would be shipped to my address and I just had to pay the import tax, which is near nothing on bike components. Turns out I am responsible for actually importing the damn thing. I could scream lol.
Made me realize how happy I really am with this bike. It really is great, I would just love more suspension honestly, and to try different geometry closer to a freeride/dh than xc. I could do all that on this, but it is a classic xc bike, so it's not logical to take it into that territory. I'm gonna enjoy it, but I want to remember that this just reaffirms my love for mountain biking and dirtbiking and cycling.
Let me know if you want any info on the dual fw hub I've done for yours. full 8spd cassette and hd fw for motor in a 155 d/o. It works excellent with 7spd trimmed cassette in the klein 150 d/o. I have the soldworks file for the new adapter, which I made myself on a mini lathe. Although you prob wouldn't need that unless running more than the 3kw+ that foppel is running on his LR's.
Actually here's the thread I started about my dual fw hub adapter. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... b#p1076226
--- Oh on an unrelated note, I did my first long range/high speed test. It came out to something like 16mi/7ah 43mph top, 27.5mph avg. Negligable pedal input, somewhere around 500-1000ft total incline.
I get 3mi/ah if keeping it around 25 and pedal with it.