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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1110 on: April 14, 2017, 02:15:57 PM »
I have ordered something that will show on this thread in maybe two weeks (maybe some more)... :D



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That little unit on my bike is 750W motor with a 52V 11.3ah battery.  But I did have to assemble it myself.

I did consider "upgrading" my current bike with a e-bike kit myself (250W tho), but decided that factory built e-bike with German components instead of Chinese is worth few hundred extra euros :tu:

Yea, I've spent the last 18 months reading reviews about various options.  The price to get in with a fully assembled unit that is adequate for long distance commuting was in the $2500-3000 range.  It was just a bit steep for me, just to see if it was "doable".  The kit I bought was just over $1000 ($450 of that was just the battery pack) from Luna Cycle in California.   They say they up-spec the controller units to make them more reliable.  So far, it's been fantastic.  Hopefully durable too. 

I definitely want to read your review on your new ebike.

Oh definitely, if I wouldn't have gotten good spring bonuses, I would have went with the upgrade way, the Cube e-bike was around 1800 euros, plus couple hundred in accessories.
The upgrade kit was about 1200 euros, but there is quite a difference in the bikes too, old one is 26" 3x7, new one is 29" 1x10...

Just to wait for couple weeks to find out how it is, ordered it from Germany as they don't even sell it over here :cheers:

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1111 on: April 14, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »
I have ordered something that will show on this thread in maybe two weeks (maybe some more)... :D



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That little unit on my bike is 750W motor with a 52V 11.3ah battery.  But I did have to assemble it myself.

I did consider "upgrading" my current bike with a e-bike kit myself (250W tho), but decided that factory built e-bike with German components instead of Chinese is worth few hundred extra euros :tu:

Yea, I've spent the last 18 months reading reviews about various options.  The price to get in with a fully assembled unit that is adequate for long distance commuting was in the $2500-3000 range.  It was just a bit steep for me, just to see if it was "doable".  The kit I bought was just over $1000 ($450 of that was just the battery pack) from Luna Cycle in California.   They say they up-spec the controller units to make them more reliable.  So far, it's been fantastic.  Hopefully durable too. 

I definitely want to read your review on your new ebike.

Oh definitely, if I wouldn't have gotten good spring bonuses, I would have went with the upgrade way, the Cube e-bike was around 1800 euros, plus couple hundred in accessories.
The upgrade kit was about 1200 euros, but there is quite a difference in the bikes too, old one is 26" 3x7, new one is 29" 1x10...

Just to wait for couple weeks to find out how it is, ordered it from Germany as they don't even sell it over here :cheers:

The basic motor on my kit is made by Bafang.  Looking around their website, Europe has much higher sales than North America.  I suspect the market for ebikes is much more competitive than here in the US.  Here, an 1800 Euro bike is mostly a folding bikes with small wheels.  Fine in a city, but not what you'd want for longer distance commuting.

What do you think of the hub drives?

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1112 on: April 14, 2017, 11:19:24 PM »
The upgrade kit I was looking for before was Bafang too, just less power, 250W, with Samsung battery I believe, 36V 13.4Ah

As for the hub motors, I would kill for a two-wheel drive bike  :pok:

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 12,142 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1113 on: April 14, 2017, 11:22:05 PM »
The upgrade kit I was looking for before was Bafang too, just less power, 250W, with Samsung battery I believe, 36V 13.4Ah

As for the hub motors, I would kill for a two-wheel drive bike  :pok:

They say you can put a hub motor on a front wheel of a bike with suspension.

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1114 on: April 27, 2017, 06:05:01 PM »
Well, the sun came out for a moment, so here are the promised pictures of my new electric steed  :D

Fellow MTOers, Ladies, Gentlemen & Kirky, I present thee... Cube Reaction Hybrid ONE!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Couple overview pics, and yes, it's bright blue and green, 'cause that's how I roll these days :





Little closer up to the battery pack (Bosch), which is 400 Watt Hours (around 11 Ah)



User interface, consisting of the display unit and the control unit on the left:



Close-up of the motor (also Bosch)  and the drivetrain, 1x9 gears (Shimano):



And finally another overview pic from the right hand side of the bike :) :


Hmm what else...

It sports hydraulic disc brakes, which work very well (Shimano Deore  BR-M315).

The saddle is quite comfortable even for so quite narrow one, made by Selle Italia.

Also showing the Abus Bordo 6000 lock and Topeak Uni Super Tourist DX Disc rear rack.

Not yet showing SKS Shockboard XL and SKS Velo 65 Mountain 29" fenders or Cube Cubestand CMPT kickstand, all of which I hope will arrive next week :)

Enjoy! :tu:

Oh and... Let's be careful out there!


Ride safe, ride smart, have fun!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 06:10:31 PM by Aleph78 »

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1115 on: May 04, 2017, 05:39:35 PM »
The E-bike is now pretty much fully kitted, except for the light, but I don't need that until maybe October so no rush there...


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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1116 on: May 07, 2017, 08:11:08 AM »
Looks great buddy, but how is it to ride?  :tu:

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1117 on: May 07, 2017, 05:07:02 PM »
Looks great buddy, but how is it to ride?  :tu:

Having now ridden about 120km on it... I just love it, 29" wheels ride over bumps on the road a lot smoother than the old 26", and the E-assist makes hills seem like flat (also making headwinds a non-issue: Got a strong headwind? Just add a notch of assist ;) )

Just rode a 25km round trip to neighboring town for some grocery shopping and sightseeing, some 1h 20m on the bike, barely broke a sweat, avg.speed 19.7km/h :D

Only gripe I have is about the saddle, and only for the longer ride, on my commute it's perfectly fine, but in the end of today's ride I was REALLY feeling every bump on the road (and believe me, we have plenty of those :D ). So I guess I will be getting a little comfier saddle in the future.

Also as, I didn't post my range estimates in here, hilly area like here 60km to 70km depending how lazy I am and for a rider of my size obviously, official estimates reach up to 120km for riders under 85kg and using only the lowest assist, but that one I obviously cannot confirm...

 :cheers:

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1118 on: May 07, 2017, 05:44:21 PM »
I don't cycle much these days, but I still remember how much I hate headwinds.  I'd take a bit of help with that any time. :salute:

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1119 on: May 08, 2017, 10:06:42 AM »
  I laugh at most headwinds. Thought there are a few that really wear ya out in no time... :ahhh

  Finally got my ride adjusted to me, and the Sturmey-Archer IGH adjusted. If only could afford a Schlumpf drive... /sigh
 

  Went clipless recently. Wow, the difference these make! :D
 
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1120 on: May 08, 2017, 05:23:25 PM »
That is VERY :drool: worthy ride!  8)

I sure would like to try something like that in the future, although we have some steep hills over here, some maybe E-assisted  :think:

 :cheers:

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1121 on: June 19, 2017, 06:27:02 PM »
  Went to local park on my Jekyll to try and clear some of the felled trees with my newly acquired wetterlings axe.
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1122 on: June 19, 2017, 11:41:08 PM »
Just got the bike back from the shop, Just got tuned up  :tu:

Took it out, only on commuter bike trails, need to get that cardio back up. THEN OFF-ROAD!!

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1123 on: July 12, 2017, 08:31:26 PM »
So, since Photobucket stole my photos (and they can go eat smurf), I'll repost some of the photos here...

Cube Reaction Hybrid ONE 400:








I do have some improvements on the bike, but I have to fix some things before new photos ;D

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1124 on: July 24, 2017, 01:43:22 PM »

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #1125 on: July 24, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
 :2tu:

Love what they said to the security  :rofl:

Cones and safety vests are instantly viewed as legitimate no matter who has them  :D.   

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