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We’re a huge shop and I work next to the warranty dept, (we have two dedicated employees there) and specialized e bikes are always breaking motors. My old Levo I sold to a friend and sounds like it’s needing yet another motor
 

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We’re a huge shop and I work next to the warranty dept, (we have two dedicated employees there) and specialized e bikes are always breaking motors. My old Levo I sold to a friend and sounds like it’s needing yet another motor
Do you hear much about the Yamaha setups, or still just not a fan because of the UL Rating?
 

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Do you hear much about the Yamaha setups, or still just not a fan because of the UL Rating?
I’m unfamiliar with them solely because we don’t sell them. Not sure I’ve seen one in person. I deal with brose (via specialized), Bosch. fazua and Shimano. Then every once in a while we get no name or off brand stuff with bafang or comparable stuff but I don’t have to deal with it, that’s for the lower techs to deal with. We only do limited repairs on shit like that and request the customer keeps the battery with them. We’re supposed to be getting a fire cabinet for batteries at some point.
 

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That uphill peddle gets the endorphins kicking

Aka therapy
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Its definitely worth the extra money to have the battery thats built into the frame versus the one where its just sitting on it and looking like an afterthought.

yeah im legit likely going to try to sell my golf cart to fund one of these. id use it more for sure.
 

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Almost 1700 miles (since March) a set of tires and probably 10 inner tubes, mine is going strong. It's not flat terrain either, it takes a hell of a beating and before I converted it to electric assist, this bike probably had at least 1500-2000 miles on it already.

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yeah im legit likely going to try to sell my golf cart to fund one of these. id use it more for sure.
Just keep in mind there’s different speed ratings and torque ratings depending on the type of bike and price point. There’s a battery size component to it but generally it would have to be a decent amount of riding to use it all.
 

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Just keep in mind there’s different speed ratings and torque ratings depending on the type of bike and price point. There’s a battery size component to it but generally it would have to be a decent amount of riding to use it all.

ill consult you fullllllly before i do anything at all.


also sup witdat trek proform?







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Lol bike shop employees are getting shafted the hardest with bike purchases, my rail 9.8 took nearly 5 months. That same bike has a late 2023 eta. There’s been a lot of employees purchasing bikes from our sales floor vs pro deals. I had to cobble together my non e bike ride for the year.
 

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Lol bike shop employees are getting shafted the hardest with bike purchases, my rail 9.8 took nearly 5 months. That same bike has a late 2023 eta. There’s been a lot of employees purchasing bikes from our sales floor vs pro deals. I had to cobble together my non e bike ride for the year.

i remember one year selling boat shit there was somehow a shortage on shit we were getting... owner's said employees could only pay retail :rofl: fuuuuck
 

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i remember one year selling boat shit there was somehow a shortage on shit we were getting... owner's said employees could only pay retail :rofl: fuuuuck
It’s at least dealer cost but it’s significantly more than pro deals.
 

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I haven’t found this to be very accurate, too many variable not accounted for.
 

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I haven’t found this to be very accurate, too many variable not accounted for.
well shit.

maybe it's more accurate for flat land bullshit like here? :rofl:


also, how strict is this:

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that total weight of 300 part...

cuz I'm ~227, id really like to get a kid seat for my daughter and she's around 24lbs right now.

so that's 54 + 24 +227 = 305 plus whatever the seat weighs
 

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well shit.

maybe it's more accurate for flat land bullshit like here? :rofl:


also, how strict is this:

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that total weight of 300 part...

cuz I'm ~227, id really like to get a kid seat for my daughter and she's around 24lbs right now.

so that's 54 + 24 +227 = 305 plus whatever the seat weighs
Temperature has a huge bearing on battery life as does cadence. It seems to way over estimate for me at least.

Everything has a safety factor built in, that’s my motto :rofl:

could do a trailer instead, my kid loves the trailer but also loves eating snacks and holding stuffed animals while riding in it, not sure about that kind of stuff with a seat on the back.
 

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Temperature has a huge bearing on battery life as does cadence. It seems to way over estimate for me at least.

Everything has a safety factor built in, that’s my motto :rofl:

could do a trailer instead, my kid loves the trailer but also loves eating snacks and holding stuffed animals while riding in it, not sure about that kind of stuff with a seat on the back.

my thinking was from where i live right now i likely won't ride from just because it's a busy main road seperating me from civilization.... so getting "just" the bike somewhere on a hitch mount rack would be easy enough i wouldn't have to worry about the trailer getting somewhere also. but those likely fold up easily enough? (the trailer)
 

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Ah, gotcha. Mine the wheels pop off with a button and then it folds “flat” kinda. It’s still not small by any means.
 

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Ah, gotcha. Mine the wheels pop off with a button and then it folds “flat” kinda. It’s still not small by any means.
so im thinking im going to get a seat for the one that's here that could potentially work on that trek also...

my thinking is i want to see if my daughter even likes being on it and go from there...

do you have any experience with any of these seats:

 

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