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Old 05-07-2019, 05:29 AM   #121
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Did you homebrew the conversion package?
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:10 PM   #122
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Made the drive down to the Catskill for a few days of riding.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:31 PM   #123
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Did you homebrew the conversion package?
Assembled it. Bought the motor and controller from Electrify Bike in Colorado. Sourced the battery locally.

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Interesting ^^. So do you typically pedal at the same time the motor is running? Can/do you also run under just pedal power, and/or just motor power?
Its torque sensing so it is proportional to the pedal input. You can adjust the percentage assist on the fly from zero to something like 600% up to a maximum of around 1000W of power.

I also have a throttle which is actually super nice for fields of babyhead size rocks where half pedal strokes and a high engagement hub would be required.

Sometimes I pedal the 50lb machine without assist. Once my legs are on the verge of total lockout cramps I lighten my load a bit. My sprinting power has actually improved since building it up.

I actually was SUPER digging the Karate Monkey before I converted it. Super damped for a HT, really comfortable geometry, good gear spread. Slack enough to bomb it, compact and playful enough to huck it around.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:18 AM   #124
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One of my best purchases
A HaiBike, German bike with a Yamaha motor. In the UK eBikes are limited to about 15mph on public roads. So the motor disconnects at 15mph. It's a 30 second hack to bypass the speed limiter though

So now I get to spend time with my (extremely fit) son and overtake him on any steep/long hills. He flies past on any technical or downhill sections of course

I was slightly concerned that "proper" mountain bikers would be sneery or even down right anti, but I've not found that at all. They're all really friendly/curious/supportive (of an over weight unfit 57yr old).
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:36 PM   #125
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Haibike Makes some great kit. The opensource community for the software that I am running on my bike make it extremely competitive from a performance perspective with the Bosch units.

I have always been a downhiller who preferred shuttle and park access trails, but who was always fit and willing enough to earn my turns wherever necessary. The Ebike is the perfect ride for me. Allows tons of downhill time for a reasonable amount of climbing time.

Ive had only a single person scoff at me for my E-bike from the saddle of their 6" FS bike. He didn't stop to comment after I rode his back tire for half of the descent, passed him by hitting a small booter to a side track and was waiting leisurely at the bottom on my 50lb hardtail

Everyone else is somewhere between indifferent and asking for a spin on it because they have been considering buying one.

Honestly, if batteries and motors get a bit lighter, and you can be on a 35lb FS E-bike...there will not be a very compelling reason NOT to buy one and enjoy access to ever longer rides per amount of time in the saddle.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:25 AM   #126
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There are few nay slayer (there's an "expert" on this forum) but the simple fact is I wouldn't be out there on relatively tough trails, spending quality time, with my son if I hadn't got this bike
You can spec. HaiBikes with Bosch or Yamaha motors. I think the only real difference is in the software. I preferred the feel of the Yamaha.
Oh and it's got 29 inch wheels. Which I really like. It rolls so much better, off or on road.
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:48 PM   #127
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And at the end of the day, its all about getting out there with friends and family mashing some pedals and making some turns.

Expert.....lol. Better make it two ;). Self proclaimed!!! I think a decade and a half of riding, building trail, snapping chin bars off of full face helmets, shattering collar bones and hucking 30 foot doubles qualifies me

Im running 27.5+ (29" rolling diameter). When 27.5 came along, I swore it was just to get everyone to replace their 26" bikes. But after ripping along on a 27.5 hardtail at speeds I would have once swore were only possible on a FS bike...I am a believer.

Its amazing how fast the MTB tech has progressed since I bought my last DH bike. Clutched derailleurs, 1x12 drivetrain, 27.5 wheels, 29 wheels, better dropper posts, lighter forks that are stiffer, carbon cranks, carbon EVERYTHING. Now they have wireless derailleurs. And the weight of everything. I now have an electric bike with a huge battery and a motor that only weighs 8lbs more than my 42lb Giant Glory from 10 years ago. THATS NUTS!

The only place I think they went wrong was for the most part abandoning the 20mm TA front forks except for big dual crowns. I still have a 2012 36 Talas with 20mm thru axle, and it is by far one of the plushest, stiffest single crown forks I have ridden.
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:30 PM   #128
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This is near the peak of the White Mountains in CA just north of Death Valley.
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:03 PM   #129
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We did some riding in the Bend, Sisters trail systems. Some warm up single track and got some pals to race with us too. I did my first race is some 17 years, 28 miles, 2:25 and 43 place in the 50-59 Cat2 class. Happy with my progress, as I have worked towards this for about 1 year, losing some 30 pounds over the time. Felt great, being that all my prerace build up was walking, running, and 6 days on the bike, on paved surfaces. If your ever in the West on Sister Stampede XC weekend, its a great course, not much climbing, but flowing single track. The little's did the Kids Stampede, the twins for their first race ever! My little, the pink cat helmet, has committed to 21 races this season, trading races for horse camp in August.
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Only known photo of me on the bike Sister Stampede XC, just after finishing,,,,
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